ANCC is not recognizing our 500+ clinical hours as a Psych CNS's stating that maybe we did not preform "clinical" work for those hours and instead did some other type of managerial or organizational work, therefore they will not allow us to sit for the Psych NP exams despite meeting all the requirements. Even if you had a dual program and decided to sit for the CNS vs the NP exam (because it was the thing to do at the time) and even if you had hours in more than one modality as required, ANCC will give you a hard time saying that your hours don't count. It makes no sense and this is an unfair practice by the ANCC. If we as CNS's aren't able to take the same exam as the students we are supposedly fit to precept then we shouldn't precept them at all. Don't Precept Psych NP's until the ANCC makes changes to their policies. If their practice is so different then ours then nursing programs
can go find all the experienced psych NP's out there to precept instead (aka NP's with less than 3 years experience).