After all of your hard work in taking the class to become a Certified Nursing Assistant, the next part of the process is to sit for and pass the state CNA licensing exam. If you’re ever going to work as a CNA, you must pass this exam in order to become licensed. It’s really not something that you should spend a lot of time worrying about, though. If you’ve passed your CNA class, you can pass the state exam.
The exam consists of two parts. The first portion is written. You’ll be tested on things like your knowledge and understanding of how to care for patients as well as common sense. Lots of CNA training classes provide your learning material in the form of books, notes and even personal journals that you keep through training.
People lucky enough to be in this type of program typically score higher on the exam. Steps to studying for the written portion of the exam include reviewing the material as thoroughly as possible and practicing by using sample exams. There are many sample questions that you can find on the internet.
The second portion of the exam is the clinical and skills part. In this part of the exam, you’ll be asked to demonstrate your skills at performing basic CNA tasks. These tasks include checking vital signs, transporting a patient and changing bedding. You might need to bring someone to the exam with you to use for this demonstration. As this is one of the most important parts of the entire exam, you must be sure that you’re completely prepared to show off these skills.
The way you get ready for this part of the exam is to practice, practice, practice. Get a friend or classmate to practice the skills portion with you so that you’re both ready to pass the clinical portion of your exam. In that way, you’ve both increased your chances of successfully passing the entire exam and then you’re on your way to becoming a Certified Nursing Assistant.
As long as you pay close attention during your training and study thoroughly for your exam, you shouldn’t have any problem passing it at all. Take it seriously, though, because you’ll need to be prepared for the questions that you’re asked.