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  • Jun 23

    Quote from Cynthia Thomas
    Hello rninme, supper congratulations. I'm so happy for you. I'm new to this blog and you responded to my post. Thank you for that. Do you by chance have any study tips/study guide that could help and don't mind sharing? I'm terrified of ANCC exam...I don't know why. I started the fitz online review this Wednesday. My email is cynthiathomas300@hotmail.com any study tip I will greatly appreciate. Thanks and congratulations

    I used Fitz live review and her blue book. Glanced through Leik - some good quick facts there. Tried the APEA q-bank but found the majority of those questions are in Hollier's FNP certification review book - so not worth the money for me. Only online question bank I did was BoardVitals - and they are brutal!

    I reviewed a body system a day - using Fitzgerald, Leik. Went to BoardVitals and answered questions on that system. If I found I was missing quite a bit - back to review using other sources, mainly my Bates book from school. Derm - the Habif book was my bible. Also have it on my Ipad ... so I could pop on and review different derm presentations. Ortho - my kryptonite!! Used Bates, Fitzgerald, and Hoppenfeld (I think is the author - old book, but is the bible for ortho) - it's green and I believe first published in the 1970's! Peds/pregnancy/women's and men's health - all from Fitzgerald and reviewing class notes and texts. All the leadership information I used came from Fitzgerald, Leik and on BoardVitals. Know the hierarchy of clinical research!!! You will do fine - just listen to what Dr. Fitzgerald talks about. Several questions on the exam were pretty much word-for-word from her live lecture!

  • Jun 23

    Something I forgot - with your Fitzgerald review - there are a bunch of online resources you should look through that aren't directly accessible from your online learning modules. Look for the tab marked Resources on the side under the NPxpert tab. Lots of information she doesn't directly touch on in depth but you will run into on boards. Do all the extra's she provides -- people that fail boards after using her live or online review usually haven't completed extra materials. Good luck!!!

  • Jun 23

    Something I forgot - with your Fitzgerald review - there are a bunch of online resources you should look through that aren't directly accessible from your online learning modules. Look for the tab marked Resources on the side under the NPxpert tab. Lots of information she doesn't directly touch on in depth but you will run into on boards. Do all the extra's she provides -- people that fail boards after using her live or online review usually haven't completed extra materials. Good luck!!!

  • Jun 23

    I passed the ANCC FNP exam today! Really didn't find it that difficult - but I have been studying for the past 2 years in preparation for today!! Have to say that Dr Fitzgerald's review and her other book were the keys to my passing. Lots of leadership questions - know research, policy, culture, ethical principals. Majority of questions were very straight forward - a couple I had to read several times to try and figure out just what question was being asked. Hopefully those questions were part of the non-graded section because they were very poorly written. Done is about 2 hours - but I have always been a fast test taker. Use the cross out function, very helpful in trying to zero in on the correct answer when unsure.

  • Jun 23

    I passed the ANCC FNP exam today! Really didn't find it that difficult - but I have been studying for the past 2 years in preparation for today!! Have to say that Dr Fitzgerald's review and her other book were the keys to my passing. Lots of leadership questions - know research, policy, culture, ethical principals. Majority of questions were very straight forward - a couple I had to read several times to try and figure out just what question was being asked. Hopefully those questions were part of the non-graded section because they were very poorly written. Done is about 2 hours - but I have always been a fast test taker. Use the cross out function, very helpful in trying to zero in on the correct answer when unsure.

  • Jun 22

    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!!!!

  • Jun 18

    I started nursing school at age 39 - and just completed an MSN, right before my 55th birthday. Go for it!

  • Jun 9

    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

  • Jun 9

    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

  • Jun 9

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

  • Jun 6

    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

  • Jun 3

    Quote from dishes
    If you think working weekdays is best for you, have you considered a non-nursing career such as; occupational therapy, speech language pathology, respiratory therapy etc?
    I spent 17 years as a Respiratory Therapist .. and worked nights, weekends, holidays and had night call when working day shift.

  • Jun 3

    I started nursing school at age 39 - and just completed an MSN, right before my 55th birthday. Go for it!

  • Jun 2

    Quote from dishes
    If you think working weekdays is best for you, have you considered a non-nursing career such as; occupational therapy, speech language pathology, respiratory therapy etc?
    I spent 17 years as a Respiratory Therapist .. and worked nights, weekends, holidays and had night call when working day shift.

  • May 30

    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


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