Ihave selected American Association of Nurse PractitionerCredentialing Exam because it has a wide scope of showing that onehas passed a test in professional skills for the population of focus.I regard the certification as it can be used by supervisory agenciesas a proof that a student meets the necessities for practice. Inorder for NPs to meet the licensing requirements, they must haveaccomplished an official graduate program. This is where the AANPCexam comes in (Adams& Miller, 2001).It is the certification program that meets all of the documentednursing standards. Accreditation through AANPC exam offersconfirmation that a certification program is in line with theestablished assessment procedures. In addition to authorization, whenAANPC certification is used for licensure, it promotes the sense ofcompetence (Hooker& Berlin, 2002).
Myfirst strategy for passing the National Certification Exam is byobligatingmyself to a specific study time on every day basis.The implication of this is that I will have longer days of study. Theeveryday study periods are significant since it can lead toconsistent learning process. Secondly, I plan to utilize theavailable assessmentCDs such as Barkley, Fitzgerald and APEA.  Through this, I willhave the opportunity to take note of various lecturers from differentnurse professionals. Lastly, I will finda conducive place of study and review my improvement as a way ofdetecting my weak areas(Fairman & Shalala, 2011).
TheNP practiceenvironmentfor the certificationisthe patient’s home (Fairman & Shalala, 2011). One majorlimitation is that it suffers geographical inflexibility.Familynurses are expected to work within homes where they can collaboratewith the patient. Secondly, it does not recognize the need forinpatient.As a result, patients often interrupt the activities of the nursewhenever there is a need to attend to an emergency (Kleinpell,2005).
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