What skills did YOU get at the CNA state exam?

Students CNA/MA


What did you think was most difficult?

Specializes in PCT/CNA/HHA.

I got:

1. Vitals

2. Change of Position

3. Partial Bed Bath

...Obviously the latter was the more difficult skill. Or at least the most "involved".


18 Posts

We just had a written exam. that was it. :D


35 Posts

Specializes in CNA.

Ok the first time I had Transfer, Peri care on a woman , occuiped bed

the second time i had feeding, change a postion w/ back rub and occuiped bed

then the written i passed


135 Posts

We just had a written exam. that was it. :D

That's all we have too!!!:yeah:


154 Posts

Specializes in 12 years exp in corporate healthcare.

Per-care..unoccupied bed..and change of position...and also written exam in which you take if you passed the clinical skills..where are you guys located in which you only have the written exam??!..that is awesome :up:


135 Posts

Kansas here


18 Posts

Illinois here.


447 Posts

Specializes in Alzheimers and geriatric patients.

Vitals, handwashing, cath care on a female, giving the bedpan, and putting on tad hose. Pretty easy! I got so lucky on my skills exam!


5 Posts

I just took my test in Florida today and got:

- Give the bedpan

- Ambulate

- Measure weight

Specializes in Med-Surg/urology.

In MD our final exam counts as a CNA competency test. However if you plan on working in an LTC you have to be licensed as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant. Anyways we had both written & practical. The written test was I think 60 or 70 q's. Then on practical I had:handwashing, count respirations, clean dentures, administer bedpan, & feed pt. who cannot feed self

fuzzywuzzy, CNA

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Specializes in LTC.

We all had the same stuff. And the person who gave us the test was one of our clinical instructors, so she'd already seen us in action for a lot of stuff. We got hand washing, TPR, ROM (different body parts though), and the other 2 skills were whatever she popped in for during clinical. Like you'd be getting ready to give someone a bed bath and she'd come in and watch the whole time and afterward she'd tell you that was your skill. lol.

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