What skills did YOU get at the CNA state exam? - page 2

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  1. by   wjl1970
    I am located in NH.

    We had to take a written test that consisted of 60 questions. We were then called in 2 at a time for the practial portion.

    I had:

    -Wash Hands
    -Pulse
    -ROM of Left Side
  2. by   ChayaChameleon
    just passed my state certification today (north carolina)!!!

    i got: handwashing, respirations, change position (side), dress client with affected right arm, and cleaning dentures. pretty easy. i was all worked up for nothing.
  3. by   Christina08
    Quote from mommy2minime
    just passed my state certification today (north carolina)!!!

    i got: handwashing, respirations, change position (side), dress client with affected right arm, and cleaning dentures. pretty easy. i was all worked up for nothing.
    congratulations!!!
    where did you have cna test? i am going to have in 2 weeks in durham... scared...
  4. by   EastBayCAStudent
    I just passed yesterday. I'm in CA.

    I had:

    60 question test
    handwashing
    change to supine
    nail care
    weigh patient

    my friend got easy skills too:

    ambulate using gait belt
    dress pt with paralysis on one side
    height

    I'm so glad to be done, I was worried I'd have to do blood pressure!
  5. by   jaratarRN
    I am in NJ and I just had my test this past Friday. I had

    1) Handwashing
    2) Weight of Ambulatory Resident
    3) ROM - Knee & Ankle
    4) Cleans Upper or Lower Denture
    5) Foot Care

    For me, foot care was the hardest because it was the most involved, but it wasn't that bad. Now I just have to wait the couple of weeks to hear the results!! Ahhh the waiting is going to drive me nuts!
  6. by   ck_2009
    hi.. guys 1st congrats to all of who passedthe written and clinical exam.. i'm also graduated CNA in my country Philippines and now i'm living here in usa Iowa, should i also take an any exam to be able to apply as CNA job and be a usa register? and any one can help me where i have to go to an states exam? sorry a lot of question guys.. how's the written exam isn't it difficult what kind of written exam? will much appreciate the help please any one.. thank you.
  7. by   ilovemybear
    i had handwashing, ROM-hip & knee, ambulation with a walker, female peri care, and denture care. plus a written test.

    for me the hard part was the skills test because i was nervous about missing a step. the written test for me was easy. but everything turned out ok in the end.
  8. by   2ndcareerchange
    Here for me in CT, I had ambulation, dental care, handwashing, partial vitals... (Respiratory and pulse) and then I did the written, which really is on the computer. The nurse tester was nice to warn NOT to read into it and also to remember I was the nurses' aide not the nurse. She told me she had a few nursing students fail because they took on the nurse role instead of the CNA role. She was right, there were a few questions worded just like in the nursing classes I had this semester and had to catch myself to answer in the right personage. She told me they put those there on purpose worded just that way. Anyway I PASSED!!!

    I have to confess, I am nervous about actually doing CNA work. I mean in clinical I have ONE patient all day. As a CNA, I will have over 10 people!!! I am not confident in my time management skills or even if I can do ADLs that fast.

    Okay, I am off the ledge...

    Regi
  9. by   ChayaChameleon
    Quote from christina08
    congratulations!!!
    where did you have cna test? i am going to have in 2 weeks in durham... scared...

    i reside in greensboro but took my test in eden (rockingham county). you'll do fine. good luck!!
  10. by   tryingtobeanurse
    In my state we have 5 skills.

    1. Hand washing(this is always the first skill and the rest are random picks)
    2. Measuring urinary output.
    3. Ted hose
    4. Catheter Care
    5. Occupied bed

    The worse was occupied bed. We have about 25 minutes in NC to complete the skills. If you run out of time you fail. My instructor taught us to make sure to get the occupied bed completed in 4 minutes or less. It's a good thing too, because I almost ran out of time.
  11. by   determined2banurse
    1. Handwashing
    2. Indirect Care
    3. Peri-care
    4. Change position
    5. Unoccupied Bed

    I was so nervous on peri-care but it seemed easy after I started doing it. I passed!!!!!
  12. by   mlo4567
    I too am in Illinois-exam only-in 1996. However, I'm recertifying so I can work while going to school for my BSN.
    I had to pay for my background check, contact a qualified manual skills evaluator, & I'll have to re-take my written. I was told the evaluator will test me on 6 manual skills this time.
    Guess I should've kept up my certification.
    Oh well, live & learn.
  13. by   RayHFutureNurse
    I took my test today in Oklahoma. We have to do 8 skills for HHLTC. I got...

    1) Handwashing *
    2) Vitals signs (temperature, pulse, and respirations) *
    3) Blood pressure (it's seperate from vitals for some reason) *
    4) Assisting with Ambulation (w/ transfer belt) *
    5) Transfer from bed to wheelchair (also w/ transfer belt) *
    6) Denture care
    7) Assist w/ Undressing and Dressing Patient
    8) Partial Bed Bath (from the waist up which we combined w/ undressing and dressing)

    ** These I knew I had going into the test, the other ones where picked at random right before I arrived

    and then I took an 80 question test.


    I hope that helps someone!! =)


    --Rachel

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