CNA pre-admissions test?

  1. I want to get started on the CNA program but there is a test that I have to take to be able to get accepted into the class. Does anyone know what this test consists of? The gentlemen I spoke to on the phone mentioned basic math and writing.. And i'm terrible at math. Im wondering how hard the math will be also?
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  3. by   juniperpearl
    At the school I went through I had to test at a 7th grade level in math to enter the Cna program. It was mostly addition, subtraction & multiplication with a few division problems, some algebra & some decimals & fractions. Nothing too scary!
  4. by   krisalvarez
    Is there a pre admission for this program? I am currently doing the CNA training and I did not go through any admissions test. Only an interview and orientation...
  5. by   juniperpearl
    Two schools in my area & one required placement testing & the other didn't require anything but payment for the class. Neither required an interview! I guess it just depends on where you're at?
  6. by   Teeanne
    My comm college required having a recent reading placement test on file or any associate degree (or higher). My placement test was 5 years old or something so didn't count, but fortunately I had the associate's degree.

    I took ENG 101 and 102 through them too, and found it a little silly that those wouldn't suffice for proving you were literate enough for a CNA class, but oh well.

    Mine didn't have an interview/orientation though. They are all so different!
  7. by   Kwesley
    Where did u go for your CNA program? Am in Philadelphia and we have to do a test to start which I hate ! Would love to hear from u
  8. by   Kwesley
    Where did u go because this Red Cross says I have to, and what program did u do
  9. by   QuietRiot
    There was no tests or interviews, of any kind to enter my program. And, this is the first time I've heard of pre-admissions test for a CNA program.
  10. by   verene
    My CNA program had a pre-admissions test that we had to take. It basically checked that we had 8th grade level reading skills and thus would be able to cope with the written material in the class.
  11. by   VicChic20
    I never had a pre-admissions test for the CNA program I had. I got my training through my high school. I signed up to take a CNA course during my senior year of high school where I left half the day to another school that was for technical trades and jobs like ours. Never had to take a pre-admissions test. I think it all depends on what facility you are taking it in. I wouldn't stress too much on the math. Just do your best.
  12. by   BBboy
    My program was just basic english. You might have like grade school math questions on the pre test

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