Preparation for AANP exam - page 2

by bayouchick02 3,510 Views | 18 Comments

So my exam is in a few days, and as I prepare, I am freaking out big time! it's to the point where I can only sleep in short spurts, and I have to force myself to eat because my nerves are so bad! I guess I'm so nervous because... Read More


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    You have to complete an np program and the required clinical hours to sit for the exam
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    Quote from Blindsided
    I'm currently employed but as RN and not NP. Can you even take the exam if you're not working as NP?
    The exam is to become board certified as an NP. Most states require this certification to work as an NP, and you have to have completed an NP program with clinical hours to take it or the ANCC.
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    Same with the AANP
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    Thanks posters. Yes, I graduated in 2006, but only worked a few months as a NP. Currently, I'm working as a RN, but wondering about taking the exam, so I will be "official." Do you have to be working as a NP to take it?
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    No, you just have to have graduated from an accreditated school to take the boards and completed the pre-requisite number of clinical hours. What happened that you finished so long ago but didn't take the boards? Doesn't it bother you to be working as a RN when you went to NP school?
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    Oh, I found lots of "stuff" to occupy me since I graduated, like cancer, surgery, congenital kidney issue, more surgery, ha-ha. I have practiced some, but have absolutely no interest in family practice. I have always wanted to sit for the exam, but the cost, plus years out of school have scared me off a little. When you say the prerequisite number of clinical hours, do you mean the clinical hours while in the program, or a specified number of hours of practice after graduation? I only have a review book that I got after school, from ANCC. Thank you for your post for sure! Oh, also, not a whole lot of opportunities in my area, unless you want to do family practice. So, here I am...just out there.
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    I think ANCC requires that your pharmacology credits were completed within the last 5 years. Not sure about AANP
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    Check the ANCC website or the NP one.. See what the requirements for testing are. it is probably worth studying and sitting for the test.
    Re: required supervised clinical hours--I think mine were after graduation, or maybe not-- they can tell you that too..there is probably an application to test that tells you everything. Good luck!!
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    Thanks everyone. Smiles to all!


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