Which review course is the best???? - page 2

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APEA, Barkley's, or Fitzgeralds??? They all 3 say "they" are the best...... I am in the FNP program.. anyone have suggestions and when in relation to graduation is the best time to take the course....... Read More


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    AANP is about 95 percent "exam room" type questions. ANCC is 50 percent theory, ethics, policy. (UGHH)
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    What Blessed said. I took the ANCC cuz you can count other thinks like precepted hours, studies, etc into account for your mandated 175 or whatever hours, and not just CME's like the AANP requires. Plus I'm better at answering fluf / scope of practice / ethical questions.
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    that I was not aware of the requirements for both for continuing ed.. there are so many little things.. about the testing, certifications.. that I just don't know..
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    LOL! You'll be okay, promise! Every 5 years you have to renew your licensure with both certifying bodies. They each have different requirements at the moment, and by the time your 5 years comes around, the requirements may not be what they are now, so you have to make sure to keep up with that.
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    thanks Christen and everyone for posting!!.. I appreciate everything.. Lords willing I will graduate in May, I was thinking I would take a review course in January and another one in May (after graduation).. different ones.. hoping to be able to pass on my first try.. does that sound reasonable..?
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    nursetim, When you say her style is not for everyone what do you mean? I am trying to decide which review but wanted to attend a live session. Or if you have any audio from the session you want to sell please let me know. Thanks Or send me your email if you don't mind, I had a few more questions about the review.Thanks
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    I found marg Fitzgerald's CDs to be very helpful. I also use Leik FNP certif. review questions book and NP certification questions, 3rd edition (purple book) by Margaret Fitzgerald. I had no problem passing ANCC. I think, all of the above is more than enough for you to pass. Yes, lots of ethical and research questions on ANCC exam , but they were straight forward.
    Good luck!
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    I graduated in December, took the APEA review weekend (Hollier) and tested in January and passed....I did review some of the Fitzgerald workbook and listened to quite a few of her CDs, which I found very helpful, particularly the ethical/cultural/legal CDs....I also bought multiple practice tests to do online, which I thought was helpful...
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    I know this is an old post but I listented to the Fitzgerald CDs and went to the Kellerman review I LOVED kellerman AND she is 100% refundable if you dont pass so whats the harm right?
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    Sorry, I didn't see your post until just now. I hope things turned out well for you.

    Kellerman uses physical actions to help retention of information. By physical actions, I mean getting you up and moving, not wrapping you on the knuckles. I've heard Ms. Fitzgerald speak and she is worth your time as well. Though I only like live interactive presentations, tapes, not so much and books, reading gives me narcolepsy.


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