Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Exam Test Preparation
The Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse certification is administered by the International Society of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses (ISPN).
Application form is available for download in ANCC web site. one has to complete the application, print it, sign it and mail it to ANCC
Application form has to be filled using either blue or black ink only
Once the applicant receives the test admission ticket, they can take up the exam within a 90-day period, after which, one has to forfeit the fees
This certification is for a period of five years. Certification can be renewed by:
completing a minimum of 1,000 hours of employment
completed 75 CEH, that is, continuing education hours
Application forms for renewal has to be sent at least 3 months before the expiration date of the certification.
All questions are multiple-choice questions. A total of 175 questions in which, 25 questions are for testing purposes. These questions are not scored.
The exam is three hours long.
Theories and Principles of Development across the Life Span (12%)
Nursing Process (20%)
Provision of Care (6%)
Basic and Applied Science (11.33%)
Behavioral Sciences (8.67%)
Health Promotion and Wellness (3.33%)
Legal Issues (4%)
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