About Us

Hello Everyone!!!

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, AGNP, and ANP certification exams (both ANCC and AANPCP)

​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.

I started this company in 1997. I had 3 students in my first class. I am so thankful for all of my wonderful students over the past 17 years!

I still like to keep my classes small, but now, I have to close the classes early  because they fill up so fast. Next year (2015), I will allow more students in my courses.

We are also "therapist"(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. I am planning on making CDs of my courses and I am starting a testing bank. I will post on my home page when they are ready.

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!


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 Practitione(AANP). She is a practicing NP and is adjunct faculty at Florida International University's FNP program. She is currently a PhD student at Florida International University.

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 s 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". 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 has been conducting NP review courses for the past 9 years. Maria has been in active practice since 1991 and sees her patients in a clinic in the city of Plantation, FL.