You’ve been going to classes and doing internships for six to twelve weeks and you’ve finally graduated from your training program. It’s important to take your CNA certification exam as soon as you finish your training so that all of the information is still fresh in your mind. Also, you can’t get your name in the State Nurse Registry nor find a job until you have been given the title Certified Nursing Assistant. There is one step between finishing training and taking the NNAAP certification exam: the Practice Test!
Our practice test will not cover the Skills Demonstration part of the certification exam. You will have acquired these skills during your internship, but you can still practice procedures and maneuvers on your friends and family, if they are willing victims! Our practice test will cover the Written portion of the certification exam.
Taking a practice test allows you a chance to review all of your notes that you took in class and to have another read through of your textbook. The certification exam will be derived directly from the textbook, so your notes and some study time will be extremely valuable when the big test comes.
The other benefit of taking a practice test is that you will learn how the Written segment of the test is composed. This part of the exam is given in a multiple-choice format, which is a great thing for narrowing down answers or having a one in four shot of a lucky guess! I’m just kidding about the guessing, because you will have an answer key provided for you so you can discover your weak points and efficiently use your remaining study time. These tests are the bomb but there are many out there and not one is endorsed officially, so make sure to get the advice of your teacher or new CNAs so you can choose the best practice test.
These multiple-choice questions are organized into sections that are vital for the daily care of patients. Physical Care deals with nutrition, sleep, exercise, and hygiene of patients. Basic Nursing Skills cover forms of therapy and emergency procedures as well as the reading of vital signs like blood pressure, respiration, and heart rates. Injury Prevention and Self Care has questions about preventing patient injury and how to teach them to take care of themselves in the ways that they can. You will also show that you can provide social and emotional counsel in the Psychosocial section of the test. Finally, you will answer questions about the Roles of the CNA.
If you treat a practice test like it was the official exam, then you can really get the most out of it. Try to create the conditions of the real exam. If you’re scheduled to take it at 8 AM, then get up at 6 AM. Have some coffee and a shower. Eat a good breakfast so your stomach isn’t distracting you during the real deal. Review your notes one last time and spend a few moments calming yourself. Make sure to also follow the time limits set forth by the practice test. In the end, you’ll have felt like you’ve taken the true test, and you will have uncovered the things you need to study more. Good luck on the practice test and on the real exam!