NP students seeking to certify with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioners (AGPCNPs) will see a new exam content breakdown starting in December ANCC recently announced that . ANCC certification is renewed every 5 years to provide evidence of the expansion of professional knowledge and evidence of continued competence in your certification specialty. Evidence of continual learning and competence can be demonstrated by completing activities in the following professional development categories.
Fitzgerald Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Certification Exam Review & changes to the ANCC exam The ANCC exam is now similar to the AACN exam. The ANCC exam now focuses more on the "clinical" aspect of care. The good news is that the current Fitzgerald Review continues to prepare candidates for both the AACN and ANCC certification exams equally. The ANCC Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner board certification examination is a competency based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) credentials both organizations and individuals who advance nursing. Whether you want to boost your career prospects or achieve international recognition for your health care organization, do not settle for less than the recognized authority in . This ANCC certification and credential are available for renewal only. You can renew this certification every 5 years and continue to use the credential by maintaining your license to practice and fulfilling the certification renewal requirements in effect at the time you submit your application.
Taking a certification exam is an integral part of becoming a nurse practitioner and, depending on your specialty, you might have to take the exam from the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), or the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). The ANCC certifications available to graduates of nurse practitioner programs are: adult-gerontology primary care nurse practitioner (AGPCNP-BC), family nurse practitioner (FNP-BC), adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner (AGACNP-BC), and psychiatric .