Failed the AANP and ANCC - page 8

Hello everyone So I took the AANP in March 2011 after taking the Fitz course, and failed (personally I didn't think I was ready), but I thought I would try. Then I purchased the Barkley Assoc CD... Read More

  1. Visit  aslingtl profile page
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    Well... 344 out of 350. Talk about a disappointment. So disgusted! So close and now I have to wait two months to retest. Words can not describe how I am feeling! More research material than anything else. On a good note.... I will pass it the next time!
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  2. Visit  Jane33 RN profile page
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    Aslingtl,
    You were so close! Keep pushing and you will do it! Don't give up what ever you do!I am praying for you! God Bless!
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  3. Visit  Tinabeanrn profile page
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    Missed by 6 points I am so sorry sweetie! Good grief. Hum.. well as you said you will get it next time. I imagine that is a hard test. No way to really study for it and it ask things that are not specific to patient care. But you have two months to keep preparing. I wish it would have ended today for you. I really do. But everything is happening for a reason. Its hard to see what that reason is in a time like this. But there has to be some reason it is working out like this right now. One of the first things we learn to do as babies is to hold our heads up, so you keep holding your head up high. All of this is gonna make you that much better of an NP when you get out there. You will know clinical and policy stuff like the back of your hand real soon. I will keep you in my prayers. God bless you sweetheart.
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  4. Visit  Jane33 RN profile page
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    Great advice Tinabeanrn !
  5. Visit  aslingtl profile page
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    So I missed it by one or two questions. :/
  6. Visit  Jane33 RN profile page
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    Yes. I know the thought of taking that test again is frustrating but You will do it! You will pass that test!
  7. Visit  Tinabeanrn profile page
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    Yes Aslingtl, this too shall pass . It has too. I worked with a RN that is absolutely brilliant. He failed his boards 3 times before finally passing. That was 15 years ago. Now its a funny story he tells. You will look back on this and laugh. Right now, just take a few days off from studying...you deserve it. Then refocus and see what you could have done differently on both test. Write down some things that you need to look up and start there. Which exam will you take the next time around? If its the AANP let me know. What study materials are you using? How often are you studying? Barkley suggest having a study partner and really learning the things you don't know inside and out.

    Some study tips I have is to not waste time reading what you already know, skip that. If you don't know something like you should, read about it in 2 to 3 different resource books and watch the video on youtube. Its really helpful. Cover the answers before you read the question. Anticipate the answer, and then look at the answers...do you see the one you thought it should be? Go with that first, then look at the other answers and decide why they are not correct and confirm why the one you chose is. Find your special place and time for studying. For me, I like to study so I study all day long, even now . Its just my thing. But if you study better at night then make sure you set aside that time for studying. Don't study when your tired. Or if you want to study when you are tired, study the things you already know then. There is nothing wrong with reinforcement. Also take out time and meditate each day..build yourself up with confidence. Make little signs that say "I will pass this test" or something like that. Start speaking it out into the universe...words become things and we have what we speak. Pray without ceasing. Keep thanking God in advance. Ask him to show you what lesson you need to learn in all of this so you don't keep repeating this test. I am adding you to my nightly prayer list. You will get it next time honey. If there is anything I can do to help, let me know and I will do it if I can.
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  8. Visit  Jane33 RN profile page
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    Great advice!!!!
  9. Visit  kourt2213 profile page
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    I just took that AANP FNP exam yesterday and did not pass. As with most comments on here, I was devastated. I really felt like I was prepared for the test, and obviously I was not! I felt like i didn't know the answer to over half the questions. But i always did really well on practice tests. I did the Fitzgerald review course and had no doubts that I knew all the information. If anyone has tips on what I can do to better prepare I would really appreciate it!
  10. Visit  Georgia RN03 profile page
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    Quote from kourt2213
    I just took that AANP FNP exam yesterday and did not pass. As with most comments on here, I was devastated. I really felt like I was prepared for the test, and obviously I was not! I felt like i didn't know the answer to over half the questions. But i always did really well on practice tests. I did the Fitzgerald review course and had no doubts that I knew all the information. If anyone has tips on what I can do to better prepare I would really appreciate it!
    So sorry to hear you did not pass, but this too shall pass. You WILL be successful next time. Take a few days away from studying, cry, yell, feel sorry for yourself then get back at it. Find out your weak areas and study, study, study. APEA.com has a great question bank where you can chose what area you want to test yourself on and the number of questions. Everything happens for a reason and God didn't bring you this far to leave you.
  11. Visit  aslingtl profile page
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    Thanks, tinabeanrn. I am going to try to focus on the Barkley material more. I believe his material is more focused on the ancc exam. I made a list of some things that were on my last test that I was unsure about such as the Chinese beliefs and many herbs uses such as black cohosh. The biggest part of that test seemed to be based on things like case mgmt, quality of care, risk mgmt and roles of the np. I did not study/ focus on this much before I tested last time so I will do a more study regime for this. The research designs kind of three me off as well so I will just have to study more. It is just taking a big toll on my life, marriage and everything else. I have never been this bad off. And when you don't have money it seems like everyone is fighting. I have tried to get several jobs and none of them have worked out. I have to pay 340 just to take it again. I am upset and a little mad at myself but I know god will move in this. He has a perfect plan for my and my family. It just waiting and the standing still part so god can move. Just pray for my family and I. We really need it. And if anyone knows anyone interested in study material such as m. Fitzgerald CDs (new update,2011 with 17 CDs) her question preparation book, leiks book, and A. hollister question preparing book. I will be selling them for 325.00 all together. Thanks everyone.
  12. Visit  Jane33 RN profile page
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    kourt2213,
    I am sorry to hear that you did not pass the exam. That is a very tough exam. I know just how you feel. You did prepare for the test its just when axiety sets in it makes you feel like you don't know the answers. Look at my previous posts regarding how I studied. I did the Fitzgerald CDs. I thought they were good but I felt that Maria Leiks review was better fit to prepare me for the AANP exam. I am praying for you and I believe that you will pass that test! Don't give up! Don't over do it! Study for a couple hours a day especailly areas on the test that you felt you were really weak in. If you take that exam again you will see the same material presented in a different way. You can do it! I am praying for you!
  13. Visit  Jane33 RN profile page
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    Aslingtl,
    Please be encouraged! I know just how you feel. Failing the exams took a toll on me personally. I put out so much money that I didn't feel like I would ever recover! Not to mention the stress and heartache!But God works all things out for your good! When you put this behind you you will appreciate God even more! This is a test from GOD! This situation may feel overwhelming but it is a small situation. There is nothing to hard or big for God! God bless.
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