No matter where you are in your allied health career, Michelle Heller, CMA, has some insights that could help you on your path.
Although your experience may vary test location to location a few things will remain the same for every NHA exam candidate. Let’s take a look at what you can expect that test day, plus how to get your exam results when you're done.
Despite her nerves and tight schedule, Tiffany walked out of the testing center three times with a ‘Pass’ mark on every single exam! In less than three months after passing her exams, Tiffany became a patient care technician at a local hospital where she performs STAT EKGs and blood draws daily.
So how did she do it?
We asked her to share the tips that made a difference for her.
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Healthcare practices change over time and we have to make sure NHA certification exams accurately test the most current and relevant tasks in each profession we serve. So, every few years NHA consults with a lot of healthcare experts, and conducts nationwide job analysis research to update or create a new test plan for a given exam.
Depending on the profession (medical assistant, phlebotomy, etc.), a test plan could change a little or a lot. Some professions are evolving rapidly and others are changing, but not as fast. That can make it hard to know at-a-glance the difference between a new and a previous test plan. That’s where the exam crosswalk comes in.
Does your upcoming certification exam feel like a mystery? Wondering what’s going to be on it?
Enter, the NHA certification exam test plan.
There is a different test plan for each of NHA’s certification exams available for trainers and instructors to use preparing their students and for exam candidates.
The test plan is used as the guide for creating the exam, as well as building the content in NHA study guides and practice tests* and while it won’t teach you what you need to know to pass the test it can be a helpful free resource for planning your studying – but how do you read one?
A question that comes up often for anyone completing their education or transitioning to a new allied health career is how to get that FIRST job.
Even though there is no “one right way” to land that first job, we’ve pulled together some strategies and actions you can take to demonstrate that you’re the right fit for the job you’re applying for.
Wondering what it’s like to be a certified allied healthcare professional? We asked Nicole (CPT), Rachel (CMAA), and Adelaide (CCMA), why they chose to earn, and maintain their certification.