ANCC Nurse Executive Exam

  1. Has anyone taken this exam recently? Thoughts?
    Tips? Worth?

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    About ChristopherMSN

    Joined: Feb '11; Posts: 35; Likes: 14
    Army Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 10 year(s) of experience in Operating Room


  3. by   kayern
    I just renewed that certification. I took the exam after taking one of the two day courses offered by ANCC. I studied the materials they gave me and did some reading on my own. This was my first certification exam and wanted to insure I was successful. I do not work in a union institution, so their information r/t unions was very much needed. I did take a Medical-Surgical certification six months later (to support and encourage my then staff to do likewise). That one I studied the materials, no course and was successful as well. I suggest taking the course, it was a difficult exam. Good luck.
  4. by   ChristopherMSN
    Where is this 2 day course you mentioned?
  5. by   kayern
    Look on the ANCC website under certifications, review classes
  6. by   cgwrn
    Let me know how you do. We were recently told we needed our NE-BC within two years.
  7. by   ChristopherMSN
    I registered for the study group and I plan on taking the certification in may. I will let you know how it goes..
  8. by   4Gammy
    Can anyone tell me what they used to study for the Nurse Executive Basics. I failed my first time and I want to retake it but want to know what resources others have used. I took the review course, bought the book and flash cards. I found the test to be difficult and felt like I had not even studied for it. Any help would be appreciated.
  9. by   4Gammy
    What tools did you use to study for it?
  10. by   ChristopherMSN
    I bought the book and review course. I think the review course is a waste of time. It covers the same content as the book.
    I am due to take it on MAY 17th. Wishing for the best. I heard it was hard.
    Did you get your score? How close were you?
  11. by   4Gammy
    I scored 335. I can out thinking it must have been a different test then what I studied. Some of the stuff must have been the sample questions because there were things that weren't even in the book. Then some of the choices they give you are like....whoa....I wish you the best of luck. I am disappointed that I didnt pass. I think you will have the new version of the test as well because they were not letting anyone test from May 1-6 as they go through the conversion. How long have you been a manager? Please keep me posted. And good luck.
  12. by   ChristopherMSN
    I have been a manager for 6 years.
    I will let you know how things go.
    I heard that this was a hard test... from another colleague.
  13. by   4Gammy
    Well I wish you the best. I am just disappointed that I wasn't successful. I will be curious as you should have the new test. Hopefully you have better luck than me.
  14. by   MatrixRn
    I am going to take this exam toward the end of the year. I was reading on the ANCC website that the test has changed, and their is new book coming out in June.