ANCC PPCNP-BC Exam Guide
The ANCC Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner board certification (PPCNP-BC) examination is a competency-based examination that provides a valid and reliable assessment of the entry-level clinical knowledge and skills of nurse practitioners. There are 200 questions on the examination. Of these, 175 questions are scored and 25 are pretest questions that are unscored.
I. Foundations for Advanced Practice (25%)
– Advanced Physiology/Pathophysiology
– Advanced Pharmacology
– Advanced Health/Physical Assessment
II. Advanced Professional Practice (26%)
– Quality Improvement and Safety
– Translational Science/Evidence-based Practice
– Information Systems/Technology
– Health Policy Advocacy
– Interprofessional Collaboration
– Ethical and Legal Considerations
III. Advanced Clinical Practice (49%)
– Health Promotion and Maintenance
– Illness/Disease Management
– Diagnostic Reasoning/Differential Diagnoses
– Care of Diverse Populations
– Clinical Prevention and Population Health
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