• Have not taken the exam twice within one year. I choose to take the ANCC FNP exam over the AANP exam because I wanted more of a challenge. Thank you all for your prayers and responses. The AANP-FNP consists of 150 multiple-choice questions. 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'm still not sure if this was the right decision to make. I understand this struggle too well now. Congrats to you! I didn’t actually sit down and study until night time when my kids are asleep. Kaplan also has review questions online too. That cost $50. I decided to give myself a little bit of a break but continue to read casually. You got this! So I bought this also. Instead I would write down why I got it wrong or why it was the right answer. I went to my doctor and she wrote me a note for extended time which I faxed over to PSI. I looked at areas of weakness and focused on that. Since 1997, allnurses is trusted by nurses around the globe. American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board. There's plenty of pressure; the money you spent for an exam and the future of your career and family! .. Get the predicter exam when you feel ready, and get Leik's book. The night before the exam I read over any topics I was not sure of. I printed them all out and organized them. I failed AANP twice, with a score of 487 and then second time 493/ passing is 500. 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. I obviously read it faster each time. Its motivational and helps. 12 Posts. NP Student, highly wanting to do med school. The first time I failed by 4 questions (based on calculations). Our mission is to Empower, Unite, and Advance every nurse, student, and educator. I finally scheduled my exam and failed it with a disappointing but not surprising score of 358. I bought 10 exam edge practice exams and scored 450-480 on them first try. I did get the APEA predicter exam and got a 77% which helped so much with my confidence level. YOU GOT THIS!! She didn't give me real pointers but helped me realize what I should focus on. Words like "except", "ALL but which", to make sure I would not choose the wrong questions. QBank questions have 4 sections - pathophysiology, assessment, prescribing, and management (roughly 800 questions each section). I am beyond sick of looking at questions and reading the books. It listed the Signs symptoms, Treatment, and the difference between each other. Professor Larsen is very patient and does guide you in the right direction. Specializes in FNP. This time I tried my best not to memorize the answers. I scored a 453. Her review book she sent home was concise and to the point. 1-612-816-8773. So stop beating yourself up and let’s jus refocus your thoughts! Specially for the ones that have test anxiety and cant seem to pass a darn test if their life depends on it. If you fail the first attempt, you have to take 15 cr. It was $75/session. I am going to take ANCC exam in 7 weeks. I also purchased the FNP mastery questions and reviewed those questions on my phone. I finally decided to schedule my exam the week before Halloween. I did a live review with a duo on FB (Penny & Ruphy), Leik book, Walden crash course, Sarah Boes review and Hollier videos. Was it from MyQBank? They take PA, DO and MD students. Well I overkilled it with all my studying and spent so much on all kind of studying material because like you I lived in self doubt since I failed the exam. I finished her book in the beginning of August. APEA predictor exam was also good study tool as it tells me in detail what I should review on.. My testing anxiety is also horrible, and I struggle with dyslexia. And all the ones I stumble on when I came home to look up the answers, I had them right. 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. Congratulations! Thanks for the tip and CONGRATS on passing! I also bought exam edge as well and currently studying that.. However, it was just too much information at this point. I took the exam July 18th and passed first time!! I scheduled it for this past Friday (second week of November, November 9). I completed my FNP program in December when I was about 33 weeks pregnant. I spent probably 5-6 hours studying and reading a day. I finally scheduled myself to take the exam again, this time 3 weeks before my second baby was to be born. Hi! I then reviewed the first exam I had purchased from PSI for the first time I took the exam. I just passed my AANP exam, it was pretty much what I expected. 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 have no idea how to pick up the pieces. 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 also did APEAs live review, which was good and helpful however I'm not sure if it was worth the price tag. I've done everything: Fitzgerald, APEA, Exam Edge, bought practice exams from both certification bodies. Third time is a charm, right? I believe GOD has a plan for me. I listened to some relaxing music and got there at 0745. What a ride. Also, please don't hesitate to contact me if you need any study tips. I want to encourage anyone having a difficult time. I am working with Prepping for NP Certification, LTD now. Update:: I finally received my score of 671. I sent in my re-take paperwork in August. By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies. I too also failed the AANP last May. Also has questions for each chapter and section. I went in and got my time and a half but failed again. I did Leik's practice questions again. I think I'm a little nervous about. I failed the AANP twice (second time yesterday) and I am devastated. AANP: If you fail the AANP FNP exam then you must complete 15 hours of continuing education credit in the area or areas of weakness identified on the score report. Could you tell me what your study schedule was while working? With Amelie's book, I did every single question in there except for the adult Geri practice exams. With all of these distractions, it's surprising more people don't fall a … All the self doubt, all the negativity, and the constant self blame! 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 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. Two months before scheduling my exam I bought another PSI and scored 75. Get exam edge Exams and APEA QBank questions (management & assessment) or what your weak on, And Kaplan book if you still feel uncomfortable but if not you don’t have to. I did at least 150 questions every day just to get the feel for the exam. I Also decided to Start from scratch with studying. See the APEA blog for a post that contains information about test differences. Great resources jus to take all kind of different questions to review the materials you just learned or read about. Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. The prescribe was good section to review all the meds but it went into too much depth of pharmacokinetics of each drug when you really jus need the know the class and the indications. I don't know where I went wrong. 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. Remember doing head-to-toe assessments in RN practice is much different from the provider role, though it is a component. I felt like those kind of questions were unnecessary and didn’t gear toward AANP questions. A great … I just studied randomly all day through my phone and take breaks when I’m done with one section or what not. 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. I also bought an hour session tutorial with Prepping For FNP Certification. 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. Congratulations for your huge achievement! Rationale were also very detailed explaining why one answer was superior to another. Certification data is maintained separately from AANP membership data. I made flash cards and notes along the way between all these materials and just reread it thorough out the day. 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. Also explained to me some things I needed differentiating on (different anemias). I also didn't pass my NCLEX until second time around. I'm not sure. 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. I finally decided to buy Amelie's predictor exam feeling confident that I would score >70%, which I did not. My last AANP attempt was yesterday. Exam Edge - 25 exams of 100 questions ($175), APEA QBank questions - patho, assessment, prescribing, and management ($260). Filed a support case ask for reschedule and they send in my test result as "failed" next business day. I failed my FIA (flight instructor airplane) test my first try, honestly just didn't prepare for it and was taking a lot of courses that semester. Good luck! What a load has been lifted off my shoulders. I have no idea how to pick up the pieces. I recently took AANP at the end of December for the second time and failed. These are good resources however, it didn’t help me see the big picture. of study and wait a certain period before attempting again. Got shepherd air and passed with a 92 next time. Which made it easier to understand and remember. Jay Willis. Anyhow I had my first born in January, and having postpartum depression and anxiety, I had a hard time focusing. ! I scheduled my exam for 0830, wrote out directions for my husband on what to do for our girls. After failing the first time, I decided to do my research and look up exactly what I needed to do to retake this exam. By using the site you agree to our Privacy, Cookies, and Terms of Service Policies. I've been wondering if I really want to go beyond my RN. when I first took the exam, I studied Maria Leik FNP review book, downloaded the app and did 700 questions.. and I also studied the FNP mastery. The questions were kind of similar to the boards, only problem is that sometime it has random questions like what is the ICD code for asthma or example of what constitutes a nursing diagnosis of failure to thrive? I wanted to wait till after my exam to see how I did so I can give you my study tools and habits . I got a job offer. I know it hard not blame yourself, but u gotta take a step back and think how far you have come along! Well done, congrats to you and your family! I also didn't use any of the index cards I made previously because regurgitating the information was not helpful to me. Congratulations on never giving up. I scored 67, putting me at risk. I was honestly surprised that I didn't pass. This time by 7 points. 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. Thank you for asking this. The AANP-FNP exam is scored on a range of 200 to 800. I hope you are still watching this page. I did not go back to listen to Amelie's APEA but revised her notes. allnurses is a Nursing Career, Support, and News Site. Published by. The cost for the exam is reduced for AANP members and ranges from $240 to $315 for non- members. Overall I think this is the best study tool. Box 12926 Austin, TX 78711-2926 Has 10 years experience. Our members represent more than 60 professional nursing specialties. The AANP certification passing score is 500. My recommendations would be to get a review course (either Maria Leik or APEA) it can either be live or audio. They take PA, DO and MD students. The others were either straight forward, or I used process of elimination. 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. To retest, candidates must meet eligibility requirements in effect when the retest application is submitted. Again with Amelie's practice questions, I wrote down why the answer was right (for questions I got Wrong). It was great, but I really don’t want to have to ride it again. The patho was good to make sure I understood each disease it and how I relate to the each system. allnurses.com, INC, 7900 International Drive #300, Bloomington MN 55425 He was great and decided to take 3 days off so he could help with our baby who is exclusively breastfed, while I study. 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! 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 also got Exam Edge 5 Practice exams which were not worth it at all, don't waste your money. Taking a certification exam is one of the most challenging and stress-filled activities you'll undertake. I also didn’t finished reviewing all the study questions in this section. I bought 10 exam edge practice exams and scored 450-480 on them first try. Someone mentioned that Amelie's APEA certification questions (3rd edition) was excellent. I wrote down some of the nmemonics I memorized and used the "marked" option. Leik was my best resource, I read it cover to cover and did all the online questions, it was invaluable. But you CAN and you WILL do it! 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