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  • Nov 7

    For those of you saying no one is talking about ANCC exam recently - not sure how much has changed, but the first post in this thread is very reflective of the test I took in June

  • Nov 7

    I attended Fitzgerald's live review, read her other review book cover to cover, glanced through Liek, and used Board Vitals. Passed ANCC on my first try in June. If you are able - attend a live review (Fitz, Hollier, Liek) - if uable, sign up for an online review. If taking the ANCC, I can't stress enough - you need to know research, risk management, leadership issues cold. Use the strike out function to get rid of wrong answers. I didn't find it difficult - but Dr Fitzgerald told us - if you don't find the test difficult, then you are well prepared for it. Good luck all - you can do this!

  • Oct 16

    I attended Fitzgerald's live review, read her other review book cover to cover, glanced through Liek, and used Board Vitals. Passed ANCC on my first try in June. If you are able - attend a live review (Fitz, Hollier, Liek) - if uable, sign up for an online review. If taking the ANCC, I can't stress enough - you need to know research, risk management, leadership issues cold. Use the strike out function to get rid of wrong answers. I didn't find it difficult - but Dr Fitzgerald told us - if you don't find the test difficult, then you are well prepared for it. Good luck all - you can do this!

  • Oct 16

    Quote from stayingfocused1
    Thank you so much! Do you remember how you scored on board vitals? My scores are all over the place, mostly 60's-low 80's. Thank you again for your feedback.
    My scores were in that range as well. Those questions are brutal!

  • Oct 15

    For those of you saying no one is talking about ANCC exam recently - not sure how much has changed, but the first post in this thread is very reflective of the test I took in June

  • Oct 15

    Quote from stayingfocused1
    Hi gdb,BSN,MSN,

    I am very sorry about you not passing. I most certainly understand how you feel and what you are going through. I failed the AANP twice. I though I studied hard and felt well prepared on the second try, but I think I may have misread questions. I finished the test early. I am now preparing for the ANCC exam. I am using the ANCC yellow book which is really a pink book, Liek, Board Vitals and Hollier QBank. Board Vitals is very tough, but they have a lot of the "nonclinical" questions which may help on the exam. I am praying and trying to hold it together. The non clinical questions scare me and there is really no information out here from nurses who took the ANCC exam within the past few months. I have tried posting several times w/o feedback. I recently graduated in August and the majority of my classmates have passed the boards (AANP) so I understand where you are coming from. Please let me know of this helps. #stayfocused
    I passed ANCC in June. If you look through posts, some others have posted quite detailed explanations of the test. I'll tell you - Board Vitals, live or online review class, and Fitzgerald's review book. Board Vitals has tons of leadership questions in the test bank. Know research types cold - I had 5 or 6 questions on it. Clinical questions were very straight forward, not tricky like AANP questions. Use the strike out function to get rid of wrong answers. If you can answer the questions on Board Vitals, you are golden! They were very difficult - ANCC questions were quite easy compared to them!!

  • Oct 2

    Quote from hydez1986
    What kind of study routine did everyone have.... Everyday? All day long? One system per day?
    I did a body system a day. Read my review books, consulted patho and physical exam texts if I had questions or didn't understand something. Then I did questions on that subject. Back to review as needed - then on to the next system. Devoted a lot of time to professional issues, research, etc. Studied for a couple of hours, took a break and then back to it. Usually around 6 hours per day. Last couple of days before I tested, I actually took it pretty easy. Found I was getting things jumbled around in my head - knowledge and fact overload! Night before I tested, I went back and looked at research, professional issues, etc. Felt good that morning - late for my appointment due to a wreck on the interstate ... LOL. But, felt good once I finally got in and sat at the computer. Pay attention to the instructions - they tell you how to strike out answers and highlight. I used the strike out feature a lot. Seemed to help me focus in on the correct answer.

  • Oct 2

    Congratulations! I passed the ANCC FNP exam today! My study guides were the Fitz blue book, and her live review. Glanced through Leik and did a few questions. Did not like the Hollier APEA book - but did use it to study for the predictor exam I had to take in school. Did questions on BoardVitals -- if you can answer them, the ANCC exam is a walk in the park!!!!

  • Oct 1

    "Stop thinking like a nurse" is role transition - and I think it is something that all of us who are NP students struggle with at times. There is no reason to stop exhibiting the traits that make nurses such great patient care advocates/providers. You just have to apply it at a different level. Good luck, you can do this!!

  • Sep 25

    If you are going to choose an online program, pick one that has a great network of past graduates willing to precept current students. Frontier comes to mind. Call and talk with them, ask how many graduates are in your particular state and if there are other students currently there. I am not a Frontier student or graduate - but they were my #2 choice. I ultimately chose a brick and mortar school in my state that offered hybrid classes as well as "in person" requirements. And - my school has a full-time clinical coordinator that does all the clinical placements. Good luck to you!

  • Sep 10

    Congratulations!! It wasn't difficult because you were prepared!

  • Jul 20

    Quote from Julius Seizure
    A lot of people go to school part time and work at the same time, but school will take longer. At this point, are you sure that it's worth it?
    I just finished an MSN-FNP at 55. Total of 5 years for BSN completion through MSN. Age is just a number

  • Jul 20

    I worked full-time through RN, BSN and MSN-FNP. Takes some creative scheduling and support of your workplace but it can be done!

  • Jul 20

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!

  • Jul 19

    I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!


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