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CNA Assessment Suite

Certified Nursing Assistant Exams

Each of Prophecy’s CNA assessments include general knowledge such as the role and responsibilities of the CNA and other staff members within the hospital, treating patients with dignity and respect, handling stressful situations while maintaining a high level of performance and professionalism, and knowledge of commonly used medical terminology and their meaning.

CNA Assessment Suite

The descriptions below are meant to help differentiate between the various Certified Nursing Assistant exams offered in Prophecy’s CNA Clinical Exam Suite. They are by no means an exhaustive list of the items covered in each of these assessments.


CNA – Acute Care CNA – Dementia
CNA – Disability CNA Home Health & Private Duty
CNA – Hospice & Palliative Care CNA – LTC
CNA – Sitter

CNA – Acute Care

This particular assessment measures the overall level of clinical knowledge for the Certified Nursing Assistant in any acute care area including:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the CNA in an acute care setting
  • Communication skills necessary in caring for the acutely ill patient
  • Provision of basic hygiene and ADL needs for the acute care patient
  • Understanding most commonly ordered diets in acute care
  • Determining dietary intake
  • Prioritization of tasks in an acute care setting
  • Performing basic math calculations relevant to provision of care
  • Basic understanding of environmental safety in acute care settings
  • Infection Control & PPE in acute care

CNA – Dementia

Determining overall level of clinical knowledge for the CNA – Dementia Care including:

  • role and responsibilities of the CNA in the Dementia care setting
  • communication skills necessary to care for the Dementia patient
  • caring for the Alzheimer patient
  • verbal/non-verbal communication in the Dementia patient
  • activities appropriate for the Dementia patient
  • disease process in the Dementia patient

CNA – Disability

Determining competency for the CNA caring for patients with disabilities including knowledge of:

  • caring for patients with and knowledge of types of developmental disabilities
  • the Individual Support Plan (ISP) process
  • providing patient-centered planning
  • therapeutic communication techniques
  • services available for the developmentally disabled

CNA Home Health & Private Duty

This comprehensive assessment spans a wide variety of topics for caring for patients as a CNA in a home health setting during times of illness or post- discharge from the hospital including:

  • Activities of Daily Living
  • Basic Nursing Skills
  • Restorative Skills
  • Psychosocial Care Skills
  • Communication & Teamwork
  • Client Rights
  • Legal & Ethical Behavior

CNA – Hospice & Palliative Care

Caring for the Hospice patient including knowledge of:

  • disease processes most commonly associated with pain in the elderly
  • caring for the patient in final stages at the end-of-life
  • caring for the patient experiencing pain
  • patient rights and responsibilities


A comprehensive assessment spanning a wide variety of topics for caring for patients as a CNA in a long term care setting including:

  • basic hygiene
  • communicating with patients, families, and co-workers
  • knowledge of post-mortem care
  • how to prioritize task and weigh strengths and weaknesses of options
  • providing comfort measures
  • performing ROM (Range of Motion) exercises
  • proper methods for moving and turning patients
  • protective devices including restraints, chair alarms, and bed alarms
  • infection control and types of isolation
  • knowledge of standards regarding documentation of care and treatments within the CNA scope of practice

CNA – Sitter

Intended to measure the overall level of clinical knowledge for the Certified Nursing Assistant – Sitter including:

  • nutrition basics concerning most commonly ordered diets
  • biological hazards and precautionary measures
  • infection control and different types of isolation
  • safety precautions in caring for the patient receiving oxygen

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