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    Hey everyone,

    I've been away for a while. Why? Well because I decided to get my certificate in Psych Mental Health NP. I was serving a population that had such a high rate of patients with psychiatric disorders that I wasn't comfortable treating unless I had the proper training. So I went back to school and sat for my ANCC boards a month ago and passed. I wanted to share my resources with you for those who may be studying for their Psych NP boards.

    1) I used the ANA Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice book. This book helped me to review everything about how an PMHNP practices. All the law, ethics, etc.

    2) ANA PMHNP Review and Resource manual. It really helped me to study the specific areas that would be on the test. This is a very important resource for all those studying for this exam. Dont miss out on it!

    3) Fitzgerald Psych Mental Health NP Exam Review. I love everything Fitzgerald. And to be honest I felt as if so much of the review was on the exam. I literally listened to this audio recording and read this manual in and out for an entire 6 weeks. This is a very valuable resource

    4) I did buy the ANCC test question bank. It was great to test my general knowledge of the content. I figured that they make the test, why not study the test questions. I wrote down all rationals to questions I got wrong.*

    5) I also did buy some extra test question from Exam Edge, like I did with my FNP. They are good practice questions, but I wouldn't recommend buying more than a bundle of 5 because the questions seemed to repeat themselves after that. But good practice with answering questions. I did use that same discount code from when I used it years ago that seem to not expired interestingly and got like 10-15% off. That code is SAVE-SLLT.

    These are all of the resources that I used to pass this exam the first time. The exam is tough and no joke. I literally was sweating through the entire 4 hours. But if well prepared everyone should do well. If you are looking for the Fitzgerald review material please inbox me. I still have and willing to sell.*

    Good luck everyone!

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    DahliaDaisy likes this.

    Hey everyone,

    I've been away for a while. Why? Well because I decided to get my certificate in Psych Mental Health NP. I was serving a population that had such a high rate of patients with psychiatric disorders that I wasn't comfortable treating unless I had the proper training. So I went back to school and sat for my ANCC boards a month ago and passed. I wanted to share my resources with you for those who may be studying for their Psych NP boards.

    1) I used the ANA Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice book. This book helped me to review everything about how an PMHNP practices. All the law, ethics, etc.

    2) ANA PMHNP Review and Resource manual. It really helped me to study the specific areas that would be on the test. This is a very important resource for all those studying for this exam. Dont miss out on it!

    3) Fitzgerald Psych Mental Health NP Exam Review. I love everything Fitzgerald. And to be honest I felt as if so much of the review was on the exam. I literally listened to this audio recording and read this manual in and out for an entire 6 weeks. This is a very valuable resource

    4) I did buy the ANCC test question bank. It was great to test my general knowledge of the content. I figured that they make the test, why not study the test questions. I wrote down all rationals to questions I got wrong.

    5) I also did buy some extra test question from Exam Edge, like I did with my FNP. They are good practice questions, but I wouldn't recommend buying more than a bundle of 5 because the questions seemed to repeat themselves after that. But good practice with answering questions. I did use that same discount code from when I used it years ago that seem to not expired interestingly and got like 10-15% off. That code is SAVE-SLLT.

    These are all of the resources that I used to pass this exam the first time. The exam is tough and no joke. I literally was sweating through the entire 4 hours. But if well prepared everyone should do well. If you are looking for the Fitzgerald review material please inbox me. I still have and willing to sell.

    Good luck everyone!

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    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.

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    Quote from bayouchick02
    Passed the AANP exam! Just wanted to thank y'all for for your prayers and support! Especially MLGDNP12 & nitasarn.....your tips and tidbits for study REALLY helped me out :-)
    YAY!!!! CONGRATS bayouchick02!!!! I knew you could do it...I am so excited for you. Now it's time to make some moves, motivate others and make some money. Many blessings in your future success and endeavors.

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    nitasarn likes this.

    You will find some ethical type questions on the exam dont focus too much about the research when it comes to AANP. I also recommend studying 2 hours at a time with 1 hour mental break. I know this is hard but as your test approach you need to relax. I took walks, cooked and did everyday activities that briefly distracted me from the exam. My plan was focus, focus, distract, and focus. I know that you are prepared and I trust that we all will be celebrating with you soon. I am lifting you up in prayer and I know that God will not fail you now. Just study, prayer, and speak your success into existence. I called myself FNP-BC/NP-C for weeks before my exams...LOL.

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    Quote from nitasarn
    I think it was aanp-fnp.com I think it's the same site. Mine is a couple weeks. 75%is a good average. This weekend I'm in a wedding so I'm taking a small break from intensive study but next week I'm gonna go thru my weak areas with hollier and Fitzgerald I have Leiks which is a good reference there are some mistakes but i guess I'm learning something if I know what they're are. I'll be sending good prayers and thoughts your way this week you can do it
    Praying for you and I know that God will help you through. Just relax and retain...You will do wonderfully!

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    AtomicWoman likes this.

    Quote from AtomicWoman
    Just passed my ANCC ANP exam. I found the Fitzgerald CDs and the Hollier book and website extremely helpful. I also want to recommend spending some time with your physical assessment textbook, whichever one you used. Skimming through it again, I picked up a lot of pearls that slipped by me when I took the course before beginning clinicals. Also, it was great for reviewing normal age-related changes, as I had several questions about that on my exam. Your mileage may vary, of course! Good luck to all who are studying to take the exam!

    Congratulations AtomicWoman!!!!! I know that you are relieved that this chapter of your life is FINALLY closed. So happy for you...

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    Quote from bayouchick02
    As well as theory and some research based stuff. I thought this was only gonna be on the ANCC exam, not the AANP. Did you find those type of questions on the AANP exam as well? Thanks for all the info, you have been such a big help!
    AANP is purely diagnosis, evaluation, planning & implemenation. Keep those in mind with every question that you come across. You don't have to worry too much about theory & research. They may come but it will mostly be about np role and certification/licensure.

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    AtomicWoman likes this.

    Quote from AtomicWoman
    Were any of your resources helpful for the legal/ethical/policy questions on ANCC? So few resources have any info or questions about those topics. Fitzgerald has a handout and a CD, but I need some more practice questions on those topics. Thank you for letting us ask you so many questions!

    So sorry that it took me a while to answer your post. The website had something going on. Anyways, I didn't feel like Fitzgerald or Hollier covered legal/ethical/policy enough and I decided to do the online questions on familynpprep.com ANCC test data bank and used the kellerman book. Read my original post for more infornmation on the website. It is a great tool and covers the subject areas very well. Everyone is free to ask me as many questions as they like...we NPs stick together

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    Quote from neelia06
    Yeah I'm totally interested in buying your book! I don't know how but can you private message me here so I can send you my info?
    For some reason I can't message you because the website won't let me. Its saying something along the lines that I have to have 15 topics posted in order to private message. So you can email me at mxlst19@mail.rmu.edu and we can make arrangements.

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    Quote from bayouchick02
    My exam is in a few weeks also, and so far I have listened to Hollier's review CDs , gone thru Fitzgerald's book, and now going through her CDs as well. I plan on doing questions from the family NP prep website that you mentioned. Based on your experience, do you think that will be enough? I tried to find more review questions, but there are so many different ones out there! I guess I'm starting to get antsy.....I have been reviewing just about everyday, for several hours a day for the last couple weeks :-/
    I think you are doing well..the website has 20 (100 questions) exams available to buy for the exams. I would just do that and review rationales. Write down the answers to the questions that you miss. I even recorded myself reading my rationales so that I could listen to them as I drove, workout or whatever. And remember that the exam has 150-ANNP/175-ANCC questions, so dont over whelm yourself. And as I said before just remember that common diseases occur commonly. I know that you will do wonderfully. You just have to believe it as well...

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    No problem Neelia06. I'm sure you will do wonderfully. I have the Kellerman book that I can sell you. It's sold on the website for $80. But I'll sell it to you for $60. There's absolutely no writing, highlighting or answered questions in the book. I used it for a week straight and it's in brand new condition. Let me know if you're interested & I can save you $20.

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    Hi AtomicWoman,
    You did not misread the post I did take both. I am sort of a "what if girl" and the fact that I failed the ANCC in June and had to wait 90 days made me really nervous. So I didn't want to put all my eggs in one basket and applied to take both. I will probably only keep up with one to be honest, but I felt most comfortable knowing that I had the extra opportunities to be certified. Also I was angry at myself for failing the ANCC by 2 points and really wanted to prove to myself that I knew the information. So it became a challenge...Good luck on your exam. I'm sure you will do great.

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    Hi Neelia06,
    I bought the Necessary Family Nurse Practitioner 1000 Practice Questions Book by Kellermann. It had questions in random order. It was not categorized. I ordered the book from necessaryworkshops.com. You will be ready. Just remember that you have 150 questions and they can't put everything on the exam. Focus on common disease that occur commonly and what you as the NP should do or know about them. Go on the AANP website and review the testing domains. Besides Kellermann, which other resources are you using. I would truly recommend familynpprep.com. I think it will help easy your anxiety and help you feel comfortable anwering exam style questions. Read about it on my main post. I hope I have helped...please keep me updated on your success.

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    CEPJ likes this.

    No problem, bayouchick02...you will do wonderfully. Just take a deep breath and know that you have all you need to pass the test. With God's grace and your preparation you'll do great. I'm happy my tips were of help to someone. Please keep me updated on your success.


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