Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Exam Prep

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66 free practice test questions for the ANCC Acute Care Nurse Practioner Exam

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The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Acute Care Nurse Practitioner exam is a computer based, 3.5-hour exam consisting of 175 questions (150 scored questions and 25 unscored pretest questions).

The exam covers five major domains of practice:

  • Nurse Practitioner/Patient Relationship
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Clinical Management
  • Health Care Delivery
  • Professional Responsibility

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There are 175 questions on the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner exam, divided across twenty categories: Professional Caring and Ethical Practice (21%), Clinical Inquiry (4%), Caring Practices (4%), Systems Thinking (3%), Advocacy/Moral Agency (3%), Collaboration (3%), Facilitation of Learning (2%), Response to Diversity (2%), Clinical Judgment (79%), Integumentary (2%), Musculoskeletal (4%), Psychosocial/Behavioral/Cognitive Health (4%), Hematology/Immunology/Oncology (5%), Gastrointestinal (5%), Endocrine (5%), Renal/Genitourinary (6%), Neurology (7%), Multisystem (10%), Pulmonary (11%), and Cardiovascular (17%).

The Acute Care Nurse Practitioner exam is 3 hours and 30 minutes long.

Passing the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner exam grants the test taker Acute Care Nurse Practitioner certification.

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