Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP)

The FNP certification examination is an entry-level competency-based examination that tests clinical knowledge in family/individual across the life span (prenatal, pediatric, adolescent, adult, older adult, and elderly primary care).

How many questions are on the examination?

FNP EXAMINATION BLUEPRINT


DOMAIN I

# items

% items

DOMAIN II Patient Age Ranges

# items

% items

01 - Assessment

48

36%

Prenatal

4

3%

02 - Diagnosis

33

24%

Pediatric (includes Newborn & Infant)

19

14%

03 - Plan

31

23%

Adolescent (early /late)

24

18%

04 - Evaluation

23

17%

Adult

50

37%

TOTAL

135

100.0%

Geriatric

29

21%

 

 

 

Elderly

9

7%

 

 

 

TOTAL

135

100%

Age Parameters are not defined for any population. AANPCB uses growth and development for constructing the certification exams.


FNP DOMAIN 01 - ASSESS
Task 0101: Obtain subjective patient information including but not limited to relevant medical history (including biopsychosocial, economic, environmental, family, military, travel, occupational, preventive components), chief complaint, history of present illness, and review of systems to determine health needs and problems by:

Task 0102: Obtain objective information based on patient age/developmental level, health history, and comorbidities to further define and evaluate health needs and problems by:

FNP DOMAIN 02 - DIAGNOSE
Task 0201: Formulate differential diagnoses by:

Task 0202: Establish definitive diagnoses by:

FNP DOMAIN 03 - PLAN
Task 0301: Establish a safe plan of patient-centered treatment and care that is individualized, cost effective, consistent with best evidence, age appropriate, and culturally-sensitive in order to address the diagnoses by:

FNP DOMAIN 04 - EVALUATE
Task 0401: Determine the effectiveness of the plan of treatment and care based on outcomes by:

Task 0402: Modify the plan of treatment and care as appropriate based on outcomes by:

FNP KNOWLEDGE AREAS

FNP PROCEDURES

Minor lesion removal

Incision and drainage

Microscopy

Diagnostic interpretation of ECG

Pap tests

Diagnostic interpretation of X-ray

Joint aspirations and injections

Cerumen removal

Skin biopsy

Pulmonary function testing & office spirometry

Therapeutic injections

Fluorescein dye

Wound closure

Long-term contraceptive management

Splinting

Long-term hormonal implantation

Casting

Foreign body removal

Wound management

Nail removal