CNA Practice Tests

This is a 10-item quiz to help you prepare for the real-life CNA exam. Analyze clinical scenarios and determine the best answer based on your knowledge and skills. Certified nursing assistants who take CNA practice tests like this are more likely to pass the real exam. The familiarity with the style of questions will help nursing aides earn that coveted NNAAP or CNA certification.

Certification boosts your credentials and brighten up your career prospects. You will also have gained that trust of the public that you are capable in caring for patients and residents of hospitals, nursing homes and long-term care facilities.

1. When the head of the bed is raised to an angle of 30 degrees, the position is called ?

A. Fowler’s position
B. Semi-Fowler’s position
C. Trendelenburg’s position
D. Reverse Trendelenburg’s position

2. Prior to changing the position of the patient, the nursing assistant should :

A. Confirm with the charge nurse
B. Change bed sheet
C. Open door and windows
D. Explain the procedure to the patient

3. At least how long should you lather during hand washing?

A. 10 seconds
B. 15 seconds
C. 45 seconds
D. 60 seconds

4. A patient has right leg weakness. The nursing assistant would teach the patient to hold the cane in which hand?

A. Left
B. Right

5. When talking to a hearing impaired patient, the nursing assistant should?

A. Talk using a high-pitched voice
B. Repeat instructions
C. Face the patient while speaking
D. Shout load enough for patient to hear

6. Arrange the stages of grief in a dying person according to kubler-ross.

A. Denial
B. Depression
C. Anger
D. Acceptance
E. Bargaining

7. Select five options. Passive and active ROM exercises are recommended because they,

A. Increase venous return ^^
B. Maintain muscle strenght^^
C. Distract the patient
D. Satisfy the doctor
E. Prevent muscle stiffness ^^
F. Encourage mobility ^^
G. Increase hydration
H. Make the patient breathe better
I. Prevent contractures ^^

8. The activity order for a patient reads “Up ad lib” which means

A. Complete bed rest
B. Bathroom privileges
C. Semi-fowler’s position
D. In and out of bed as tolerated

9. What is considered the most important infection control technique?

10. Lifting a heavy object should require bending at the:

A. Knees and waist
B. Knees while keeping a straight back
C. Waist while rounding your shoulders
D. Waist while maintaining straight legs


  1. Answer B. Fowler’s position is used for postural drainage, venous circulation and for enhanced comfort.
  2. Answer D. Explaining the procedure meets the right of the patient to be informed and promotes cooperation.
  3. Answer B. At least 15 seconds of lathering all surfaces of the hands is needed to ensure that most microbes are removed by mechanical action.
  4. Answer A. The patient should hold the cane in the hand that is opposite the weak leg for safe ambulation.
  5. Answer C. facing the client will help gain the patient’s attention and will allow him/her to see the nursing assistant’s mouth when speaking.
  6. Answer (A)denial, (C)anger, (E)bargaining, (B)depression, (D)acceptance. The nursing assistant should help the patient move through each stage until the patient accepts his or her fate. Some patients move back and forth between stages.
  7. Answers: A,B,E,F,I. Range of motion exercises are done to prevent contractures and promote mobility and strenght.
  8. Answer D. CBR is bedrest, BRP is bathroom privileges and HOB 30 continuously is ordered for a semi-Fowler’s position day and night.
  9. Handwashing has been proven to effectively limit the spread of pathogens and prevent disease.
  10. Answer B. Proper body mechanics like keeping a straight back and bending your knees when lifting will help prevent injuries.


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