I have been a PCA in home health care for the last 4 1/2 years & just recently finished the CNA 1 class with ease.
I have been pretty much terrorized about taking the state skills exam with all of the failure stories & the reasons why you can fail ( a soap bubble on the arm-failed....didn't put a paper towel down when weighing client- failed ).
My question here is was it that bad? I sent my application to test in & am awaiting my ticket to test....Meanwhile I am SO nervous. I read in the book that they consider your cut score when passing a skill other than the critical element steps, so does that mean that you do everything correct but maybe do a part out of sequence that you would pass. I know the skills backwards, but am so scared I will get something out of sequence & fail.
EX: wash hands, call button when it should be call button then wash hands. Is it this strict?
I know I have rattled on a bit, but I love working with the elderly & have plans to become an LPN.
This is just the 1st step on my path.