NP Prep: Fitzgerald CDS

  1. 0 I recently bought fitzgerald cds which i thought was a rip off at 446. Just wanted to let you guys know that if you have her NP review book...you dont need the cds. It is just verbatim of almost exact information.

    I found it so boring, her voice is not pleasant to listen to...and makes me sleepy....she goes on and on...its like an audio NP review book....reading her book line by line.
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  3. Visit  linearthinker profile page
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    And I just have to disagree. I found them extraordinarily helpful. I guess value is in the eye of the beholder.
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  4. Visit  buster4 profile page
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    I used both Fitzgerald and APEA, both had strong points, one a little bit more colorful, but both very good!
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    Quote from linearthinker
    And I just have to disagree. I found them extraordinarily helpful. I guess value is in the eye of the beholder.
    If you have the NP review book and read cover to cover...u dont need the CDs. Did you not read what I wrote? Sorry but at $$446...they better be good. Did I say they were not helpful? The CDs are almost exact verbatim of her book & I found it boring. She sounds like she read it line by line from a book with a voice that is not so pleasant to listen.

    I was letting other people know that if they have the fitzgerald NP review book...they dont need fitzgerald cds...they can invest in Hollier CDs or some other review CDs...something to add to review that is not almost same.
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  6. Visit  linearthinker profile page
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    Quote from reeya
    If you have the NP review book and read cover to cover...u dont need the CDs. Did you not read what I wrote? Sorry but at $$446...they better be good. Did I say they were not helpful? The CDs are almost exact verbatim of her book & I found it boring. She sounds like she read it line by line from a book with a voice that is not so pleasant to listen.

    I was letting other people know that if they have the fitzgerald NP review book...they dont need fitzgerald cds...they can invest in Hollier CDs or some other review CDs...something to add to review that is not almost same.
    Yes, I read what you wrote and I disagree. Strongly. I think Fitzgerald is an outstanding review and worth every penny and I highly recommend her courses, books and CDs. I think she is a dynamic speaker, not at all boring. Of course, no one needs any of it. That much we agree on and it clearly goes without saying. If one is of the mind to purchase review programs, to my mind, there is no better investment than a Fitzgerald program. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
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    Quote from linearthinker
    Yes, I read what you wrote and I disagree. Strongly. I think Fitzgerald is an outstanding review and worth every penny and I highly recommend her courses, books and CDs. I think she is a dynamic speaker, not at all boring. Of course, no one needs any of it. That much we agree on and it clearly goes without saying. If one is of the mind to purchase review programs, to my mind, there is no better investment than a Fitzgerald program. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
    Are you paid by Fitzgerald Health and Associates?? LOL.. And, I disagree with you...she might be intelligent but not a dynamic speaker for sure. I wish I'd bought APEA instead.
  8. Visit  linearthinker profile page
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    Quote from reeya
    Are you paid by Fitzgerald Health and Associates?? LOL.. And, I disagree with you...she might be intelligent but not a dynamic speaker for sure. I wish I'd bought APEA instead.
    Ha! No, In my dreams. APEA makes good pocket reference materials, especially for pediatric antibiotics. I really like that one. And I really like Amelie Hollier in person. I just thought her review was a) scattered, and b) superficial. When it comes to taking the boards, Fitzgerald is the way to pass IMO.

    And FWIW, Peg and Amelie and BFFs, so they would probably just smile, shake their heads and order another round if they knew about this "debate."
  9. Visit  buster4 profile page
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    I had both, I think they both add something to your studies, but one is easier to listen to.. just facts...but I think each has something the other doesn't........... and no I dont' work for anyone, I just passed the AANP using both!!
  10. Visit  mbuchanan2107 profile page
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    I have to politely disagree with you. I didn't spend the $400 some-odd dollars as I did get mine off Amazon for a lot cheaper and split the cost with a friend. But I think they have been worth every penny. I am one of those people who needs to learn from different media types, I cannot just sit and read something, but need another form to absorb things. So it has been helpful for me in that sense. I don't mind her voice, I think she isn't boring or overly dramatic.

    Maybe you can sell them on Ebay to reclaim some of your money since you are not satisfied. I know plenty of people would be willing to purchase the CDs. Sorry to hear your bad experience
  11. Visit  sirI profile page
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    Please do not solicit on the public boards to buy/sell items per TOS. Thank you.
  12. Visit  SoundofMusic profile page
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    Wow, I didn't know you could buy them on Amazon.

    The price is pretty steep, but worth it if it helps you pass.

    I hear nothing but good about the materials, and it seems to help everyone pass in our program.
  13. Visit  ltcarter profile page
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    Hi does anyone have a Fitzgerald 2011 or 2012 review course (cds, etc.) that they would like to sell to a poor FNP student?
  14. Visit  WKShadowRN profile page
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    I am sorry to open an old thread but felt it would be better to revive an existing one on the topic of interest instead of spawning yet another.

    I was given the 2012 CDs and workbook from a mentor. I've listened to all of Fitzgerald's discs in this series and I find that there were many good pearls for my application in clinical. I would like to go to a live review near the beginning of my last quarter of school (which begins in March.) My rationale for this is to receive updated information and have the opportunity to review and ask questions and network. That close to my boards seems like a fair time to do a review.

    Can I have updates from members here who would like to chime in with their thoughts/advice/criticisms?

    Thanks.


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