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CNA Test Requirements
CNA test requirements differ depending upon the locality and state the exams are being given in. Some classes last just a week or two and others are several months in length. You must take both written and practical tests to meet the criteria for a certificate as a nursing assistant.
The CNA test can be a brutal one. You must take a training course in the state where you live prior to taking the test. It is a requirement that you pass a written test and an assessment of hands-on expertise.
As a CNA candidate it is mandatory to have complete knowledge of bodily processes and anatomy.
On the CNA test you will be assessed based on several physical behavioral techniques, and there’s also a written portion. A lot of anatomical and physiological matters will need to be answered in the written portion, and physical procedural descriptions will need to be defined. In some states there are testing centers specially for sitting these exams and in others the tests may be taken on the same site as the classes.
1. Register for a CNA course in the state where you live. The course usually takes up around fifty hours of classroom training and approximately 24 hours of practical care-giving experience. The course can go from two to six weeks, depending on the state. You must have completed high school or have a GED in order to do the certification course.
2. Conclude the course and get a CNA test notice by post. You should now know when the exam is scheduled for and in what location.
3. Do a practice CNA test before the real examination. Sample tests are available online. They give you models of duties you'll be asked to carry out during your practical assessment and present study areas so you can revise them for the written examination, and they also answer frequently asked questions about the exam.
4. Practice your expertise for the practical evaluation segment of the CNA test. Measuring blood pressure and patients’ temperatures, making beds and helping patients dress: review these and all your other practical skills.
5. Collect pencils, your identification and a watch with a second hand to time procedures before you leave for the CNA test center.
6. Do the written CNA test. This is likely to be made up of one hundred multiple-choice questions. You have between one to two hours to finish the examination.
7. Take the care-giving test. The online exam sample should give you a general idea of the procedures you can expect, although you won't know just what procedures you'll be asked to execute. Always follow conventions when you introduce yourself to your patient and wash your hands before doing any physical examinations. It’s okay to stop during a procedure and ask for an opportunity to start afresh if you blunder or miss a step and you recognize your mistake. The examiners will not penalize you for this perfectly acceptable action providing you execute the procedure properly on your second try.