Home | Advocacy | The Organization | Certification | Online Store | Meetings & Links | Members Only | Career Center

ASPMN Executive Office
PO Box 15473
Lenexa, KS 66285-5473

18000 W 105th Street
Olathe, KS  66061-7543

Toll Free: (888) 34ASPMN
or (913) 895-4606
913.895.4652 (fax)
aspmn@goamp.com

ANCC Test Blueprint

There are 175 questions on this examination. Of these, 150 are scored questions and 25 are nonscored pretest questions. Questions are pre-tested to determine how well they perform before they are used in the scored portion of the examination.

The pre-test questions cannot be distinguished from those that will be scored, so it is important that a candidate answer all questions. However, a candidate's score is based solely on the 150 scored questions. Performance on pre-test questions does not affect a candidate's score.

Please note that the following information will be effective May 1, 2010.

 

Category/Domains of Practice
No. of Questions
Percent
I. Foundations of Pain
27
18%
II. Pain Assessment & Reassessment
31
21%
III. Interventions
44
29%
IV. Patient/Family Education and Collaboration
48
32%
Totals
150
100%

 

To view the full content outline, visit ANCC:

 

Please note: ANCC may change the content outline at any time.  To be certain you are getting the most up-to-date information please be sure to visit the ANCC website.

Get Adobe Reader by clicking here!

 

 

 

Copyright American Society for Pain Management Nursing