OK...maybe I can be of some help with some of the specifics of my test on Friday. (Idaho certification)
So I was very nervous, and the test proctor knew it, but she was a 25-year retired RN, and although strict, was very fair and helpful. I shuffled a deck of cards, each with a "scenario number" on it (1, 2, 3, etc) and got scenario 1.
There were something like 7 or 8 different scenarios. Right away she says, "Oh, that's like one of the easier ones".
I am happy
So everybody gets the following: Handwashing, Blood Pressure, Respirations, Pulse. Some states do other stuff like how well you communicate, but I talk a lot, so I wasn't concerned about that.
My skills were: Feeding a helpless patient, and recording I & O properly, denture care, and bedmaking. I was somewhat disappointed that I didn't get one of (what I considered) to be the 'harder' skills like Bed Bath or Catheter care, but I passed
and the proctor told me I did really well.
The proctor was the key to all this. YES, I studied. YES, I practiced, but she put me at ease, chatted with me about my career plans, and when we finished, I still had about 5 minutes to spare. (we got 30 mins total).
Study, practice, and go for it. If for whatever reason you DO fail it the first time, it doesn't mean you don't get to be a CNA, it just means you have to re-test, but then you will TOTALLY KNOW the procedure for testing!!!