A Story of an NCLEX-RN passer. - page 2

I just found out last tuesday that i passed the NCLEX-RN! I actually can't believe it until now, I am 21 years old and proud to be a Registered Nurse. The most memorable, exciting, happiest moment I... Read More

  1. by   SoCalNurse88
    I graduated from the Philippines back in march 2012. I applied for NCLEX-RN California in April of 2012 and was denied eligibility until completing two subjects. Within 6 months of searching, I had found a school and completed my deficits and was now eligible to take NCLEX in California. I decided to enroll in a review center that guaranteed 100% however was not successful. There was something missing something. I had taken the NCLEX in June and failed in 75 questions. I decided to try another review center that also guaranteed 100%, however that too was a bust. I failed in 76 questions. I decided to try reviewing my own and was able to make it to 265. It was the closest I have been in passing the NCLEX-RN. I was so devastated when I found out that I again failed for the third time. I didn't know what to do however I did not despair. I did not spend four years in college for nothing. I prayed asking God where to turn to. I did not want to lose hope.

    That is when I learned about American Healthways Education Center ( AHEC). Their review center conveniently located 15 minutes away from where I lived in the city of Artesia. They offered two review options: A 7 day review and an 8 month review. I decided to try their 7 week review course which came with a manual only AHEC can provide and can't be found anywhere else. It was filled with vital information, tools needed to pass NCLEX. I was impressed by the depth of knowledge that the instructor shared to the students. He inspired and even told me that I had the tools to pass NCLEX, all I need is the right guidance and he told me that if I follow his directions I too can pass NCLEX. I believed every word he said and trusted him from day 1 of the review to the end of the review course. The class covered Medical Surgical and all other systems in 7 days. Things that I didn't understand before began to make sense and I can put together the pieces together and now the lecture has synchronized and blended with me. While I was in class I met some fantastic people in which we formed a study group that meet once a week to discuss what we had learned and what new information we can share to improve our core knowledge. When it was time to take my NCLEX examination I felt I was prepared and there wasn't anything new I can learn. I was confident I was going to pass this time. I knew I was going to finish the test with 75 q and I did. I had 15 SATA, 15, medications, 35 PRIORITY questions, 3 EKG, 3 exhibits, 2 Drag and drop, 1 medication. I knew that I had past NCLEX. What was different from the first test was that the first test felt like I had a lack of understanding of core content and at times felt that I was reading another language. Not this time though. This time I knew how to approach the question, what the topic was and how to select the correct answer. I asked the instructor to check the results when I got home and he told me congratulations you passed. Tears of joy came down my cheeks. I had waited so long to hear those words. I couldn't believe it. It was the greatest feeling in the world. I couldn't have done it without AHEC. Because when you start with AHEC you have a family. A Family that supports you and is with you 100% of the way and even if you fail they are still there to pick you up and help you again. Amazing result! Thank you AHEC, I couldn't have done it without you!!!
  2. by   Lourdes Ayllon
    RN of California State
    I took the NCLEX-RN examination last April 28 and I passed it. Now, I am a proud Registered Nurse of California State and I see my future with optimism.

    I found America Healthways Education on the internet when I was looking for NCLEX-RN review classes and I chose it because the good testimonies those other students gave it. In this education center, you are not a student you are more like a son or daughter to the teacher because he takes care of you like your own parent would do it. He is a truly standout teacher because his sheer dedication to his students. He also owns a deep knowledge and experience to prepare you to the NCLEX examination. He encouraged me to fight for my dream and he gave me the foundation that I needed to accomplish one of my biggest goals. Without him, I would have never been able to get my license as a Registered Nurse of California State as I did.
    I was taking these classes for a long period of time because it took me more time to put all the things together in my mind. However, everybody is different. If you are looking for NCLEX review classes I highly recommend you America Healthways Education.
    You also need to remember that if you want something in your life you should fight to achieve it and you should not give up accomplishing it. If you feel sad because you took the NCLEX examination several times and you did not pass, you are not alone, but you have two options: to cry and to regret it or to continue fighting for you dream. Remember the computer is not smarter than us, we invented it. YOU CAN DO IT and AMERICA HEALTHWAYS EDUCATION CAN HELP YOU.
  3. by   a2mci10
    Hi to all of you! This is actually my first time to post a comment here in Allnurses.com. But my husband always dwell in this portal to gather information. Not for him but for me...(he actually spends more time with the internet than me.........) When I was in the Philippines,my husband keep telling me about everything he reads in this website to prepare me for NCLEX exam. He even assured me that Im qualified to take the exam because back then I was already misinformed about concurrency issues that I couldn't take the test here in California. At first I was skeptical in applying for the test but when I received my ATT I was so happy and so thankful to my husband who kept me updated with everything he read here. So I took the NCLEX-RN exam last July 31 and guess what... I passed my NCLEX California examination last August 1, 2015. It was also in this thread where he found America Healthways Education review center. I worked as a nurse for almost 11 years before going to U.S. Going back to classroom after years of working in a busy hospital is no easy. But AHEC helped me go through the process of putting all together the knowledge, strategy and guidance to prepare me for the NCLEX-RN exam. To Mr. Don De Leon who is very patient and very knowledgeable about every topics that we discussed and to Ms. Mary De Leon of who is so kind,soft-spoken, and very accommodating, THANK YOU SO MUCH! Your white "HARRY POTTER" book boosts me with knowledge, and your words of wisdom kept me calm with the right confidence before the exam. Reviewing here for two months was a great experience. We are like family in here and AHEC is our HOME. I thank God for these wonderful people and I thank God for making all these things possible.
    Last edit by a2mci10 on Aug 27, '15