Cardiovascular Nsg Certification Exam

  1. Has anyone taken the ANCC Cardiovascular certification exam to become BC (board certified) by the ANA?
    Any study tips, pointers or other info would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   JackSpratsMom
    I just passed the Cardiac Vascular Board Certification last week. I didn't study for it and having done it couldn't eve tell you the best topics to study.
    I found it to be a very touchy feely test. Lots of therapeutic conversation and behavior models, many outpatient cardiac rehab questions. Not really as much inpatient cardiovascular nursing as I would have liked. The test plan online gives the impresion of more acute care questions.
    Also, they don't give you a score or a breakdown of how you did in the areas of the test.....just a pass or fail.
    Good luck!!
  4. by   ProgressiveActivist
    I guess I need to review cardiac rehab nursing which I have never done and don't know I dang thing about.

    Thanks a lot!
  5. by   hudno
    I am looking at taking this in a couple weeks and wanted to see if you have tested yet. If so any words of wisdom?