Failed the ANCC NI Certification... Now What? - page 4
Greetings, I took the ANCC Certification today. OHHHHHHHH So close! I failed (337.. needed minimum of a 350). I don't want to discuss the specifics of the test, because I am not supposed to! I... Read More
Jul 12, '11 by ChristopherMSNQuote from NIinHelpYes, that is what I did (went by the program handbook) . I thought it was fairly easy the second time around.I completely agree and felt the same way when I reached half way of the exam. "Crap, where's the content that I studied?" And yes, the narrative review was annoyingly scattered and confusing. I'm taking the test in November because the study group call lectures lasts for 8 weeks (1 conference call /weekly). I guess I can go by the program handbook supplied. Is this what you did? In any case, thanks for responding and thanks for shedding some light at the end of this ANCC exam tunnel. Oh, and thank you for the tip about the freebie.
I also bought this
Handbook of Informatics for Nurses and Healthcare Professionals (4th Edition) [Paperback]
Which is an easy read. Honestly if you pay attention to that study group you should be 80 percent there. No sweat!
Another tip. I recorded the study group. I called in via skype and used the sound recorder on my computer. I then listened to it later and uploaded it to my ipod so I could listen to it in the car/exercising.
I hate to complain about the ANCC narrative review, but I thought it was awful. Good luck!
Dec 5, '11 by NIinHelpI just completed my NI exam and passed!!!!!!Woohooo!!! For those who are planning on taking the exam, I highly recommend taking the Informatics Nursing Study Group by Marisa L. Wilson DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC. It's an 8 week course, but definitely worth the time. In addition, I recommend purchasing the 150 sample exam that ANCC provides. I learned a lot from it and gave me the opportunity to practice on my test taking skills. Good Luck!!
Dec 5, '11 by rninformaticsCongrats on obtaining your nursing informatics certification NIin Help!!!
Other resources for studying for and passing the NI cert exam are taking a WINI (who knows what WINI stands for?) or the Nursing Informatics Boot Camp seminar.
For those interesting in obtaining certification in Nursing Informatics see:
page 10 titled: "How to Successfully Pass the Nursing Informatics Certification Exam"
Quote from NIinHelpI just completed my NI exam and passed!!!!!!Woohooo!!! For those who are planning on taking the exam, I highly recommend taking the Informatics Nursing Study Group by Marisa L. Wilson DNSc, MHSc, RN-BC. It's an 8 week course, but definitely worth the time. In addition, I recommend purchasing the 150 sample exam that ANCC provides. I learned a lot from it and gave me the opportunity to practice on my test taking skills. Good Luck!!Last edit by rninformatics on Dec 5, '11 : Reason: typos
Dec 8, '11 by Dreamer-RNQuote from rninformaticsWINI = Weekend Immersion in Nursing InformaticsOther resources for studying for and passing the NI cert exam are taking a WINI (who knows what WINI stands for?) or the Nursing Informatics Boot Camp seminar.
Congrats on passing the exam, NIinHelp!!
Mar 7, '12 by ChristopherMSNi would like to bump this and re-recommend thethe informatics nursing study group by marisa l. wilson dnsc, mhsc, rn-bc.
if you record it via skype and focus on memorizing the material i don't think you will have any problems passing the exam!
avoid the ancc modules by mariam hamilimi
Dec 11, '12 by Info(RN)maticsChris -- I couldn't find the study group you vouched for? I could be searching for the wrong thing. Maybe they discontinued study groups? I am not sure. What do you think?
Dec 11, '12 by ChristopherMSNSeminars and Study Groups - American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
There it is!
Dec 28, '12 by Info(RN)maticsQuote from Informatics_RNHi All,I am in the exact same situation!
I just signed up for a test date for the RN-BC Informatics certification and most of you know that you are given 90 days to take the exam. I was planning on taking the ANCC study group webinar, but it starts in Feb and ends in April. My 90 day window to sign up for a test date ends in March! I'm debating whether or not to sign up for the study group to receive and use the study materials for reviewing for the exam even if I can only make it for half the sessions. Any advice from those who have taken the course? Will the program material help even if I cannot attend all the sessions???
Any advice would be very much appreciated!
I bought the practice questions from ANCC - $99 for 150 practice questions!!
Not sure how helpful they will be... will find out during the test in March, I guess!
Dec 30, '13 by upnmibznzI know this is an old post but just wondered if you still have the information for the site for the study group? The link you sent in a later post says it is not active.
Jan 15, '14 by Info(RN)maticsQuote from upnmibznz1. THIS is the next webinar that is planned. It's being facilitated by Eleanor Hunt, MSN, RN, BC & Freida Pemberton, EDD, PHD, RN-BC this time around.I know this is an old post but just wondered if you still have the information for the site for the study group?
2. You can always check THIS PAGE for the next webinar when this one is over
Jan 15, '14 by Info(RN)maticsQuote from ChristopherMSNCongratulations Chris!I just wanted to tell everyone that I retook the exam on June 20th and passed!
You don't really get your score or a performance breakdown of the subject areas tested when you pass, right? That would have been nice to review as well. I know we can learn from our failures, but who's to say we can't learn from our successes as well?
I hope the certification has served you well in your career
Mar 3, '16 by AMJ10Hi,
I just wanted to bump this topic as I did not see a lot of current information on the internet about the ANCC NI certification exam. I took the certification test today and failed with a score of 331 (needed the 350). I talked to a former colleague that passed to see how he prepared and he said he didn't study, just went in and took the test and passed (he has an informatics background). With that being said, I assumed that it wouldn't be that difficult, but it was. I do not have an informatics background, only nursing. But I did graduate from an informatics MSN program (with A's). To prepare, I read the whole ANA nursing informatics scope & standards of practice. I also purchased the 200 ANA practice questions. From those, I spent a lot of time reviewing all the correct practice test answers and rationales and looked through my MSN textbooks to gather information all around that topic to study from. Most of my textbooks were on the ANCC exam reference list. I also used the Test Content Outline (from ANCC) to try and make sure I covered all topics. Although I felt like the ANA practice test questions set up the type of questions they ask on the certification well, there was still a lot of information that I did not end up studying. My take away from this is to use one of the study guide review books or review course (but courses I have found online seem to run about $400, yikes!). I do plan to retake the exam again. I hope this can help anyone getting ready for the exam.
Mar 9, '16 by sweetlilwolf, ADN, BSNIf say maybe work for awhile as an informatics nurse then take it... I'm not certified I plan eventually to do it but at this point I want to get a firm grasp on informatics and my role.... Sorry I'm not more help :/