thank you TraumaRUs! I took the AANP today and passed it also. I have to admit that I did have a bad experience with ANCC so my opinion/review of them is tainted, but its honest and for what its worth, i just hope that anyone looking into which exam to take has an opinion to go by...I was looking into it at first and had decided on ANCC because my school really pushed it and it seemed like it was what everyone else was doing. Alls I did was apply and after waiting at least 2 months, I decided to apply to AANP as well. Well the AANP were alot more personal when I called them with questions, they really seemed to know whats going on with their applicants status and seem to care more. The ANCC lost my school verification form (after a few other issues) and I felt like they were almost pushing my buttons..The first time I called my application was in for 2 months, the lady seen that and gave me to a supervisor.(I didnt ask for a supervisor) but anyways, it seems like they intentionally made life hard after that call, and i was very nice to them! It is what it is. Bottom line is I applied to AANP and had an exam date within a few weeks!! After experiencing both tests, I can honestly say that the AANP was more clinically based and I feel a fair exam of knowledge that we expected to be on it! Nothing more nothing less. I golfed for 5 days in a row propr to it and didnt sweat abead while taking it! With that said, it was a fair test, just more clinically based. I felt ANCC was more "nursey" type psychiatric and thats ok, but not my forte. Im just glad I have options at recertification time, if I get treated even close to the way I did from ANCC next time, ill let the license lapse and continue to recert with AANP! Im truly glad that their are options for everyone out there, without them, you take what you get and like it
Just my opinion!