Has anyone taken the psychiatric nursing certification exam? I am going to take it in August. I am studying the ANCC book and have practiced those questions. I also am taking an on-line learning module from ANCC. I'm a little overwhelmed by all the material. I'm also looking for a place to find additional practice questions. Does anyone have any ideas?
I wonder if there are any other certification options for psych mental health. I lost my job in Behavioral Health after just 1 1/2 years. I have 26+ years experience in nursing and thought that ANCC board certification for psych mental health would be a good way to go since I am hearing that I just don't have as much experience in mental health as other applicants. But, after joining ANA [very expensive] I am a bit discouraged by the slow response time to my emails and the incomplete information I receive when I call them. Now, I received an email saying that I had to take an online exam to get the 22 CEU's after purchasing their manual. No problem there, except the instructions state that the exam must be taken on a PC and I have a Mac. This doesn't make sense to me or to my son-in-law, who works in computer technology. I haven't even gotten to preparing for and registering for the board certification. I am new to AllNurses and wonder if anyone has any thoughts. Is ANCC the only route for psych mental health certification? Thanks in advance.
Last edit by Sue Barton fan on May 17
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