More than ever, Certified Nursing Assistants are in high demand. With COVID-19 changing the world around us, students must remain diligent on their own rather than depending on classes. That’s why we are so excited to be able to share the following information in a such a great time of need for caregivers. This guide was curated by professionals at the Premier Nursing Academy, and was written by Gwen Duzenberry.
Excerpted from the guide, here are some study tips that could assist you in making certain you pass the CNA certification test the first time around!
- Schedule study time: Passing your exam the first time is a priority, so don’t wait until the last minute to study. Set up a schedule and treat study time like an important appointment. Try to remove all distractions. Make sure you’re comfortable and able to focus.
- Take practice exams: CNA practice exams will help you understand the test’s format and structure. Taking practice exams gives you a chance to find out what material you know well and what you need to study more. Timing yourself can help you get a feel for the amount of time to spend on each section. CNA practice exams are available online, from Amazon, and at public libraries.
- Organize a study group: Try to get together with others who are also preparing to take the exam. As long as you stay focused on the topic for an agreed amount of time, study groups can be an effective way to prepare. If you can, find people who’ve taken the exam and are willing to talk to you. They can provide valuable information and tips.
- Explain your answers to others: Having to articulate your answers, and the reasoning behind them, is a great way to check the clarity and command you have of the information. If you don’t have a study group for this, use friends or your parents or sibling.
- Read it, write it, say it, repeat it: When you review the material, identify the key points, write them down, and read them out loud. Repeat several times. This method encompasses multiple learning modalities and is useful for many students.
- Create study aids: Simple bullet points, numbered lists, and flow charts can be helpful study tools.
Want more tips? The full guide is viewable here.
In the midst of COVID-19, we are beginning to accept appointments for livescan fingerprinting on June 1st, which will be necessary once you successfully pass the certification test! You can call our office or LiveChat us at your convenience.