It is important that you choose a school that allows you to do your skills more than one time during class. Attending a school with small class sizes can allow you more hands on and more supervision from your instructor. If you attend a class with 30+ students, you may feel rushed to get your skills completed and not develop the mastery that you need to be successful with your CNA skills testing.
This booklet explains everything you need to know about the testing process. You will be scored on the steps listed for each skill. You must have a score of 80% on each task without missing any of the Bolded steps to pass the skill portion of the test. Steps marked with an (*) are weighted more than the regular steps. Remember that there is no pretending. You must actually perform each and every step to receive credit.
You can have the best training in the world, but if you don’t practice you may not pass. Practice with your instructor, classmates or family and friends. At Valley Vocational Academy, our nurses will do free practice sessions to get you ready to take your state boards. The more you practice, the less nervous you will be the day of your test.
If possible, take your state boards where you attend school. You may be less nervous if you know the equipment and are familiar with your surroundings. If that is not possible, make an appointment to tour the testing center so that you can know what to expect.
With the proper training and practice, you can be prepared for you CNA Skills test and begin your new career in healthcare. For more information, click on the Nursing Assistant Program link below.