Anybody from MN took the Nursing Assistant exam?

  1. Hello I'm new here, I just want to know if anybody from MN here took this CNA exam? I need some advice and ideas on:
    -what to do?
    -what not to do?
    -what to remember?
    -what to wear on the test site?
    -Do I need to wash hands in every skills
    -Do I need to wear gloves when feeding?

    Please I need your help because I am getting nervous here
    Thanks in advance and God bless!

  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   *4!#6
    Hello, I am not sure if you have taken your test yet but I took the examination in MN last year. It is not as bad as I thought it was going to be and the examiners were really nice.

    Study the Home Health Aide stuff for the written exam, there was a lot of weird questions about it on there.

    For the skills, I wore a simple scrub outfit. I brought my own transfer belt but I belive they had all supplies (transfer belts, gloves, linens, basins, etc) on site. I walked in and picked skills from a hat. The first skill is always hand-washing. After that you just say something like, "washes hands" or pretend to wash you hands before each skill, just like you would pretend to pull the privacy curtain. I practiced all of my skills many times with friends and family members and did them all by the book. I.e. Enter the room, greet resident, check name braclet, explain what I am going to do, wash my hands, gather supplies, etc etc

    At work I do not wear gloves when feeding a resident but I'm not sure, you might want to double-check
  4. by   philandnanzzz
    Hi Shaylamn, Thank you so much I really appreciate it. My exam would be on Febuary and I am nervous. May I ask how many skills did they ask you to do? and I have a Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Skill Sheets here but I wonder why it didn't say about wearing gloves when making an occupied bed.
    Thanks again hope to hear from you again soon.
    God Bless!

Anybody from MN took the Nursing Assistant exam?