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American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP)






ANCC & AANPCP CERTIFICATION EXAMS

Hello everyone! I have updated the following information as of 
January 16, 2015.

If you are not a member of ANA or AANPCP, your test fee will be higher. Sign up for membership and it will save you money.

Membership Organizations
American Nurses Association
http://www.nursingworld.org/joinana 

American Association of Nurse Practitioners
http://www.aanp.org/membership

​After completing my exam, will Prometric inform me whether I passed (or failed)?
Yes, they will After you complete the exam and the test shuts down, it will show on the screen whether you "pass" or "fail". When you exit the testing room, ask the proctor for a printout of your test results (no number scores).

If you failed, you will receive your score within 2 weeks which will show how you did under each domain.

​ANCC
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
ANCC designation: AGPCNP-BC
Release date: January 2013
Total # questions: 200 (only 175 are graded)
Time alloted: 4 hours
​Score: 350 is passing score (100 - 500)
http://www.nursecredentialing.org/AdultGeroPrimaryCareNP


AANPCP
Adult Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
AANPCP designation: A-GNP-C 
Release date: January 2013
Total # questions: 150 (only 135 are graded)
Time alloted: 3.5
Score: 500 is passing score (100 - 800)
http://www.aanpcert.org/ptistore/control/certs/applications


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IMPORTANT!
Existing Credentials
Don't panic, they are NOT retiring the designation if you are already certified (i.e., ANP, GNP). They are only retiring the exam. ​You can continue using your credentials and renew every 5 years by the usual methods.
But if your ANP or GNP certifications expire (and you missed the grace period), you will not be eligible to take the new Adult-Gero NP exam


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Exams that will be retired: 
These NP and CNS exams will all be retired by December 31, 2014. Deadline for applications to sit for these (soon to be retired) exams is also on December 31, 2014. 

NP Exams (will be retired on December 31, 2014)
Adult NP (ANCC extending deadline till December 2016)
Gerontology NP 
Acute Care NP 
Adult Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Clinical Nurse Specialist Exams (retired on December 31, 2014) 
Adult Health CNS
Adult Psychiatric Mental Health CNS
Child-Adolescent Psychiatric Mental Health CNS
Gerontological CNS


I will post more news later....   Maria



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The AANP and the ACNP (American College of Nurse Practitioners) will be merging this year.

Great news! 
The ANP exam application deadline has been extended until December 2015. You can take the exam until 2016. 


Are You Already Certifed as an ANP or GNP?
Your specialty and credentials (ANP or GNP) remain the same. It will not change. 
BUT!
If you allow your certification to expire, then you are in trouble.

WHY?
Because previously, you could retake the exam if your certification expired and you failed to renew it. But unfortunately, starting in 2016, you do not have that exam option anymore.

Therefore, if you want to become certified again, you will not be allowed to take the AGNP exam unless you go back to school to (become an AGNP).


United States Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Occupational Employment Statistics 
for Nurse Practitioners

National Estimates
Mean Annual Wage $92,670.00

​By State
Alaska: $111,800
California: 110,590
More states listed, visit link below.

Top Paying States
Columbus, IN: $146,920
Texarkana, TX: $137,880
San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, CA: $133,930
More info at below link.

More fantastic stats on their website at
http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291171.htm