This email is to notify you the pathway for a Temporary Nurse Aide to become a Nurse Aide during the federal COVID-19 emergency is now available through the Pennsylvania Department of Education’s (PDE) website. The pathway implements Act 138 of 2020, which allows individuals who became employed as a temporary nurse aide during the emergency to be enrolled on the PA Nurse Aide Registry if they satisfy certain requirements.
You may utilize the following link to find more information on the process – Temporary Nurse Aide (
The page contains:

  • Instructions for accessing the Pearson VUE website and submitting the required attestation form
  • Attestation form in PDF format with fillable fields, allowing users to easily complete it and obtain required signatures
  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

If you have additional questions that have not been addressed in the FAQs you may email them to PDE at