Asked by: Elian Thiesing
Asked in category: education, standardized testing
Last Updated: 28th Sep 2023

How many questions are on the NP exam?

Each examination has 150 questions. The 135 questions scored by candidates determine a candidate's score. 15 questions are the pretest.

Is the NP exam also difficult?

Yes. Yes. Both the examinations for becoming a Certified Nursing Practitioner ( and NP), are extremely difficult. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP), exam passed rate was 81.4% in 2015 and the American Nurse Credentialing Center NP certification exam had a 75% average passing ratio.

What test is required for a nurse practitioner? A FNP certification exam is an entry-level competency examination that tests clinical skills in family/individual care across all stages of life (prenatal, infant, childhood, adult, frail elderly primary care, and elderly).

It is also important to understand what a passing score is on the Aanp exam.


How can I pass the Aanp exam

Tips for Passing the AANP Exam

  1. STEP 1 Do not wait too long after graduation to apply for the boards.
  2. STEP 2 DO review Leik & Fitzgerald
  3. STEP 3: Take the PSI practice exam (75 questions), APEA predictor test (150 questions) and ExamEdge (5 questions).
  4. STEP 4: Set a study schedule.
  5. STEP 5: Relax the night before.