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The Faucett Review: an AMCB Certification Exam Prep - July 16, 2024

Course Description

Over the course of five hours, participants will review pertinent content and test-taking strategies to prepare for the AMCB Certification exam for Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives. Participants will learn innovative test-taking tips to help them tackle the exam and gain confidence in approaching standardized exam questions. The Faucett Review method involves four components: Content, Discipline, Realism, and Strategy. Participants will need to watch the 3 and a half hours of video content prior to attending the live webinar. Content includes modules on: the AMCB exam psychology, setting realistic goals, making a study schedule, the art of studying effectively, how to approach practice quizzes, creating flashcards, practicing a blankie page, test-taking tips, metacognition, and test anxiety. In the one and a half hour live webinar, Dr. Faucett will cover common topics that students historically find to be the most challenging. Test-taking tips will be reinforced with sample questions. Content covered will include: Primary Care, Antepartum Care, Intrapartum Care, Postpartum Care, Newborn Care, and GYN. All topic areas are based on the AMCB candidate catalog Midwifery Skills Tasklist.

The teaching style caters to neurodiverse individuals and helps the “neurotypical” as well!. The material is broken down into bite-size chunks with a lot of humor and laughter threaded in! Sometimes we learn from the most ridiculous memory devices- but it will stick!

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the format and psychology of the AMCB Certification Exam.
  2. Create an individualized and realistic study schedule with a target test date.
  3. Apply test-taking tips to approach and de-code standardized exam questions.
  4. Evaluate current study approaches and develop a new approach based on self-reflection.
  5. Recognize resources that are available and techniques to employ for test anxiety.
  6. Review common areas of difficult content.


Kendra Faucett DNP, CNM

Speakers Bios
After graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2000 with a BS in Comparative Religion, Kendra attended the Lexington Healing Arts Academy to become a Licensed Massage Therapist. For nine years, she was a labor doula, childbirth educator (HypnoBirthing), and specialized in pregnancy massage. In 2007, Kendra became a registered nurse. While working as a Labor and Delivery and Postpartum nurse, she finished her MSN at Frontier Nursing University (2012). Kendra practiced midwifery from 2012- 2019. In 2019, Kendra completed her DNP at Yale School of Nursing and began teaching. She is the Nurse-Midwifery Specialty director and assistant professor at Vanderbilt School of Nursing.

She absolutely LOVES teaching! Kendra has 3 kids and is married. They split time living in Lexington, KY and Nashville, TN.

  • Yale University - Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) West Haven, CT
  • Frontier School of Midwifery and Family Nursing - Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Hyden, KY
  • Bluegrass Community College - Associate in Applied Science – Nursing (ADN) Lexington, KY
  • Vanderbilt University - Bachelor of Science in Religious Studies (BS) Nashville, TN
Dr. Faucett will recieve an honorarium to edit and contribute to Kelsey Review Certification Exam Prep Text 6th edition.
  • Kelsey, B, Nagtalon-Ramos, J., (2024) Midwifery & Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Review Guide [Paperback] (6th ed) Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning.
Testimonials from ACNM workshop
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  • Just wanted to let you know I successfully passed the board exam-your course was definitely helpful and I am so glad I took it. The test-taking tips were gold, I only wish I could have learned all those tips & tricks sooner. Thank you so much for your course, you are a wonderful educator & I am so grateful to have been able to learn from you!
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Pre-Recorded Videos:
Please review the accompanying videos and/or handouts prior to attending the live session.