I attended your review course at Otterbein in June.
I took the ANCC FNP exam on Tuesday and got
my results that I PASSED...I can't thank you
enough for a great course!
Many things we covered were on the test, several
questions nearly word for word. Being familiar with so much with so much of the wording and content was very comforting!
Overall, I got 133/150 questions right, the form said the required passing score was 100. My strongest areas
were assessment & diagnosis (92% and 95.5%, respectively). Thanks so much for a great class that was also enjoyable. I will recommend your course to all my
friends at OSU".
Erin A. Yontz,MSN, FNP,BC, Ohio
First of all, I passed the exam! Your review course definitely helped. It was an excellent review. In addition to your course/book, I used her review CDs and books, which in retrospect was way too much in depth and not very focused
(we are not printing the name here). Your course was much more on target, less extraneous information and the right depth.....
David Wilman, MSN, NP-C, Ohio
I just wanted to thank you again for offering your
course. I know it made a difference in my passing
the ANCC exam in December. I have taken the
exam three other times and failing by 10 or less points.
My primary problem area was diagnosis and planning.I averaged between 50-65% on each of the preceding exams. For the December test,I used only your study materials and scored 80% in diagnosis/planning.
I have struggled for four and half years to get the exam behind and now thanks to your excellent course,
it is a thing of the past.Â I have taken the liberty to share
my experience with your course with some of my former instructors".
NOTE:Penicillin-allergic patients may be allergic to cephs. (cross-sensitivity). All antibiotics can cause Clostridium difficile overgrowth, pseudomembranous colitis,CDAD. Used for: strep throat, cellulitis, pneumonia, sinusitis, otitis media, secondary infection COPD, GC (Suprax, Rocephin)
PENICILLINS (Category B)
1st Generation: po penicillin V (Veetids), IM benzathine penicillin (Bicillin L-A). 2nd Generation: dicloxacillin (Dynapen)
NOTE: Penicillin-allergic, can use macrolides, cephalosporins, newer quinolones (age >18 years), preferred for strep throat. Also cellulitis, AOM, sinusitis
MACROLIDES (most are Cat. B and two are Cat. C)
*There are 2 macrolides that should be avoided during pregnancy (both are Cat. C)
Several of my former students have told me that they
have taken up to THREE different review courses (and STILL did not pass the exam!). After taking my review course- the student passed with flying colors!
I have former students who have told me that they lost a GREAT JOB offer because they failed the certification exam and the employer could not afford to wait another 3-4 months ( to retake the certification exam).
I KNOW THAT YOUR TIME IS VERY PRECIOUS!
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE.
You will find a lot of exam tips and sample questions on my site.
Believe in yourself!!!. If you failed the exam before, DO NOT
give up. It takes a lot of GUTS to keep on trying...
Believe in your heart that you can DO IT. Please do not give up on yourself. You passed your NP program, so you will pass that darn certification exam...
God Bless you all. Good Luck with your exam!
MARIA CODINA LEIK
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National ARNP Services, Inc.
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PASSED THE ANCC FNP EXAM MARCH!
Just want to take a moment to formally thank you for helping me pass the ANCC certification exam! Your review course was instrumental in my success. I know you went over and above to make certain that all of us as participants got the tools and information needed to pass the exam.
It had been 10 years since I graduated from NP school so I really needed a good review and Maria Leik you certainly provided it!!!! Thanks again.
Mary Brown, MS, MSN, FNP-BC
PASSED the AANP FNP Credentialing Exam!
I want to say thank you for a great review course!!!
I took the ---------- review course at Barry University. After her review, I felt that her review was not as helpful as I expected. After taking your review, I said "WOW"!
You went over the information that was really helpful, straight to the point. Your review was not rushed and I really enjoyed the quizzes and common signs that you recommended that we should know, because YES, they were on the test!.
Your family nurse practitioner review book was also helpful and I want to say thank you. I took the AANP adult exam ... and I passed with your help.
Avoid with hypertension, arrhythmias, post-MI, etc.
Avoid with stroke/CVA or TIAs
Avoid if hx of seizures
Caffeine will increase the effects of stimulants
Phenylephrine eye drops (mydriatic): avoid in
acute narrow- angle glaucoma
Be careful: BPH since may cause urinary retention
SAMPLE EXAM QUESTIONS
1) The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends routine vaccination with meningococcal conjugate vaccine (Menactra) to all of the following groups except:
1. Entering college freshman who plan on residing in dormitories
2. Pre-teen to teenagers aged 11 and 18 years
3. Persons with sickle cell disease or splenectomy
4. Adults aged 65 years or older who reside in nursing homes
2) The cones of the retina are responsible for what type of vision:
1. peripheral vision and night vision
2. central vision and 20/20 vision
3. peripheral vision
4. night vision
3) All of the following are correct statements about G6PD anemia except:
1. It is classified as a hemolytic anemia
2. The intake of sulfa-containing drugs should be avoided
3. These patients are at higher risk of autoimmune disorders
4. Foods such as fava beans can precipitate hemolysis in these patients.
4) A 35 year old male with a BMI of 28 is seen for a routine PE. Vital signs are: BP 134/80, Pulse 80/min., Resp. 20/min. The lipid profile results are: HDL 35, LDL 120. FBS is 120 mg/dL. What is the best initial treatment plan to follow for this patient:
1) Advise the patient that he needs to loose 40 pounds
2) Recommend moderate exercise for at least 30 minutes for most days of the week
3) Initiate a prescription of Zocor 20 mg daily
4) Refer the patient to a cardiologist for a stress test
Answer Key: (1) 4; (2) 2; (3) 3; (4) 2
One of the Highest Passing Rates of any review course. We have helped hundreds of NPs. PASS the ANCC/AANPCP Nurse Credentialing Exams since 1997.
EXAM TIPS: Non-Clinical Topics
According to the U.S. Department of Health, Education
and Welfare (1971), what is the definition of licensure?
It is a process by which an agency of the state government grants permission to individuals accountable for the practice of a profession to engage in the practice of that profession and prohibits all others from legally doing so.
Voluntary process by which a professional or
non-governmental agency (ie: ANCC, AANP) certifies that a practitioner has met predetermined standards specified by that profession.
Per the ANCC - what is the value of certification?
Certification protects the public by enabling anyone to
identify competent people more readily
aids the profession by encouraging and recognizing professional achievement and enhances professionalism.
There will be several questions that address HIPAA on the ANCC exam. The questions will assess whether you
know how HIPAA rules are "applied" in the real world.
Expected lifespan of 6 months or less. If patient does not want to participate in hospice care, can't force. Patient does not fit criteria if refuses (even if terminally ill).
Follows palliative care model (quality of life is goal). Pain management, physical and psychological counseling if needed. Patient must agree not to pursue curative treatment
Hello and Welcome!
I know your time is PRECIOUS.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY WEBSITE!
PS: I am way... behind on all my emails/phone calls.
Regarding LinkIn.com and Facebook (or other social website) invitations, thank you for thinking about me. I am a big believer in internet privacy. Your emails/contact information will NEVER be released to other parties. I never send out junk email.
ABOUT ME: I hate to talk about myself. I really do.....
Here goes. I humbly submit my background...
I am currently board-certified by both the ANCC & AANPCP as an FNP-C, and AGPCNP-BC. I have been teaching my NP review courses since 1997 and practice as an NP clinician since 1991 (I was an RN for 8 years before I became an NP).Â
I have been an adjunct instructor and clinical preceptor for NP students. I have also been a preceptor for medical school students.
I received my SN degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and my Master's in Nursing from Florida International University.
I am the author of two best-selling NP review books
"Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review. Fast Facts & Practice Questions"
I was lucky enought to be invited to write the Dermatology chapter for Hector-Dunphy's and Winland-Brown's "The Art and Science of Advance Practice Nursing" (1st ed). I have to say that my most challenging job is motherhood. Both my daughters are still fairly young - one is aged 6 years and the other is now 11 years old. Well, enough said for now...
PS: the company is growing quickly. I will be selling audio tapes, questions, and other materials soon.
Study these topics:
Sensitivity: ability of a test to pick individuals who have the disease
Specificity: ability of a test to detect individuals who are healthy (or who do not have the disease).
Screening test for temporal arteritis is sed rate
Know how thiazides slow down bone loss
S3 heart (heart failure)
S4 heart sound (LVH)
Scarlet fever (the sandpaper rash)
Most common type skin cancer (basal)
Cancer with highest mortality (lung)
Learn several ethical concepts (beneficience, etc). Usually about three of these are in the exam.
The daughter of an elderly patient tells the NP that she does not want her to have surgery or she does not want the NP to inform the patient that she has been diagnosed with cancer.
The NP protects the right of the patient. The patient has the right to self-determination.
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Use it for the AANPCP if you failed their exam.
Online applications are preferred.
You need a testing ID # before you can schedule an appointment.
Testing ID #
*The testing ID # is sent to you by Prometric ( 1-2 weeks after you get your approval-to-test letter
ANCC average processing time is 3 weeks.
AANPCP takes about 2 - 3 weeks. If you made errors in your application, you will get an email.
IT will delay your application, so be careful with the AANPCP forms.
If you applied before you graduate, it may take only 1 week to get approved after they receive the final transcript.
For your scores to be released to you SBON, sign the consent form (to mail your scores).
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WHY SHOULD I ATTEND YOUR REVIEW COURSE??
Ask yourself these few questions:
WHO wants to sit in a review course with up to 100 to 200 students?
WHO wants to be TOLD not to ask questions during the actual review class because it will slow the class down?
WHO wants to wait until the end of the review course before asking the lecturer a question?
WHO wants to sit in the back of the a large class and hear other students talking & whispering to each other because they feel disengaged?
WHO wants to feel like a "number"?
WHO wants to listen to substitute instructors?
WHO wants to enjoy the beaches and warm weather of South Florida?
HERE IS MY PHILOSOPHY ABOUT TEACHING:
I insist on smaller classes because I have found from 15 years of experience teaching NP review courses that student
LEARN BETTER this way. Period!
I make sure that all of my review courses are up to date and contain some of the LATEST TOPICs on the ANCC & AANP exams.
I treat each student as an individual. Yes, I allow my students to ask questions during the course.
YES, I do take time with each of my students.
My live review courses are all GUARANTEED.
WHY? Because my PASSING RATES ARE SO HIGH that I do not have to worry about loosing money.
It really is that SIMPLE.
I consider myself very lucky to be able to do what I love. GOD bless you with your exam.
With warm regards,
Maria T. Leik, MSN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, GNP-BC
Board-certified by both ANCC & AANP
National ARNP Services, Inc.
I get a LOT ot of students who have taken from one to two review courses and still DID NOT PASS!
I give the most materials and FREE exams out of any national review course company.
Review Course Materials are not for sale!
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Passed the AANP FNP exam this morning! Thank you again! I only used your review course and skimmed through your most recent addition of the FNP review book and passed my first try!
Student failed the ANCC exam (score 348).
After taking my course -PASSED (score 412).
PS: ANCC minimum passing score is 350 out of 500.
Hi Maria and all webinar classmates,
I just want to let everyone know that God allowed me to pass the AANP exam today. It has been a very difficult journey and I am so glad that it is over! The first time I took AANP exam I did not pass. I took ANCC and did not pass but today God allowed me to pass! God bless everyone!
Thank you Maria for your webinar!!!!!!!!!!!
I just got my score in the mail from AANP. I scored 606 the first time I scored 482. What a big difference!
This is Jovonne's story...
I graduated in January 2011. Took a review course called
--------- (name given by student, but I am witholding it) before graduation. I took ANCC May 5 failed. I studied all summer then took AANP September 7 failed. I took ANCC September 27 failed. I cried and I was so disappointed.
I knew the webinar would be perfect for me because I did not want to sit though a 9 hour class, I'm too impatient and I felt like that was too much info to be cramming when I took the other review course. I feel like God led me to your website.
I took the webinar and studied for two weeks after we finished the last class. I did just what you told me to do and God allowed me to pass the AANP exam March 5.When I saw the word passed I just started praising God I was so happy that I forgot about the other people at the testing site that was taking their tests. It's a great feeling.
There were so many questions that your webinar covered that was on my test.I just want to thank God for allowing me to find you and utilize your services to help me with that exam. I'm sorry this email is so long but I am so thankful. You can use any part of this email I know it is too long to use all but feel free to use what you want.
For those who failed keep the faith you will eventually pass if you don't give up. I realized that I was doing something wrong when I studied and failed those test and I knew I needed help.
Maria you gave us so many test taking strategies that I did not learn in my other review. I forgot to add that I also listened to the _____ tapes over the summer but still failed the both exams after listening to those CDs.
Thank you Maria!!! God bless!
My reply to Jovonne...
Oh my gosh... Wow. You made my week!!! What can I say, Jovonne? It warms my heart when I hear stories like yours. Indeed, I count myself as lucky for having YOU as my student. Thank you so much for your generous letter.
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AVOID a large crowd of students (200- 500 students). Very distracting. Hard to learn. Noisy.
TEST-TAKING techniques.I will advise you on which areas to concentrate your review study time.
Learn Maria's learning system (LEIK Review System)
Unique MNEMONIC system
Live or Webinar Review?
Both types of courses contain the same content and materials. Both courses are exactly the SAME.
Both are taught "live" and are not pre-recorded). You can ask me questions in real time. Same slides, book, and handouts. Same instructor.....
While I am not the person who usually takes time to write companies (I am very thoughtful with personal thank you notes) I wanted to take a moment to thank you for your Adult/Gero prep course.
Before taking your course, I had taken a competitors â and, I did not pass...I took the exam yesterday - and passed. After the two our mark, I had completed the questions and had two hours to review. I finished in a total of three hours. Sheri H
Question and Answer App (Springer Publishing) contains several hundred questions. You can quiz yourself as many times as you want (graded). Rationales are listed for each question.
Note: the questions are the same as the o
I passed my ANCC boards and wanted to express my gratitude for the FNP intensive review book and app. I read this book from front to back, did all the questions (twice) and used the app (FNP Q & A) on my iphone. Your book clarifies and delivers information in a comprehensive style and covers EVERYTHING. I felt prepared and confident after I read/studied your book... Thank you for taking the time to deliver information in a straightforward style !!!!!!
It works not only for the test but for the foundation/building blocks of a novice NP. I am grateful for your commitment to helping NP's not only pass the test but to truly gain a clear understanding and comprehension of important concepts.
I took the test Friday the 26th of February and it was number five for me, and I passed, thansk so much for a great review class. I have taken in the past .... review class no success ( I do not not give names of other courses). I have ..... (another review company), books and review CD's and tests, I had no luck with those either, I also studied ... (another review company) without success, so thank you very much. You made it simple but effective and informative. Thanks again. Forever grateful.
From Dorothy K.
I am pleased to announce that with the help of your review course and test-taking skills, I have passed the ANCC FNP exam. I want to express my appreciation to you and your course considering that I have tried others, taken the AANP unsuccessfully twice and can now say I am a certified FNP-BC. If you even need to use me as an example of a success story, I am more than willing to help cause I know there are others out there that feel and have the same experience. It doesn't mean you weren't smart enough, it means you did not know how to test correctly. It would have been nice to pass on the first time but it does not always happen that way and I understand that. From Enid
I took the FNP AANP boards this weekend and passed!! I just wanted to let you all know that the ONLY study material I used was Maria's. I read her book cover to cover and attended the online review course in February and I felt so confident walking into the boards! Thank you!
From Sarah B.
I attended the January live review in Florida and wanted to update you on my progress. I took my board exam (AANPCP) on 2/25 and passed, YEAH!!! I felt so prepared after reading your book over the past few months and taking the live review. I even used the book to study for my final exam in school and passed because of your book and the exam tips in the chapters. I have rave about your book over the pay few months and the information to so many of my classmates. I actually tried to use another book and was very confused and stressed, you book is very straightforward. I want to thank you again, I feel that I was successful on my first attempt because of your book and review. Thank you!
From Shakia F, FNP-C
EXAM TIPS: ORTHOPEDICS
Osteoarthritis/DJD: can find both Bouchard's (PIP) and Heberdeen's (DIP) nodes (Google images and memorize how it looks like so you can identify it on the exam).
Rheumatoid arthritis: has Bouchard's nodes only (PIP).
Gout: acute treatment can use NSAIDs (indomethacin, naproxen) and you can add colchicine to speed up the pain relief. So yes, you can combine colchicine and NSAIDs to treat acute gouty flares.