You’ve been studying for weeks and now you’re finally ready to take the CNA exam. You’re feeling confident, but before you start your test prep, make sure you are prepared with taking a practice test first. Our free CNA practice test will help guide you through the questions that could be asked on the real exam so that when it comes time for the actual exam day, there is no surprise on what to expect.
In this test, you’ll have 60 multiple choice questions and need 80% correct answers in order to pass the exam 48/60. You can also review your answer as many times as necessary until feeling confident that they are right for passing certification standards. Practice makes perfect! Good Luck!
This is a timed quiz. You will be given 60 seconds per question. Are you ready?
The most common site for counting the pulse is the
The other sites are rarely used by the nursing assistant.
The Foley bag must be kept lower than the client's bladder so that
Raising the bag above the bladder level can lead to backflow of the urine, with its bacteria, into the bladder.
Which of the following is the correct procedure for serving a meal to a client who must be fed?
You should not bring the tray into the room until you have time to feed.
If a client objects to a certain food for religious or cultural reasons, the appropriate action would be to
Consideration of cultural or religious beliefs is important to all patients.
Sexuality in long-term-care clients may include all of the following EXCEPT
As long-term-care providers, nursing assistants must respect the resident's right to sexuality. However, engaging in public fondling is inappropriate and may infringe upon other residents' rights.
Restorative care begins
Restorative care begins as soon as possible to prevent further complications.
Mrs Smith is an 81-year-old resident with Alzheimer's disease and cannot find her room. What should the nurse aide do to help Mrs Smith feel more independent?
Helping her locate her room on her own would make Ms. Lee feel better about herself.
Mrs. Wilkes is scheduled for a partial bed bath. This means you must wash her
Partial bed bath is generally given before breakfast because of incontinence. You want the patient to feel comfortable and clean.
A client's religion forbids eating pork. Bacon is being served for breakfast. The most appropriate response is to
The other answers do not address the resident's right to practice her religion.
The most serious problem that wrinkles in the bedclothes can cause is
The most serious problem that wrinkles in the bedclothes can cause patients is decubitus ulcers, or decubiti.
It is important to reposition a patient during an eight-hour shift. How often should he or she be turned?
It is necessary to turn the patient q2h to prevent pressure ulcers.
You are transferring a resident from the bed to the wheelchair. The patient has a weak left side. You should stand
You must assist the patient from the weak side.
Normal hearing loss in aging is usually related to the ability to hear
Because of this aspect of hearing loss, the aged hear well if you lower your voice. Shouting in a high-pitched voice does not help.
A goal for an extended care facility (ECF) resident is that she not swear at the nurses or aides. When she calls you by your name instead of swearing at you, your appropriate action is to
You want to positively reinforce the resident's appropriate behavior, so smiling and rewarding her good behavior is the best action.
When giving information to the charge nurse for an incident report, you should
An incident report becomes a permanent part of the legal record. Make sure the facts are clear.
When assisting a client who is using the bedside commode, it is important to
All of the choices listed are correct.
In caring for a confused elderly man, it is important to remember to
Make sure to follow agency policy.
When assisting a client in and out of bed, the nurse aide should always
You should always use good body mechanics when moving patients.
A patient who has difficulty chewing or swallowing will need what type of diet?
A mechanical soft diet is easy to chew, swallow, and digest.
Mrs. Wilkes often cries while she is receiving her P.M. care. What should you do?
It is normal for a person to have moments of sadness, and it is important for the patient to know you care.
When responding to a client on the intercom, you should
When responding to a patient on the intercom, you should give your name and position.
Encouraging a client to take part in activities of daily living (ADLs) such as bathing, combing hair, and feeding is
Rehabilitation should always be part of the care plan.
The best way to safely identify your patient is by
A confused patient may answer to any name or lie down in any bed.
The hot water bottle is an example of a
A hot water bottle applied by itself is dry heat.
Urinary retention refers to
Urinary retention refers to an inability to urinate. Retention of urine is a symptom that should be reported to the charge nurse as soon as it is noted.
Which of the following is considered a client's right?
All of the choices given are rights of the resident.
When lifting a heavy object, the correct method would be to bend at the
Keeping your back straight forces you to use your strong leg muscles.
When assisting a client with eating, one of the first things the nurse aide should do is
Always remember to consider infection control.
You are going on a job interview. How should you prepare to dress?
Your appearance is important. You should wear business attire.
How often should a patient's intake and output records be totaled?
Input and output are totaled once per shift as well as every 24 hours
Mr. Jones is a diabetic. For his afternoon tea, the kitchen has sent a carton of chocolate ice cream. Your first action should be to
Always report abnormal conditions.
When counting respiration's, you should
Telling the patient you are watching her breathing will cause her to change her breathing pattern slightly.
A resident is blind. It is important NOT to
Never rearrange the furniture in a blind patient's room after the patient settles into it. This can cause falls.
When moving a wheelchair onto an elevator, you should stay
You must stay behind the chair to control it, but it should go on and come off an elevator backward to prevent the wheels from falling into the door opening.
A female client's perineal area should be cleansed before which specimen is collected?
The clean-catch specimen requires cleaning the perineum.
All long-term-care nurse aides must be competency evaluated and must complete a distinct educational course. These requirements are set by
OBRA stands for the "Omnibus Budget and Reform Act."
The proper medical abbreviation for before meals is
The proper medical abbreviation for before meals is a.c.
When providing denture care, the nurse aide must
Dentures are very expensive—holding firmly and using cool water prevents them from warping, and padding the sink will prevent breakage if dropped.
When family members visit a client, the visitors should
The family members should expect and be allowed private time during visits.
At what time(s) during a shift should a nurse aide wash his or her hands?
Frequent hand washing is the first line to prevent the spread of infection.
An agitated resident must be turned every two hours all night long. The first action of the nurse aide when waking up this resident is to
Do not startle the resident, as this may agitate her. Speak as you enter the room.
The proper medical term for high blood pressure is
The proper medical term for high blood pressure is hypertension.
With catheterized patients, which of the following is NOT the nurse aide's responsibility?
A nurse aide is responsible for the other options, but he or she never inserts a catheter.
Which of the following should you observe and record when admitting a client?
Failure to notice bruises or marks on the skin on admission may later cause someone to believe you were involved in abuse.
Clients receiving an enema are usually placed
Placing the patient on the left side allows better entry into the colon.
A patient has a new cast on his right arm. While caring for him, it is important to first observe for
A new cast may cut off circulation. This is the only choice that reminds you to check for circulatory impairment.
Which type of communication can often be most powerful?
Listening to someone shows that you are very interested in what he or she is saying.
Mr. Brown, a newly admitted conscious client, has been put to beD) Before leaving him alone, the first action would be to
Always make sure new patients can call for help.
While making rounds at 4:00 am, a nurse aide finds a patient lying on the floor. What should she or he do first?
Always check for vital signs; the patient may have fainted.
Mrs. Jones is on a bowel and bladder training program. She has not had a bowel movement for three days. What should the nurse aide do?
The nurse aide should report it to the charge nurse. Nurse aides cannot order a procedure or increase fluids. Anything unusual must be reported to the nurse in charge.
During hand washing, you accidentally touch the inside of the sink while rinsing the soap off. The next action is to
You have contaminated your hands and must start over.
Your patient refuses to let you bathe her. You tell her that if she doesn't let you wash her, she will not get lunch and will not go to game night. This is an example of
This is an example of verbal abuse. using the walker on the day he is discharged.
Before assisting a client into a wheelchair, the first action would be to check if the
Before assisting a patient into a wheelchair, check to see if the wheels of the chair are locked.
Ensuring adequate circulation to tissues is a major factor in preventing skin breakdown. This can be accomplished by doing all of the following EXCEPT
The patient must be positioned every two hours to prevent skin breakdown due to poor circulation.
Which of the following things should you do to familiarize a new client with his or her surroundings?
You should never leave a new admit until the patient knows how to call for help.
The purpose of cold applications is usually to
The purpose of cold applications is usually to prevent or reduce swelling.
A new resident asks you, "If I need help or get sick during the night, who is going to be here?" You should say,
Telling the patient that someone is always there will make him feel safe. Explaining how to use the call system will also help patients feel safe.
When arranging a patient's room, you should do all of the following EXCEPT
Nursing assistants are never allowed to give medications.
You are told to put a client in Fowler's position. Before changing the position of the client's bed, you should
You should always explain procedures first.
When assisting a client in learning to use a walker, it is important to:
Standing behind him and using a transfer belt protects both the client and the aide.