Passed PNCB

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    Took my boards yesterday and passed! Such a relief now i can really enjoy my new job

    As others have done, I would like to share how prepared.

    This is what i did:
    I started studying 2 weeks after graduation back in December. I bought NAPNAP's online review course and did 2 modules a day and read along with the PNP review guide (Orange book) I did about 50-100 questions a day from NAPNAP's Core Review Book. I also read some chapters in my Burn's Pediatric Primary Care text book and read some case studies from Burn's Pediatric Primary Care Case Studies on subjects i wasn't totally clear on. Both of these texts i already had as they were required for school and they were on the PNCB's reference list for test questions.
    I also read some class notes and used some websites (AAP and CDC). I did this for the 1st 5 weeks. The week before and week of exam i continued to do questions daily from the Core Review, did practice tests from exam edge, did PNCB's exam prep questions, and listened to Barkley's Review on CDs. This was a overkill and i fried my brain but I wanted to make sure i was well prepared.

    From taking the exam I think Barkley's Review (a lot of what she said was on the exam exactly), the orange book, and doing questions would have been enough.
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    CONGRATS to you!! Do you feel like the PNCB practice exams helped in your preparation? Or the exam edge practice exams?
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    Thank you! The exam edge were more for the ANCC peds exam. Its says that on the website but i didn't realize it until after i bought the 5 exam pack.
    I think the PNCB practice questions were helpful. They were harder than the actual exam. And there were a few questions that showed up on the actual exam.
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    Quote from PedsNP2b2013
    Thank you! The exam edge were more for the ANCC peds exam. Its says that on the website but i didn't realize it until after i bought the 5 exam pack. I think the PNCB practice questions were helpful. They were harder than the actual exam. And there were a few questions that showed up on the actual exam.
    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations! Is the NAPNAP core review book similar to the NAPNAP online course? What about in terms of questions? I think Im going to buy the PNCB's practice questions. Oh oh and what are these practice exams from exam edge you speak of? Oh gosh, I'm freaking out a little right now since I take the ANCC test in a little over 2 weeks from now. I finished going through NAPNAP's online course and going over the ANCC review book. I have the orange book as well. I know you didnt take the ANCC, but thank you for your post and responses! asdfjk; should i get Barkley too. arghakdsjf;aj
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    Hey JoJoba

    I think u should get the exam edge questions since it's geared toward the ANCC peds exam. I don't remember the website. Just google exam edge pediatric np exam and it should pop up .
    I only used the core review question book not the study guide that goes with it. And some of the same questions were on the online review.
    Good luck.
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    Quote from JOJOba
    Congratulations! Is the NAPNAP core review book similar to the NAPNAP online course? What about in terms of questions? I think Im going to buy the PNCB's practice questions. Oh oh and what are these practice exams from exam edge you speak of? Oh gosh, I'm freaking out a little right now since I take the ANCC test in a little over 2 weeks from now. I finished going through NAPNAP's online course and going over the ANCC review book. I have the orange book as well. I know you didnt take the ANCC, but thank you for your post and responses! asdfjk; should i get Barkley too. arghakdsjf;aj
    I sent u a pm jojoba
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