Welcome to my website. I have included a lot (lots!) of sample questions and notes. These "pearls" will help you a lot with the FNP and AGNP certification exams (both ANCC and AANPCB).
I am one of those people who has a "gift" of figuring out and passing exams (except math, my worse subject). Yes, I can hear you thinking now... I hate that woman!. But wait, I put it to good use. I decided to design and create a review course that was different from the others.
I was determined to create a review course that provided high-yield and up-to-date information.
I decided that I did not want to be like the "others" out there.
As you can see from the testimonials from my students, my review courses work. It. Works.Very well.
I started this company in 1997. I had 3 students in my first class. Now I have to close my classes early because they fill out so fast. I am so thankful for all of my wonderful students over the past 20 years!
We are also "therapists"(just kidding). Many anxious students have been helped emotionally by taking this course. We are very good at holding hands here.
Since I wrote my two review books (published by Springer), the demand for my courses has grown dramatically.
As you can see, I am a mother of two girls who are now both in puberty. Wow, talk about drama. Right now, my house is so full of estrogen molecules that breathing too much of it is hazardous to your health! My friends who are moms tell me that it will get better when they reach their 20's...
Love ya! Maria Codina Leik
My husband wanted his privacy, so that is how he ended with a white square for a head. This is what happens when you don't know how to "Photoshop".
Maria is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB). She is a practicing NP and was adjunct faculty at Florida International University's FNP program.
Maria is the best-selling author of two NP review books. One is the "Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review" and the other is "Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review" (Springer Publishing, NY).
She is the chapter author of dermatology of an FA Davis textbook by Hektor-Dunphy and Winland-Brown called " Primary Care - The Art and Science of Advanced Practice Nursing" (2nd ed). She is also a chapter author in the Allergy Handbook by Springhill Publishers and wrote the "Diagnosing Allergies" chapter. She has written numerous articles on certification issues and she has been conducting NP review courses for 20 years. Maria has been in active practice since 1991 and sees her patients in a clinic in the city of Plantation, FL.
Heads up Y'all...
I want to introduce you all to a good friend and my assistant instructor. Her name is Susanne J. Pavlovich-Danis, RN, MSN, ARNP-C, CDE, CRRN.
She is an experienced lecturer and was a nursing professor for the College Of Health Professions, School of Nursing South Florida Campus at the University of Phoenix. She is widely published in the nursing and medical literature, over 500 times since 1996. She is currently the director of TEAMHealth Institute, who are providers of continuing clinical interprofessional education for TEAMHealth employees with oversight for 30,000 affiliated MD, DO, NP, PA, CRNA, AA & RN providers.
She has a total of 34 years of clinical experience in ER, ICU, primary care, nursing education, UR/QA, medical legal review, and medical missions. She is an experienced instructor/lecturer. She is certified in BLS, ACLS, TNS, TNCC, CDE, CRRN, and 12-Lead EKG.
As you can see, she has an impressive resume and lots of experience. I will post her picture later.