Navigating the Nurse Practitioner Exam: A Quick Breakdown
Ready to learn more about the PMHNP-BC Exam?
We’re going to dive into what this exam looks like and give you the information you need to pass it with ease!
Timeframe and Questions:
You have 4 hours to complete the exam which consists of 25 pretest and 150 exam questions
There’s no penalty for incorrect answers, so if you’re unsure of an answer it’s better to just take a guess and fill in the blank!
You get the result immediately after taking the test. No waiting!
Psychotherapies and Related theories:
This makes up 15% of the total score with 22 questions
Ethical and Legal Principals.
This makes up 15% of the total score with 23 questions
This makes up 20% of the total score with 30 questions
Diagnosis and Treatment:
This makes up 25% of the total score with 37 questions
Advanced Practice skills. This makes up 25% of the total score with 38 questions
Initial Application Fee:
$350 (U.S. students)/ $750 (International students)
Actual Exam Fees
American Association of Nurse Practitioners Student member:
- Arrive at least 15 minutes early
- Bring a valid photo ID
- You may NOT bring any personal items into the Test Center, including cell phones or water bottles
- You will be given time to familiarize yourself with the computer system prior to the exam starts
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