Announce that you passed your CNA exam here! - page 34

in order to streamline the threads on this topic, i ask that everyone that passes their nursing assistant certification test to please post it in this thread as oppose to starting a separate one. i... Read More

  1. by   Baubo516
    I passed my CNA state test yesterday - Thursday, May 12th!!!

    Nursing will be a 2nd career for me, and it has been a while since I have been in school, so I was SOOOOOOO nervous! I wasn't too worried about the written test - I like to study facts and can usually remember stuff pretty well. But I was EXTREMELY nervous about the skills test! Common sense/real world situations are sometimes harder for me than book learnin'. I had communication & hand washing (as we all did here in Iowa), then unconscious oral care, catheter care, empty cath bag, input/output, and position resident on left side. I had 45 minutes to do them and I took between 35 and 40 minutes. I got 94% on my skills - only lost points on emptying a catheter bag - I think I forgot to check the tubing for kinks... :smackingf I got 92% on the written part, which I did on a computer. I found out immediately about the written results and then had to wait about 15 minutes to get the results of my skills test. Practicing the skills at home on my own and with my husband really helped.

    Good luck to all others who will take this test!! I am looking forward to working as a CNA as I start my pre-reqs for nursing school!
  2. by   aisatsana
    Hey there everyone, I just passed my CNA exam this morning!


    I took my skills portion of the exam on Wednesday and this morning (Friday the 13th 2011) I took my written exam, along with the other students in my class. The stress was killing me when we all had to go upstairs to a different classroom to wait for the examiner to finish grading our tests. Gosh! Though once we were all back in the testing room waiting for our results, it was even more stressful. I passed, though, and I admit... I did cry when the lady held her hand out for me to shake it.
    Today after school, I went to one of the nursing homes in town and got my application. I'm really hoping I get this job because I would love for my first job to be at a place I truely do love. (The nursing home is special to me, I guess you can say, because it's where I did some training and it seriously did open my eyes further to see how wonderful being a CNA would be.)
  3. by   Baubo516
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!
  4. by   northmississippi
    I passed my cna class last July, but haven't been able to get on at the hospital. I'm male and not sure if that has anything to do with it. Maybe I can talk to a nursing home about getting trained up. I loved my class though and I'm taking prenursing at a junior college.
  5. by   BkCNA
    SOOOOOO happy I passed my CNA exam!!! I was nervous but I pulled through. Now....finding a job :vlin:
  6. by   CelesteR903
    I passed both my skills and written test!
  7. by   LaterAlligator
    Congratulations, all! I just passed mine today as well & it's been a long road ... I worked extra homecare shifts on top of my facility job to save up for the class, went 6 weeks of working 2-10 M-F and then classes from 2-10 on Saturdays and Sundays. Now I'm certified, will get a raise at work (was an uncertified caregiver before) and will have no more school or tests until September - woohoo!!!!
  8. by   yajaira21
    I passed a while ago forgot to post

    I got hand washing,respirations,denture care,position on left side and dress client with affected right arm.

    I almost failed it again because the denture cup already had water in it and i poured it out with the dentures still in them and

    she made an awful sound like "EHMM!!!" I just keept doing the skill and when i go to the end i said ok the only thing i would do

    different is pour it out the water safer.

    I felt so bad because my partner who is also my friend who failed with me the first time failed it again. And i had studied with her so many times. It was just her nerves I watched her go completely out of it all of a sudden her mind went blank and she didnt know what to do her breathing was crazy ( when i did respirations on her it was 39!) Im surprised the instructor didnt try to calm her down.

    It could have easily been me 2
  9. by   ncbutterfly
    Quote from yajaira21
    I passed a while ago forgot to post

    I got hand washing,respirations,denture care,position on left side and dress client with affected right arm.

    I almost failed it again because the denture cup already had water in it and i poured it out with the dentures still in them and

    she made an awful sound like "EHMM!!!" I just keept doing the skill and when i go to the end i said ok the only thing i would do

    different is pour it out the water safer.

    I felt so bad because my partner who is also my friend who failed with me the first time failed it again. And i had studied with her so many times. It was just her nerves I watched her go completely out of it all of a sudden her mind went blank and she didnt know what to do her breathing was crazy ( when i did respirations on her it was 39!) Im surprised the instructor didnt try to calm her down.

    It could have easily been me 2
    Congrats to you. We had to do our skills in front of our instructor and I was so nervous on my first skill, assisting with a bedpan, I placed the bedpan wrong. She let me do it again and I placed it wrong again. We are doing clinicals starting Wednesday for 10 days and then we will be back in class for 6 days and then it will be test time. I am ready to get it over with and I pray I pass the first time.
  10. by   pinkstethoscope
    I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got bed pan, making an occupied bed, anti-embolism stocking, and isolation gown & gloves.
  11. by   yajaira21
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    Quote from pinkstethoscope
    I PASSED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got bed pan, making an occupied bed, anti-embolism stocking, and isolation gown & gloves.
  12. by   DBK99
    I passed last month, on May 12! I took my older sister as my skill volunteer. I got partial bed bath, shampoo hair in bed, denture care and dressing patient with a weak side. I just turned in an application today for a CNA position at the hospital my mom works at. I think they're looking for someone with experience, so I may have to start out at a nursing home, or look into HHC. I start nursing school in August, I'm terrified, but I hope to graduate as an RN in May 2013!!
  13. by   nerol
    Yay officially a STNA!!!

    Skills: Handwashing, Denture Care, Occupied Bed, Vest Restraint in Bed & Antiembolic Stocking

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