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Practice Questions for the FNP Family Nurse Practitioner Exam Prep
This set contains helpful practice questions covering a range of questions for the AANP and ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner exams.
Infant, Newborn, and Maternal Care
ANCC FNP Certification
The ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) board certification examination is a competency-based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of the FNP. This certification aligns with the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification, and Education. Once you complete the eligibility requirements to take the certification examination and successfully pass the exam, you are awarded the FNP-BC (Family Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified) credential. This credential is valid for five years. You can continue to use this credential by maintaining your license to practice and meeting the renewal requirements in place at the time of your certification renewal. The Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification accredits this ANCC certification.
AANP FNP Certification
The FNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge in family/individuals across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, older adult, and elderly primary care).
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) are both well-respected organizations that offer certification for nurse practitioners (NPs). Both certifications are recognized as valid and are accepted by many employers and state regulatory boards. The AANP offers the Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) certification, which is designed for NPs who specialize in providing primary care to patients of all ages. The ANCC offers the Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (AGPCNP) certification, designed for NPs specializing in primary care for adults and older adults. Ultimately, the decision of which certification is better for you will depend on your professional goals and the specific requirements of your state and employer. It is important to do your own research and carefully consider your options before deciding. It may also be helpful to speak with other NPs in your area or consult with a mentor or supervisor to get more information and guidance.
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