Chapter One: What You Need to Know to Prepare for the Exam

The Certified Nursing Assistant Examination, referred to as the exam, consists of both a written examination (the WE) and the clinical skills test (the CST).

The written (oral) examination content outline, effective 2016, also known as the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP), is published by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). The examination content is based on a national survey of the most important findings of the components of nurse aide practice (Table 1.1). The content and its weight on the examination follows:

TABLE 1.1 The 2016 National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) Written (Oral) Examination Content Outline

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