Passed ANCC & AANP...and these are the resources that I would recommend - page 3

So excited that this chapter of my life is officially OVER and I wanted to share my resources with you all. I can honestly say that I started studying in May and passed both test in September. I did... Read More

  1. by   MS.MSN-FNP
    I'm having trouble with the scenario questions, specifically for the AANP exam. I have done the Barkley live review. However I didn't pass AANP the first time. Now I have Fitz books and cd's, the Leik book and I'll find a website with other practice questions. Sometimes its hard to decide the best answer & i find myself saying, it depends on how you look at the situation then i choose the wrong answer. Does anyone have any other advice that could help me?I'm really stressed and struggling at this point. I need to get this behind me.
  2. by   bsnanat2
    This was a great help to me. ANCC

    See the Test Taking strategies course; it includes tips and 50 test questions that show rationale & application of the test taking strategies.
  3. by   aali
    Hi MLGDNP 12

    Thanks for great info and your advise.
    Last edit by DidiRN on Sep 9, '13
  4. by   bsnanat2
    Just passed ANCC. Very interesting test. Found the ANCC test bank, ANCC test tips very helpful. Did Fitzgerald CD's and found them to be good, but too much extraneous information that is better reserved for actual practice. The most helpful by far was APEA Hollier. Absolutely fabulous. Did the online review, which was better than being at the live session because I could watch it twice and could still see all the slides. Hollier's derm section was invaluable. Best money spent.
  5. by   Barinbass
    Where is the ANCC test banK? I have not noticed it on their site. I did get two small books by Mometrix that was supposed to be ANCC exam tips, but I found errors in the first one I looked at early on and have not used them. Are these what you mean or is there another bank of tests so to speak?
  6. by   bsnanat2
    Go to ANCC website, choose "knowledge center", then "education", then "online courses" then "certification/online learning". Not the easiest site to navigate but good info.
  7. by   lisswatas
    I passed the ANCC-FNP board exam today. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I was one who read this post and followed the majority of it, and I think it really did help me pass!
  8. by   lisswatas
    BY THE WAY...

    If you want to know what I did in particular to pass:

    1) Leik FNP Certification: Intensive Review
    2) Barkley's Live Course Review, listened to the CDs, and read through the manual.
    3) Kellerman's Necessary NP 1000 Questions
    4) 15-test bundle

    Additionally, I also bought the ANCC FNP practice test questions and the test-taking strategies course.

    I think added up altogether, these materials really helped me pass this exam. As well as positive thinking, and prayers. (I asked many of my family members, close friends, and a few priests I knew, to pray for me. haha) I thank God for all my successes!!!
  9. by   Barinbass
    I took the AANP AGNP exam Sept 25 and passed it. I put a lot of work into preparing for it. Plus several were saying prayers for me too!! Thanks to them. Glad that is over!
  10. by   fmAtoZ&backagain
    lisswatas, thank you for your list!

    Kellerman Necessary NP 1000 questions was the book or at website, the site is expensive~
    It will be worthed to pay for ANCC questions?
  11. by   chillnurse
    fitzgerald was pretty good. i just took the course since it was required and also used her reviewbook. book was outdated but they still worked well
  12. by   MLGDNP12
    Hello everyone!!
    It's been a while since I check this thread. I am so happy to hear of all the success with passing both AANP & ANCC exams. I am so very excited and proud of you all. Now off to caring & treated these patients that we read so much about. I am so happy to have been of help to you all. I just had to share the resources that helped me to get through that stage in my career. Many blessings to you all.