Nursing Assistant Test

Find resources to help you prepare for the certified nursing assistant exam, such as practice tests, certification information, study guides and courses. Certification is required to work as a nurses aide. For more information, see Tests.com's Nursing Assistant Test Guide.

 
Test Item Organization Description Cost
Certified Nursing Assistant / Aide (CNA) Practice Exam
Certified Nursing Assistant / Aide (CNA) Practice Exam
Location Type: Online

Organization: Tests.com
Address: USA
Tests.com
Ace the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Exam using this full-length practice exam with answers fully explained for ideal study. Written by Alene Burke, RN, MSN, Nursing Educator and CNA Exam Preparation Guru. 19.95
CNA Exam Study Guide
CNA Exam Study Guide
Location: Beaumont
Location Type: Online

Organization: Mometrix Media LLC
Address: Beaumont USA
Mometrix Media LLC
Certified Nurse Assistant Study Guide
Certified Nurse Assistant Test Flashcard Study System
Certified Nurse Assistant Test Flashcard Study System
Location: Beaumont
Location Type: Online

Organization: Mometrix Media LLC
Address: Beaumont USA
Mometrix Media LLC
Flashcards to help improve your score on the certified nurse assistant exam.
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant
Location: NY
Phone: 718-262-2000

Organization: York College Cuny
Address: 94 - 20 Guy R. Brewer BlvdJamaica USA NY 11451
Phone: 718-262-2000
Description: A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) provides basic patient care under the direction of nursing staff. They perform duties, such as feed, bathe, dress, groom, move patients, and change linens. Certified Nursing Assistants must be licensed by the New York Sta te Department of Health.
York College Cuny
718-262-2000
Certified Nursing Assistant — York College / The City University of New York
About the Nurse Assistant Program
About the Nurse Assistant Program
Location: IL
Email: carol.eckert@swic.edu.
Phone: 618-235-2700

Organization: Southwestern Illinois College
Address: USA IL
Phone: 618-235-2700
Southwestern Illinois College
618-235-2700
Nurse Assistant
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Nursing Assistant Training Program
Phone: 412-237-3100

Organization: CCAC
Address: USA
Phone: 412-237-3100
CCAC
412-237-3100
Nursing Assistant Training Program | Community College of Allegheny County
Nursing Assistant Certification
Nursing Assistant Certification
Location: MD
Phone: 410-585-1900

Organization: Maryland Board of Nursing
Address: 4140 Patterson AvenueBaltimore USA MD 21215-2254
Phone: 410-585-1900
Fax: 888-202-9861
Maryland Board of Nursing
410-585-1900
Maryland Board of Nursing - Nursing Assistant Certification
Certified Nursing Assistant
Certified Nursing Assistant
Location: MD
Email: jsabato@cecil.edu
Phone: 410 287-6060

Organization: Cecil College
Address: North East MD 21901
Phone: 410-287-1000
Cecil College
410 287-6060
Cecil College - Health Science - Certified Nursing Assistant
NNAAP Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Exam
NNAAP Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Exam
Phone: 702-650-2276

Organization: CSN College of Southern Nevada
Phone: 702-650-2276
CSN College of Southern Nevada
702-650-2276
CSN - Certification, Licensing and Pre-Admission Exams
Eligibility to Apply for CNA 1 Initial Certification and Testing
Eligibility to Apply for CNA 1 Initial Certification and Testing
Location: OR
Email: oregon.bn.info@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0 685

Organization: Oregon State Board of Nursing
Address: 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Rd.Portland USA OR 97224-7012
Phone: 971-673-0685
Fax: 971-673-0684
Description: Oregon State Board of Nursing CNA and CMA Certification Information
Oregon State Board of Nursing
971-673-0 685
Oregon State Board of Nursing CNA and CMA Certification Information



Certified Nursing Assistant / Aide Exam Review

- an exerpt from The Nursing Assistant / Aide Practice Exam by Alene Burke, RN, MSN and Nurse Educator.

According to federal law, CNAs must attend at least 75 hours of CNA training in order to become a CNA. Some states require more than 75 hours.  At least 16 of the 75 training hours are clinical hours that involve the actual learning of “hands-on” skills. People who have completed CNA training are eligible to take the CNA exam in their state.  The costs of these examinations, or tests, vary across the country, but it is typically a nominal fee like $100.

Nursing Assistant Practice ExamYour state CNA Registry issues you your CNA certificate only when you pass both the written and the skills competency portions of the state exam. You can elect to take the written portion of the exam orally, if you decide to do so. It can also be taken in Spanish.

THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A CNA CERTIFICATION

                A CNA certificate is a very valued and treasured thing to have.  It is something you want to have when you look for a job.  As stated above, the major difference between a nursing assistant and a CNA is the fact that a CNA has had the required education and they have been able to show the world that they have successfully passed their state CNA test. Although nursing assistants do not have to have a CNA by law in hospitals, most hospitals only hire nursing assistants who have their CNAs because they want to give their patients the highest quality care possible. 

THE CNA TEST

All CNA tests have two parts, a written or oral knowledge part and the skills part. You must successfully pass both parts of this test in order to get your CNA certificate. Typically, you will get either a pass or fail grade on the written/oral portion of the CNA test as well as the skills performance part of the test.

The written or oral knowledge part of the examination has between 50 and 70 multiple choice questions. Most states have 60 questions.  There is only one correct answer for each of the questions.  You have 90 minutes, or an hour and a half, to complete the knowledge part of the test. Below, you will learn more about the knowledge part of the test, some helpful study tips and the opportunity to take a 300 question CNA practice test.

The skills competency portion of the test will require that you perform several CNA tasks or skills on an actual patient or resident, a mannequin or a “patient actor”. You will be assigned a number of skills, up to five, for the skills evaluation part of this test.  Most states test five skills. These skills have critical elements, or necessary steps, that you must do in order to pass the skill. For example, you could fail the skill if you do not wash your hands before every patient contact and/or you do not give the patient an explanation of what you will be doing before you do it.  Below, you will learn about the skills that can be tested as well as some helpful tips to success.

These tests are conducted in all states. There are a number of testing companies that conduct the test, including the National Nurse Aid Assessment Program (NNAAP), Prometric and Pearson Vue. Check with your CNA school or your state’s CNA Registry for the testing schedule in your state. 

CNA - Certified Nursing Assistant - Aide Practice Exam

Quality starts with...
...who wrote the material.
Our practice exam writers:
Alene Burke, RN, MSN
, is a multidisciplinary nursing educator and has taught nurses and CNAs for the last 25 years. She has developed curriculum for college level health care educational institutions and has served as a member of the American Nurses Association’s Credentialing Center Innovative Collaborative Initiative on healthcare education.


Dorothy Belding, RN, MSH
, is an instructor in the CNA program at Mitchell Community College in North Carolina.  Dorothy has over 30 years of experience as an RN and has worked in the skilled nursing environment supervising CNAs.


Diane Hill, RN, BSN
, is an instructor in CNA studies at Cumberland Community College in New Jersey. Diane is a state-certified CNA educator and has worked as an assistant director and staff nurse in nursing homes.

National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Exam Content Outline Review

I. Physical Care Skills

A. Daily Living Activities:

  • Hygiene
  • Dressing and Grooming
  • Nutrition and Hydration
  • Elimination
  • Rest/Sleep/Comfort

B. Skills of Basic Nursing:

  • Infection Control
  • Safety/Emergency
  • Therapeutic/Technical Procedures
  • Data Collection and Reporting   

C. Restorative Skills:

  • Prevention
  • Self Care/Independence

II. Psychosocial Care Skills

A. Emotional and Mental Health Needs

B. Spiritual and Cultural Needs

III. Nurse Aide Roles

A. Communication

B. Client Rights

C. Legal and Ethical Behavior

D. Member of the Health Care Team