This exercise will help you internalize the skills you’ve learned in class by visualizing your task and then saying the steps you are taking to accomplish that task.
1. Close your eyes.
2. Imagine yourself performing a required task on a resident. Examples could include feeding, cleaning, etc.
3. As you imagining yourself performing the task, describe the steps you are taking out loud.
4. Repeat for all of your skills.
Taking a practice CNA exam can help you prepare for some of the items you’ll be tested on. There are several online resources that allow you to take a practice exam, as well as help you understand any questions or skills you may have gotten wrong. Here are a few sites you can use:
As you prepare for your exam, make a schedule of your activities for the day of the exam, as well as the day before. Try to set aside plenty of time for each activity so that you can thoroughly complete everything you need to do leading up to the exam. Here are some ideas for items to incorporate into your schedule: