Choosing A NCLEX ReviewCenter Here In Phil. - page 2

Hi! i Jst want to ask any NCLEX Passers from the philippines.. what, in your opinion, is a good or probably the best review center here?? I really dont know which review center should i go..... Read More

  1. by   aimee_tan
    do you happen to know any review center that offers weekend scheds? help pls...
  2. by   Rep
    Quote from j.louie
    do you happen to know any review center that offers weekend scheds? help pls...
    If you were working and trying to review at the same time, you must have disclipine when it comes to time management. If you have this, you wil surely pass. If you were working, it is better for you to do it by self review because you are the one controlling your time.
  3. by   RNHawaii34
    Quote from rep
    if you were working and trying to review at the same time, you must have disclipine when it comes to time management. if you have this, you wil surely pass. if you were working, it is better for you to do it by self review because you are the one controlling your time.

    hey, i totally agree with rep. i can't add anything more!!! it took me six months of self review at my own time and i worked 40 hours a week. it is hard, but i passed.
  4. by   suzanne4
    Quote from j.louie
    do you happen to know any review center that offers weekend scheds? help pls...

    We are trying to tell you that there are many issues with the review centers in the Philippines, and highly recommend that you do not use them.............they were at the center of all of the scandals going on there right now........and employers are actually starting to ask where you did your review, and if with one of many of the centers there, they are automatically refusing the hire the nurse.

    You are free to select a center, but we will not be able to help you with that.
  5. by   Rep
    Quote from rnhawaii34
    hey, i totally agree with rep. i can't add anything more!!! it took me six months of self review at my own time and i worked 40 hours a week. it is hard, but i passed.
    same here, took me four months to finish the book and nearly two months to finish the 3 cds from saunders while working full time as a temporary license nurse.
  6. by   damuh_yuzah
    Remember, the purpose of the review is to build on what you already know and to refresh what you have forgotten. NCLEX is a US exam to test your competency and to gauge whether you are a safe and effective ENTRY LEVEL nurse. so remember, when answering questions, don't base it on what you saw or experienced as a nurse here in the Phils (because some of the things we do here locally is really not ideal) always base your answer on what is IDEAL and on what you have read. ALWAYS ANSWER TEXTBOOK! another piece of advice is to buy international books because most (if not all) of our local books are really not helpful. last piece of advice, learn how to prioritize and delegate tasks and procedures to your health care team and to your patients as well. LEARN BY HEART what an LPN and a CNA can and can not do! the more you read, the more confident you will be. good luck!
  7. by   MATDEUS
    There are many good study guides on the market to review.
    Motivation and interest in what you do are the key !
    I've studied with "Saunders comprehensive review for NCLEX-RN"
    it comes with a free CDrom with 3500 practice questions, rationales and test taking strategies... and the money back guarantee if you do not pass ...
    I have studied and worked at the same time...so it is doable especially when you do not have the choice to do otherwise.
    Good luck !
  8. by   RNHawaii34
    [quote=damuh_yuzah;1983774]remember, the purpose of the review is to build on what you already know and to refresh what you have forgotten. nclex is a us exam to test your competency and to gauge whether you are a safe and effective entry level nurse. so remember, when answering questions, don't base it on what you saw or experienced as a nurse here in the phils (because some of the things we do here locally is really not ideal) always base your answer on what is ideal and on what you have read. always answer textbook! another piece of advice is to buy international books because most (if not all) of our local books are really not helpful. last piece of advice, learn how to prioritize and delegate tasks and procedures to your health care team and to your patients as well. learn by heart what an lpn and a cna can and can not do! the more you read, the more confident you will be. good luck![/quote]

    very, very true! i totally agree on this one!
  9. by   FELICCI
    im doing it on my own using review cd's its fun coz ive my own time! though discipline is a must......saunders and kaplan..any other helpful materials?
  10. by   lawrence01
    I'm not really an advocate of multiple references. 1 main book and maybe 1 other 'side reference'. I know Suzanne prefers just using one reference (Saunder's).

    It will really just confuse you if you have more than 1 main book as each one has it's own strategy/program.

    Just my humble opinion, though. :spin:
  11. by   FELICCI
    theyre quite the same when it comes to the basics but i am really into studying the transcultural thingy..quite confusing learning about different cultures especially in the western areas...
  12. by   lawrence01
    Quote from FELICCI
    theyre quite the same when it comes to the basics but i am really into studying the transcultural thingy..quite confusing learning about different cultures especially in the western areas...
    Don't concentrate too much on that if preparing for the NCLEX Exam. You may not even get a question about that during the course of the exam.

    Don't get me wrong here.. that topic is very impt. in real life but for NCLEX you only need to know the basics and you need not dwell too much on that topic.

    Follow the NCLEX test plan and if you're doing practice Q's already in the Saunder's CD (w/c can simulate the NCLEX test plan if you choose to) you'll know w/c topics to concentrate and w/c topics you already know.

    Just my two cents.
  13. by   YAJRN
    I tell you go solo in your studies because it is you who is your best enemy not the NCLEX questions posted on your computer screen. Don't go witht the band. If you ask how will your ratings of success just print those percentage scores at the end of your evaluation cds that's your basis.

    As far as I know, Review centers is a waste of time, money, allowance, jeepney fair ( not to mention the traffic). Have a PC, install it with cds, buy nclex review books, and put yourself to study isolation.

    No friends, no lovers, and no social life. If you want to have a fruitful success.

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