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Top 10 Questions About Emergency Nurse Practitioner Qbanks & the Certification Exam

Exploring ENP certification exam details and the best exam review methods can feel overwhelming, especially when juggling patient care, personal life, and NP certification prep. Instead of spending hours searching, find answers to common questions here. 

In this post, we’ll explore what a Qbank is, why you might want to use it for your exam prep, and also share essential insights about the ENP certification exam itself. Let’s get started!

1. What is AANP ENP certification?

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) is the certifying body for ENPs. If you pass the AANP exam, your credentials will be ENP-C (for certified).

2. How do I become an ENP?

You must have an active RN license as well as current certification as an FNP. ENP eligibility is then based on emergency care experience based on one of these three options:

1. Continuing education and clinical practice
2. Academic program
3. Fellowship

Learn more about these options and becoming a certified ENP at the AANP site.

Once you’re eligible for certification, you will need to apply for the ENP certification exam.

3. How can I prepare for the ENP certification exam? 

One option is an ENP exam review question bank (Qbank for short), which is a database of multiple-choice questions that helps you prepare for your exam. These questions are in the same format as the ones you’ll see on the actual exam and cover the topics included on the exam. 

The point of a Qbank is to help you simultaneously practice for the exam and learn about each topic (so you can figure out your weak points). To help with this, the SMNP Reviews Qbank includes detailed explanations with every question, including why the correct answer is correct—and just as importantly—why the incorrect answers are incorrect. These explanations also include related teaching images that distill the important information. 

And as a bonus, ENP Qbank questions include a One Step Further question: a short, fact-based question and answer related to the main topic. So every question in the Qbank is actually two questions to help further cement your understanding.

Keep an open mind during the evaluation. Your due diligence will pay off. Once you get into study mode, you want to eliminate the time, energy, and distraction of questioning your Qbank decision.

4. What makes the SMNP Reviews Qbank special?

Formerly by Rosh Review, our partner brand, the evolved specialty Qbanks from SMNP Reviews have detailed explanations, illustrations, personal analytics, and more to identify any areas of weakness and ensure you ace the exam the first time.

Here’s what you’ll find in your ENP Certification Exam Qbank:

– 2,100 board-style questions with explanations
– Covers material for the AANPCB/AAENP exam
– Personal analytics dashboard
– Expert Support
– Rapid Review
– One Step Further
– Pass Guarantee
– 100 AMA PRA Cat 1 CME credit(s)™

5. How should I study for the ENP certification exam with a Qbank?

This detailed article “Top Test-Taking Secrets for Your NP Board Exam” includes our favorite study tips. Spoiler alert: you should target your “unknown unknowns.” Here’s how you do that:

– Answer a question from a Qbank
– If you answer incorrectly, read the explanation
– Take notes about why the correct answer is correct, and make sure to take notes on anything in the explanation that you didn’t already know

If you do this for every question you answer incorrectly, and if you regularly review your notes and add information to topics as you do more questions, you’ll eventually determine your unknown unknowns. In return, you’ll uncover most of your blind spots that questions on the exam can ask about. 

The article also includes day-of tips like which terms to keep an eye out for to help you narrow down answer choices. Our goal is to help you succeed, so read as many of these tips as you can before exam day.

6. Where can I find free ENP practice questions?

You can access free practice questions with a free trial for the ENP Certification Exam Qbank. The free trial includes practice questions that align with the content outline and include comprehensive answer explanations and beautiful teaching images.

After practicing with these questions, if you decide you’re ready for hundreds of additional questions to help you confidently prep for your exam, you can easily upgrade to a full Qbank subscription.

7. How many questions are on the ENP certification exam?

There are 150 multiple-choice questions. 

Check the AANP exam blueprint for content breakdowns.

8. How is the ENP certification exam scored?

Of the 150 questions on the exam, 135 are scored and 15 are pretest. 

Pretest questions look just like the regular scored questions and are being vetted for their use as scored questions on future exams. You won’t be able to tell the difference between the pretest and scored questions, so just know that not all of the questions will affect your score.

Your total raw score (the number of scored questions you answered correctly) is then converted to a scaled score using statistics.

9. What is a passing score on the ENP certification exam?

The AANP scaled score ranges from 200 to 800, and a passing score is 500.

10. What if I fail my ENP certification exam?

Life happens. Between clinical practice, studying for the exam, and dealing with test anxiety, there is always the possibility that you might not pass the exam. We believe in you, which is why your subscription comes with a pass guarantee: your subscription is extended for free until you pass your exam.

Looking for FREE practice questions? Get started with a free trial for the ENP Qbank—no billing information required! The free trial includes 50 practice questions with comprehensive answer explanations, beautiful teaching images, and powerful analytics to track your progress.