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Watch a preview:chapter 1 / lesson 1Nurse Aide: Definition & Duties
Course SummaryThis comprehensive study guide is designed to help you review details about nursing aide concepts regarding duties, emergency care, safety, pain management and more. All of the topics addressed in this course are those you could be tested on when sitting for the Minnesota Pearson CNA exam.
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About This Course
From overall nurse aide duties to physical and mental health concepts, this course provides quick overviews of material you will need to know for the Minnesota Pearson CNA exam. Short video and text lessons address such topics as nursing communication techniques, patient rights, hygiene, infection control and injury care. Once you have completed your study of this guide, you will have a better understanding of the following:
- Nursing principles and processes
- Patient education and communication procedures
- Nurse safety and basic hygiene
- Infections and infection control
- Wound and inflammation treatment
- Emergency and personal care duties
- Basic nutrition and fluid balances
- Skin, circulatory and elimination issues and care
- The use of medical assistive devices
- Physical impairments and assessment methods
- Mental and psychosocial health concepts
- Pain and pain management
- Aging and end of life care
About the Exam
Those taking the Minnesota Pearson CNA exam can opt to take the first part of this two-part test in written or oral format. The written format is paper-based and contains 70 multiple-choice questions, while the oral format has 60 multiple-choice questions and ten reading comprehension questions heard via MP3 player. The second part of the exam is the Skills Evaluation portion, in which candidates must successfully demonstrate five skills within 30 minutes. Candidates are given two hours to complete the written or oral portion of the test. Candidates must pass both parts of the exam to be awarded a certificate.
Minnesota Pearson CNA Exam Preparation & Registration
Short video and text lessons in this course allow for a quick review of topics you will be tested on when taking the Minnesota Pearson CNA exam. These lessons provide detailed discussions of nursing aide duties and responsibilities, patient rights and communication, discharge processes, safety practices and care for injuries, illnesses and emergency situations. You will also review techniques for patient hygiene and personal care, nutrition and diet planning, rest and sleep, and assessing and caring for skin, circulatory and elimination issues. Assessing patients, understanding various physical impairments, types of pain and management processes, mental health disorders and hospice care are also covered. Lessons are easily accessible 24/7, so study is self-paced and convenient for any schedule. Self-assessment quizzes help you determine if you need further review or are ready to move on to other topics. A final exam determines your readiness for taking the Minnesota Pearson CNA exam.
A completed application, which must include your Social Security number, and payment of fees (no cash or personal checks) must be brought to your testing site on the day of the exam. Some testing sites allow walk-ins on testing days, while others require that materials be submitted prior to testing. You should inquire at your chosen testing site to find out if this site allows walk-in registration.
The Minnesota Pearson CNA test is administered by Pearson VUE, which is not affiliated with Study.com.
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