This is a very intense review course. Unlike others, we also include an extensive review of pharmacology, cardiac physical assessment findings, women's health, geriatrics, and dermatology.
Essential test-taking techniques that will help you in passing both the ANCC and the AANP's certification exams will be discussed in detail.
We have helpful pneumonics to help you better learn topics that involve a lot of information. Please be advised that this review course is not only about pneumonics and other learning aids (which we give you). We will also teach you how to think through a problem and to think like an experienced clinician.
REVIEW COURSE MANUAL
Our NARNPS, Inc. our course Review Manual includes important topics and sample test questions designed like those seen in the certification exams. WE will address some of the latest topics.Other review companies WILL NOT give you this many FREE questions on their books!
Develop Better Clinical Decision-Making Skills
This review course also helps you refine your critical thinking skills. These are the questions on the test that give you a case scenario and then will ask you what the "initial" or most appropriate action is.
Our pharmacology and antibiotic review is unmatched. Review the important drugs that are most likely to be on the test. Learn about side effects, lab testing to monitor patients, and drug interactions.
Did you know that the drugs that are on the test are given both in their generic form and brand name (or by drug class only)?
Example: clarithromycin (Biaxin)
Did you know that this is a Category C drug? Unlike the other macrolides (or erythromycins) which are all Catergory B. Be careful with your pregnant patients.
Macrolides (especially erythromycin) have many drug interactions that can be serious. The macrolide with the least number of drug interactions is azithromycin.
Laboratory Tests and Results
Pap Smears, Urinalysis, CBC with differential, Pregnancy testing, LFTs, and many other laboratory values and what to do with abnormal results are included.
Normal PE Findings Will Be In The Exams
Normals that have appeared on the exams are also reviewed. In addition, we have an in-depth cardiac review with emphasis on the topics that have been seen on the test. We have a learning trick for murmurs that has "saved" many a student on the test. This includes nurses working in telemetry and cardiac units who swear that our technique "saved" them!
Intensive Cardiac Review
We review essential cardiac assessment skills that will always appear on the test like the heart murmurs and extra heart sounds like S3 and S4. A time proven pneumonic has helped hundreds of students pass their certification exam.
Which heart sound is associated with heart failure (CHF)?
The S3 heart sound is associated with a failing heart. It is heard on early diastole and is sometimes mistaken as a split S1. This is a pathognomic sign or a very good and specific indicator for heart failure.
S3 in healthy pregnant women may appear in the 3rd trimester due to high cardiac output (physiologic finding)
When you attend one of my review courses, you will hear about some of the latest exam topics and other testing "issues".
I believe that anyone can learn to pass the NP Certification Exams with the right guidance...
I have helped many students PASS their exam who have taken other review courses (some have taken 3 different review courses!).
The ANCC exams will probably be very challenging over the next few years. Please take time to study especially for this exam.
Take care! Thanks for your precious time visiting my website.
MORE FOCUS: NON-CLINICAL Topics
Because of the major changes on the ANCC exam, we have responded by also increasing our coverage of this area in the courses.