ANCC Psychiatric NP/CNS Examination Prep- please help.

  1. Hello all!

    I will hopefully be graduating with my Psych/ Mental health CNS degree in May 2013. I would like to begin to prepare myself for the exam. I am planning on taking the ANCC review course this Feb. But I was wondering what your thoughts were regarding the ANCC, FHEA, and Barkley review course. They guarantee a 99% pass rate but many people have stated they failed in the pass. Does anyone know I can purchase used copies of the Psych NP CD for any of these programs? Any suggestion helps! Thanks!
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  3. by   FutureCNS
    please help im so nervous about the exam... I have no responses
  4. by   Miss PsychNP
    This may not be very helpful...I took the ANCC adult psych NP in 06, family psych in 09 (ANCC) and FNP in 11. I did not use a study guide for the adult, ANCC guide but no review course for the family psych and review book for the FNP and passed all three on the first try.
    If you like study groups, ANCC or Berkley my be helpful. Most of my colleagues took those review courses and passed...some failed but I dont think it was attributed to the content of the study guide. I worked full-time and did not have the time to attend a review course. I think you just need to go on the website to either to buy the CDs. They can be a bit pricey but may be worth the investment.
    Good luck
  5. by   FutureCNS
    Thank you so much for posting! any help is helpful! . I am in The CNS program and they do not offer a practice study guides or seminars for this program. I have been looking but I have not found anything. I bought the psych practice manuel from the ANCC website. im hopeful it will help... again thank you for taking the time out to respond to me.
  6. by   sixty3dayswithSarah
    How did you do on your test? What certification did you obtain? Adult? Family? Curious, how long to complete the program for you?
    Was admissions difficult? Any word will help!