CNA Exam Preparation – Written Exam Preparation

If you are taking the CNA exam in New York, the Written Exam section requires you to take a multiple-choice, Computer examination. There are 60 multiple-choice questions, with 90 minutes given to complete the written portion of the exam. If you visit the Nurse’s Aide Manual by clicking here, you can see the Content Outline of the written portion on Page 24-25. The outline also includes a percentage to each section, letting the tester understand the exact construction of the exam. Prometric, the administrator of the Exam, offer an interactive practice exam for 10$ on their website. The Practice exam contains 50 questions, written in the same way as the actual exam. You can register for the practice exam by clicking here. If the candidate considers English to be their second language, they can opt to take the Written Portion Orally. In order to determine whether a candidate has the proper reading skills to take the Written Exam, on page 27-28, there is a short reading assessment to determine which is the best course of action.

In the library, feel free to request the CNA study guide from a librarian or online by clicking here. These books are located in the Test collection, which is to the left of the reference desk and left of the Career Computers. You could also use Learning Express, which is on the right hand side of this page.


Click on Learning Express, and create a username and password if you haven’t already done so (It’s free). Once you’re logged in, you can click on the section on the left titled Occupation Practice Tests.


Clicking on the Nursing and Allied Health Tab will expand the section and show you all the different Practice Exams available.  Other Exams include Certified Medical Assistant, NCLEX-RN, ExCPT, and Veterinary Technician. 

Click on the Licensure and Certification Test Preparation to expand that section.


If you click on “Add to My Center”, you will then be able to take the practice exam. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at the library.


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