CNA Certification and Training Videos

Nurse aide practice exams with questions and answers as well as the CNA skills test videos are some of the best tools you can use to pass the nurse aide state test. Use the free CNA practice tests along with the skills videos to review, practice, and sharpen your skills prior to challenging the nurse assistant certification exam. Before you begin practicing a given skills make sure you reference the CNA skills handbook for your particular state. As you watch a nurse aide video skill, follow along with the steps listed in your handbook. Some states have small differences in the number of steps required for a given CNA skill, but do not worry about this. Make a note of what additional steps are presented in the handbook and add them as you practice along with the videos. Feel free to stop the CNA skills video at any time to reference your notes or the handbook.

Some important tips that will help with any skill you might be asked to perform on the CNA exam, are that you should always respect a patient's privacy, wash your hands prior to and after having contact with a client, and put on gloves when applicable. Not every nurse aide student is aware that on the CNA state exam you will not be penalized for performing additional steps for a given skill. You may perform additional steps without any negative consequences. Skipping steps however is a totally different story and you should avoid this at all cost. When you skip an essential step, points will be counted off. While reviewing and practicing for the state test, don't forget to make use of our free CNA practice exams. Additional tests and tutorials from Promissor, Headmaster, and Thomson Prometric, who are well known for administering CNA state exams, have been included with our CNA resources for your benefit.

CNA Job Seeking and Keeping Skills
This lesson focuses on job seeking and job keeping skills. Learn where to find CNA jobs, how to create a good resume, filling out a job application form, providing references, what to expect and how to conduct yourself during the job interview and much more. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Mealtime Interventions
This video presentation deals with problem behavior at mealtime often encountered with clients suffering from dementia as well as interventions which might be useful in counteracting these problems. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Specimen Collection
This lesson focuses on correct and safe specimen collection in a healthcare setting. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

North Carolina Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook
This booklet presents the steps you must follow to apply for and take the exam to become certified as a nurse aide I in North Carolina.

Patient Bathing
This lesson deals with the responsibilities of caregivers regarding patient hygiene. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Physical Changes with the Aging Process
Learn about the physical changes with aging and how you can help your elderly clients maintain physical, mental, and emotional help. (part 1, part 2, part 3, part 4)

Observations: How and What to Report
This video lesson deals with making observations about the patients you are caring for and more specifically with how and when to make observations as a healthcare professional. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Environment and Activities for People with Dementia
This presentation focuses on environment and activities for people with dementia in a healthcare setting. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

North Dakota Nurse Aide Written Examination and Skills Evaluation Candidate Handbook
This handbook is designed for candidates seeking nurse aide certification in North Dakota and it describes the process of taking the NNAAP Examination.

Terminal Illness and Hospice Care
This lesson deals with terminal illness and hospice care. Learn about the goals of hospice care and what it involves from a hospice registered nurse. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Time Management and Work Organization
As a caregiver you will soon realize that there is not enough time to do everything you want to do in your shift and that lack of time is a common complaint of most healthcare workers. This video lesson provides tips on time management and work organization for caregivers. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Vision Impairments and Blindness
In your work as a CNA you most likely will come in contact with people which are blind or visually impaired. This video covers vision impairment and blindness. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Candidate Handbook
This handbook is designed for candidates seeking enrollment on the Pennsylvania Nurse Aide Registry. It describes the process of applying for the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program and taking the NNAAP Examination.

Supportive and Orthotic Devices
Learn about supportive and positioning equipment which is used in order to improve the mobility of clients in healthcare environments. The video lesson also presents a lower extremity prosthetic device. (part 1, part 2, part 3)

Free CNA Practice Tests and Training Videos ( Page 4 )

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

Anna Maria on  July 20, 2012 at 09:06 PM
I worked as a CNA back in 1996 for four months and left the healthcare field. I am now considering coming back to the healthcare field. I feel OK working in the CNA position but I do want to further my education in nursing. What do you suggest?

Admin on July 23, 2012 at 08:55 PM
I would suggest looking into a registered nurse program offered at a community college in your area. These type of programs take two years to complete and are less expensive than four-years nursing programs offered by private schools or universities. You may also look into licensed vocational or practical nursing programs, which take less than two years to complete. If you decide to choose a registered nurse program keep in mind that you need to take pre-requisite courses as soon as possible and apply early. I would contact a program coordinator or counselor at a community college and discuss the situation with them.

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?

Is there an example of the CNA test online I can take?

Could you give some examples of questions I might be asked at a CNA job interview?

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Certified Nurse Aide Jobs

Where can I find a job once I finish a nurse aide training course and pass the CNA certification exam? Nurse aide jobs are available in many different settings including nursing homes, home health care agencies, rehabilitation facilities, assisted living facilities, hospitals, hospices, physician's offices, adult day care centers, and clinics.

The important thing to remember is that no matter what setting you choose to practice as a CNA, you must be supervised or overseen by a nurse. State and federal regulations clearly state that the work of a nursing assistant must be conducted under the direction of a registered or licensed nurse.

To stay within legal bounds regardless of what state you work in, make sure that your duties are delegated by a nurse only. Physicians, other doctors, other certified nurse aides, physical or respiratory therapists are not entitled to delegate tasks to a certified nurse aide.

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