Yay! I took my acute care pediatric nurse practitioner exam last week and passed it! I have never been so nervous about an exam in my life. NCLEX and the CCRN were a piece of cake compared to this. Whew.
I saw a recent thread asking about how to study. Yes, it was tough to know how to prepare since there is a dearth of acute care PNP materials. Honestly, I wasted way too much time with primary care PNP books. The test was very focused on acute care with very little primary care. I had a few materials from courses that friends took from HLA years ago. I did pay for the PNCB practice test and felt like that was worth the money. Though it did shake my confidence since that was VERY hard. Many PNP friends recommended using the Harriet Lane to study, and I did think that was helpful. GL!
Sep 18, '12
Congrats!! That is exciting!! Thanks for the tips, there is truly a significant amount of material to study, without much guidance. Any additional thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Additionally, how difficult was the test in comparsion to the prep exam? Thanks!
Last edit by Blango on Sep 18, '12