Latest Comments by MLGDNP12

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    Hello everyone!!
    It's been a while since I check this thread. I am so happy to hear of all the success with passing both AANP & ANCC exams. I am so very excited and proud of you all. Now off to caring & treated these patients that we read so much about. I am so happy to have been of help to you all. I just had to share the resources that helped me to get through that stage in my career. Many blessings to you all.

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    Quote from bayouchick02
    Passed the AANP exam! Just wanted to thank y'all for for your prayers and support! Especially MLGDNP12 & nitasarn.....your tips and tidbits for study REALLY helped me out :-)
    YAY!!!! CONGRATS bayouchick02!!!! I knew you could do it...I am so excited for you. Now it's time to make some moves, motivate others and make some money. Many blessings in your future success and endeavors.

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    nitasarn likes this.

    You will find some ethical type questions on the exam dont focus too much about the research when it comes to AANP. I also recommend studying 2 hours at a time with 1 hour mental break. I know this is hard but as your test approach you need to relax. I took walks, cooked and did everyday activities that briefly distracted me from the exam. My plan was focus, focus, distract, and focus. I know that you are prepared and I trust that we all will be celebrating with you soon. I am lifting you up in prayer and I know that God will not fail you now. Just study, prayer, and speak your success into existence. I called myself FNP-BC/NP-C for weeks before my exams...LOL.

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    Quote from nitasarn
    I think it was aanp-fnp.com I think it's the same site. Mine is a couple weeks. 75%is a good average. This weekend I'm in a wedding so I'm taking a small break from intensive study but next week I'm gonna go thru my weak areas with hollier and Fitzgerald I have Leiks which is a good reference there are some mistakes but i guess I'm learning something if I know what they're are. I'll be sending good prayers and thoughts your way this week you can do it
    Praying for you and I know that God will help you through. Just relax and retain...You will do wonderfully!

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    AtomicWoman likes this.

    Quote from AtomicWoman
    Just passed my ANCC ANP exam. I found the Fitzgerald CDs and the Hollier book and website extremely helpful. I also want to recommend spending some time with your physical assessment textbook, whichever one you used. Skimming through it again, I picked up a lot of pearls that slipped by me when I took the course before beginning clinicals. Also, it was great for reviewing normal age-related changes, as I had several questions about that on my exam. Your mileage may vary, of course! Good luck to all who are studying to take the exam!

    Congratulations AtomicWoman!!!!! I know that you are relieved that this chapter of your life is FINALLY closed. So happy for you...

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    Quote from bayouchick02
    As well as theory and some research based stuff. I thought this was only gonna be on the ANCC exam, not the AANP. Did you find those type of questions on the AANP exam as well? Thanks for all the info, you have been such a big help!
    AANP is purely diagnosis, evaluation, planning & implemenation. Keep those in mind with every question that you come across. You don't have to worry too much about theory & research. They may come but it will mostly be about np role and certification/licensure.

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    AtomicWoman likes this.

    Quote from AtomicWoman
    Were any of your resources helpful for the legal/ethical/policy questions on ANCC? So few resources have any info or questions about those topics. Fitzgerald has a handout and a CD, but I need some more practice questions on those topics. Thank you for letting us ask you so many questions!

    So sorry that it took me a while to answer your post. The website had something going on. Anyways, I didn't feel like Fitzgerald or Hollier covered legal/ethical/policy enough and I decided to do the online questions on familynpprep.com ANCC test data bank and used the kellerman book. Read my original post for more infornmation on the website. It is a great tool and covers the subject areas very well. Everyone is free to ask me as many questions as they like...we NPs stick together

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    Quote from neelia06
    Yeah I'm totally interested in buying your book! I don't know how but can you private message me here so I can send you my info?
    For some reason I can't message you because the website won't let me. Its saying something along the lines that I have to have 15 topics posted in order to private message. So you can email me at mxlst19@mail.rmu.edu and we can make arrangements.

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    Quote from bayouchick02
    My exam is in a few weeks also, and so far I have listened to Hollier's review CDs , gone thru Fitzgerald's book, and now going through her CDs as well. I plan on doing questions from the family NP prep website that you mentioned. Based on your experience, do you think that will be enough? I tried to find more review questions, but there are so many different ones out there! I guess I'm starting to get antsy.....I have been reviewing just about everyday, for several hours a day for the last couple weeks :-/
    I think you are doing well..the website has 20 (100 questions) exams available to buy for the exams. I would just do that and review rationales. Write down the answers to the questions that you miss. I even recorded myself reading my rationales so that I could listen to them as I drove, workout or whatever. And remember that the exam has 150-ANNP/175-ANCC questions, so dont over whelm yourself. And as I said before just remember that common diseases occur commonly. I know that you will do wonderfully. You just have to believe it as well...

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    No problem Neelia06. I'm sure you will do wonderfully. I have the Kellerman book that I can sell you. It's sold on the website for $80. But I'll sell it to you for $60. There's absolutely no writing, highlighting or answered questions in the book. I used it for a week straight and it's in brand new condition. Let me know if you're interested & I can save you $20.

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    Hi AtomicWoman,
    You did not misread the post I did take both. I am sort of a "what if girl" and the fact that I failed the ANCC in June and had to wait 90 days made me really nervous. So I didn't want to put all my eggs in one basket and applied to take both. I will probably only keep up with one to be honest, but I felt most comfortable knowing that I had the extra opportunities to be certified. Also I was angry at myself for failing the ANCC by 2 points and really wanted to prove to myself that I knew the information. So it became a challenge...Good luck on your exam. I'm sure you will do great.

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    Hi Neelia06,
    I bought the Necessary Family Nurse Practitioner 1000 Practice Questions Book by Kellermann. It had questions in random order. It was not categorized. I ordered the book from necessaryworkshops.com. You will be ready. Just remember that you have 150 questions and they can't put everything on the exam. Focus on common disease that occur commonly and what you as the NP should do or know about them. Go on the AANP website and review the testing domains. Besides Kellermann, which other resources are you using. I would truly recommend familynpprep.com. I think it will help easy your anxiety and help you feel comfortable anwering exam style questions. Read about it on my main post. I hope I have helped...please keep me updated on your success.

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    CEPJ likes this.

    No problem, bayouchick02...you will do wonderfully. Just take a deep breath and know that you have all you need to pass the test. With God's grace and your preparation you'll do great. I'm happy my tips were of help to someone. Please keep me updated on your success.

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    Quote from kourt2213
    I just took that AANP FNP exam yesterday and did not pass. As with most comments on here, I was devastated. I really felt like I was prepared for the test, and obviously I was not! I felt like i didn't know the answer to over half the questions. But i always did really well on practice tests. I did the Fitzgerald review course and had no doubts that I knew all the information. If anyone has tips on what I can do to better prepare I would really appreciate it!
    Kourt2213,

    So sorry to hear that you didn't pass. I too had the same happen to me with the ANCC during the summer then I took it again last week and passed as well as I took the AANP and passed. I studied from Fitzgerald (and took her course and have her cds), Leiks, Hollier, Kellerman and a website familynpprep.com which has data base full of questions that you can buy in bundles. My friend/classmate recommended this site and I love her for it and have to share it with others who are in the same position that I was in. She gave me a coupon code to use to save 10% save-sllt. I have to say that I couldn't have passed without and I want everyone to know about it. Spread the word and you will do wonderfully next time. Give your self plenty of time to study...write down the rationales to questions that you got wrong in a note & review them. I even recorded myself reading the rationales so I can listen while exercising. You just have to figure out what works for you.

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    aslingtl likes this.

    Aslingtl, I will be lifting you up in prayer. Your post really touched my heart and I know exactly how you feel because I felt that way in June. Just know that you are not a failure and God has not bought you this far to let you go now.


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