Hands-On Nursing Competency Test

Please take the time to answer all of the following questions to the best of your ability. This test is used to form a baseline of general competency for applicants. It is not timed.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the test, please feel free to direct all inquires to: jmajor@handsonnursingpa.com.



  • Confidentiality:


  • Consumer control and the independent living philosophy:


  • Instrumental activates of daily living (IADL’s):


  • Recognizing changes in the consumer that need to be addressed:


  • Basic Infection Control:


  • Universal Precautions:


  • Handling of emergencies:


  • Documentation:


  • Recognizing and reporting abuse or neglect:


  • Dealing with difficult behaviors:


  • Bathing, shaving, grooming & dressing:


  • Hair, skin & mouth care:


  • Assistance with ambulation and transferring:


  • Meal Preparation and feeding:


  • Toileting:


  • Assistance with self-administered medications:


  • Basic Math


  • Written Answer Questions