ANCC AGACNP Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Board Review

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  • Infectious Disease
  • Oncology
  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrinology & Metabolism
  • Gastroenterology
  • General Medicine
  • Nephrology/Urology
  • Neurology
  • Pulmonary Disease & Critical Care
  • Rheumatology/Orthopedics
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  • Hematology
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
  • Gerontology
  • Psychiatric
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  • Genitourologic
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  • Professional Role
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Gabriela Nakano is a UCLA alumni and a certified Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Cardiology/ICU. She is an experienced nurse educator and has been a wonderful addition to our editorial team.

About the ANCC AGACNP Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Exam

The ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner board certification exam is an entry level exam that provides an evaluation of the candidate's clinical knowledge and skills of general acute care of the adult-gerontology patient, basic pathophysiology, clinical decision making, role of the nurse practitioner, and a candidate’s ability to use this information for problem solving in the diagnosis and treatment of patients. Candidates who complete the eligibility requirements to take the exam and successfully pass the exam are awarded the credential of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (AGACNP-BC).

What is tested on the ANCC Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Exam?

According to the ANCC AGACNP Test Content Outline, the exam covers the following topics:

  • APRN Core Competencies 16%
  • Clinical Practice 46%
  • Role-Professional Responsibility 33%
  • Health Care Systems 5%

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

The exam itself is comprised of 200 questions: 175 scored questions and 25 pretest questions that are not scored. Pretest questions cannot be distinguished from scored questions, so make sure you read each question carefully.

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