The National Nurse Aide Assistant Program provides free practice questions for the written examination every year. It is available on state-run websites, such as the Department of Health and Human Services, and on Pearson Vue's website, the NNAAP testing vendor contracted by the National Council of State Boards of Nursing.
The NNAAP written exam packet is meant to assist individuals to practice and prepare for the nursing aide certification exam. The provided test packet is a collection of sample questions similar to the type and style of questions found in the actual written examination. NNAAP also includes the test instructions, what tools to bring to the examination, a sample answer sheet and the answer key to the sample exam. The nurse aide skills and evaluation program released by Pearson Vue also includes a self-assessment reading test to assist individuals in deciding whether the oral examination is more convenient to take instead of the written examination. The oral exam is an alternative option for individuals who have difficulty reading English.
The NNAAP exam consists of two parts: the written or oral exam and the skills evaluation. Both exams are administered in the same day, and an individual must pass both exams in order to be registered under the state's Nurse Aide Registry.