Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Review
Adult Nurse Practitioner/ Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
HOTEL venue: 19 Contact Hours (3 pharmacology credits)
WEBINAR: 21 Contact Hours (3 pharmacology credits)
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.
Test-taking Techniques

Essential test-taking techniques that will help you in passing both the ANCC and the AANPCB's certification exams will be discussed in detail.
Special Pneumonics 
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.

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.  

Pharmacology Review
 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 topics 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.

Sample Question
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.

Please Note:
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 contains from 30% to 40% non-clinical topics. Please take time to study especially for this exam. 

Take care! Thanks for your precious time visiting my website. 

Warm regards,
Maria Codina-Leik


Because of the major changes on the ANCC exam, we have responded by also increasing our coverage of this area in the courses. 

Evidence-based medicine, Ethics, Nursing Research, HIPAA, Theory, Culture, Adolescent rights, Hospice, Medicare,  Reimbursement, Coding, Epidemiology terms, Genetics, etc..

An NP is performing a physical exam on an adult who is complaining of a new onset of mid-abdominal pain. Which of the following medical ethical concepts is the NP performing:

1) Non-malfeasance
2) Veracity
3) Justice 
4) Beneficience

Answer: 4
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