Why is it essential for a certified nursing assistant to obtain CNA certification? There are numerous benefits of a certification for a certified nursing aide. The certification allows listing with specific state nurse aide registry, legal working in numerous health care clinics, long term care units, hospitals, nursing homes and enhanced career options. CNA is also termed as the first stepping stone for any nursing care career or profession.
There are two basic requirements for certification and that includes:
• Completion of state and federal approved nurse aide training program.
• Passing of CNA Certification Test.
CNA training program consist of classroom and clinical hands-on training of 75 to 150 hours, as per particular state necessities. Classroom training has theory curriculum, based on basic nursing cares to bed side patients. During Clinical training program, a nurse aide student is taught about the ways to provide effective and safe nursing care to patients.
CNA Certification Test
Competency Evaluation Test is essential to evaluate the competency of a nursing student to provide competent care to ailing patients in hospitals and various other health care facilities. The test is administered, regulated and provide scoring by State Board of Nursing in conjunction with other agencies, such as Ivy Tech Community College, Pearson Vue, Prometric and D&S Diversified Technology.
CNA exam have two parts including:
1. Written Test
2. Clinical Test.
Written Test consists of 70-75 multi choice theory questions, which must be completed within 2 hours. A candidate must score 75% & above to pass the test.
Skill test is performed on a volunteer or a live model. Basically five skills are to be demonstrated. Washing and safety are vital skills needed to be demonstrated by the examinee. Time allowed for skill test is 30 to 45 minutes. The passing score for the test is 75% & above.
Clinical exam must be passed before a candidate is allowed to sit for the written test. Failure in any test will disqualify a candidate and he/she will have to take the test again. Exam results are provided same day and candidate can receive the official test report card within few weeks, through their mailing address recorded with testing authority.
The passing of both tests rewards a candidate with the title of cert