CNA Practice Tests And Study Guides

By Michael D. Jennings

A Certified Nursing Assistant is one of the most sought after professions of today. Because the United States "Baby Boomer" generation and their progression into assisted living homes and or retirement homes, CNAs are becoming even more important in the medical world. Because of such a need, a CNA's job security is very strong and the prospects for higher pay and more benefits seem even better. So how does one become a CNA? What kinds of resources are out there that can help you become a CNA?

The first step to becoming a CNA is to take a CNA course. This course will teach you everything you need to know to pass the CNA test and to become a top-notch CNA. It will provide you the basics on patient care, communications, medical teamwork and legal aspects to the job. You can choose from either enrolling in an online course or a college course. Both are exceptional however only the college course gives you the necessary practice.

If you have completed your CNA course, then you will now have to take your CNA test. According to most test takers, then CNA exam can be very difficult. However, if you put in adequate time, you will be fine. The test in split into two parts: written and practical. In the written form of the test consists of 75 multiple choice questions discussing many different subjects like daily routine, legal and moral issues, and medical roles.

The critical skills portion of the CNA exam will test your ability to perform basic tasks as a CNA such as collection of samples, daily routine evolutions, etc. This usually takes an hour and needs to be done a certified testing area.

Although the CNA has two portions, you have to pass them both. You cannot just excel in one and hope that you did well enough to help you pass overall. You need to spend adequate amount of time in both and ensure you are prepared for both. The best thing you can do to help you prepare for the exam is to purchase a CNA practice test and or a study guide.

Now that you have passed the CNA test, you must register with a certain state. Make sure you bring your CNA test score and also a form of proof that you completed a CNA course.

If you are serious about becoming a CNA, then you should purchase a CNA practice test or a CNA Study guide. If you look at the best Study Guides on Amazon, you will find that they usually include a CNA practice test with them. I recommend "The Best CNA Study Guide: Practice Test and More." It has the most in depth practice test and was written by one of the best in the industry.

The position of a CNA can be truly rewarding. You have job security, great pay and immense job satisfaction knowing how you directly improved the lives of those under you care. Therefore it is important that you work hard to pass the CNA exam. It is a very tough exam, but if you take the above recommendations, then I have all the confidence in the world that you will do fine and be able to join us as a Certified Nursing Assistant.

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