Passed ANCC & AANP...and these are the resources that I would recommend - page 2

by MLGDNP12

So excited that this chapter of my life is officially OVER and I wanted to share my resources with you all. I can honestly say that I started studying in May and passed both test in September. I did plenty of questions... Read More


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    Quote from bayouchick02
    My exam is in a few weeks also, and so far I have listened to Hollier's review CDs , gone thru Fitzgerald's book, and now going through her CDs as well. I plan on doing questions from the family NP prep website that you mentioned. Based on your experience, do you think that will be enough? I tried to find more review questions, but there are so many different ones out there! I guess I'm starting to get antsy.....I have been reviewing just about everyday, for several hours a day for the last couple weeks :-/
    I think you are doing well..the website has 20 (100 questions) exams available to buy for the exams. I would just do that and review rationales. Write down the answers to the questions that you miss. I even recorded myself reading my rationales so that I could listen to them as I drove, workout or whatever. And remember that the exam has 150-ANNP/175-ANCC questions, so dont over whelm yourself. And as I said before just remember that common diseases occur commonly. I know that you will do wonderfully. You just have to believe it as well...
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    Were any of your resources helpful for the legal/ethical/policy questions on ANCC? So few resources have any info or questions about those topics. Fitzgerald has a handout and a CD, but I need some more practice questions on those topics. Thank you for letting us ask you so many questions!
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    Quote from AtomicWoman
    Were any of your resources helpful for the legal/ethical/policy questions on ANCC? So few resources have any info or questions about those topics. Fitzgerald has a handout and a CD, but I need some more practice questions on those topics. Thank you for letting us ask you so many questions!

    So sorry that it took me a while to answer your post. The website had something going on. Anyways, I didn't feel like Fitzgerald or Hollier covered legal/ethical/policy enough and I decided to do the online questions on familynpprep.com ANCC test data bank and used the kellerman book. Read my original post for more infornmation on the website. It is a great tool and covers the subject areas very well. Everyone is free to ask me as many questions as they like...we NPs stick together
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    As well as theory and some research based stuff. I thought this was only gonna be on the ANCC exam, not the AANP. Did you find those type of questions on the AANP exam as well? Thanks for all the info, you have been such a big help!
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    Just passed my ANCC ANP exam. I found the Fitzgerald CDs and the Hollier book and website extremely helpful. I also want to recommend spending some time with your physical assessment textbook, whichever one you used. Skimming through it again, I picked up a lot of pearls that slipped by me when I took the course before beginning clinicals. Also, it was great for reviewing normal age-related changes, as I had several questions about that on my exam. Your mileage may vary, of course! Good luck to all who are studying to take the exam!
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    Quote from bayouchick02
    As well as theory and some research based stuff. I thought this was only gonna be on the ANCC exam, not the AANP. Did you find those type of questions on the AANP exam as well? Thanks for all the info, you have been such a big help!
    What I meant to say was: did you notice a lot of health policy as well as theory and research based questions on your exam? (Sorry for the half written post above, my iPad wasn't co-operating with me today). I noted quite a few on the family np prep website and I'm not quite sure where else to review that material.
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    Quote from bayouchick02
    As well as theory and some research based stuff. I thought this was only gonna be on the ANCC exam, not the AANP. Did you find those type of questions on the AANP exam as well? Thanks for all the info, you have been such a big help!
    AANP is purely diagnosis, evaluation, planning & implemenation. Keep those in mind with every question that you come across. You don't have to worry too much about theory & research. They may come but it will mostly be about np role and certification/licensure.
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    Quote from AtomicWoman
    Just passed my ANCC ANP exam. I found the Fitzgerald CDs and the Hollier book and website extremely helpful. I also want to recommend spending some time with your physical assessment textbook, whichever one you used. Skimming through it again, I picked up a lot of pearls that slipped by me when I took the course before beginning clinicals. Also, it was great for reviewing normal age-related changes, as I had several questions about that on my exam. Your mileage may vary, of course! Good luck to all who are studying to take the exam!

    Congratulations AtomicWoman!!!!! I know that you are relieved that this chapter of your life is FINALLY closed. So happy for you...
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    Quote from MLGDNP12
    Congratulations AtomicWoman!!!!! I know that you are relieved that this chapter of your life is FINALLY closed. So happy for you...
    Thank you. I sure am glad to be done. Now on to the next scary thing... seeing and treating patients!
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    Thanks so much for your guidance!! I've been scoring only a 500 on the FamilyNPPrep AANP-FNP practice tests, but I have a few weeks left to study. How predictive do you think they were to the real thing as far as score and content to the AANP? It seems like these practice exams have so many questions on nursing theories, research design, etc that I thought was not heavy or at all an area on the AANP. Am I wrong?

    Do you know what you were scoring on these before you took the AANP exam?

    thanks again!,
    natasha


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