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Examples of Testing Questions Found on the CNA Exam
Routine medical jobs such as taking blood pressure, dispensing medication and helping patients with their bathing and other personal care are usually done by a certified nursing assistant (CNA). In order to receive this certification you will be required to take a CNA exam. The first step towards taking the exam and becoming certified is to find and select a CNA training program in your area. Once you complete the training program you can use a number of study references to further prepare for the exam.
The questions you get on the CNA exam are determined by the differing skill sets required by the standard procedures of each state. The questions are one part of the two step process to gain the qualification the certified nursing assistant. They are based on the course material taught throughout the required 260 classroom hours.
Sample questions for the CNA exam could include the following:
How many cc’s equal eight ounces?
What should a CNA do to prevent infection from spreading?
How should a CNA enter the room of a hearing impaired person?
What does “ROM” stand for?
Why should a CNA change the position of a long term resident often?
The CNA exam gives you the opportunity to demonstrate knowledge of the skills learnt in the classes. However, the written portion is only one part of the test. The second part is a practical test, where you will be given scenarios and test subjects to do basic procedures on. A registered nurse will act as the examiner, judging you objectively on how well you perform the different skills.
Record keeping, laboratory, patient care and a host of other skills are all tested in the overall CNA exam. You can find the sample questions by searching the Internet for practice exams by state. Take the sample exam in a quiet spot, using a timer or stopwatch.