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&amp 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&amp 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.&nbspTheeveryday study periods are significant since it can lead toconsistent learning process. Secondly, I plan to utilize theavailable assessmentCDs such as Barkley, Fitzgerald and APEA. &nbspThrough 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 &amp Shalala, 2011).

TheNP practiceenvironmentfor the certificationisthe patient’s home (Fairman &amp 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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