Passed ANCC today

  1. Hello to my fellow NP students/practicing NPs. I took ANCC FNP today and passed! It was an exhilarating and exhausting experience. I frequently looked at previous posts and topics on here while studying-and I have to say it helped me to identify good study resources, but also peaked my anxiety!
    So I wanted to make a post of my own.

    1. I was so intimidated by people that said they studied for 6 MONTHS and read review materials from cover to cover multiple times. I am here to tell you this is NOT necessary, and to not drive yourself crazy. I studied of course during this last semester of my program (UConn), but spent about 2-3 weeks intensely studying for boards.
    2. Fitzgerald review was fabulous-did live review and finished accompanying online content. Her professional issues section was huge in passing ANCC. I had the Leik book too-great book for learning alot fast as it is very condensed, but not super comprehensive and with some weird errors
    3. The exam is common sense-many of the answers were apparent right away.
    4. I took the APEA predictor exams to ease my mind and help target my studying and highly suggest them.
    The exam IS PASSABLE. Do not let the horror stories of multiple failures and issues as seen in threads on here discourage you. You got this! I am happy to answer any questions as I sip my margarita and NOT STUDY ANYMORE
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    About stpollard, MSN, APRN

    Joined: Jan '15; Posts: 24; Likes: 15
    FNP in primary care; from CT , US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Emergency Nursing


  3. by   Tencat12
    Congrats! It's good to see that all this ends eventually! Good luck to you in your future endeavors! Yay!
  4. by   Rocknurse
    Congrats! This is good to hear...I'm a fellow student at UCONN! I'm taking boards next May but I'm already beginning to gather study materials and methods. Thanks for sharing fellow Husky!
  5. by   stpollard
    No problem! I did feel like UConn prepared me well for the boards. I believe their pass rate is excellent too. The last year of the program absolutely flies by but hang in there!
  6. by   sc1011
    How long did it take for you to get your authorization to test? I applied on May 17, got confirmation that they received my transcript on May 21, but haven't heard anything since. Thanks and congrats!
  7. by   stpollard
    The process was a nightmare. I applied May 4th, and got my ATT June 5th (after TONS of calls and bothering). They said it was an issue with my transcripts, so I had to resend them multiple times-they said they never received the first one I sent. I had a friend who had her ATT within a week of applying. So frustrating.
  8. by   Purple90BSN