I studied like crazy for a few months. Here is what I did:
Created study plan and tried to stick to it as much as possible
Broke it down by systems
Don't keep studying stuff I know to feel good, move on to what I don't know well
Review national guidelines
Use the test content outline to help guide my studies
Fitzgerald CDs X3, Barkley X1 ----certain sections I listened to repeatedly.
You must master info, not be "familiar". Should be able to spit it out like the Alphabet
Questions----any free questions do those.
I purchased questions from ANCC and did their free questions; familynpprep.com (5 test ANCC and 5 test AANP)
Maria Leik (used this last)---bunch of fast facts, which were great reminders
Questions from review books---Fitzgerald, Hollier, and Leik
Looked up any word I don't know; used youtube to help with some topics
Know non-clinical stuff really well. Must know how to apply it.
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