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What form of questions with a resident lead or invite the person to share their thoughts, feelings, or ideas?CorrectIncorrect
A resident frequently uses her call light. Instead of answering, the nursing assistant waits 30 minutes. When the nursing assistant gets to the patient’s room she is upset because she had an episode of incontinence due to waiting.
What patient right has been violated?CorrectIncorrect
What is referred to as the state of well-being?CorrectIncorrect
What is referred to as the state of well-being?CorrectIncorrect
What is the oral account of care and observations?CorrectIncorrect
What type of burn involves the entire epidermis and dermis?CorrectIncorrect
What type of infection involves the whole body?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following are safe practices for infants when sleeping?CorrectIncorrect
On the final day of clinical, a student asks a resident if she may take a picture with her. Later that night, she posts the picture on her social media stating she will miss the resident but she does not provide the resident’s name.
What does this demonstrate?CorrectIncorrect
What is a chronic condition that involves substance-seeking behaviors?CorrectIncorrect
Which of the following symptoms may be felt by a person experiencing a manic episode?CorrectIncorrect
Which type of clothing is best for individuals with Alzheimer’s?CorrectIncorrect
What is any manual method or physical or mechanical device, material, or equipment that is attached to or near a person’s body that the person is not able to remove easily and that restricts their freedom of movement or normal access to their own body?CorrectIncorrect
How should a resident be seated prior to giving oral care?CorrectIncorrect
A human or animal that is a reservoir for a microbe but does not develop the infection is known as what?CorrectIncorrect
How should one hold their hands when washing with soap and water?CorrectIncorrect
What can be applied to the top of the bed to allow the patient to pull themselves up in bed and regain arm strength as well as independence?CorrectIncorrect
Part of restorative nursing includes teaching patients how to use an artificial replacement for a missing body part. This artificial replacement is known as what?CorrectIncorrect
Which is the appropriate way to exercise one’s right to information?CorrectIncorrect
Which member of the health care team is able to assist a patient who is experiencing shortness of breath and could benefit from receiving a nebulizer treatment?CorrectIncorrect
What team member assesses and plans for a person’s nutritional needs?CorrectIncorrect
What should always be provided during bathing?CorrectIncorrect
What does a purple safety wristband indicate?CorrectIncorrect
A patient is ordered to be NPO prior to a procedure. The nursing assistant knows this means what?CorrectIncorrect
In the patient’s culture, the preferred and common language is Italian. The team member assigned to this patient also knows how to speak some Italian and the patient knows a fair amount of English.
How should the team members communicate with this patient?CorrectIncorrect
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CNA Test Breakdown
The CNA exam is made up of two portions:
- Written Test
- Skills Test
There are 3 main providers of the exam:
Regardless of who your provider is, you will have both a written and skills test. The NNAAP is the most common provider.
The number of questions on the written test depends on your provider:
- NNAAP: 2-hour time limit. 70 total questions (10 of those questions are unscored)
- Prometric: 1.5-hour time limit. 60 total questions
- Headmaster: 1.5-hour time limit. 75 total questions
The skills test includes you physically demonstrating various CNA skills in front of an evaluator.
This section is tricky because you will not know which specific skills you will be asked to perform. The list of skills includes:
- Indirect care
- Measuring blood pressure
- Measuring body temperature
- Measuring and recording pulse
- Measuring and recording respiration
- Measuring the output from a urinary bag
- Ambulation with a gait belt
- Mouth care
- Mouth care with dentures
- Mouth care for unconscious patient
- Toileting with a bedpan
- Hand and nail care
- Foot care
- Transferring to a wheelchair
- Change of position in bed
- Changing an occupied bed
- Perineal care: female
- Perineal care: male
- Catheter care
- Partial bed bath
- Dressing a resident with a weak arm
- Applying elastic support stockings
- Body positions: supine, prone, lateral, Sim’s, and Fowler’s
- Range of motion exercises (shoulder)
- Range of motion exercises (elbow, wrist)
- Range of motion exercises (hip, knee, ankle)
If you take our CNA review course, you will be able to review all these skills, how to perform them, and the checklist that your evaluator will be using for each skill.
CNA Test Scores
You will receive two scores after taking your exam:
- Written Test Score
- Skills Test Score
For the written test, you will receive a percentage score. The passing score will vary depending on your state, but most states typically have a passing score of around 75%.
For the skills test, you will receive a mark of satisfactory or unsatisfactory for each skill you performed. You will need to receive all satisfactory marks to pass.
Most score results will be emailed to you within a couple hours of finishing the exam. Some states will mail out your results, which will take 3-5 business days.
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- 8 Full-Length CNA Practice Tests
- Detailed Answer Explanations
- Review of Every CNA Skill
- List of What the Evaluator Will be Looking for on Each Skill
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CNA Test FAQs
Individuals who wish to become a certified nursing assistant will take the CNA exam.
There will be 2 sections. Those 2 sections are the written test section and the skills test section. The written test section consists of multiple-choice questions while the skills test includes demonstrating skills in front of an evaluator.
Yes, you will need to enroll in a state-approved CNA program before you are eligible to take the exam.
It will depend on your state. However, it is typically around $100.
It will depend on your state and the training program and type you enroll in. You can reasonably expect the process to take between 4 and 12 weeks.
Every state will have their own passing score. Most states are typically around 75%. Some may be lower (70%) and some may be higher (80%).
Your certification will be valid for 2 years.
Yes, you can retake the exam. Most states allow you to take the exam 3 times. Those 3 retakes must typically occur within 2 years of finishing your training program.
It is only necessary to retake the section you failed.