What skills did YOU get at the CNA state exam? - page 5
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Jun 12, '12Joined: May '12; Posts: 185; Likes: 75Quote from karrie79I live in Kansas and we only have a written exam with 100 questions. I took my CNA certification test last summer.I thought all states had written exam and skills exam.?
Jun 13, '12Joined: Dec '11; Posts: 54; Likes: 9I took my exam in Washington last week. I got:
1. Count/Record Respirations (hehe yes!!)
3. Change a bed pan
4. Clean Dentures
Jun 13, '12Joined: Dec '11; Posts: 54; Likes: 9When I took my test we found out the same day because our tests were faxed to Texas and faxed right back (I'm from Washington). I think if you don't get your results via fax it can take up to 2 weeks but I'm not positive.
Jun 13, '12Joined: May '10; Posts: 15; Likes: 1I got:
4. Ambulate with gait belt
5. Making an occupied bed
I passed the written portion with a 96 or a 98%, I can't remember, that was 2 years ago. The first time I was certified was in 1998 and it was a written test that apparently I passed and the skills portion was done with the DON and ADON at the nursing home I worked at.
Jul 16, '12From: US ; Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 54; Likes: 20Skills tested:
1.Handwashing (and of course they don't tell you; you better know how to correctly!)
2.Indirect Care (another of the skills they just expect you to know and do)
4.ROM on shoulder and wrist
5.Feeding a patient
I had studied, studied, studied and studied some more....and watched Patty the CNA on 4YourCNA on Youtube; some of the skills she demostrated were a little different than our classroom/clinicals here in New Mexico, but it was very, very helpful. The cool thing about doing clinicals is that you get to actually perform the skills on real live people even before you go and take the test. Here they only tell us that we 'pass' the written and clinicals, but the RN who tested our clinicals confided in us, saying that if we recieved 'pass' on all of our skill sets, we probably scored in the mid-to-high 90%'s....a real bonus to know, and the RN was super cool in letting us know that.
The hardest part? Not being able to assist your 'partner' when she/he is perfoming the skills on you.....my partner made so many glaring mistakes and my heart just broke for her....but she was quick with the 'corrections' shout out so she passed.
New Mexico lets you know the same day if you pass or fail. I was so happy to see "Pass" all down the page...
Congrats to all new CNA's....we have lots of work to do!
Jul 16, '12Joined: Aug '10; Posts: 1,893; Likes: 427Skills:
1. Nail Care
2. Change position
Jul 17, '12Occupation: PCA Specialty: 1/2 year(s) of experience in inerested in school nursing, peds, OR ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '12; Posts: 404; Likes: 123I got hand washing, communication with a vision impaired resident, weight of an ambulatory patient, making an unoccupied bed, and shaving with a safety razor. Easy peasy!!
Sep 10, '12Joined: Sep '12; Posts: 1Georgia
2. Count and record radial pulse
3. Transfer from bed to wheelchair
4. Fingernail care
5. Donning and removing PPE
Sep 11, '12Occupation: LPN From: US ; Joined: Sep '12; Posts: 452; Likes: 1421. Handwashing
4. Complete bed change
5. Ted hose
Something like that...it's been a while!
Sep 13, '12Joined: Jun '11; Posts: 223; Likes: 79California:
I got handwashing, bp, upper body ROM, & perineal care. It was so nerve wrecking!!
Sep 13, '12Occupation: Nursing Assistant/Nursing Student From: US ; Joined: Mar '12; Posts: 60; Likes: 25Massachusetts-I got bed pan and side lying, plus the 6 principles of care as I was going through the other skills.
Sep 13, '12Joined: Jul '12; Posts: 1,979; Likes: 3,899South Carolina.
Measuring radial pulse
Transfer from bed to wheel chair
Occupied bed strip.
Messed up on occupied bed strip.... Left the "dirty" blanket underneath clean one but didn't fail it for that. I also caught it but not until after I was done.
"No day but today"
Oct 18, '12From: US ; Joined: Aug '09; Posts: 18; Likes: 1Tested in Ohio:
- Pivot transfer from bed to wheelchair
- Emptying drainage bagLast edit by vlynn08 on Oct 18, '12 : Reason: spelling