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Have you been practicing as a FPMHNP for 2 and 1/2 years? What is your time regarding experience in nursing before your graduate degree? I graduated in May of 2007 and worked on my temporary license for 6 months, but then I had some fairly complicated "back problems" and could not work for a while. I have been teaching since then, because it is physically possible for me to perform in a teaching role. I still want to work as a FPMHNP, but I am having some difficult passing the certification exam. It seems that I am not the only one in this area with that difficulty (NE Texas and SW Arkansas). Has anyone taken the new exam , which began on March 1st of this year. One of my classmates did FNP and then went on to finish her FPMHNP. She passed her FNP certification, but was not successful with the psychiatric one. We need some advice or help! I have studied everything that is available, except for the new online practice test. Has anyone accessed that yet? Just need some friendly advice from someone who has been successful with this exam. I like teaching, but it just was not I worked so hard in graduate school to accomplish.Please help!!!
Hi, I took the child & adolescent CNS mental health exam and then took the family MHNP exam, passed them both. Have been working as a psych NP for about 5 years now. Prior to that, worked on an inpatient unit in several areas. Looking for the best state to start an independent practice in. Good luck in passing the exam!