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I am a current ACNP student and wanted advice on what to study for boards

by crazydolphin28 crazydolphin28 (New) New


I am a current NP student at Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Any advice you can give? I'm trying to find some books that are beneficial to studying for boards. Please help.


Specializes in Mental Health.

Have you tried asking your teachers?

juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care, General Cardiology. Has 27 years experience.

ANCC has an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Review and Resource Manual currently on its first edition. You can purchase the book (around $120 to 130) and sign up for an online module which includes a practice test (additional $80 to 90).

Go to nursesbooks.org and search for the above title. This site is part of ANA which ANCC is a subsidiary of.

LaurieCRNP2002, MSN, RN, APRN

Specializes in Hospice and palliative care. Has 27 years experience.

I would recommend checking out the materials published by Tom Barkley. He has audio CDs and a manual and the material in his manual matches the exam content pretty closely. I took the exam in Dec 2011 so my memory is pretty fresh :). The website for Dr. Barkley's materials are below:


The cost is not cheap ($329.50) but as I said, his materials are very close to the exam content so it will be worth the money. Good luck! :yes:



Specializes in Psych, ICU,clinic supervis case manager,. Has 31 years experience.

Well 1st we need to know which exam...family, acute, adult/gero and ANNC or ANCP.....most go with fitzgerald, barkley's cds are all so good...Leik's book is good, quick concise...but has a few mistakes....reasonable thou...PM me for more info