Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC Board Review Questions
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Key Board Review Features
ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Board Review Topics Covered:
- Health Promotion and Maintenance
- Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat
- Neurological and Psychiatric
- Professional Practice
- Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning
- Advanced Health and Physical Assessment
- Clinical Prevention and Population Health
- Ambulatory Medicine
- Pediatric Care
- Clinical Management
- Professional Role
- Drug agents: Analgesics
- Drug agents: Anti-infective
- Drug agents: Cardiovascular
- Drug agents: Endocrine
- Drug Agents: Eye, Ear, Nose, and Skin
- Infant and Preschool
- School Age
- Adolescent and Young Adult
- Older Adult and Frail Elderly
- Genitourinary and Renal
- Reproductive and Breast
Information about the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Board Certification Exam
The AANC offers a Family Nurse Practitioner board certification exam that provides an assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners. Candidates who complete the eligibility requirements to take the exam and successfully pass the exam are awarded the credential of Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified (FNP-BC).
What is covered on the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Board Certification Exam?
According to the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Test Content Outline, the exam covers the following topics:
Foundations for Advanced Practice 37%
- Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology Across the Life-Span
- Advanced Pharmacology For Treating Patients Across the Life-Span
- Advanced Health/Physical Assessment Across the Life-Span
- Clinical Prevention and Population Health for Improvement of Outcomes
- Research methodology
Professional Practice 17%
- Leadership, Advocacy, and Inter-professional Collaboration
- Quality Improvement and Safety
- Healthcare Economics, Policy, and Organizational Practices
- Scope and Standards of Practice
Independent Practice 46%
- Health Promotion and Maintenance Across the Life-Span
- Illness and Disease Management
- Care of Diverse Populations
- Translational Science/Evidence-based Practice
- Advanced Diagnostic Reasoning/Critical Thinking
How long is the FNP Board Certification 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.
Tips and Tricks for the FNP Board Exam
Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation
Every year, we interview quite a few students to understand what the best prep tools available are. For FNPs, we hear pretty consistently that the Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation is a great book. (But make sure to use the CDs).
Practice Makes Perfect
As with most medical specialties, there is a statistically significant correlation between the number of questions that an FNP takes and their pass rate. We suggest taking as many practice questions as possible prior to the exam. We also recommend taking all 1900 of our FNP practice questions twice (once in timed mode, and once in review mode).
Changing Gears Mentally
Part of the difficulty of preparing for the Family Nurse Practitioner Board exams is the scope of information. You’ll need to be able to answer questions about Pediatric Development, Gerontological Issues, and then quickly switch back to OBGYN based topics. We frequently hear that changing gears mentally is one of the hardest parts of the exam.
Make sure to 1) Take FNP practice questions that are relevant to the categories on the exam 2) Flag questions that you struggled with to return to later and 3) not CRAM the 2 days before the exam – you should be well rested and alert. There are definitely a couple of tricky questions on the exam and you need to be prepared for those. Good luck!
VIDEO: Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC Board Review Question Explained
Check out Dr. Mike Natter, answer a question from our Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC question bank! This lecture is part of our "Practice Connection" video series. BoardVitals developed this series to highlight helpful practice questions and explanations. This Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC lecture explains how to diagnose and treat Hypertension, covered in our Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC question bank.
AccreditationsThe University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC) through the joint-providership of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education (provider) and BoardVitals.
This activity is provided for a maximum of 90.0 contact hours under ANCC criteria. Further ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner info can be found here.