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Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Board Review Topics Covered:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Pharmacology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Respiratory
  • Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Genitourinary/Reproductive
  • Psychiatric
  • Hematopoietic
  • Immune
  • Integumentary
  • Infections
  • Professional Practice
  • Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
  • Clinical Prevention and Population Health
  • Geriatrics
  • Ambulatory Medicine
  • Informatics
  • Plan of Care
  • Patient Assessment Process
  • Implementation

About the ANCC Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam

The ANCC Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner board certification exam is an entry level exam that provides an evaluation of the candidate's clinical knowledge and skills of primary care of the adult and geriatric patients. Candidates who complete the eligibility requirements to take the exam and successfully pass the exam are awarded the credential of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGPCNP-BC).

What is covered on the ANCC Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam?

According to the ANCC Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Test Content Outline, the following topics are covered on the exam:

  • Patient Assessment Process 23%
  • Plan of Care 62%
  • Professional Practice 15%

How many questions are on the ANCC Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) Exam?

The AGPCNP Exam contains 175 questions, however only 150 are scored questions. The other 25 are pretest questions that do not affect a candidate’s score. The examination includes four types of questions: 1) multiple choice; 2) multiple response; 3) drag and drop; and 4) hot spot. Most of the test questions are multiple choice.

To familiarize candidates with the format of the exam, the ANCC provides Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Sample Questions.

The BoardVitals AGPCNP Question Bank contains approximately the same distribution of topics in a similar format to the actual exam.

About the AANPCB Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Exam

The AANPCB AGNP Exam is one of two entry-level exams offered by the AANP. It is a competency-based exam for nurse practitioners to reflect their knowledge and expertise in the AGNP roles and population area of education.

What is covered on the AANPCB Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Exam?

According to the 2022 A-GNP FNP Candidate Handbook, the exam covers the following topics:

Domain 1

  • Assessment 27%
  • Diagnosis 26%
  • Plan 25%
  • Evaluation 22%

Domain 2 - Patient Age Ranges

  • Prenatal 2%
  • Newborn 2%
  • Infant 3%
  • Child 6%
  • Early Adolescent 5%
  • Late Adolescent 9%
  • Young Adult 19%
  • Adult 24%
  • Older Adult 22%
  • Elderly 8%

How long is the AANPCB Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) Exam?

The AGNP exam is made up of 175 multiple-choice questions, 25 of which are pretest questions that do not count towards the candidate's score.

In 2018, the pass rate for the AGNP exam was 83%.

Should I take a Nurse Practitioner exam review course?

While it is always encouraged to prepare as early and as thoroughly as possible, enrolling in a review course is a decision based on your own personal circumstance and level of preparation. The BoardVitals Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Question Bank provides practice questions with detailed explanations and assessment to identify areas of strengths and weaknesses. Given that the explanations in the question bank cover both correct and incorrect responses, they are often referred to as “mini-lectures” and candidates typically find these sufficient for understanding most topics.