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ANCC CNS Core Exam (CNS) Practice Tests & Test Prep by Exam Edge

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100% Passing Guarantee We take great pride in our practice tests and their ability to help you pass your certification exam. ** This is not a money back or financial guarantee.

At we place our focus on making our clients' career dreams come true, by offering world-class practice certification tests, designed to give you the knowledge to ace your ANCC CNS exam. We do this by delivering realistic practice tests to ensure you are fully prepared for the ANCC® CNS Core Exam certification exam.

Because our practice tests are web-based, there is no software to install and no need to wait for a shipment to arrive to start studying. Your ANCC® CNS Core Exam practice tests are available to you anytime from anywhere on any device, allowing you to study when it works best for you. There are 20 practice tests available, each with 100 questions and detailed explanations to help you study. Every exam is designed to cover all of the aspects of the ANCC® CNS Core Exam exam, ensuring you have the knowledge you need to be successful!

Updated (2022) Comprehensive ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification Description

Our practice tests simulate the real thing in a number of key ways:

  1. Topics covered
  2. Level of difficulty
  3. Timed exam, proportional to the number of questions (or untimed if you prefer)
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  5. The feel of the real test

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We offer 20 online practice exams with 2,000 unique questions. Our world-class practice certification tests are designed to give you the knowledge you need to pass your ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification certification exam. We do this by delivering realistic practice tests that thoroughly prepare you for the ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification exam. Taking our ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification practice tests will give you the psychological advantage needed to walk into your test day with confidence.

To pass the ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification test you need a score of 350.

If you're looking for a silver bullet for your ANCC test, Exam Edge is it. You can even take your first practice test for free!

The benefits of our practice exams don't stop there. Once you have completed a practice exam, you will have permanent access to that exam's review page, which includes a detailed explanation for each practice question! Are you confused by a particular question on the practice test? Simply come back to it after you've completed the exam and get a detailed explanation of what the correct answer is and why. No matter how many times you sit for your actual ANCC exam, there's just no comparing the advantages of Exam Edge's practice tests!

Our proof of success is with our customers. Many of them have contacted us, stating that they failed the real tests until finding and utilizing our site. Invest your study time in our well-constructed ANCC exam practice tests and passing the test becomes a cinch!

Certification exams don't just measure what you know -- they are also a test of how well you perform under pressure. The right type of test preparation helps you familiarize yourself not only with the material you're being tested on, but also the format of the test, so you feel less anxiety on test day. That's the kind of valuable experience you'll get with our practice tests and exam prep!

Here are five reasons you should use our exams when designing your ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification test prep strategy:

  1. Once you complete a practice exam, you will be provided with a summary of the number of questions you answered correctly, as well as an estimate of your score on the real exam. We also provide explanations on why the answer is correct.

  2. Our practice tests are designed to have a similar feel to the real test. The number of questions and even the default time limit for each practice exam mimic the actual exam. This way, when you take the actual test, you will already be completely familiar with its basic navigation and behavior. The psychological benefits of such a practice test can be immensely helpful.

  3. Our tests are web-based, so there is no software to install. The practice tests are available to you anytime at your convenience. No matter where you are, you can take our practice tests on any computer or smartphone that has access to the internet. This comes in handy when working in study groups, from a cafe, or wherever you might need some additional test prep support.

  4. If you have to stop while taking one of our tests, you can pause and continue right where you left off. When you continue the test, you will start exactly where you left off, and with the same amount of time you had remaining.

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ANCC® Clinical Nurse Specialist Core Certification(CNS) Test Reviews

I just received my Family Nurse Practitioner exam score and I passed with a 440! Your tests definitely made the difference for me! The questions on the real test were so similar that I felt very comfortable taking it. I will recommend your site to everyone I know that’s preparing for the FNP!!!

Wendy H., Pennsylvania

I passed the Nurse Practitioner exam  on my first attempt!  I can't thank you enough!  Your tests gave me the confidence I needed to go into the test relaxed and ready to go. Your test format and questions were right on the mark, which made me even more relaxed as I worked my way through the exam. I will recommend your site to everyone I know that’s preparing for the an NP!!!

Jane, FL

I just wanted to send a testimonial to let you all know what a wonderful resource that your site is for those preparing for FNP boards, especially the ANCC test. I just took my boards on Thursday and PASSED!! Your site was definitely a HUGE part pf my SUCCESS. Your test/question format is almost identical to the test. I would deem ths site an essential component of test preparation. I will definitely recommend your site to others. Thanks a million,

Nina B, Baton Rouge, LA

I found you online while I was desperately searching for exam material that I wouldn't have to lug around. I have referred everyone I know who is planning to take the AANC FNP and Adult boards- I passed yesterday and you were the old source that included all the research and theory information that was never covered at my $395/ 2.5 day long review and poorly covered in my education program. Thank you!

Megan , NY

I have to say that this resource is a GODSEND for anyone preparing to take the ANCC exam. I passed, and I highly recommend this resource without ANY hesitation. It's a must!! Thank you!! I'd be honored if you used my testimonial. Trust me I will definitely inform everyone and I mean EVERYONE I know who will be preparing for the ANCC exam to purchase these practice tests. They boost confidence, and gives you a great idea of how the testing enviroment will be. I also liked the fact that it scored you, too, and the rationales were good, too. They are a MUST, and again I thank you!!

Tavell, Monroe, Louisiana

Every new graduate from an FNP program knows that your degree is relatively inactive until you pass the a national certification exam.  The stress is overwhelming, especially if you did not have the finances to take an expensive review course.  Welll I am so glad I stumbled upon the Family NP prep website.  I KNOW that this is the reason that I was successful in passing the exam MY FIRST TIME!  The test along with the rationales allowed me to identify my specific areas of weakness and focus my studies. The more exams I took the better I did and the projected scores that Family NP prep provides couldn't have been more accurate!  My only advice to anyone studying is to go ahead and purchase all 20 exams, don't nickle and dime it (like I did) and end up spending a little more.  Most of my other classmates spent $500.00 dollars on a review cource along with other materials, plus the cost of the exam.  What't the difference, I am $500 dollars richer, what do we have in common, we a all CERTIFIED FAMILY NURSE PRACTIONERS!!!!

Jennifer , NC

After passing the AANP boards today I knew I had to write a testimonial. This site helped me tremendously! I didn't complete any review courses because I just could not afford to spend $495. I found your site via Google and after reading the testimonials I bought all the tests for a great reduced price. I completed all the tests and I am very happy to say that I was confident, calm, and prepared for this exam. I am now N. Clarke, MSN, FNP, NP-C and I have AANP-FNP to thank! 

Clarke, FL

I was referred to you by a friend who took her national exam months earlier and used your prep. She swore by these tests and said it's the only prep she used. I bought two exam books but just didn't have the time to read all of them, and, found myself very frustrated at times when I did answer questions because I seemed to get so many wrong. I did buy your tests, all 20 for ANCC, and reviewed and reviewed and reviewed wrong answers, rationales, right answers, and, on my first attempt, I passed

Roni, Virginia

Took the examine this morning and passed. The tools definitely help prepare me, in fact i would say I would have never passed without your practice exams.  You site should be used by anyone taking the Nurse Executive exam. Thank you

Tisdale, Massachusetts

I purchased over 20 exams and truly am so thankful I did. My studying prior was patchy and frustrating. Through the exams I was able to review the content I incorrectly answered and am proud to say I passed on my first go round. Not an easy feat with a family and job! Thanks

Lissette, Virginia

I wanted to let you know that I passed my FNP exam with flying colors. The test questions on your site were exceptionally helpful in my review. Thank you very much

Theresa, Millstadt, Illinois

I just wanted to let your company know that this was a life saver for me when preparing for my exams. I have extreme test anxiety and it helped me focus on test taking strategy. Not to mention, it was very helpful with studying the nonclinical areas of the exam that other programs had no focus on. I passed my boards this past week and I have already shared this site with many of my friends! Thanks again

Jennifer , Georgia

Thank you for developing these tests, I passed the FNP exam today and it was very helpful to use your tests over the past few months, helped tremendously.

Cheryl , Prosper, Texas

On Wednesday night I realized that I needed to practice test questions for my APHN exam scheduled for Thursday. I found your site when I did a web search. The process of payment was easy and I started taking the tests. The tests I took on your platform were good in helping me solidify my knowledge and gain some practice for test taking. I completed the entire test package 500 questions in all (plus the 10 practice questions). The last test I took at the testing site. Not only did the test help me build confidence, I was also expand my knowledge when I reviewed the questions. I took my test on Thursday and passed, and I want to say thank you for providing a product that works. 

Adanna, Maryland

These tests were a fantastic prep for the FNP ANCC board certification test! Thank you! I'm glad there was a resource like this for me to use, the practice questions were VERY similar to the real thing.

Daniel , Georgia

Wanted to let you know I passed my exam today! Thanks for all of your help. The practice tests are a good resource and I will recommend your site to others

JoAnn, Houston, Texas

I just wanted to thank-you for the tests. I passed my certification today and I know your exams had a lot to do with it. I will confess that it was the third time I sat for my certification and I was very nervous. Your exams gave me the confidence I needed. I will be passing this website on to my peers

Sharon , Toledo, Ohio.

Hi Exam Edge! I just wanted to say thank you for this site! I feel like it really prepared me for my ANCC certification exam (FNP-BC). The practice tests are formatted very similar to the actual test. I passed the first time with confidence! Yay! 

Jennifer , Georgia

I just wanted to tell you that your tests/learning modules were the single biggest factor in my preparation and passing of my NP board exam. I had several books and went to a nationally touted seminar but the best preparation was your Test Prep! Thanks again for a wonderful study method and learning module.

Michael , Georgia

I purchased your 20 practice test after not passing the ACM exam a couple of times.I completed your practice test 2 times then took the exam.I passed the exam on my first time!!! The exam was SO easy due to your practice tests.I felt SO confident while I was taking the exam.I thank you and will let my friends know about your practice test/exam

Brenda , Chesapeake Virginia.

I highly recommend Exam Edge. I took the ANCC and passed. What a great XMAS present!!! The tests are formatted in the manner that you would test for the ANCC which was a great help when I took the actual exam. Thanks Exam Edge!!!!

Chandra, Louisiana

This test bank was most helpful aid in preparing me for my exam. I highly recommend it for anyone taking the PCNS-BC exam

Val, Colorado

I want to thank you!  I was able to pass my ANCC Psych-Mental Health NP exam on the first try.  What a wonderful resource! 

Carol , Washington DC

Amazing product!  I have try taken my Psych exam twice already and filed it both time.  After using your practice exams, I PASSED by 10 points!  I can finally get on with my life, what a relief.

Jill, Bangor Maine

I can't thank you enough for your mental health practice tests. I have been struggling for a year to past this test and was finally able to do it after using your product. Your practice tests gave me the confidence I needed, which allowed me to enter the test more relaxed and focused.  

Ralph , Sacramento CA

I would like to say that I passed my Nurse Executive Exam this morning. I took over 10 practice exams and I must say that I felt prepared because of it. I will definitely recommend this product for others. Thank you!!!!!!

Angela , Virginia

I wanted to thank you as part of my all-out effort from 3 different sites to study and pass the PMHRN test! I did it by putting nose to grindstone, but I did it with your help in only 3 weeks too! Thanks a million,

Leonard , Anchorage, AK

I took my FNP boards yesterday through ANCC and passed! I owe it all to FamilyNPprep! I took a in person review course for over $500.00 and it didn't help me nearly as much as this site did! Thank you so much! Your resources are a true gem and I will recommend them to all the new NPs that I know. 

Ashlee , Michigan

I passed my ANCC!  Thank you for a wonderful way to practice and prepare for the exam!!  The questions and rationals helped me focus on specific areas of weakness.  In addition to this program, I highly recommend a wonderful book by Maria Leik, Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Intensive Review.  These two sources helped me pass the ANCC exam. I am delighted!  

Carmen, Maine

I graduated from my PNP program in 2002. At that time, taking the Certification exam was optional. I landed an NP immediately after graduation as I was 7 months pregnant with my first child. I purchased review materials however life happened. I practiced in pediatric neurology for 14 years. I got grandfathered in. Three months ago, I started a new job which required board certification in order to be a Medicare provider. I was so stressed out! I came across a You Tube video and a recent graduate was raving about your tests. I had already done a very expensive online review, but I didn't feel ready. I purchased all 10 pediatric exams...I didn't even get to do all the exams! Your exams really prepared me for the ANCC. I had so many research and policy question that I know for a fact your test helped me succeed on the ANCC. I took the exam three days ago, for the first time and PASSED.... While I was taking the exams, I did not score well, but retaking the practice exams, and doing further reading in the subjects in which I was weak significantly helped. Thank you for providing such a great service that does not coast $400!!!

Marie, PPCNP-BC, Land O Lakes, FL

I feel compelled to contact you and inform you of how much your product assisted me in passing the ANCC Family Nurse Practitioner Certification exam.  I paid almost $400 for a review course, which did help, but not any more than the 10 review tests I purchased from Exam Edge. I passed on the first attempt.  Many of the test questions were similar to the exam. I think that it is also notable that I only studied the practice questions for 5 days.  So, there you have it.....your practice tests were the most influential prep in helping me to pass the exam. Thank you so much!

Maryam , Wilmington, NC

Not really helpful for AG-ACNP ANCC content. Maybe would be better for AANP certification?

Maura , Sylvania, Ohio

I just signed up for the review. cant tell until I pass. site was a little convoluted to navigate

dahlia , New Rochelle, New York

Great Exams, really helped me prepare for my exam

Greg, Atlanta, Georgia

Questions were not even close to the questions on the test or in test books. Too much emphasis on case management.

Cathy , Coatesville, Indiana

I'm afraid the questions may not be as advanced as they will be on the licensure exam. We will see. I had one question that I knew was incorrect and I had two questions that were repeated. Good content to help focus review of the exam. Also I am not aware of any other kind od practice tests available for AGCNS licensure so 4 stars for trying!!!!

Sarah , POCAHONTAS, Arkansas

thanks a lot for your great explanation

Tareq E. , St Paul MN

I wish I had bought the 20-bundle!! These practice tests were instrumental in focusing my studying and test-preparation. For some answers, I would have preferred if the rationales had explained why the wrong options were wrong in addition to why the right answers were right. Overall, I'm really satisfied with my purchase. I mean, I passed my test!

CARMA , Chicago, Illinois

The tests helped immensely! I passed the first time and it is the only study material I used!

Julieann , Lexington, South Carolina

Great questions and explanations

Comfort , Worcester, Massachusetts

Great exam questions, set up just like the exam. I loved the site.

Anouska , bourbonnais, Illinois

I want to thank your company for offering such a grand study program online. It was dead on with mimicking the real exam! I sat for my PMHN-Certification and passed!!!!

ILENE , Romulus, Michigan

Thank your for the information, your tests are probably resemble what the real test will be. Gibson

Delfia , bronx, NY

Wonderful review process. Thank you

gale, Owings Mills, MD

I passed my Board Certification in Gerontology as an RN using Exam Edge. Thank you so much for helping me passing my exam. Now I’m studying with Exam Edge for my Certified Case Manager exam.. excellent practice exams.

Adam R, IL

Excellent review studies.. its like a real exam.

Christine , ODESSA, Texas

I wanted to let you all know that I purchased these exams along with a few books. I studied the exams and rationales over and over. It really helped and I passed my certification 

Regina , Harris County, Texas

I took the Nurse Executive on 4/4/22 and passed. The test questions were helpful mainly due to the rationales. I would have loved to see where there is a filtering aspects for certain areas for example if I wanted to filter questions related to leadership that option would be an added value to the product

Sherene G, Houston, TX

The practice exam for the ANCC Nurse Executive Exam, really helped me assess what I knew and the areas/subject matter I needed to study more. The explanations provided learning, as well as a review of the required content on the exam. The practice questions could timed and which allowed me to pace myself, practice reading the questions and how to answer correctly. I am so thankful that I discovered this website. I would recommend this product to anyone preparing to take the Nurse Executive Exam. I passed!!!

Ronda , Sugar Land, TX

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