APEA offers secure FNP, AGPCNP, and PNP-PC exams. Each exam provides randomized
multiple-choice questions that have been extensively tested and analyzed for reliability
and validity. APEA offers the only predictive exams on the market.
- The APEA 3P Exam evaluates student knowledge of
pharmacotherapeutics, pathophysiology, and physical assessment, which are indicators
of clinical readiness. This is a 90-minute exam with 75 questions.
- The APEA Competency Exams evaluate competency in
pediatrics or women's health and are designed to measure the specific knowledge,
abilities and behaviors required to care for the pediatric or women's health
population within a family nurse practitioner primary care role. This is a 3-hour
exam with 150 questions.
- The APEA Pre-Predictor Exam is administered at the
beginning of the last semester, allowing students to remediate weaknesses in
preparation for the APEA University Predictor Exams for FNP and AGPCNP students.
This is a 3-hour exam with 150 questions.
- The APEA University Predictor Exam is administered at
the end of the last semester as preparation for the FNP, AGPCNP, PNP, and WHNP
certification exams. The results predict likelihood of success on the national exams
for these specialties. APEA's University Predictor Exam is considered a
national standardized comprehensive exit exam and can be used as a tool
for student and curriculum evaluation. This is a 3-hour exam with 150 questions.
- Exam Results Reports: APEA exam reports provide
detailed cohort and student results by expanding the knowledge areas to reflect
diagnoses that are correlated with the testing domains. These reports pinpoint
cohort deficits and individual student knowledge strengths and deficits. APEA
student reports assist students with creating a more specialized study plan for
improving their knowledge gaps. This reporting system is beneficial for preparing
them for the certification exam.
Enhancement & Remediation Resources
APEA offers an extensive selection of learning resources designed to enhance student
understanding and retention of didactic content presented by faculty or to remediate
students who require correction of knowledge deficits.
- MyQBank is a suite of seven question banks: MyQBank
Pathophysiology, MyQBank Assessment, MyQBank Prescribing, MyQBank Management,
MyQBank Pediatrics Management, MyQBank Psychiatric-Mental Health, and MyQBank
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care. Together, these banks provide 5,600 practice questions
with detailed rationales. These products can be utilized for student remediation or
as an enhancement to faculty instruction. The APEA Faculty Dashboard allows faculty
to monitor and view student performance in the question banks.
- The CE Center contains online video lecture modules
that can be used as an enhancement to faculty didactic teaching or as a remediation
tool. Students can follow along with the syllabus provided and test themselves using
the post-lecture questions designed to improve retention of the content presented.
- Additional recommendations are available from our university and
faculty consultant, Betty Vicknair, MSN, APRN, PNP
APEA publishes numerous books that can be utilized as textbooks or reference books and
implemented throughout an NP program.
Guidelines in Primary Care is written by NPs and targeted to
their needs. It is a thorough yet concise evidence-based resource for FNP and AGNP
primary care providers. Clinical Guidelines in Primary Care takes the reader through
the entire management of the patient, including diagnostic workup and treatment
processes for more than 370 diagnoses. It can be utilized as a textbook or reference
book throughout the entire curriculum and supports decision making during student
clinical rotations and into the practice arena.
APEA's portable clinical library, is a companion resource to Clinical Guidelines in
Primary Care. It contains 100% of the content published in the book and is enhanced
with images, graphics and additional diagnoses.
and Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Certification Questions provides
1,100 practice questions with rationales that improve critical thinking, clinical
reasoning, and decision-making skills, all of which are necessary for success on the
FNP and AGPCNP certification exams.
Health History and Physical Examination uses a quick-reference
format to guide students through the subjective history and the comprehensive
objective physical examination. It covers patients throughout the lifespan.
& Coding in the Outpatient Clinical Setting is a
pocket-sized book that provides step-by-step guidance on the correct selection of
evaluation and management codes that correlate to the determination of visit
complexity in outpatient settings. This book educates students and clinicians about
the important billing and coding updates implemented in 2021.
APEA offers Live and On Demand Review Courses that effectively prepare students
for the certification exam. These courses also provide valuable contact hours and
clinical updates for faculty.
- Review courses are used to prepare students for the certification exams
or for faculty continuing education
- All courses are presented by Amelie Hollier, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, with
additional lectures by Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
- Live Courses (onsite and webinar options):
- Attendees at APEA live courses have a greater than 99% pass rate on their
first attempt on the FNP and AGPCNP certification exams
- APEA offers Early Bird and group discounts for attendees at live review
- Every APEA Live Review Courses provides a pass guarantee
- On Demand Courses:
- Select video, audio or MP3 player presentations of the review course as an
enhancement to faculty didactic teaching or as a remediation tool
- Several universities convert the online review course to a 1 credit hour
course during the last semester of the NP program, using tuition to cover
the cost. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more
APEA has developed quick reference tools that aid in decision making and can be utilized
in the classroom and in clinical settings.
- Pharm in a Flash is a set
of color-coded flash cards designed to improve pharmacology knowledge. Cards are
organized by body system and drug class.
- Amelie's Antibiotic Cards is a
set of spiral-bound, pocket-sized cards arranged by drug class and the organisms
targeted by each.
- Pediatric Antibiotic Guide is
a set of spiral-bound, pocket-sized cards arranged by antibiotic name. The guide
associates weight with drug concentration and specifies the amount of medication
needed and the desired length of time.
- Topical Steroid Dispensing Cards
is a pocket-sized, spiral-bound card set that features a colored diagram of affected
body areas, a dosage chart, and a list of topical steroids by potency, available
quantity, and vehicle.
- Building Blocks Guide to Growth &
Development is a spiral-bound set of cards, presented in a flip
chart format, that can be used as a reference tool when assessing and evaluating
pediatric patients in the clinical setting.
- Building Blocks Flash Cards are
color-coded cards that can be paired with the Building Blocks Guide to Growth and
Development to use as a study guide for pediatric testing.
APEA provides customized student testing reports that can be utilized to address CCNE
Standard IV reporting requirements.
- These reports allow faculty to compare cohort to cohort and to
correlate knowledge areas with testing domains on the APEA 3P and University
Predictor Exams. Results of these reports serve as a program, faculty and student
- Faculty use APEA's customized reports to assess, refine, enhance and
develop course material and testing, and to promote continuous program improvement
while increasing student successes.
University & Faculty Consultant
- Betty Vicknair, MSN, APRN, PNP, works directly with universities to
customize learning and testing approaches that lead to student success.
- By partnering with APEA, your NP program can receive one-on-one
guidance on the utilization of APEA education resources for specific courses, the
accurate assessment of student progress, and appropriate remediation, when needed.
Customized pricing and packages are available!
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