Well, I took the AANP certification exam today and failed. It was the most horrible feeling in the world.
I took the Barkley live review seminar. It was three jam packed days and they sent us home with a notebook of everything covered. They made a very big deal out of stating they have a 99% passing rate for the exam if you know the material they covered.
Well, I knew it backwards and forwards, practically memorized the entire notebook. And to be honest, I would have done just as well if I had never even opened the thing. It literally only helped me with about two questions. I am so disappointed.
It's so nice to be in the 1% group. Now I don't know what to do. I guessed at probably at LEAST half the questions. It was very hard! What's bad is you don't know which questions you got right or wrong.
I was not nervous at all so it was not test anxiety. It's like I just knew absolutely nothing. The whole test was clinically based but the answer selections were just so confusing.
If it weren't for student loans to pay back I think I would not even bother taking it again.
I'm open to suggestions on how to study now. I actually thought I was well prepared when I went to take the test but obviously NOT!
I'm going to go sit in my recliner and bask in my depression now!