rninme 7,415 Views
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Exhausted is the only word I can use. 4 weeks til graduation, finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.
Talgas-FNP, did you post your email somewhere? I just realized you cannot reply to messages since you are new and haven't met the required number of posts.
I'll be testing in early June since I graduate in May. Doing the Fitz live review in Boston in mid-May. ANCC exam changed in Feb 2016. Here is a link to the test domains, and how many questions are asked from each category. Leik book is out of date, but I use it to help pull things together. Have the Fitz and Barkley review books, which I study from daily. Board Vitals seems to be the most up to date review site, they have everything broken down by the content in the new domains. http://www.nursecredentialing.org/FamilyNP-TCO2016
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Frontier is approved for NYS. Here is a list of approved programs for NYS
what is the complete question and the available choices for answers? I don't have the book.
Georgetown University ?
There were 8 last year - the university has small classes, usually 8 - 15 for FNP. 100% pass rate for the past 12 years of the program. Not sure what pass rates were prior to that, just know my advisor threatens us not to ruin her perfect record
I'm attending the Fitz review in Boston in May. Using the Leik book, Hollier review, q-bank and several other sources to study. The Fitz review is the one my advisor recommended - most of us are going to take the ANCC exam rather than AANP. The class that graduated last May from my college all attended Fitz -- 100% pass rate for the class on ANCC
No advice, I am just starting my final semester and have been studying for the exam for the past 6 months. Sorry you are going through this. Have you considered taking the ANCC exam instead?
Thank you for some really great advice! Looking forward to part 2.
Depends on the state practice act. FNPs here can work in ED, urgent or convenient care. Hospitalist positions are usually filled with MD, DO, PAs or ACNPs. I am sure there are still a few FNPs working in hospitalist positions, but not sure if they were grandfathered in? Our class recently met with the BON - and were told that FNPs could not work in acute care inpatient settings as it was outside scope of practice. I have seen job openings looking for FNPs to fill a hospitalist position in this state - but I would be leery of accepting one. The hospital may say -- oh, it's ok but the BON may have other ideas.
I'm just getting ready to start my final semester of FNP. Have been able to continue working full time with a little creative scheduling. And, since NP school was a long range plan for me, I squirreled away tons of ETO hours. Some weeks I am scheduled 2 nights, others I do 3. Some weeks, I don't work at all - I take all earned time. Fortunately, my employer has supported my educational aspirations. It can be done - it isn't easy, little sleep, not much of a life outside of work, school and clinical time. But - I am almost there. If school work or clinical preparedness starts to falter - you have to consider cutting down the hours worked and having saved up vacation time will make it a lot easier to do. I had to keep my insurance benefits -- one of the joys of getting older -- chronic health condition that requires treatment/monitoring.
Prayers to all.
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