Failed the AANP and ANCC - page 6

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. by   Jane33 RN
    Hi Paul,
    If you read the thread you will notice that I too failed the ANCC twice. I took the AANP and passed on the second try. I felt the AANP exam is one that you can study for but I did not feel like that for the ANCC. Keep on studying and don't give up! Try taking the AANP exam. I know how you feel! It took a lot of prayer and trusting God for me to pass that exam. I thank God that is behind me and soon you will too! God Bless
  2. by   Tinabeanrn
    Paul, if you really want to take the ANCC for a third time find the thread on here that gives tips on how to pass that exam. If I were you, I'd go with the other exam. It's much more practical and it covers things you learned in school ( From what I have heard about the ANCC ...sorry I didn't take that one first hand). I have faith in you!

    And Jane you are such a sweetheart! I just have to say that, you have really encouraged people with this thread and have been faithful in following up with every post . Thats awesome. I pray that God continues to bless you as well. What type of practice are you working in?
  3. by   Jane33 RN
    Thank you so much. I try to follow up every time some one posts on this thread because I know how it feels to fail those exams. I don't want to forget where I came from and how God allowed me to pass the exam and get to this point. When I failed the exams I felt so alone. I posted on some threads but most people did not reply after they passed. I posted on this thread and I was so encouraged by others and I enjoy encouraging people. I am so greatful that I can do that. I know that God has used me as an example to show others if He did it for me He will certainly do it for them. I just received and accepted a job offer today. I will be working at a male correctional facility. I have been praying for a job since I passed the exam in March and it has been difficult because most organizations will not hire new grads. Thank you for the kind words and I pray that God will continue to bless you as well.
  4. by   Tinabeanrn
    Congrats on the new job! YAY! Its all down hill from here. How exciting. I graduated in May and passed boards in May and I am still waiting on my license to post here in Michigan. It takes way too long. So I had a job but could not take it bc of that. But I am sure that God has something better for me. So I wait. You keep up the good work! Im very happy for you. GO NURSE !!
  5. by   Jane33 RN
    Thank you do much. It took less than 2 weeks here in Maryland. 2 months is too long. Yes God has something better for you because He knows what you need and when you need it. Be patient and God will present the right job for you. How is the job market in Michigan?
  6. by   Tinabeanrn
    Its not too bad. There are a lot of NP jobs, but they ALL want experience. Few say they will accept New grads. I just apply anyways. I get lots of calls from recruitors asking me to move all over the place. There are lots of jobs in rural communiites here, agian I would have to move. In the Detroit metropolitian area you have to have experience. There are several hospitals in the area, I have applied to them all. NO call backs. All I can do is shrug my shoulders. I have a second interview for a hospice and I am waiting to hear back from an interview I had for a family practice office. I want to do family practice bc that is what I went to school to do. I will take hospice though because I need to be working. I am tired of nurisng at this point. My heart is not in it anymore. I just want to start my new career
  7. by   paul29
    Do you know when that thread was posted ,(how to pass the ANCC exam)its so long i probably would have to get all my info from the school for AANP,I already paid for the exam with ANCC and just need to set a date.
  8. by   Tinabeanrn
    I saw it on here around May ish when I took my exam. A girl was taking both test and posted two threads. One was her tips on passing the ANCC and the other was a study group for taking the FNP AANP exam. Maybe it was around May 17th or so. It was on the lower part, not in the main part like this. Just type it in the search engine here and you will bring it up. I dont know what that test is like, but I hear its all medicare and policy type questions...that's a hard test. Are you sure you don't want to go for the AANP? I know these test are expensive but the AANP is like exams you had in school...think about it
    Last edit by Tinabeanrn on Aug 1, '12
  9. by   Jane33 RN
    I totally understand. I was starting to feel the same way about bedside nursing. I had been searching for a job for 5 months. Hang in there you will get a job soon!
  10. by   paul29
    I just hate having to go through all the process of the paperwork,and I already paid for the ANCC,I'm gonna give it another shot and pass this time.
  11. by   Tinabeanrn
    Good luck Paul. You will get it this time. Did you pay for their practice test online?
  12. by   tryingtohaveitall
    Quote from Jane33 RN
    I totally understand. I was starting to feel the same way about bedside nursing. I had been searching for a job for 5 months. Hang in there you will get a job soon!
    Good luck!
  13. by   Jane33 RN
    Thank you!