rninme, MSN, APRN 8,460 Views
Joined Jun 12, '06 - from 'somewhere in Downeast Maine'.
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I studied for about 6 weeks - did Fitzgerald's live review a couple of weeks after graduation and then her online content over the next 2 weeks. Helped me to zero in on where I needed to study further. Took the ANCC exam and passed on my first try. If you take ANCC, don't gloss over epidemiology, risk management, research, leadership, etc. Nothing tricky about the ANCC exam, clinical questions very straightforward. Don't continually review what you know cold -- focus on areas you are having problems recalling. I used Board Vitals to practice board-type questions. BV's questions are HARD! Exam was much easier!!!
Did not see one question on cranial nerves on ANCC
Congratulations!! It wasn't difficult because you were prepared!
I graduated with my MSN at 55. Age is just a number!!!
Congrats!!!! Thanks for the advice! I take my test In a few weeks... Feeling so nervous. I'm basically studying like you did... A system a day etc. there's just so much stuff!!! Are the clinical questions straightforward? Or detailed concepts? I'll probably struggle with the no clinical stuff more ugh!!! So nerve racking!
Congrats! I have failed the ANNP twice and ANCC Friday. Please if you have any suggestion on how to study, I would appreciate. I cannot taker the ANNP until nest year, therefore, I have to take the ANCC again and I so afraid. Personal email,joepatten3367@gmail .com. Please help!!!
What kind of study routine did everyone have.... Everyday? All day long? One system per day?
I am testing next week. My last course used the Fitzgerald review book and we were tested over it. I signed up for her live review that started today through Tuesday. We spent 5 hours listening to a speaker read to us word for word from the hand out book. It was painful. The hotel was beyond horrible and we left after lunch and drove 4 hours home. Very, very disappointed. I note that I don't have access to the online material or practice tests that were listed in the book. This was a huge waste of time and money.
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!!!
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 email@example.com any study tip I will greatly appreciate. Thanks and congratulations
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!!!!
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