This is the first of our free CNA Practice Tests. Our Certified Nursing Assistant practice tests are based on the NNAAP standards that are used for many of the CNA state tests. There are 36 questions on physical care skills, 16 questions on the role of the nurse aid, and 8 questions on psychosocial care skills. This CNA practice test is designed to help you pass your exam on the first try, so you can get started with your career right away!
Helping a resident to bathe.
Administering a medication.
Keeping a resident’s room tidy.
Applying an icepack as ordered.
The nursing assistant cleans the resident’s glasses.
The nursing assistant asks for permission before touching the resident to assist them to the bathroom.
The nursing assistant bathes the resident without his or her permission.
The nursing assistant keeps a resident isolated from others as a form of punishment.
Notify the nurse assigned to care for the patient about the bruises.
Report the suspected situation to the nursing assistant’s immediate supervisor.
Ask the resident repeatedly to identify an abuser.
Wait for more proof in order to identify the abuser.
A resistant strain of bacteria that is difficult to treat with antibiotics.
A bacterial strain that is easy to treat with antibiotics.
A mnemonic to remember how to act if there is a fire in the facility.
A set of activity guidelines designed to keep residents safe.
Use standard precautions when caring for residents.
Apply an antiseptic hand rub before and after caring for residents.
Wear gloves when in contact with body fluids.
Frequent hand washing.
Clean the perineal area of a patient before assisting them to clean their face.
Use cool water when bathing the patient to promote better circulation.
Allow participation in care to promote a sense of independence.
Perform all care for the resident in order to conserve their energy.
The nursing assistant does not begin perineal care until a second staff member is present.
The nursing assistant notes an unblanchable red area on the resident’s sacrum and reports it to the nurse.
The nursing assistant applies talcum powder beneath the abdominal folds of the resident.
The nursing assistant applies a prescription ointment as ordered.
Shaving instructions related to problems or issues clotting.
History of a heart condition.
Presence of the resident’s razor from home.
Any previous refusal of ADLs.
Small, watery leakage of stool.
An increased appetite is common as Alzheimer’s progresses.
Residents can never be reoriented because they will immediately forget it.
The resident may become confused, but hallucinations are never a part of Alzheimer’s.
It is important to maintain a routine to avoid confusion and overstimulation.
Place soiled linen on the floor until the bed has been remade with clean sheets.
Lower the bed to the lowest level when the procedure is complete.
Avoid raising the bed rails unless absolutely necessary.
Mitering the corners of the new sheet is no longer recommended.
Hot and dry skin.
Encourage family participation to make sure they understand you.
Speak in a high-pitched voice to enhance understanding.
Write down words rather than speaking.
Speak clearly and slowly as you face the resident.
The patient lies on their stomach for twenty minutes prior to eating.
The patient’s bed is at a 30 degree angle with the patient slightly slumped over to the left.
The patient’s bed is at a 60 degree angle with the feet propped up.
The patient's bed is at a 90 degree angle and the patient is positioned sitting up.
Gloves and gown.
Mask and gown.
Gloves, gown, and a mask.
Sudden onset confusion.
No oral temperatures are to be taken.
Nothing by mouth.
does not touch their lunch tray.
reports numbness in their feet sometimes.
combs their hair without being prompted.
decides not to finalize a will.
Ask the resident if they are choking.
Begin CPR immediately.
Begin the Heimlich maneuver.
“I’m not sure. Let me take a look at her chart.”
“Why don’t you ask her yourself?”
“She’s here for the same thing as you!”
“I’m afraid I can’t share that information with you.”
recording intake and output.
brushing the client’s teeth.
taking the client to the bathroom.
assisting the client to call family members.
Retrieve a safety clipper and hand it to the client.
Report to the nurse that the client needs her toenails trimmed.
Check the client’s blood glucose before cutting her toe nails.
Check the chart for physician orders regarding nail trimming.
Ensure the client eats one apple per day.
Encourage the client to take several naps daily.
Encourage the client to take several walks around the facility daily.
Encourage the client to remain in bed throughout the day.
The nursing assistants waits at least fifteen minutes before retaking the temperature.
The nursing assistant records the temperature in the chart.
The nursing assistant scolds the client for not letting her know beforehand.
The nursing assistant takes an axillary temperature instead.
A mechanical lift.
Two extra pillows.
take the client’s pulse next.
report the finding to the nurse.
record the vital sign in the chart.
instruct the client to drink more fluids.
moving the extremity away from the body.
moving the extremity toward the body.
moving the extremity above the body.
moving the extremity below the body.
Ask the client why he or she is of a particular faith.
Provide the client with warm water, soap, and towels every morning.
Assist the client to the facility’s chapel every Sunday.
Treat any religious objects in the client’s room as if they were any other.
Keep the spine curved.
Bending at the waist.
Bending at the knees.
Avoid seeking assistance.
Checking the client’s blood sugar every hour.
Asking the client their name.
Keeping the client contained in their room.
Reorienting the client frequently with clocks, calendars, and family mementos.
Client with kidney disease.
Client with cancer.
Terminally ill client.
Client with diabetes.
has a history of chronic respiratory issues.
is recovering from an asthma attack.
is close to death.
tell the client to breathe as slowly and deeply as possible.
have the client talk about the panic attack.
encourage the client to verbalize their feelings.
ask the client about the cause of the panic attack.
A resident sits in a chair with their back straight.
A resident sits on the side of the bed and leans forward over a bedside table.
A resident walks using a cane.
A resident lays on their stomach with their face to the side.
in front of the client.
on the left side.
on the right side.
away from the client.
a client is unconscious.
a client is choking.
a client has no pulse and is not breathing.
a client has a pulse but is not breathing.
call the nurse for help.
remove the patient.
try to put out the fire.
pull the fire alarm.
Left tibial fracture.
Spinal cord injury (SCI).
Cellulitis of the right arm.
Orange juice with pulp.
keep the bag below the bladder level.
raise the bag above the bladder level.
have the patient cover the bag with a pillow sleeve.
ask the nurse to confirm this order.
The hospital administrator’s approval.
The charge nurse’s approval.
A physician’s order.
One hundred and twenty cc.
Before a meal.
After a meal.
First thing in the morning.
Last thing before the patient goes to sleep.
Scold the patient and tell him he should be ashamed of himself.
Exit the room to provide privacy for the patient.
Report the activity to the nurse in charge.
Ask the patient why he is doing this to himself.
use restraints to ensure the client’s safety.
speak calmly in an authoritative and neutral manner to the client.
use the television to distract the client.
provide care only when absolutely necessary.
To the lateral aspect of the patient’s thigh.
To the bed sheet.
To the medial aspect of the patient’s thigh.
To the bed.
“You will need more time to cope with this loss.”
“I understand you’re in pain. I’ll stay with you.”
“This kind of thing will happen to everyone eventually.”
“Do you and your wife have any children together?”
Allow the patient to perform as much of the bath as possible.
Ask the patient what he wants to do.
Complete the entire bath for him to conserve his energy.
Encourage the patient to do the best he can to clean himself.
partial thickness burn.
total thickness burn.