Passed AANP for FNP. Tips from my personal experience

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    This is just from my personal experience.
    Materials:
    1. Both APEA and Fitzgerald disks (a classmate and I exchange them when we were done with the disks).
    Fitz-Excellent medication review for each system, but a lot of information; can be overwhelming. Inadequate review in the peds section.
    APEA- Info is broken down into simplest form to understand; good review on peds and pregnant.
    2. Fitzgerald review book (love this; very thorough with lots of questions)
    3. Leik's review book-concise and easy to read
    4. APEA's questions and answers book- did not use

    My approach:
    1. Listen to both sets of CDs once after school is done (I listened to some lectures during school already)
    2. Read the entire Leik's review book.
    3. Study each body system using the review books that accompanied the CDs
    4. Read the Fitz review book and answer the questions
    5. Make flashcards of weak areas.

    Bare minimum, I would recommend APEA's review CD/course and Fitz's review book. I think the sample exam from Fitz's website is made up of the questions in her book and the sample exam from APEA is from the questions in her APEA's questions and answers book.

    Make sure you make a timeline of your studying goals. Good luck. I hope this helps
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    I totally agree. I passed the AANP FNP exam using the APEA review course and materials + Fitzgerald review CD's and the Leik review book. Questions from either book will help you with your exam. I liked the APEA because it helped me identify my weak areas. Any combination of these materials can help you become successful taking the exam.
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    This totally helps. Thanks guys
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    Quote from labbio
    This is just from my personal experience.
    Materials:
    1. Both APEA and Fitzgerald disks (a classmate and I exchange them when we were done with the disks).
    Fitz-Excellent medication review for each system, but a lot of information; can be overwhelming. Inadequate review in the peds section.
    APEA- Info is broken down into simplest form to understand; good review on peds and pregnant.
    2. Fitzgerald review book (love this; very thorough with lots of questions)
    3. Leik's review book-concise and easy to read
    4. APEA's questions and answers book- did not use

    My approach:
    1. Listen to both sets of CDs once after school is done (I listened to some lectures during school already)
    2. Read the entire Leik's review book.
    3. Study each body system using the review books that accompanied the CDs
    4. Read the Fitz review book and answer the questions
    5. Make flashcards of weak areas.

    Bare minimum, I would recommend APEA's review CD/course and Fitz's review book. I think the sample exam from Fitz's website is made up of the questions in her book and the sample exam from APEA is from the questions in her APEA's questions and answers book.

    Make sure you make a of your studying goals. Good luck. I hope this helps
    >>>>>I just wanted to thank you for your time and detail in your book. I take the aanp on 14th. I keep rescheduling due to my nerves! I have the Leik, Apea and fitz CD's and books.. Hopefully they will work for me as well as they did you...
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    I got the Leik version on my kindle. I must say, I have NEVER seen so many typos. Some so significant they give you the wrong information- see the section about first line agents for hypertension-accidentally states that ACE should not be used for diabetics or african americans, when it should be they should be first line. Multiple errors in this kindle version, I wonder if the print version is better?
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    I found two errors in the print version.
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    Okay well I take my exam this AM... Hope to be able to return with good news/advice!!
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    How did it go??
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    I PASSED the AANP exam today!! I am ELATED!!!
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    WHOOP WHOOP! Congrats. Set off some fireworks honey! Or should I say BOARD CERTIFIED NURSE PRACTITIONER!!!
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