STNA (State Tested Nursing Assistant) Quiz


When should the nurse aide report a pulse ox to the nurse?

A. 86%

B. 60%

C. 90%

D. 95%

Clean bed linen placed in a clients room but not used should be…

A. Put in the dirty linen container

B. Taken to the nurse in charge

C. Used for the client in the next room

D. Returned to the linen closet

Which of the following statements is an example of a fact (objective information)?

A. Mrs. Christensen weighs 142 pounds.

B. Mrs. Christensen is too thin.

C. Mrs. Christensen seems happy when the facility offers meatloaf for dinner.

D. Mrs. Christensen is lonely.

The nurse aide is going to help the resident walk from the bed to the chair. What should the nurse aide put on the clients feet?

A. Cloth-soled slippers

B. Nothing

C. Rubber-soled slippers or shoes

D. Socks or stockings only

Which of the following foods is considered high in sodium?

A. Apple

B. Pickle

C. Avocado

D. Corn

What is the FIRST thing a CNA should do when finding an unresponsive client?

A. Close the door

B. Call family

C. Start compressions

D. Call for help

The charge nurse asks you to take this blood sample to the lab STAT.  You are in the middle of feeding a patient.  What do you do?
A. Finish feeding the patient, you don’t want the meal to get cold.
B. Cover the meal to keep it warm and immediately take the blood sample to the lab.
C. Tell the charge nurse she needs to do it herself.
D. Casually walk the sample to the lab while stopping to talk to some friends on the way. 

Physical disabilities, psychological attitudes & prejudice, and cultural diversity are common causes of?

A. stress

B. communication barriers

C. nonverbal communication

D. factors contributing to good health

A resident with diabetes should

A. skip meals when he is not hungry

B. go barefoot most of the time

C. receive careful foot care

D. avoid regular exercise

The form of breathing when the resident may be sitting up on the side of their bed clutching the bedside table while struggling to breath.

A. tachypnea

B. orthopnea

C. Cheyne-Stokes

D. apnea

When a resident uses a cane, walker, or crutches, the NA should

A. stay on the resident’s stronger side

B. stay on the resident’s weaker side

C. walk in front of the resident

D. walk behind the resident

The most comfortable position for a resident with a respiratory problem is

A. Supine

B. Prone

C. Fowlers

D. Lateral

What is the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA)?

A. practices employed to reduce the spread of infectious organisms, usually including the separation of the resident with an easily transmitted disease from other residents.

B. a federal law passed in 1987 that establishes regulations for nursing facilities and nurse aide training in facilities

C. A program approved by the DADS to train and evaluate an individual’s ability to act in the capacity of a nurse aide for the purpose of working in a nursing facility.

D. a government agency mandated to protect the employee’s by establishing and monitoring workplace safety requirements.

A resident is paralyzed on the right side. The nurse aide should place the signaling device

A. Under the pillow

B. On the left side of the bed near the residents hand

C. At the foot of the bed

D. On the right side of the bed near residents hand

The body’s first line of defense is the:

A. Lungs

B. Skin

C. Blood

D. Kidneys

If a patient is falling to the ground, the CNA should:

A. Move out of the way, you shouldn’t hurt yourself

B. Try to stop the patient from falling

C. Lower the patient to the ground

D. Push the patient forward so they don’t hit their head

Which of the of the following measurements would you immediately report to the nurse?

A. Blood Pressure: 112/36

B. Pulse: 98

C. Respirations: 18

D. Pulse Ox: 100%

What is the normal range for SPO2?

A. 90%-100%

B. 100%-110%

C. 95%-100%

D. 80%-100%

How can the nursing assistant best ensure the safety of a resident who is legally blind?

A. Keep the call light within easy reach.

B. Keep an overhead light in front of the resident.

C. Speak loudly when addressing the resident.

D. When assisting residents to walk, stand in front of them and hold their hand to guide them.

A resident has been given a diagnosis of terminal cancer and a prognosis of one month to live. The resident tells a nursing assistant that the testing laboratory made a mistake and he needs to have his results re-tested. Which of the following would be the best response from the nursing assistant?

A. The nursing assistant should explain to the resident that healthcare professionals do not make mistakes.

B. The nursing assistant should explain alternative medicine choices to the resident.

C. The nursing assistant should understand that denial is a normal part of the grief process.

D. The nursing assistant should reassure the resident that death is nothing to fear.

A blood pressure of 146/ 92 is considered?

A. low

B. high

C. correct

D. a sign of being too sleepy

False Imprisonment

A. An accident, problem, unexpected event during the course of care

B. unlawful restraint that affects the person’s freedom of movement

C. The separation of a person from others against the person will

D. HIPPA. Passed in 1996

A patient wants you to tell them about another patient across the hall.
What would you do?
A. Answer the resident’s questions because she has the right to be informed.
B. Tell the resident to mind her own business
C. You explain that you can not giver information about another resident to anyone–it is the policy on confidentiality
D. You make the resident promise that she will not share the info you give her and then tell her about the resident

Mrs. McFlurry tells you she is having difficulty breathing. Which of the following vital signs should the nurse aide measure:

A. Respirations


C. Pulse

D. All the Above

What does the abbreviation HIPAA mean?

A. Health Insurance Portability Act

B. Health Insurance for Patients Accountability Ace

C. Health Insurability Portal Accountability Administration

D. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act


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