“question bank” you used to pass the board

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by Myec Myec (New) New

Specializes in NP student.

Hi, 

I am a NP student graduating in May.

I was wondering for those had taken the board exam for the past year pros and cons of the practice exam platform you used. I am currently interested in taking AANP. 

Thank you in advance!

Edited by Myec

Good question! *takes a seat so I can learn something too*

sleepwalker, MSN, NP

Specializes in Occupational Health. Has 17 years experience.

I did the Barkley review course...well worth it!

I took the AANP board exam two years ago and I would say Leik, hands down. No contest

11 hours ago, db2xs said:

I took the AANP board exam two years ago and I would say Leik, hands down. No contest

Was this a book or review course?

sleepwalker, MSN, NP

Specializes in Occupational Health. Has 17 years experience.

The review course. You get a study guide which is reviewed during the course. I did the review and reviewed the provided study guide twice post course review. 

On 12/17/2020 at 6:31 AM, NurseBlaq said:

Was this a book or review course?

Book, review course, and iPhone app with questions. The OP asked about a question bank.

Myec

Specializes in NP student.

That was helpful- Many thanks to everyone for sharing! 
 

staphylococci, NP

Specializes in Family Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

I used Board Vitals as my question bank to help prepare for the ANCC FNP exam in 2017.

Pros:

1) Thousands of questions across several topics

2) Question banks geared toward the ANCC and AANP FNP exams

3) Rationales for each answer are very detailed with sources

4) Questions are harder than what's on the actual exam

5) Can receive CE credit for answering questions

6) Can track performance based upon topics

7) Can create customized quizzes

Cons:

1) Bit pricey but sometimes offer discounts

2) Subscription-based payment system

3) Must pay extra to receive CE credit

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djmatte, ADN, MSN, RN, NP

Has 7 years experience.

On 12/21/2020 at 3:09 PM, staphylococci said:

I used Board Vitals as my question bank to help prepare for the ANCC FNP exam in 2017.

Pros:

1) Thousands of questions across several topics

2) Question banks geared toward the ANCC and AANP FNP exams

3) Rationales for each answer are very detailed with sources

4) Questions are harder than what's on the actual exam

5) Can receive CE credit for answering questions

6) Can track performance based upon topics

7) Can create customized quizzes

Cons:

1) Bit pricey but sometimes offer discounts

2) Subscription-based payment system

3) Must pay extra to receive CE credit

I found board vitals to be good, but also to be way harder than necessary and a tad bit overkill.  I bounced mostly between Liek and Hollier.  Only peppered BV in when those banks got redundant.  

Board Vitals- I took AANP

JBMmom, MSN, NP

Specializes in Long term care; med-surg; critical care. Has 9 years experience.

I am enjoying the Roth Review app and website. I haven't taken my exam yet, but I really like the explanations given with their questions/answers.