Dumb move on my part...(ANCC vs. AANP FNP cert)

by JKL33 JKL33 Member Nurse

So, because I could not decide that one of these two certifications was tangibly superior to the other in some significant way, I decided to register for both exams and take whichever one would let me schedule the exam for the earliest date. I figured I would then just withdraw from whichever one I didn't need to take.

AANP was very timely with approving me to test and I was able to schedule the exam for a date 2 weeks out which seemed perfect for me.

ANA/ANCC gave me a refund minus their $140 "administrative fee."

It's right there in a certain area of their website. I overlooked it or perhaps didn't happen to have reviewed that particular area when I was making my plans.

Maybe don't do what I did. 🤷🏽‍♀️

Lunah, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I am sure others will appreciate your cautionary tale! It sounded like a good idea. I have paid my fair share of "I didn't read the fine print" tax in my life. Good luck on your exam!!

Thank you very much, @Lunah - I am already done with the exam (passed). It just happened to occur to me today to write the post about the fees.