State Skills Test: Which skills did you do?

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I'm finally done with my CNA course & clinicals, yay! I'm sending in my application for Certification Testing today (I was told it was approximately a two to three week turnaround).

Our State Skills Test requires you do TPR, B/P, Ht, Wt, I&O plus 5 other skills.

Which skills did you have to do for your State Skills Test?

Thanks :)

jen405

13 Posts

What state are you in? I'm in NC and we only have to do 5 skills. Everyong has to do the washing hands skill and a meaursement skill(BP,Pulse, Ht,Wt, etc)but only one meaursment skill. Then the other 3 were picked randomly. I had washing hands, BP, feeding, fingernail care, and ROM on shoulder and arm. I hope this helps. Just relax and when you are testing, just think about it as if you were really helping someone and don't think of it as a test.

Good Luck:)

littlebitark

48 Posts

In Arkansas I had to do dressing a patient, height and weight, and feeding a patient

Good Luck

Specializes in Med-Surg/urology.
I'm finally done with my CNA course & clinicals, yay! I'm sending in my application for Certification Testing today (I was told it was approximately a two to three week turnaround).

Our State Skills Test requires you do TPR, B/P, Ht, Wt, I&O plus 5 other skills.

Which skills did you have to do for your State Skills Test?

Thanks :)

whoa you have to do a lot of skills! In MD we only have to 5. I got handwashing (given), counting respirations, feeding pt who cannot feed self, denture care & bedpan.

Remilekun

61 Posts

I'm waiting to take the state exam. I tested off on 40 skills in my clinicals including TPR & B/P.

Christina08

37 Posts

I had washing hands, BP, feeding, fingernail care, and ROM on shoulder and arm.

Did we test at the same location???:wink2: I had the same skills. By the way, I am also from NC, Chapel Hill.

~RN67~

41 Posts

Thanks for your replies! I'm in UT. Our instructor told us we would have to pass off all V/S, Ht, Wt, I&O plus 5 other skills... I wasn't sure I heard her correctly so I asked her again, and she said 'yes, that's correct...'

I was hoping to get an idea of what they generally pick for skills :) I appreciate all your responses! I've been watching & re-watching the CNA skills videos on YouTube... some good, and some not-so-good, but by and large helpful :)

Thanks again!

For California, handwashing was a given, plus 4 other skills were required. All are easy, if you did everything correctly during your clinical rotation then you should be fine! Relaxxxxxxxxxx :smokin:

Congratulations on finishing up your schooling! Good Luck to all who still have to take the exam, and let us know how you're doing.

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