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Resources, news and fun for NHA certification candidates and alumni.

What's it like to take an NHA certification exam? [VIDEO]

You’ve studied, you’ve gotten a good night’s sleep. You’ve had a nutritious breakfast and all the other things that can help prepare you for your test day – but what else can you expect?

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.

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This patient care tech passed 3 NHA exams – here’s how

 

When Tiffany Schmidt enrolled in an allied health training program she knew she was going to have to put in some extra work to achieve her goals. “I was beyond nervous knowing I had to take three NHA certification tests all within a few weeks of each other. I was struggling to remember the information provided during lecture and felt like I still wasn't 100% prepared to take these tests – phlebotomy , EKG , AND patient care tech .”

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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How to read a test plan (the insider's study secret)

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?

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Limited time? These 5 study tips are for you

Studying can seem like an overwhelming task, especially if you have a busy schedule. There’s so much information to take in in a limited amount of time, so it’s important to find study methods that work well for you.

Here are five tips to help you become a study master:

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How to stress less on test day

You’ve studied and prepared as much as you could. Your ready to start your healthcare career. Now the day has arrived — it’s time to take your NHA certification exam.

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How to Maximize Your Study Time

 

Studying for a big exam? It can feel overwhelming — especially if you’re stressed. You might spend hours with your books without anything to show for it but a coffee spill on page 249 and a headache (ouch).

How you study, where you study and when you study matters. When you’re purposeful about your exam preparation, you can perform better with less study time. Here are some tips to try for your next big test.

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