Topics Covered on the Written Test include:
Role of the Nurse Aide
Promotion of Safety
Promotion of Function and Health of Residents
Basic Nursing Care Provided by the Nurse Aide
Providing Specialized Care for Residents with Changes in Health
The times for this test vary since some skills take longer to perform than other skills. You will be told how much time you have for your test during the instructions .
In Florida, candidates are required to play the role of the resident for other candidates who are taking the Clinical Skills Test.
You can make corrections while performing a skill. You must tell the Nurse that you are making a correction during the skill and you must actually perform the correction.
For your test, you will be scored on five skills. While performing three assigned skills, you will also be scored on two additional skills, Handwashing and Indirect Care. Indirect Care is care related to residents’ rights and preferences, communication with the resident, resident safety, comfort and needs, and infection control.
After you pass both parts of your exam, your scores will be sent to the Board of Nursing. Your CNA Certificate will be mailed to you within 30 days. Your official results will also be listed on the CNA Registry. It takes approximately one week from the day you test for your scores to be sent from Prometric to the Board of Nursing.
If you fail a test, you will be given a score report at the test site on the day of testing. Results will be reported to the Florida Board of Nursing. If you want to retake a test you failed, you must wait at least 30 days before you can test again. You will also need to complete and submit another application form and appropriate fees.