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Family Nurse Practitioner Certification: Intensive Review [Kindle Edition]

Maria T. Codina Leik MSN APRN BC FNP-C
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  • Print ISBN-10: 0826102964
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-0826102966
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This mega-review covers test taking tips using Leik's unique "question dissection" technique, relevant content review, extensive practice questions, and detailed, current exam information in a "fast facts" style, saving you study time while providing comprehensive preparation. This book is also a great companion to the FNP Certification Review app, coming soon for your iPhone or iPad!

Pass your Family Nurse Practitioner ANCC or AANP exam, prepare for tests in school, or improve in the last semester of your program with:

  • Photos of diseases and physical exam maneuvers that promote visualization and clarify techniques
  • Organ system reviews divided into four parts; descriptions of emergent conditions, high-yield normal physical exam findings, maneuvers, and applicable benign variants
  • Tables on orthopedic maneuvers, immunizations, STDs, lab tests, skins rashes, and more to help you organize and recall procedures

Students say:
"I took this class in 2003 and I did pass my Adult NP ANCC exam soon after. Ms. Leik's class gave practical information, essential concepts for studying, and core topics on which to focus. I would recommend this class to others as an essential component in ensuring success in passing the certification exam." - Cynthia Milich, CNP

Why the Leik Technique?
Maria T. Codina Leik has been a leading provider of exam preparation education and counseling for almost 20 years. Her company National ARNP Services, Inc. has helped thousands of nurses pass their certification exams nationwide.

See our entry for Maria Leik's companion volume, Adult Nurse Practitioner Certification. A third volume, on Pediatric Nurse Certification, is forthcoming.

Please note: An analogous volume to Maria Leik's series, Gerontological Nurse Certification Review is due in June from Meredith Wallace and Sheila Grossman.

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About the Author

Maria T. Codina Leik, MSN, APRN, BC, FNP-C, is a practicing NP in Internal Medicine at Plantation (FL) Medical Clinic and President and Principal Lecturer, National ARNP Services, Inc., her own company. She is a popular speaker and teacher known for her ability to simplify complex concepts for her students. Previously, she taught in the NP program at Florida International University School of Nursing. Ms. Leik is Board Certified in three specialties: Adult NP, Family NP, Gerontologic NP by the ANCC and AANP. Her research findings have been presented at an international HIV conference as well as at nursing conferences. She has written two additional NP certification review books and is the author of several book chapters in NP textbooks. She is a member of STT International Honor Society.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1911 KB
  • Print Length: 422 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0826102964
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company; 1 edition (July 23, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043GXYK0
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62 of 62 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just passed my ANCC for FNP April 24, 2008
By julieta
I just passed my ANCC today and here are some books I wish I had in school. The following helped me to pass the ANCC because they are most like the test. First, Margaret Fitzgerald's book Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination and Practice Preparation is a great must have book for school and test prep. If you can, take her live seminar or get the CDs. Next Leik's book Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review:Fast Facts and Practice Questions, great book, good to synthesize all of the Fitzgerald info. The Hollier/Wirfs book: Certification Prep Exams Practice Test s and Questions with Rationales 4th ed is a great prep for questions, don't bother buying the review book by Hollier, it is too basic. Next, make SURE you buy the Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Review by Zerwekh and Claborn. This is the only review book I could find that has a CD rom . The CD is almost like the actual test and some of the questions are very similar. If you start off by buying these four books you will be in good shape. Good luck on the exam!
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars NEW-PRINTING ANP & FNP -errors CORRECTED March 23, 2009
Recently, I spoke with the author (Maria Leik) on the phone to tell her that I passed my FNP exam. I told her that I was going to write a testimonial for her book (I think it helped me pass the test), so she asked me to please pass on this message. Here goes...
She said that the errors on both the ANP and FNP Intensive Review Books have been CORRECTED in a new printing by Springer Publishing. The books that are now being sold on AMAZON (and other vendors) are in their latest editions with NO ERRORS. She said to make "sure that you purchase a 'new'copy!!!".
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Good and Bad: Too many errors September 28, 2007
Be careful with this book; while there are a lot of excellent exam tips, there are also many errors and/or typos. At times it feels as if the book were slapped together. The result is that you have to scrutinize every sentence for veracity. Not an entirely bad thing :~) Also, the outline is not entirely clear at times.
An example of a blatant error is:
"Exercise-induced Asthma
Premedicate 20 minutes before the activity with two puffs of an inhaled steroid or mast cell stabilizer."
I found the Fitzgerald book to be much better, and while I will continue to study with this text, I will review the Fitzgerald text during the week before I take the test.
Good Luck on your exam!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An AWESOME review book August 29, 2007
Maria Leik's book, just published in July 2007 is AWESOME. I love it !!! The content is concise and helps the NP student focus on the important areas of knowledge required for passing the exam. Maria includes study tips and exam tips, all of which help to analyze the questions and to choose the correct answer. The layout of the content in system reviews makes it easy to read and to study from. The 500 practice questions are extremely helpful too.
I studied from Maria's book for 2 weeks before taking the exam in August....and passed. It made me feel confident and I know it helped me pass the exam !!!!!
Thanks Maria, your book is "THE BEST".
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
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I wanted this book because it has a lot of review questions at the end. Plus a friend had recommended it to me after she had passed her boards.I bought it, but I wouldn't probably buy it again. I started keeping track of the errors that I found at pg 102....I'm now at pg 127 and here are some examples of pretty important errors that I've come across just in that section of pages..... (keep in mind, I'm no expert, just a recently graduated FNP student studying for my boards).....
1. pg. 102 - she cites (2 separate times) the BMI equation as weight (in kg) x height (in meters) squared. The actual equation is wt in kg DIVIDED BY height in meters squared.
2. pg. 104 - she forgets to mention dry cough as a possible side effect from ACE inhibitors.
3. pg. 105 - says to take ibuprofen 30 minutes before niacin dose to prevent flushing. The correct statement should say ASA (aspirin), not ibuprofen.
4. pg. 120 - when explaining + PPD (tuberculin) test results, she doesn't state what the positive result for a normal healthy individual is. She just says what it is for higher risk populations. I wanted to know for normal people, so I looked it up - it's >15mm of induration
5. pg 126 - she doesn't even mention galactorrhea as a possible symptom associated with hyperprolactinemia.
6. pg. 127 - doesn't include gonadotropin, melanocyte-stimulating hormone or prolactin in the list of hormones coming from the anterior pituitary.

I've stopped keeping track of all the mistakes. On the positive side, all the mistakes I'm finding a) give me confidence that I can spot an error (I really do know more than I thought), and b) make me look up the correct answer, thereby solidifying them in my brain.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
By Sarah
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I used Fitzgerald's review book and the review CDs (I did not attend the live review and I found listening CDs worked better for me. The quality of the sound is awsome. And I could stop and relisten as many times as needed, and without any distraction. Then I sold them after I passed the exam. So the final cost is only about $100), Hollier and Wirfs' Certification Prep Exams, and this book.

For me, I found Fitzgerald's book and CDs are best, and I used them as the primary review materials.

Hollier and Wirfs' book also is very good. Though it is kind of old, the questions in the book and the explanations for each question are good way for users not just memorizing the knowledge, but using them, as in practice and during the test. There are about 1000 questions in the book.

Leiks' book does have more errors than other books. I stopped by chapter 3. But before taking the exam, I did the 500 practice questions. Though there are only answers without any explanation, you can just use them to find the areas that need more work. And it is not too bad paying about $30 for 500 questions.

I took the AANP exam and passed it in July. And in the exam, I had many questions similar to the questions in all three books, including Leik's.
And don't be panic, both ANCC and AANP only need you to get about 70% correct, not 100%.If you can focus on one comprehensive review book and do some practice questions, you will pass any way.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Interesting book
Published 2 months ago by L. Okorie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great review book!
Published 3 months ago by massive
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Published 4 months ago by John27
2.0 out of 5 stars I kind of like all the questions but am afraid there are errors ...
So many errors, unreal. I kind of like all the questions but am afraid there are errors that Im not catching in them
Published 6 months ago by Colleen
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Brief and factual. High recommended. Thank you Ms. Leik for your dedicated work for reviews. I liked it so much I ordered your newer version.
Published 8 months ago by Vigilant Consumer
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
I love this book. Bought it while I was in FNP school and plan to use it to study for Boards but the Newer edition was published and I love that one even more because it has... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Julie-
5.0 out of 5 stars very useful
very helpful when taking tests during class. offers NCLEX type questions that help you utilize information being presented in class.
Published 10 months ago by erin
4.0 out of 5 stars great review!
This book has a lot of great information to help prep for boards, nice layout, relevant material, one of many great reviews!
Published 12 months ago by Laura Rysso
5.0 out of 5 stars Short and intense
It is a short and intense for the "last a few days" of studying type of book. Gets to the point before you sit to exam.
Published 12 months ago by Michelle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Review Book
This book helped pass the Board exam. Perfect Book For Review. I would purchase it again if I needed to.
Published 13 months ago by Patti Keller
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