[QUOTE=Meriwhen;6474508]The ANCC psych/mental health exam was definitely harder/more challenging than NCLEX because it digs deeper than the NCLEX questions did. I think this could be said for any speciality certification exam...so you really need to know your specialty well, as well as have direct experience in that specialty.
I wanted to throw up the entire day of the test. Immediately after the test I found out I passed, but I still wanted to throw up. I'm now aiming for my CARN certification so I expect another day of nausea r/t stress in the near future
Your post made me giggle. OMG, I can so relate. I think I ate a box of pepto and a handful of immodium. I was so happy to see the word pass and know it was behind me. I too thought I failed. Everyone I that I talk to who has taken the test has said the same thing.
Again, like you, I'm thinking of becoming certified in another area. I guess I like to be traumatized.