AANP FNP Certification Exam ---urgent HELP needed pleaseeeee

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    Hi Everyone:
    I really really need some advice regarding the AANP FNP exam.
    I graduated last May from my FNP program. I had planned to take the exam right away but family issues occurred (my MIL was diagnosed w terminal cancer). With my already hectic life , I wasn't able to dedicate as much time or study the way I normally do. I decided to take the AANP even though my program recommended the AANC, bc i thought i could hardly get through clinical material, much less theory etc.. but now im in total panic bc everyone on this site seems to think the AANP was harder?
    My problem is there are too many distractions, and I can't focus. I have been studying on and off which is worse because I notice I tend to forget the stuff I had studied before. Furthermore, since I've been out of school for 11 months I have forgotten some basic material ex labs and dx tests, a lot of the meds etc.
    I have listened to the Fitzgerald CDs once but very spaced out during the past few months.
    I just got the Leik book and some exams on exam edge.
    I also bought the Adult and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam: Review Questions and Strategies book (which I keep scoring 50-62 on).

    I'm very worried bc I keep scoring so low on the questions in that book, in addition I score bw 440 - 590 on the AANP exams from exam edge (500 is passing).
    I've passed 3/10.
    I have to take this exam next Wednesday (in 5 days). Do I have a chance?

    With such limited time -is it best to focus on :
    1. review Fitzgerald?
    2. Do AANP questions from exam edge and read rationales
    Or
    3. Make sure I read the Leik book?

    I will not have time for all if it.
    And I have NO idea what the actual exam is more similar to? Fitzgerald material ? Exam edge ? Or the Leik book? This is what I really NEED to know. U can also email me at faridib@hotmail.com

    Please please HELP asap -if u have taken this exam, ESP if u recently 2013 took it? I can not Fail it w the other stuff that's going on w family.

    Thank you soooo much.
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    Please look into APEA...its geared towards AANP. With limited time, I would recommend APEA course. Go to her website. There's live, cd or online review course.
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    I have taken aanp twice and failed both times with the apea review. I'm not a huge fan of apea. I am waiting to sit for ancc now. Good Luck! Sorry for all of your distractions! I can definitely relate!
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    I like the Maria Leik course. So far all the student who have taken the exam in my class have passed. I am studying from Fitzgerald and Leik materials. Good luck!
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    Hi Everyone..!!

    I I'm also looking for Fitzgerald's audio's to listen to if anyone knows where to purchase them from.

    Thank you
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jul 4, '13 : Reason: TOS/solicitation
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    I just graduated from my NP program. Funny but I got a job offer without my certification. The money sucks but it home care and flexible. I am not certain as per what exam to take. ANCC or AANP. Does anyone have an words of wisdom for which is better. I am financially fried and really don't want to spend all this money on review courses....Any advice
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    Nursep2013,
    AANP is strictly all clinical questions and ANCC focuses more on theory and research and nursing profession. I know we covered those topics first year and it is def a weak area for me. There are rumors that the ANCC exam is changing in August to include multiple-multiple questions and pics. It depends on what is a strength for you. I know some people chose to take both exams, but that is very pricey. Mostly everyone in my class decided to take the AANP
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    I hope that helps!
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    I recently passed the AANP. A friend of mine passed the ANCC exam 2 weeks ago & she had pictures & multiple-multiples questions on the exam.


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