Passed the ANCC FNP exam May 2022

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by Freckledkorican Freckledkorican, MSN, APRN Member Nurse Student

Specializes in MSN, FNP-BC.

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Pass the ANCC FNP exam: check
I am beside myself today! I graduated August 2021, but waited until now to take the exam. I definitely over studied these past two months; it was not as difficult as I imagined. Resources were the Leik Intensive Review book, Hollier Live Review, Board Vitals question bank, and HyGuru Youtube videos.

Acceptance into a residency program: ??
Did an initial telephone screen interview for a community health center program a few weeks ago - haven’t heard back to move forward to the panel interview. They haven’t sent me a “Thank you for applying, but unfortunately” email either, so that's good news so far.

Did a panel interview for a VA hospital residency program a few weeks ago as well - haven’t heard back from them either.

Maybe they are waiting to see if I pass the board exam before contacting me to move forward or offer me a position?
Crossing fingers that’s the reason.

Anyone else out there jumping for joy like me for passing their exam?

AlwaysTiredNP

AlwaysTiredNP, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 10 years experience. 40 Posts

I was pretty excited when I passed mine too! I took both exams because I am a NUT! I graduated NP school last year and I’ve been working in the ED since I became licensed and certified. It has been a great learning experience. Congrats! 

Freckledkorican, MSN, APRN

Specializes in MSN, FNP-BC. 80 Posts

18 hours ago, AlwaysTiredNP said:

I was pretty excited when I passed mine too! I took both exams because I am a NUT! I graduated NP school last year and I’ve been working in the ED since I became licensed and certified. It has been a great learning experience. Congrats! 

Thank you and congratulations to you, AlwaysTiredNP. You ARE a nut for taking both, but I get it. Cover your bases. And working in the ED? You are hardcore. I worked as an ED scribe during undergrad and it was too fast paced for me. Urgent care is as fast as I can handle; I worked as an RN in one during grad school. It's family practice on steroids. Rock on!

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AlwaysTiredNP

AlwaysTiredNP, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Emergency Medicine. Has 10 years experience. 40 Posts

15 hours ago, Freckledkorican said:

Urgent care is as fast as I can handle; I worked as an RN in one during grad school.

I actually really tried to get into Urgent Care because many don't have PM requirements for shifts, but none would hire me without experience... but I was able to get into the ED. I basically see Urgent level patients in the ED anyway; certain acuity the physicians see because as an FNP it's out of scope to see "acute care" patients so I actually work in Fast Track/RME, but I do see a lot of emergent patients and pass them onto higher level of care as needed. The only thing I don't like is the evening requirement. I am required to do 3 PM shifts per month and the flopping I don't like, but it is what it is. 

Next year, I should be eligible to sit for my ENP-C though! 😄 

Mergirlc, RN

610 Posts

Just out of curiosity, what was the deciding factor for you to take the ANCC vs. AANP?

I still have a little over a year left in my program, but am going back and forth between which one to go for.  I know some hospitals want one over the other, but the ones I'm interesting in working for, after all is said and done, seem to not have a preference.

Freckledkorican, MSN, APRN

Specializes in MSN, FNP-BC. 80 Posts

1 hour ago, Mergirlc said:

Just out of curiosity, what was the deciding factor for you to take the ANCC vs. AANP?

I still have a little over a year left in my program, but am going back and forth between which one to go for.  I know some hospitals want one over the other, but the ones I'm interesting in working for, after all is said and done, seem to not have a preference.

Hello! ANCC has more specialty certifications, such as pain management and psychiatric mental health, I eventually want to attain. Also, I liked the fact the ANCC offered more than just multiple choice type style questions; seems more challenging to me.

Good luck with clinicals!

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diallka1

diallka1

12 Posts

Congratulation! I am a year out and motivated to keep going.

Freckledkorican, MSN, APRN

Specializes in MSN, FNP-BC. 80 Posts

UPDATE: I interviewed for an APRN residency today and was offered a position😁. I will be posting periodically on the "Advanced Practice" section if anyone wants to follow along and ask questions. Good luck to all my fellows peeps in their careers!

Mergirlc, RN

610 Posts

Congratulations!!  I wish you much success!

Guest1030824

Guest1030824

169 Posts

Hi, I am curious about the exams you took. Were they for FNP?  I'm researching NP tracks. Thank you:)

Freckledkorican, MSN, APRN

Specializes in MSN, FNP-BC. 80 Posts

On 9/23/2022 at 12:20 PM, CinLeo42 said:

Hi, I am curious about the exams you took. Were they for FNP?  I'm researching NP tracks. Thank you:)

Hello. I took the FNP practice exams that came with the Hollier review and the Leik book.

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