Hi, my name is Missy and I am new. I took a Medical Assistant course and finished. Finded little opportunity in this area, I decided to become a CNA and found a job at a nursing home which gives you paid training to become a CNA with no obligations after wards. Anyways, I am looking for some pointers for the clinical skills part of the exam. I have always been a good written tester, so I am not that worried about the written exam. I am just nervous about the skills part of the exam. I live in MA...anyone from MA taken the CNA skills test and have some advice as to what I may happen? I am so worried I will fail, and I cannot do that, I have to keep this job and become a CNA.
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Ugh, I know that nervous feeling...I have been looking for a list of skills for my state and cannot find any on the internet
Good luck to you as well!
I took my test in GA and didn't find MA on the listing for the company that administers ours. But I did find the below website for you (in their search box, type "Nurse Aide" and it will take you to some links). I tried to post the link directly but it didn't work. I hope you find your answers because it adds to the stress when you don't know what your skills will be. Good luck! (I see that when I go to the link it says "error" but you can still access the site)
Last edit by chesara on Mar 27, '08
I think that's the one thing (of many!) that CNAs have in common and it's nerves before the skills test. The skills can seem very technical and you might think you can keep all those steps in order. But a lot of the steps are the same for each skill. My bit of advice: There are skills will have the same steps in the beginning and the end - so learn those steps first, front and back and you've taken out a big chunk of the work.
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