Happy New Year! I hope someone can help me answer a few questions, especially those who are either an NP already or a student. As many of you are aware, AANP and ANCC has expired the Adult NP exam as of December 2016. Unfortunately I failed the AANP exam and of course I am devastated because I failed by a few points. What I am hearing is that those of us who graduated from the ADULT NP now has to obtain a post-certification in ADULT-GERO. I've been researching schools
and the cost is unbelievable as well as the amount of time it will take to obtain the certification (18-24 months). Would anyone know of alternatives? I personally cannot afford another $20,000 or more to obtain this certification. I'm still paying on my bachelor and master student loans and financial aid is NOT available for a post-certification. Are there any other accreditations besides the AANP or ANCC that we can sit for the exam? I feel this is so unfair and feel we should be grandfathered in if we completed our degree/courses before December 2016. This decision to change was not made until well into my Adult program. Anyone who has insight on any of this please let me know. Thank you.