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As outlined in the Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner ANCC outline the examination evaluates a candidate’s knowledge of primary care of the pediatric patient. This includes general clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners, 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 pediatric patients.
According to the ANCC Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PPCNP-BC) Exam Content Outline, the exam covers the following categories:
The Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Board Certifying Exam contains 200 questions, however only 175 are scored questions. The other 25 are pretest questions that do not affect a candidate’s score. Most of the test is comprised of multiple choice questions.
This question bank contains approximately the same distribution of topics in a similar format to the actual exam. In addition to the BoardVitals question bank, make sure to review the 25 Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Exam Sample Questions provided by the ANCC.
According to the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, the CPNP-PC exam certifies graduates of primary care pediatric nurse practitioner programs. The exam evaluates the candidate’s knowledge of the Primary Care CPNP role which is designed to meet the specialized physiologic and psychological needs of children in the areas of health maintenance and promotion, and management of disease processes.
As outlined in the PNCB Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification Exam Content Outline, the following topics are expected on the exam:
The exam contains 150 scored and 25 non-scored pre-test questions. Candidates will not be able to distinguish between scored and non-scored questions and total testing time is 3 hours. Questions will include knowledge recall as well as test the candidate’s ability to apply knowledge and critical thinking skills to determine one best answer among answer choices.