Start a study group: What better way to study than with your colleagues! Get a group together and arrange to study and take the exam together. This network of colleagues can offer support, shared learning experiences, and make the process more rewarding.
Create a mentor program: Pair up with a nurse certified in geriatrics. Create a network of nurses already certified in geriatrics and candidates to develop a community of geriatric savvy nurses at your workplace.
Test content outline: Use the ANCC test content outlines as a study guide:
The test content outlines lists the topics that are covered in the exam.
Similarly, reference lists utilized when constructing the examinations are available for your review as you prepare for the examination:
NEW! The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course:
The Hartford Institute now offers an updated for 2009 online review course that examines the fundamental knowledge related to the care of the older adult that registered nurses must master to be certified as a Gerontological Nurse by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
ANCC prep courses & manuals: ANCC's Institute for Research, Education, and Consultation (IREC) offers a comprehensive review manual that can be used for exams 09, 18, and 40. For more information visit http://www.nursecredentialing.org
NGNA resource-The National Gerontological Nursing Association's Core Curriculum for Gerontological Nursing is written in an easy to use outline format allowing for quick access to relevant information. The Core Curriculum contains up-to-date references and a practice certification test. Use the curriculum while studying for ANCC's gerontological exam. For more information visit http://www.ngna.org