Adult CNS-EXAM - page 7

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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    Hi All I found a CNS study guide through Amazon.com and ordered it yesterday. Im one semester away from completing my degree and wanted to get a jump on reviewing for the exam over the summer. There is so little review available for CNS exam that I jumped at the chance when I found this 6 CD review on amazon. I will post again after they arrive and let everyone know if it's worth it or will be requesting a refund!! Stay tuned!!!
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    Quote from nicolein
    Hi All I found a CNS study guide through Amazon.com and ordered it yesterday. Im one semester away from completing my degree and wanted to get a jump on reviewing for the exam over the summer. There is so little review available for CNS exam that I jumped at the chance when I found this 6 CD review on amazon. I will post again after they arrive and let everyone know if it's worth it or will be requesting a refund!! Stay tuned!!!i
    I'm really interested in knowing if the CDs work out well, I m in the same process too. Thanks
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    EnoRN where are you doing ur CNS program??
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    Quote from lmhurd63
    I completed my MSN in May of this year and took the ANCC Adult Health CNS Exam on September 16 and passed. The process to me was sad because there were no review courses to "go" to other than an audio conference that you dialed into weekly. I did not do that because I can't sit there and learn well like that. Additionally, there were no true "review books" available as there are for the NP exams. Someone really should write some.

    Starting about 2 weeks before the exam, I started reading and studying the Mo-Metrix book that has been mentioned here. I felt it was packed with a lot of unnecessary info and had many grammatical errors and misspelled words. I read it through once. The week before my exam, I took a week of PTO and reviewed the chapter summaries of my patho book, reviewed my pharm book, and my health assm book. I also reviewed guidelines for CAD, HTN, CHF, and DM on the National Guideline Clearinghouse website.

    While I was very nervous and did not feel ready, I took the exam thinking that if I failed, it would be a learning experience. I believe the key to passing is making sure that you read the entire question carefully. I probably "marked" 75 questions to review later if I had time and I did. I think I changed 3 answers and was worried that I may have changed one that was correct. However, when I finished and was handed my letter, I almost fainted! It was one of the most stressful experiences of my life.

    I did take some sample exams on the ANCC website and I think that helped me become accustomed to the format. Additionally, I found some practice tests online. I can't recall the web address though. If I find it I will post it.

    Good luck!
    Hi. Did you ever find the site with practice tests???
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    Ok so I've been stalking my mailbox all week and the CDs have finally arrived. To my UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT THEY ARE USELESS!! The first CD had some content recorded by what sounded like a machine/mechanical voice. When the voice pronounced Cat-ion as cashion I had a hhmmm?? Moment. The remaining 5 CDs are BLANK!!!! I just emailed customer service for a full refund including my shipping and handling and a prepaid return label. SO DISSAPOINTED AND FRUSTRATED!!!!!!
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    Quote from nicolein
    Ok so I've been stalking my mailbox all week and the CDs have finally arrived. To my UTTER DISAPPOINTMENT THEY ARE USELESS!! The first CD had some content recorded by what sounded like a machine/mechanical voice. When the voice pronounced Cat-ion as cashion I had a hhmmm?? Moment. The remaining 5 CDs are BLANK!!!! I just emailed customer service for a full refund including my shipping and handling and a prepaid return label. SO DISSAPOINTED AND FRUSTRATED!!!!!!
    Sorry to hear that. Doing CNS @ WSU. Have clinicals left to go.
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    Quote from enoRN

    Sorry to hear that. Doing CNS @ WSU. Have clinicals left to go.
    Hahaha I'm at WCSU doing my program. The only CNS this go around. Last semester this fall. Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well. Re the CDs- customer service replied within the hr and says they will resend them. Giving them one more shot out of desperation since there are NO other review products out there for us CNSs.
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    Quote from nicolein
    Hahaha I'm at WCSU doing my program. The only CNS this go around. Last semester this fall. Keeping fingers crossed that all goes well. Re the CDs- customer service replied within the hr and says they will resend them. Giving them one more shot out of desperation since there are NO other review products out there for us CNSs.
    I think you can also use the NP review products, so far we've been taking same courses. Its only clinicals that will be different. Goodluck and keep in touch.
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    Quote from enoRN

    I think you can also use the NP review products, so far we've been taking same courses. Its only clinicals that will be different. Goodluck and keep in touch.
    Thats how my program went as well. It's been ok but lonely being the only CNS candidate. A pal of mine is going to loan me the NP review and I intend to do the phone conference thru ANCC!! Good luck to u too!!


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