CNA Practice Tests are the best way to prepare for your upcoming CNA exam. The sample questions in our CNA practice exams simulate the actual questions you will see on your exam. Our sample exams require no registration, and include scoring and answer explanations.
The Certified Nursing Assistant test requires you to have a firm grasp on a lot of information that was covered in your training. Our free CNA sample tests provide you with an opportunity to assess how well you are prepared for the actual CNA test, and then concentrate on the areas you need to work on. Try some sample questions from Test-Guide.com or from our directory of other practice exam providers.
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Our CNA practice exam questions are categorized to help you get the most out of your study time. Our questions have four possible answers - just as the real exam does. The question content and format are similar to what you can expect on the actual CNA exam. After you submit answers to the practice questions, a test score will be presented. In addition, you will be given rationales (explanations) to all of the questions to help you understand any questions you may have gotten wrong.
CNA Practice Tests from Other Providers
Please note: Test-Guide.com did not create any of the following practice tests, and cannot vouch for their quality.
Prometric CNA Practice Test (PDF) - 50 sample CNA questions in PDF format.
IvyTech.edu CNA Exam Practice Questions (PDF) - More sample questions in PDF format.
NNAAP Practice Exam (PDF) from ASI - 60 example questions from official NNAAP test provider
PracticeQuiz.com sample CNA quizzes - 70 practice questions with timer. Note: you must watch a short video and enter a captcha phrase to take the exams.
Please let us know in the comments whether you found any of these practice tests useful, or if you have another provider to recommend.
Recommended CNA Study Guides
If you really are serious about getting a top score on your test, you may want to consider purchasing an ASVAB study guide. Test-Guide.com recommends ASVAB for Dummies.
Test-Guide's Perspective: The highest rated CNA review book. Provides thorough coverage of all topics on the CNA exam with practice questions for each section. Written in a very concise manner - making it easy to read and study from.
To see other study products, please see our list of recommended study guides.
Preparing for an CNA exam by using free online CNA practice tests is an effective way to study. The more CNA test questions that you practice, the better able you are to do well on the actual test.
CNA Job Overview
CNAs are sometimes referred to as nursing assistants or nurse aides. CNAs provide help and basic care to patients in hospitals and residents of long term care facilities (nursing homes).
Typical responsibilities of a CNA include:
- Bathing and cleaning patients/residents
- Serving meals and helping patients eat
- Assisting residents and patients with going to the bathroom
- Helping dress residents
- Listening to and recording patients' concerns about their health - and relaying to the appropriate nursing/medical staff
- Taking residents' blood pressure and temperature
In addition, some CNAs may be allowed to dispense medicine depending on the state that they are licensed in, and their training level.
CNAs are typically regulated and licensed by individual states, which will specify training/education requirements. Most CNAs are trained in state-approved programs delivered by a community college, trade/vocational school, the American Red Cross, or in a nursing home/hospital. After completing an education program, nurse aides will have to take a competency exam which will allow them to use a state-specific title (such as Certified Nursing Assistant) and be placed on the state registry. Some states may have additional requirements such as background checks and continuing education. Nurse aides may be able to gain additional credentials, such as the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), which will allow them to dispense medication. Additionally, CNAs may be choose to specialize in certain areas such as geriatrics.
The job prospects for nurse aides is good. Overall employment of CNAs is expected to rise over 20% through 2022. There are over 1.5 million nursing assistants currently employed. The average CNA salary (from May 2012) was $24,420. Nursing assistants often choose to advance their career by furthering their education. Nursing assistants can become Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) or Registered Nurses (RNs).
NNAAP CNA Certification
The National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) is a nurse aide certification program developed and administered by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) and Pearson VUE. The NNAAP certification exam is the largest nurse aide exam program and is given to over 200,000 students per year. There are currently 25 states/jurisdictions that utilize the NNAAP exam as part of their CNA programs. These jurisdictions include: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Guam, Louisiana, Mariana Islands, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, Virgin Islands, Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
CNA Exam Overview
The CNA competency exams are typically two distinct tests: Written/Knowledge Test and the Clinical Skills test.
The clinical skills test measures a CNAs ability to perform typical skills. The candidate must demonstrate competency in three assigned skills, handwashing, and indirect care. The student must pass all 5 skills in order to pass the skills test.
The CNA written exam has questions in the following categories:
- Role of the Nurse Aide: personal responsibilities, roles of team members, communication skills
- Promotion of Safety: safety and comfort, infection prevention, common injuries
- Promotion of Function and Health of Residents: personal care, health maintenance, psychosocial needs
- Basic Nursing Care Provided by the Nurse Aide: routine needs, acute emergencies
- Specific Care Provided for Residents with Changes in Health: - physical and psychological problems, care of the dying resident