Adult CNS-EXAM - page 5

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Hello all. I completed my MSN program in december, and sat for the Adult CNS exam yesterday... and i FAILED! such an embarrassment, humiliation, failure, I was so sure of myself and this test... everyone I talked to said not to... Read More


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    any ideas
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    Quote from juan martinez
    Hi!

    I am Juan and I also took the Adult CNS Exam March 2011. I graduated in December and started stuyding for the exam January 2011. I purchased the audio review offered by ANCC, Mometrix review, and the Fidzgerald Adult Health NP questions and answers book. I passed my exam and I believe the combination of these three elements helped me. I studied for one hour or so every afternoon. Sometimes, I felt my study time was truly great and others, I just was not able to concentrate. I believe the Mometrix had a good review since it was based on the topics covered in the exam. I found the test taking strategies truly work. But, you need to remember them and of course being able to know at least some of the wrong answers in order to apply them.

    I truly recommend to review the material, take lots of practice exams. Review the answers and retake them at least once or twice until you achieve 85% or higher in the score. Read the rationale of each answer.

    Reviewing the material is truly important. Spend a couple of months reviewing and practicing exams. Do not take the exam without stuyding.

    Good luck!

    Juan
    hi Juan!!! congratulation !! i have many questions!! i am a foreign nurse and am not familiar with what you said!!
    1- i searched the net for "Fidzgerald Adult Health NP questions and answers book" but i don't find it , would you please send me the specific title of this book ?
    2- You said that you used the Blue Print ?? do you have a specific link
    3- Mometrix review ???? i dont understand well !! would you please explain !! and if any body know ,would you please help me
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    What audio. I didnt find an adult cns audio rev on the ancc site. I found a np one but it was pretty much the same as reading np books or fitzgerald books. What was the cns audio
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    Quote from ziad1986
    hi Juan!!! congratulation !! i have many questions!! i am a foreign nurse and am not familiar with what you said!!
    1- i searched the net for "Fidzgerald Adult Health NP questions and answers book" but i don't find it , would you please send me the specific title of this book ?
    2- You said that you used the Blue Print ?? do you have a specific link
    3- Mometrix review ???? i dont understand well !! would you please explain !! and if any body know ,would you please help me
    Just go to the internet and search for' Mometrix' and a black and gold paperback book comes up called Mometrix. There are several that are separated into different disciplines-CNS-adult, or pediatrics etc.
    It's more or less an outline format containing the information listed on the ANCC outline for you to study from. Mine cost about $40 18 months ago.
    I really did not like it that well. But plenty of others here have given it a good review, so it's worth a try.
    I can not help you with the Fitzgerald.
    Good Luck!
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    Just thought I'd share...this guy is a man of color who is inspiring for his nursing skill, not the fact that he is black and may be of foreign descent. I've rarely been moved in my life but this guy made me so proud to be a nurse and he is why I want to be a CNS. Check him out. He can inspire us all.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16ANrnQN-cc
    Ahhphoey and enoRN like this.
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    You are so right - what a wonderful video! Sloan-Kettering should be very proud of him and their nursing staff.
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    WOW! I am in a similar position as FluffyNipper (not quite 60). I was thinking about taking the Adult CNS exam. I received my MS in 1996 and took the Community Health CNS exam and then took the Advanced Diabetes Management exam. Both of these are no longer ANCC certifications. I am having a hard time finding a job because I live in a small town. The CNS credential is not recognized and I have specialized in diabetes management too long which limits me for other positions. Plan B is to get into a post masters NP program.

    Sounds like there is an opportunity for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit to provide some coaching/mentoring.
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    Thanks everyone for sharing your stories of struggles and successes. I'm trying to find on-line study guides - like on-line test taking examples for the Psych CNS exam. Does any one have any thoughts or ideas where I can find these tools?

    Thanks,
    David
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    Hello all!!
    I just realized I oringinally started this thread in March, and here we are in October and I am just retaking my exam. I failed the first time and have put off the exam till now. I have done the teleconference class, NP-Fitzgerald book, and snoring my way to reading Hamric/Spross (is it me or is that book horrible to get through?)

    Has anyone taken the "new" exam. I am wondering how different is it from the old. The old exam, to me was tricky, some questions I had no idea what they were asking, and others, I could not reach far enough into my brain from undergrad to come up with the answer. My one med question I did not know the trade name so I got it wrong

    Looking at the new blueprint seems like its more of the CNS role and characteristics, even though the teleconfrence course has 6 lessons on diseases by system.... not sure what is going on with that...

    any idea would be great! I am taking it on Tuesday and debating if I should reschedule to get more study time in.

    have a good weekend
    Ill be behind a book
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    oh can anybody tell me what is the difference between coaching, mentoring and precepting...
    I had at least 5 questions on my old exam and still cant find info to help me distinguish between each

    Rosanna


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