Practice Exams

CPAN® and CAPA® Practice Exams

The CAPA and CPAN Practice Exams are Better than Ever

Perianesthesia nurse certification - practice exams for perianesthesia specialty nursing

ABPANC’s practice examination (web test) program was developed based upon feedback from candidates, and is designed to be representative of the types of questions seen on the actual CPAN and CAPA Examinations.

Purchase Two Practice Exams and Get Two Practice Exams FREE!

When you buy two practice exams ($100), you will receive two vouchers for two additional practice exams AT NO EXTRA CHARGE. You will get 200 unique practice exam questions to help prepare you for your CAPA or CPAN exam.

Exams Now Approved for 16 Contact Hours

You may now receive 16 contact hours for completing all four CPAN practice exams and 16 contact hours for completing the four CAPA exams.

Partial credit is not available.

Register. Click here to purchase the online practice exam.

 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approval #21973

Approval valid through 11/25/2020

ABPANC’s Practice Exams (Web Tests) are study tools only. They should be regarded as a tool to assess strengths and weaknesses. It is not intended to serve as a study guide nor should it be used as a substitute for studying.  While content may be representative of the type of knowledge and skills tested on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations, this material is not identical to the content of the examinations.  A passing score on a Web Test does not in any way guarantee a passing score on any ABPANC certification examination. Use of ABPANC’s Web Tests is not a requirement for eligibility or for success in passing any ABPANC certification examination.

The CPAN and CAPA practice exams are for individual use only and may not be reproduced or shared with others without the express permission of ABPANC.

Program Overview

There are 4 CPAN® and 4 CAPA® 50-question web test forms available for purchase. Each exam has a unique set of questions and was created according to ABPANC’s test blueprint.

Exams Are Approved for 16 Contact Hours. You may now receive 16 contact hours for completing all four CPAN practice exams and 16 contact hours for completing the four CAPA exams. Partial credit is not available.

Two Ways to Practice. Take the exam in Study mode, and see and review your answers immediately. Or, for a more exam-like experience, practice in Test mode, and wait until the end to see the correct answer.

Question and Score Report Detail. For each question, you will see the correct answer, the domain, the content area, and at least once reference. The score report at the conclusion of the Practice Exam will provide you with a second chance to review this information. You will also get domain level feedback to help focus your study efforts.

Please note that you will not be able to log back in to see test questions after you complete the examination and exit the program.

Optional Timer. Maximum time allotted for each web test is 3.3 hours (200 minutes). For a more test-like experience, you can activate the timer by pressing the Time button on the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. Time remaining will show on the screen.

Requirements for Successful Completion. All four practice exams must be completed within the 200-minute (3.3 hour) time frame. You will be directed to an evaluation after you complete Practice Exam #4. A link to the Certificate of Completion is available at the end of the evaluation. You will be required to attest that you have completed all four exam forms. ABPANC’s web tests must be used within one year of purchase.

To receive the special offer, follow this procedure:

  1. Pay for one exam at full price and receive a free voucher code by email.
  2. Use the voucher code to “purchase” a second exam at no cost.
  3. Purchase a third exam at full price and receive another free voucher code by email.
  4. Use this voucher code to “purchase” the fourth exam at no extra cost.

Helpful Tip:  You are encouraged to have a copy of ABPANC’s Study References List with you as you take a web test and make notes about which references/page numbers are cited. It is not possible to print the test questions and references.

Register. Click here to purchase the online practice exam.

If you have issues using the exam program, lost your voucher or exam form information, or have an unused exam voucher from ABPANC’s previous practice exam provider, please contact wta@goamp.com or call 913-895-4828.

Objectives

After completion of a CPAN or CAPA web test, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the style of question that will be encountered on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations.
  2. Identify the pace needed to answer multiple-choice questions on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations.
  3. Demonstrate answering multiple-choice questions like those found on the actual CPAN and/or CAPA certification examinations.
  4. Describe your strengths and gaps in knowledge to identify content areas for further study.
  5. Identify references for further study.

The target audience includes CPAN and CAPA certification examination candidates, any perianesthesia nurse interested in assessing their knowledge related to perianesthesia patient needs, and CPAN and CAPA certified nurses who wish to acquire ABPANC contact hours for CPAN and CAPA recertification.

FAQ

Q: Why should I take a practice exam?

A: The CPAN and CAPA practice exams will help you assess your readiness to take the CPAN/CAPA exam, as well as identify your study needs. After taking the practice exams, you will be able to:

  1. Describe the style of question that will be encountered on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations.
  2. Identify the pace needed to answer multiple-choice questions on the CPAN and CAPA certification examinations.
  3. Demonstrate answering multiple-choice questions like those found on the actual CPAN and/or CAPA certification examinations.
  4. Describe your strengths and gaps in knowledge to identify content areas for further study.
  5. Identify references for further study.

Additionally, you are eligible to receive 16 contact hours for completing the four exams!

Q: What is the format of the practice exams?

A: Each of the CPAN and CAPA Web Tests have 50 questions and have been developed to correlate with the CPAN and CAPA examination blueprints. You will be tested on content that falls into the following three domains of perianesthesia patient needs and the nursing knowledge needed to meet those needs:

  • Physiological Needs
  • Behavioral Health and Cognitive Needs
  • Safety Needs

You have the choice to either see the correct answer immediately, or to wait until the end to see the correct answer. For each question, you will see at least one reference, as well as the domain and content area. Please note that ABPANC does not provide rationales.

Q: What is the time limit to complete one exam?

A: You will have 3.3 hours (200 minutes) to take and review each Web Test.

Q: How much do the practice exams cost?

A: Each exam costs $50. With the special offer promotion, when you pay $100 for two exams, you will receive two vouchers for two additional exams. To receive the special offer, follow this procedure.

  1. Pay for one exam at full price; you will receive a free voucher code by email.
  2. Use the voucher code to “purchase” a second exam and you will not be charged the $50 fee.
  3. Purchase a third exam at full price; you will receive another free voucher code by email.
  4. Use this voucher code to “purchase” the fourth exam and you will not be charged the $50 fee.

Q: How long is my voucher valid?

A: Vouchers are valid for 365 days from the date of purchase.

Q: Can I earn contact hours for taking a practice exam?

A: You may receive 16 contact hours for completing all four CPAN practice exams and 16 contact hours for completing the four CAPA exams. Partial credit is not available.

Q: Will the contact hours count toward my recertification?

A: This activity counts toward your CPAN and/or CAPA recertification provided it falls into the appropriate date range. You must have completed the four practice exams:

  • After April 1 for Spring
  • After October 1 for Fall

This activity applies to direct care. The certificate of completion, available after you complete the evaluation tool at the end of Exam #4, will serve as verification of your participation.

Q: Can I receive credit for taking two practice exams?

A: Partial credit is not available for taking two exams. You must complete all four practice exams in order to receive contact hours.

Q: What do I have to do to receive the contact hours?

You must complete each of the four practice exams within the 200-minute (3.3 hour) time frame. You will be directed to an evaluation after you complete Practice Exam #4. A link to the Certificate of Completion is available at the end of the evaluation. You will be required to attest that you’ve completed all four exam forms.

Q: Can I take both the CPAN and the CAPA web tests for contact hours?

A: You may receive 16 contact hours for completing the four CPAN practice exams and 16 additional contact hours for completing the four CAPA practice exams.

Q: Can I go back and look at my answers after I’ve logged out?

A: You may only complete the practice exam once. Once you exit the program, you will not be able to log back in to see test questions after you complete the examination and exit the program. If you pressed exit in error, and need your access reset, please contact wta@goamp.com or call 913-895-4828.

Q: Can I purchase a web test for someone else?

A: Yes. The voucher system makes it possible to purchase multiple examinations for multiple users. This may be particularly useful for study groups or employers who want to purchase Web Tests for staff planning to test in the near future. You will be sent a unique voucher number for each Web Test purchased. Please provide a unique voucher number to each individual testing. After those candidates have created an account in the system, they can skip the purchase option and click on Redeem Voucher. They will then enter the voucher number provided to gain access to the Web Test.

Q: How often are the web tests updated?

A: The web tests are updated at the end of each Role Delineation Study, to coincide with the updating of ABPANC’s Test Blueprint. The last Role Delineation Study took place from 2015-2016.

If you have issues using the exam program, please contact wta@goamp.com or call 913-895-4828.