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

  1. Visit  ChristopherMSN profile page
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    Quote from NIinHelp
    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.
    Yes, that is what I did (went by the program handbook) . I thought it was fairly easy the second time around.
    I also bought this

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0135043948/
    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!
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  2. Visit  NIinHelp profile page
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    I 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!!
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  3. Visit  rninformatics profile page
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    Congrats 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:
    http://data.memberclicks.com/site/car/Vol_26_No_3.pdf
    page 10 titled: "How to Successfully Pass the Nursing Informatics Certification Exam"
    Enjoy!




    Quote from NIinHelp
    I 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
  4. Visit  Dreamer-RN profile page
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    Quote from rninformatics
    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.
    WINI = Weekend Immersion in Nursing Informatics

    Congrats on passing the exam, NIinHelp!!
  5. Visit  ChristopherMSN profile page
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    i would like to bump this and re-recommend the
    the 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
  6. Visit  Info(RN)matics profile page
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    Chris -- 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?
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    Quote from Informatics_RN
    Hi All,

    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!

    Thanks,

    Gene
    I am in the exact same situation!

    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!
  9. Visit  upnmibznz profile page
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    I 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.

    Thanks.
  10. Visit  Info(RN)matics profile page
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    Quote from upnmibznz
    I know this is an old post but just wondered if you still have the information for the site for the study group?
    1. 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.

    2. You can always check THIS PAGE for the next webinar when this one is over
  11. Visit  Info(RN)matics profile page
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    Quote from ChristopherMSN
    I just wanted to tell everyone that I retook the exam on June 20th and passed!
    Congratulations Chris!

    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


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