Free CNA Training and Certification Videos

What are CNA skills videos and how can they help you pass the CNA state exam? Nurse aide skills videos as well as CNA practice tests with questions and answers are tools to help you study for the certification test. Both CNA skills videos and the practice tests can be used by nurse aide students or graduates of CNA training programs. If you are still completing your nurse aide training class then the skills videos act as a private instructor at home and allow you to watch and practice until you feel comfortable performing a given CNA skill. For a nurse aide graduate the practice tests and skills videos serve as a review tool and practice guide.

You have been exposed to all the CNA skills throughout your training in a nurse aide course, but now you have the opportunity to review and master anything you may have forgotten. Everyone is a little nervous when it comes to taking the state certification test but you can boost your confidence by practicing the skills and topics covered on the CNA exam. First make sure you read and understand how to perform a given CNA skill, then watch the video related to this skill. Lastly and most importantly, you need to perform the skill yourself, step by step. Reading, watching, and performing the individual steps involved in a CNA skill ensures that you will remember how to correctly complete all the nurse aide skills on the day of your CNA state exam.

Principles of Skin Care
The topic of this video lesson is the principles of skincare. Learn about the integumentary system, skin, scalp, nails, and hair care. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Problems Interfering with Nutrition
This lesson addresses problems with the digestive system and other problems which may interfere with proper nutrition. Learn about anorexia, the use of certain medications, immobility and much more. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Problems Resulting From Immobility
This video tutorial presents various problems resulting from immobility or limited mobility which patients may experience as well as the importance of regular exercise. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4, part 5)

Nurse Aide Demo Test
Here you can find instructions on how to register and take a 50 questions demo nursing assistant competency evaluation test. You have to register to take this test but the registration is free.

Louisiana Nurse Aides Testing Handbook
This booklet explains the steps you must follow to apply for and take the test to become certified as a nurse aide in Louisiana.

Family Support and Community Resources
This video deals with family support and community resources for people with dementia.

Nutrition and Hydration
You are what you eat! Learn about essential nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, vitamins and water) and their role in a healthy diet. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Minnesota Nursing Assistant and Home Health Aide Candidate Handbook
Here is information about the CNA and HHA test for candidates seeking a nursing assistant or a nursing assistant and home health aide certification in Minnesota.

Assisting to Meet Spiritual Needs
This video lesson focuses on providing spiritual care for people who are ill in hospitals and extended care facilities. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Bowel and Bladder Retraining
Learn about bowel and bladder retraining, disposable incontinence products, incontinence causes and much more. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Hearing Loss
This video presentation deals with hearing loss, how it affects individuals and the people communicating with them, as well as information about hearing aids and assistive listening devices. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Assisting with Ambulation
This video lesson focuses on moving, transferring, and ambulating residents safely as well as on how to protect yourself from injuries. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Maryland NNAAP Examination Handbook
This handbook is designed for candidates seeking Geriatric Nursing Assistant (GNA) registration in Maryland. It describes the process of applying for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program and taking the NNAAP Examination.

Worker Rights
Find out about your rights as a nursing assistant including the right to a safe and positive environment. This lesson also deals with federal laws, your job responsibilities, harassment, environmental safety as well as other topics. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Online CNA Video Lessons ( Page 8 )

A nursing assistant training course gives you the knowledge and skills required for entry-level CNA jobs, but as a nurse aide program graduate you must prove your competency by passing a state exam. The nurse aide test is the final challenge you need to overcome so that you can hold certification in a particular state. Nursing assistants who move from one state to another and wish to transfer their CNA certificate are also required by several states to sit for the nurse aide competency exam. Candidates challenging this test for the first time might experience a certain level of nervousness and anxiety. These feelings are absolutely normal, and usually subside once the test begins.

Some of the most important things you can do to prepare for the CNA exam include: give yourself enough time to prepare for the test after you complete the nursing assistant training; review your notes and take any available practice tests; practice the skills outlined in the candidate handbook; rest well prior to the exam day, and keep a positive attitude. The nurse aide exam is not identical in every state. If you are applying for transfer of your certification from one state to another and have to challenge the CNA exam, make sure you obtain a candidate handbook from the testing agency in the state to which you are endorsing. This will ensure that you study the material you will be tested on, and that you are aware of any differences in skills or procedures required in that particular state.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions

Larry W. on July 25, 2012 at 12:24 PM
How much does the CNA test cost?

Admin on July 27, 2012 at 10:33 PM
The CNA exam cost varies from state to state. If you were to challenge the nursing assistant competency exam in Texas you might pay a different fee than if you were to challenge the same exam in California. To find out the exact cost for both the written and the skills portions of the test in your state you need to contact the organization in charge of administering the exam. Pearson Vue is one of the companies responsible for testing nursing assistants in many states. The CNA exam cost in California is currently $90. Other states charge similar fees, usually not exceeding $100 for both portions of the examination.

Can a foreign certified nursing assistant challenge the CNA exam without additional training?

How can nursing assistants become registered or practical nurses?

Why is it so hard to find a job as a CNA?

What are the requirements for online CNA classes?

My girlfriend is already a caregiver who has worked at a facility for over two years, is it possible for her to take the test instead of enrolling in a CNA class or must she enroll beforehand?

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CNA Training Requirements

There is a wide disparity between CNA training requirements among the states. The difference lies in the mandatory number of total training hours necessary to complete state-approved CNA classes.

While according to federal law each nursing assistant course should contain a minimum of seventy-five (75) instruction and clinical hours, individual states have the liberty to mandate extra training requirements for certified nursing assistants. The majority of states exceed the threshold federal minimum requirements for nurse aide training programs because they are considered insufficient to result in an optimal and safe level of care for clients.

A review of nationwide state requirements for nurse assistant courses has found that the following states have mandated highest number of CNA program hours: Maine with a minimum of 90 hours of theory, 20 hours of laboratory skills and 70 hours of clinical instruction for a total of 180 hours; California with one hundred and sixty (160) training hours; Delaware and Oregon each requiring one hundred and fifty (150) hours; followed by the state of Alaska with one hundred and forty (140) hours; Virginia, Arizona, and West Virginia have a minimum of one hundred and twenty (120) training hours for state-approved classes.

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