Don't ever violate these three things, whether you're taking the state test or working in the field:
1) Safety. Leave the bed low when you're done with skills. Do not work over the side rail.
2) Cross-contamination. Remember to wash your hands! People always tell me they have no time, but seriously? My clinical instructor said to me once, "If you count the pulse for half a minute, what are you gonna do with those 30 extra seconds?" Takes little time to wash your hands, and especially in skilled units, families love
CNA that pay attention to washing their hands.
3) Patient privacy. Make sure you close the curtains on state tests, close the door, etc.
The written test is really easy. It's got questions like:
"A confused resident is walking down the hall crying for her mother. What do you, the CNA, do?"
And the answers are kind of silly. It's things like. "Tell her to stop it."
Pretty much common sense that you would not say that! Good luck!
I know you can do it.