Training up as a CNA can be a challenging and difficult experience, however one of the elements which people have the most trouble with is not the practical elements of the training but the examination, or theoretical elements of the training. However, even if you’ve achieved a pass mark in your CNA training you will not be able to practice as a fully certified nursing assistant until you’ve undertaken and passed your CNA exam.
There are a wealth of tutorials and lists available on and around the Internet which allow you to practice the CNA exam, some are free and some you need to pay for. The paid ones do tend to offer a more premium and thorough solution to practising the CNA exam but the free ones can be just as good if you’re just looking for a little bit of practice.
However, using practice tests isn’t the only way to pass your exam when it comes to taking it, there are a few more things you can do to make sure you balance the scale in your favour. Just a few of these things include the following:
Step 1: Make sure you get hold of some practice tests – This is one of the easiest and most simple things you can do, but it’s also one of those things which people often don’t do and therefore miss out. Get hold of several tests, make sure you go through them over and over again, make sure that you understand the answers you’re giving and that you know how to answer the question if it’s worded differently.
Step 2: Find some study aids you can use – Study aids include things like guides on the main theory you need to know in order to become a CNA, make sure you go through as many of these as possible and revise from your original notes.
Step 3: Get your friends to help you – If people have the time to help you revise then that’s great, especially if they’ve already completed CNA training and the CNA exam themselves and can offer you some tips on passing the CNA exam. If you have friends who have already completed the CNA exam then they should be able to offer you some tips and advice on what you can expect from the exam so you don’t go unprepared.
Step 4: Make sure you’re as relaxed as can be – There’s little point getting yourself worked up in an exam, the more you get yourself worked up and stressed the more you’re likely to fail, it’s as simple as that. Make sure you keep yourself calm, follow the above 3 steps and in doing so you’ll have nothing to be stressed about.
Hopefully, these tips have provided you with some guidance you’ll be all setup and ready to pass your CNA exam.