I have taken the CPC exam twice and failed twice. I did Amelie's questions a total of 3 times. but none are better than yours. I did 100 questions a day on and off for 2 months on my phone. I scored terribly on them. I finally scheduled myself to take the exam again, this time 3 weeks before my second baby was to be born. I also got MyQBank, both management and assessment. So I bought this also. I failed AANP two months ago and just took the leik review to prepare myself again.. and I have to say I’m super Nervous and so doubtful to sit on the exam again... I’m not sure when I’ll be ready... because I’m terrified of failing again... so here I am browsing around looking for more ways to help myself prepare. I want to encourage anyone having a difficult time. I'm more than happy to help! A: When entering your continuing education (CE) certificates into the log, you will be asked to enter the total number of contact hours for each educational program.A CME (continuing medical education) = 1 contact hour. All of the CEU's were free and offered by the AANP. I am an A student, and have NEVER failed anything. This time by 7 points. I had my baby and June, started going through post partum depression again and on top of that I had a toddler at home who wasn't going to let me accomplish anything. I liked APEA questions format the most, it was very similar to boards and it gave me the confident I needed to pass boards. I was about 36 weeks pregnant and determined to pass this gosh darn exam before this baby was born. Good luck!! I originally just bought assessment and management - and felt the questions were on point and really helpful in helping me combined everything that I studied together. I am attempting ANCC in a few weeks and I am terrified and my confidence is shot. Don’t be like me because I end up didn’t finished all the study questions And it was a waste. All the self doubt, all the negativity, and the constant self blame! Address: AANPCB Capital Station, LBJ Building P.O. I also bought exam edge as well and currently studying that.. I'm waiting for a reply from the coordinator now. I did all of the practice questions and tests that I had access to (around 4000 questions). Hi there, I’ve been wanting to respond to your post since you posted but I was getting ready for exam. Does anyone know if you get a second attempt to take the AANP exam for free or if it costs money all over again? She didn't give me real pointers but helped me realize what I should focus on. Prof Larsen is very patient and does guide you in the right direction. AANP: In case you fail the exam, you must complete continuing education credit of 15 hours depending on the area of weakness, which is identified on the score report. I got one heart murmur question and maybe a handful of pediatric questions. This is what I did. I did purchase a PSI practice exam which I scored terrible on (50's). Leik was my best resource, I read it cover to cover and did all the online questions, it was invaluable. Great resources jus to take all kind of different questions to review the materials you just learned or read about. But I know the feeling all too well. Thank God I passed as of last sat, so here I am giving you a hug and letting u know you can do it too. APEA QBank questions were very thorough, but it helped me focus on my weak area which is assessment and management. I did Leik's practice questions again. Got shepherd air and passed with a 92 next time. I am scheduled to retake the AANP at the end of the month. • Have not taken the exam twice within one year. of study and wait a certain period before attempting again. Congratulations! I decided to write this post because many of the past posts about failing the AANP boards and finally passing has inspired me. Congratulations on never giving up. Published by. But I mostly studied on my phone through APEA QBank Questions and exam edge. I felt so terribly disappointed in myself I just did not know what to do. allnurses is a Nursing Career, Support, and News Site. The past 2 weeks I only did practice questions from Leik's and Amelie's book. There are also many CME conferences which can help you get up to date with common disease states you will be treating. What happens if I fail the exam? You will have a bit of a uphill battle with your job search and your role transition from RN to NP, so be prepared and hang in there. I tried to listen to her while at work and while at home but for some reason I just could not absorb the information. Thank you for asking this. I scheduled it for this past Friday (second week of November, November 9). I took the Hollier live review, which I loved, but obviously I have missed something. Grabbed a latte and a sandwich from McDonald's before driving to the testing site. My weak areas were assessment and diagnose. ANCC: If you fail the exam, you can retake the test 60 days after your last testing date; however, in case you don’t get lucky on the 3rd time, you can’t take the exam after 12 months. I should be getting my scores in the next week or two and can update this post then. Was it from MyQBank? I understand this struggle too well now. This article covers two easy strategies to help increase your ANPP and ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam scores. Login allnurses.com, INC, 7900 International Drive #300, Bloomington MN 55425 I didn’t actually sit down and study until night time when my kids are asleep. After writing all of the answer and rationales down to all of the questions I got wrong, I started creating charts and ways to memorize certain body parts or guidelines, STD's, vaccine requirements, TB, cancers, treatments and antibiotics and vocabulary. I obviously read it faster each time. My last AANP attempt was yesterday. Has 25 years experience. My testing anxiety is also horrible, and I struggle with dyslexia. I didn't read Leik's Book and just used it for her practice question. Since 1997, allnurses is trusted by nurses around the globe. How I Passed the AANP Certification Exam Today (Tips and Insights)! I failed the AANP twice and I am devastated. I spent probably 5-6 hours studying and reading a day. You really helped me to focus more and work harder! I listened to some relaxing music and got there at 0745. I printed them all out and organized them. After 3 grueling hours I received s preliminary "passed". ANCC may require supporting documentation to determine eligibility. I then reviewed the first exam I had purchased from PSI for the first time I took the exam. Sorry if this reply was so long, but I wanted to give you a detailed explanation of my study tools so you can Pass jus like me! How do you feel about potentially entering practice now, having been away from your NP preparation for so long? Other than that I tried to stay up to date with all of my skills. So here the second time around. Your post has now encouraged me to get back up and try again (with some of your tips) and also try to get a note from my Dr. I bought 10 exam edge practice exams and scored 450-480 on them first try. Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Thank you all for your prayers and responses. 1 Article I also didn’t finished reviewing all the study questions in this section. The AANP Certification Program (AANPCP) offers a three-hour examination with 150 questions. I did get the APEA predicter exam and got a 77% which helped so much with my confidence level. Congrats to you! The patho was good to make sure I understood each disease it and how I relate to the each system. I failed the AANP twice (second time yesterday) and I am devastated. Specializes in FNP. These are good resources however, it didn’t help me see the big picture. I decided that I would study during my maternity leave. I decided to buy Liek's review book because apparently that was the book to use. Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. I made a new study sheet on that. Hi! Second time around I found that Leik's questions were very similar to the ones written on the exam. A: Candidates who fail the exam are provided the opportunity to retest, must meet eligibility requirements, pay the required application fees, and complete additional educational preparation. I listened to her maybe once and read the notes 2-3 times reviewing it. ANCC: If you fail the ANCC FNP exam you will have the ability to retake the test after 60 days of the last testing date; however, you cannot take the exam more than three times in any 12 month period. Again with Amelie's practice questions, I wrote down why the answer was right (for questions I got Wrong). Nevertheless, I took those questions I got wrong and looked up information on it. You can only take it twice a year so I definitely had to take it before December just in case I failed and had to take it again in January. QBank questions have 4 sections - pathophysiology, assessment, prescribing, and management (roughly 800 questions each section). I definitely spent a lot of time reading them. Good luck! ANCC: Test results are given in a pass/ fail format immediately upon completion of the test. I felt like those kind of questions were unnecessary and didn’t gear toward AANP questions. Our mission is to Empower, Unite, and Advance every nurse, student, and educator. I recently took AANP at the end of December for the second time and failed. I've been wondering if I really want to go beyond my RN. Although I memorized all of them, I still had crazy anxiety. Instead I would write down why I got it wrong or why it was the right answer. Evaluation of care. The night before the exam I read over any topics I was not sure of. I felt confident. The AANP-FNP exam is scored on a range of 200 to 800. Two months before scheduling my exam I bought another PSI and scored 75. I did not get a good night's rest the night of the exam because my daughter still nurses every 3-4 hours and my toddler now has night terrors. I was honestly surprised that I didn't pass. Thank you again!! I did not go back to listen to Amelie's APEA but revised her notes. I also reviewed the 2 PSI's I purchased the night before. Specializes in Corrections, Public Health, Occupational Medicine. By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies. I am going to take ANCC exam in 7 weeks. With much joy and great relief, I can announce that I graduated from FNP sc hool and passed the AANP exam. Feeling lonely, still having postpartum depression and living in a city that I was still new to, I continued to feel isolated but wanted to desperately move on with my career and "be someone" that I could be proud of. .. Specializes in ICU; Telephone Triage Nurse. I do hope that you get some good shadowing time in, and ultimately, look for a job with excellent clinical mentors (be they NPs or PAs or MDs) that are readily available for you and will make a supportive transition. If you fail the first attempt, you have to take 15 cr. I didn't even write down feeding and bathing and playing with my kids in between. Thanks to all of you who shared your study experiences and to those of you who picked ourselves right back up after falling. To critical think about each choices of the answer and why it is the correct answer. I am working with Prepping for NP Certification, LTD now. I'm still not sure if this was the right decision to make. I also decided to spend a little more time on pharmacology, drug side effects and interactions. Both were helpful but if money is tight just get management. I was about 36 weeks pregnant and determined to pass this gosh darn exam before this baby was born. I could not use the APEA review course as CEU's because I took the course before the exam date. Contact Us. Since 1997, allnurses is trusted by nurses around the globe. You have beaten the odds with passing after your multiple retakes, and with the work you put in you, should be proud of that. I wanted to give an update. Overall, if you did well in school you shouldn't have to study that much for this, a month and a half actually felt like too long for me. Sorry for all the typos and the extremely long post! Kaplan also has review questions online too. I understand the agony of the setback. I failed the AANP twice (second time yesterday) and I am devastated. I trolled these forums again. I walked in and started as soon as I sat down. I can't say thank you enough!! The first time I failed by 4 questions (based on calculations). I studied everyday for 5-8 hours a day. I wish I can say the same for myself. My newborn was with me at home and I nursed her every 2-3 hours. I took the exam July 18th and passed first time!! There was some information that I just did not know. I scored a 453. I liked it so much I also bought the patho & prescribing, well it was a definitely overkill but you see at the time I have no self confidence so I kept buying more things. I know I have to keep moving on. allnurses.com, INC, 7900 International Drive #300, Bloomington MN 55425 Filed a support case ask for reschedule and they send in my test result as "failed" next business day. I studied for around a month and a half, for around about 1 hour a day. Congratulations for your huge achievement! I think that with some of your tips, I can gain a stronger base knowledge and work through this devil of a test the third time around. While there is no magic pill or wand that will increase your exam score, these two techniques are useful, easy to implement, and only require a little of your time. There is a wide variety of exam pre courses, books, test bank questions, etc. Third time is a charm, right? if you fail twice within 1 year, you are banned from taking the test again :(I just took the FNP Certification Exam through AANP and passed using Leik as my primary source and the Barkley Review as a secondary source. I wrote down key characteristics each patient had in the question to help me pinpoint what the test was actually asking me. With the cost of living in Los Angeles being so high, I again postponed taking my boards and opted to work instead, night shift so I could save a couple of grand from having to put my infant in daycare. Luckily my CEU's were done. The others were either straight forward, or I used process of elimination. Professor Larsen is very patient and does guide you in the right direction. I have been beside myself on how to go about studying again since I had done so much additional studying after the first time I failed. I was too stressed from school and having poorly controlled blood sugars and being diagnosed with gestational diabetes, I did not take the boards right away. The ANCC exams for FNP and AGNP candidates sometimes contain alternate question types. Thank you. I also bought an hour session tutorial with Prepping For FNP Certification. With Amelie's book, I did every single question in there except for the adult Geri practice exams. I took the ANCC and passed!! I bought 10 exam edge practice exams and scored 450-480 on them first try. I just passed my AANP exam, it was pretty much what I expected. . Now, I purchased Leik for my Kindle. 1-612-816-8773. Our members represent more than 60 professional nursing specialties. I made myself a kind of study schedule. I read through it all. I know how devastated it feels walking out the test center knowing you fail... but failure does not define who you are as a person or how far you have accomplished to get here! If you have not done so already, you will need to register with this site to establish a user account for Certification. If I had to do it again, I would buy the audio version or something that I can listen to and relisten Or watch again. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any study tips. This time I tried my best not to memorize the answers. And all the ones I stumble on when I came home to look up the answers, I had them right. I also got Exam Edge 5 Practice exams which were not worth it at all, don't waste your money. I'm not sure. The AANP Exam. I did a live review with a duo on FB (Penny & Ruphy), Leik book, Walden crash course, Sarah Boes review and Hollier videos. Its motivational and helps. I failed AANP twice, with a score of 487 and then second time 493/ passing is 500. Diagnosis. Has 4 years experience. Specially for the ones that have test anxiety and cant seem to pass a darn test if their life depends on it. I bought colored gel pens to make studying fun. And also some computer paper with no lines (like the scratch paper they give u during the exams). Its all in my head with TEST ANXIETY. It's so easy to memorize the answers. Q: What is the difference between Contact Hours, CMEs, and CEUs? I did a live review with a duo on FB (Penny & Ruphy), Leik book, Walden crash course, Sarah Boes review and Hollier videos. I studied everyday for 5-8 hours a day. Also, while I was working as a nurse, I did a lot of head to toe assessments on my unit for practice and also bc it's part of the job. I say take a break for 2 -3 weeks away from all the studying... relax, pamper yourself.. indulge in hobbies you like to do or spend time with your family member. Thank u for asking this. By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies. I went in and got my time and a half but failed again. I decided to start doing the CEU's again right away, but when I called AANP they said that I had to wait at least 24 hours before I started to do the CEU's. I took 4 exams which result from 64, 68, 68, and the last 77% from the time I started to study to the night before the exam. It was great, but I really don’t want to have to ride it again. However, it was just too much information at this point. YOU GOT THIS!! Someone mentioned that Amelie's APEA certification questions (3rd edition) was excellent. The American Nurse Credentialing Center NP certification exam boasts an 86.2% pass rate for the FNP exam and a 79% pass rate for the AGPCNP exam, as of 2018 data. I finished her book in the beginning of August. I failed my AANP twice and I am just devastated. Our mission is to Empower, Unite, and Advance every nurse, student, and educator. I sent in my re-take paperwork in August. I made a study sheet with some nmemonics for CN's, and made some charts on stuff I didn't understand (CN, asthma, COPD, htn, ect.). After failing the first time, I decided to do my research and look up exactly what I needed to do to retake this exam. I stopped reading and studying all together for 3 weeks and then restarted everything. How many questions are on the AANP- FNP? Do you feellike you will need to take a refresher course or do some shadowing time? I am beyond sick of looking at questions and reading the books. I know it hard not blame yourself, but u gotta take a step back and think how far you have come along! Specializes in OB/Gyn, FP, Peds, Public Health. So stop beating yourself up and let’s jus refocus your thoughts! Does anyone have any information on getting beyond test anxiety?? Yes the anxiety is even worse, but just take it as a learning experience and walk away with everything you can remember. All of the questions on the AANP and ANCC exams for FNP and AGNP candidates are multiple choice. What a ride. 1-612-816-8773. With all of these distractions, it's surprising more people don't fall a … I read Leik's book again and did her practice questions again. I also purchased the FNP mastery questions and reviewed those questions on my phone. Areas of nursing practice that will be evaluated during the exam include: Assessment. Brandi Tadlock is a big help to new coders working on getting their medical coding certification.. With her permission here is a copy of a reply she made to a someone struggling to pass the CPC exam that received rave reviews. I Failed the Bar Exam Twice (or Three Times or Four Times) If you failed the bar exam twice, three times, four times, or more, believe me, you are not alone! Update:: I finally received my score of 671. So I really found exam edge helpful toward my study. I have failed the AANP twice and ancc once. So it was a good study material that I can use anywhere especially at night next to my sleeping babies. I just wanted to share my experiences with the entire process of actually finally being able to pass my boards. Jay Willis. It listed the Signs symptoms, Treatment, and the difference between each other. I had my daughter in June and decided to start studying again. They take PA, DO and MD students. The ANCC FNP exam takes about 4 hours, If you fail the ANCC, you can retest within 60 days but you cannot take the test more than three times in twelve months. I haven't looked at an eardrum for quite a while though and need to brush up on pediatrics. I choose to take the ANCC FNP exam over the AANP exam because I wanted more of a challenge. Don’t do that! She went to school from 8-5. There's plenty of pressure; the money you spent for an exam and the future of your career and family! It was a good study material. I know what my weak points are (pharmacology and derm) and I find I have no problem verbally answering a question that I can not answer with multiple choice. Remember doing head-to-toe assessments in RN practice is much different from the provider role, though it is a component. I did a live review with a duo on FB (Penny & Ruphy), Leik book, Walden crash course, Sarah Boes review and Hollier videos. A great … Third time around I did not use the FNP mastery app at all although some of my notes already contained info from the app. See the APEA blog for a post that contains information about test differences. I did not do as many practice questions as I should have. 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