FNP review (QBanks) book Recommendations

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  • Specializes in PCU, M-S, ER, OPD, Dental nurse, etc.. Has 15 years experience.

Hi all,

I hope I can get some responses to this topic. Also, I would like to know what materials you used to prepare for the NP certification, specifically the FNP board certification, since that's the program I am currently being educated on.

If you don't mind, can you tell me which certifying body you got your license from?

Is it the AANP? ANCC? or were you certified by both organizations?

I appreciate any response, and thank you.

TraumaFNP

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Specializes in Trauma. Has 9 years experience.

Good Morning,

Send me an email Futurern113@gmail.com , I have a great review for the FNP AANP . I just passed the AANP on 8/20/2021.

 

Thanks,

Specializes in Neurosciences, Critical care. Has 11 years experience.

Hi, 

I just passed my ANCC FNP board exam on my first attempt today and I used the Leik book and made sure that I answered every test question on the online access of the textbook. Matter of fact, I answered the questions multiple times and read and reread every rationale for why my answers were correct or wrong.

My partner is a medical resident studying for his USMLE step 2 and I realized that a big part of a medical student's study strategy is to answer as many test questions as possible and study the rationales behind the answers. Doing this increases your knowledge base but also increases your skills on how to answer questions.

So my strategy was to answer as many questions as possible, so I also used the Board Vitals question bank, and honestly, I was getting 90% and above on the Leik questions, only to be getting 60% on the Board Vitals. But Board Vitals questions are waaaay harder than the actual ANCC exam, but the rationales were very educative. So my advice is, answer as many questions as possible. I took two weeks off before my exams and just spent those days answering about 400-500 questions/day. And watching Youtube videos on certain topics that I was lacking in.

I also watched the APEA review videos which I got free from my school and Amelia was very helpful. One thing I learnt from her lessons that helped me and will always stick with me, is how to identify heart murmurs. Using her method, you will never miss a heart murmur question.

NPBoss

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Specializes in Family Practice. Has 21 years experience.

Mr. Payton Manning as MVP ?  I will remember that forever!

 

NPBoss

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Specializes in Family Practice. Has 21 years experience.

I purchased the Leik 4th addition intensive review and the APEA online studying which was also comprehensive.  I highly recommend the Leik book and the APEA was helpful in that it reinforced concepts in a different manner that made some of the content more understandable.  I made the mistake of purchasing the 4 day Leik online review which was a waste of 400 dollars as her book had everything you needed.  With the Leik text, you get access to an app with a study plan and questions to review.  I didn't take any predictor exams, passed the AANP on the first try.  Wasn't interested in the other test because I am interested in clinical practice whereas the other test had non-clinical questions.  Good luck!

Specializes in MSN, FNP-C, PMHNP, CEN, CCRN, TCRN, EMT-P.

Amelie and Barkley are all you need.  The Leik book should also be your bible.  I had that entire book index carded and memorized.  The FNP exam is much easier than the NCLEX IMO.

 

Cannary22, BSN

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Specializes in PCU, M-S, ER, OPD, Dental nurse, etc.. Has 15 years experience.

Thank you all so much for the replies.

Update: I graduated MSN-FNP in March 2023. I am now preparing for the AANP exam. I would like to know if anyone has ever used Cohen review. What are your thoughts about the review? Also, what is the best QBanks you think is comparable to the AANP exam. I would like to do as much questions as I can.

I know this is asking a lot from you but please give me advice or tips I can use or do to manage my time. I have 2 kids youngest being 1.5 y/o and I work per diem. I feel like I am struggling finding the best time to study. If you are in the same situation, how did you manage or organize your studying? I am scared to death I am not prepared enough for the exam.

Thank you so very much.

blenderbottle

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1)Read Leik at least 2 time or more until you UNDERSTAND materials.

2) listen to cohen review

3) get FNP mastery qbank

4) when you feel you are ready purchase sarah michelle qbank

Cannary22, BSN

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Specializes in PCU, M-S, ER, OPD, Dental nurse, etc.. Has 15 years experience.
blenderbottle said:

1)Read Leik at least 2 time or more until you UNDERSTAND materials.

2) listen to cohen review

3) get FNP mastery qbank

4) when you feel you are ready purchase sarah michelle qbank

Thank you so much for your input. It so happens that the materials you mentioned are the ones I am using and planning on doing before sitting for the exam.