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Failed the AANP and ANCC - page 14

Hello everyone So I took the AANP in March 2011 after taking the Fitz course, and failed (personally I didn't think I was ready), but I thought I would try. Then I purchased the Barkley Assoc CD... Read More

  1. Visit  bbaginsky profile page
    thx tina- i called and spoke to someone who told me I needed the att letter and one ID which directly contradicts both the AANP website and the confirmation email I got. I am taking my IDs, confirmation email and my approval letter from AANP. Hope this is all I need. Everyone I've spoken to said they just took IDs, no letter.
  2. Visit  bbaginsky profile page
    Just wanted to put in my two cents since I read a lot of posts on Allnurses about people who failed, which did nothing to help my anxiety. I passed. I thought it was tough, but doable. Study those guidelines, review PE as much as humanly possible, and consider a review course. I did both the online $300 Fitzgerald course and the Fitzgerald exam prep third edition book. Just be careful because some of her info is outdated! I also took the practice AANP exam and an APEA predictor exam. Got an 89% on the AANP exam and 78% on APEA. All in all I studied maybe 3-4 hours per week while still doing clinical for 4 weeks or so and then studied 8 hours per day for two weeks straight. Not sure studying anymore could have even helped. While taking the test I really focused on just what would be the safest thing and tried to imagine myself actually seeing the patient in clinic.

    Hope this helps! Good luck for all those studying!
  3. Visit  tryingtohaveitall profile page
    Congratulations! Relax and enjoy your achievement.
  4. Visit  Ashlee2225 profile page
    Tina- would you be available to talk about failing the AANP and some suggestions. I found comfort in your "failing" posts.
  5. Visit  Tinabeanrn profile page
    Im always available to talk. But I didn't fail the exam. .I saw this thread a long time ago and commented in order to comfort others you can feel free to inbox me your number
  6. Visit  RNOB profile page
    Ashlee 2225...let me know what you find out
  7. Visit  AshFNP profile page
    I failed the AANP exam last Monday. Don't really know where to go from there. Registered and paid to do the ANCC exam, so now playing the waiting game and unsure what to do in my down time. I had previously taken several practice exams through APEA and went through that review book and listened to Fitzgerald CDs and also her review book. Suggestions? I just purchased Leik to read what it says.
  8. Visit  Tinabeanrn profile page
    Hum..wantingtobfnp The ANCC is a hard exam to tell you how to study for. My friends took it, Leik really wont help you. Please get out your research book and your theory book. Thats your best bet because the vast majority will be on those two topics. Read the fitzgerald portion about the ANCC. She goes over health care policy type info which will be helpful. Its not a clinical exam like AANP. Call people in your class that took that test and passed and ask them how to prepare. More than likely they will have no clue because the question are so vague and non clinical. Best of luck. And go on and get started again . You got it~ Soontobefnp!
  9. Visit  AshFNP profile page
    Well, just took the ANCC today and failed with a 347. Completely bummed and unsure of where to go from there. I have an awesome job waiting for me and don't want to have to tell them I failed. I have listened to Fitzgerald CDs and her review book several times. I have taken multiple practice exams through APEA and (all of which indicate passing rates). I did the Leik review course and have her book and I have an APEA question book. AGHHHH completely lost and feeling like i have let my family and myself down.
  10. Visit  LubbockNP profile page
    I am taking the ANCC ACNP not the AGACNP exam in 2 weeks. I can't seem to keep my mind on the task. I drift off so easily. I do not have a good feeling but I am not going to push it back.
  11. Visit  ICURN7 profile page
    I am pretty sure you are going to pass! You have what it takes already! Please let us know how you did!
  12. Visit  lbpharm profile page
    Congratulations. I know this is old but I stumbled across this thread after taking my aanp today and not passing. I was looking to see what methods others used to study. How do like working in the correctional facility? That's my goal once getting licensed.
  13. Visit  frenchfroggyAPRN profile page
    Quote from lbpharm
    Congratulations. I know this is old but I stumbled across this thread after taking my aanp today and not passing. I was looking to see what methods others used to study. How do like working in the correctional facility? That's my goal once getting licensed.
    i took the Fitzgerald course, and went through the online portion of it very thoroughly. Also bought the Leik comprehensive review book. Read through both of those and took lots and lots of questions. I passed the ANCC on the second try. First try I had an anxiety/panic attack and blew it.

    The day of the test, I sat in front of the computer, took a deep breath in held it for a few seconds then slowly let it out. Then I told myself "I got this" when you are reading the questions, look for the words that will change what you are looking for. Don't get hung up on one Dx , read the entire question and answers. Some of the answers will have one word that makes it wrong.