Congrats and I am delighted that the dream of being a RN in the USA has worked out for you so far.
May you have all the success you deserve.
You are in gratitude mode - thanking God and this private business - and I understand that - passing is a great feeling. Your experience was ultimately positive. And although you may have had a great outcome - I have some concerns. You note that you were a marginal student and now - through PRAYER and this business you have passed the NCLEX. Wow - marginal students usually do not do that well - regardless of the review class. Scratch that - marginal students do not usually make it out of most of the RN programs I am familiar with - actually, in the US - they rarely even make it into
the nursing program.
You note that it took you 2 1/2 months to get through Saunders and after 7 days in this class - you were rocking and ready. I think you had an experience outside of what others could realistically expect. I don't mean to be "mean" and I am generally not - this is aimed more at others seeking your "path" - just be cautious. Results may vary. I think the OP results would likely be unusual given all that was shared here.
Please - OP - be aware that the NCLEX is just the beginning - and there will be mountains of knowledge to be climbed
if you are going to be a successful RN in the US
. I hope that you have learned better study habits and have gained the discipline that you admitted you lacked as a nursing student. This really is a life and death business.
TOS do not allow advertising in a strict sense and although you are giving your "story" - I am uncomfortable after looking at their website - which you provided a direct link to. You just "joined" us - and all 3 of your posts are "related".
This business seems to be set up for minorities/immigrants that are seeking to take (and presumably be successful) the NCLEX. It is slanted that way and I am always concerned when "vulnerable" folks are targeted in any way --- even this way - maybe especially this way!!! Given a level of near "desperation" I have personally witnessed among those that seek to enter this country with the sole purpose of being a nurse in the US - and passing the NCLEX and landing that "dream job" - these folks are exploited in some circles. I am concerned that this may be one of those "circles".
These folks that you note as "AHEC is definitely NOT about making money out from their students like any other review centers" - Right. The fail to clearly list anything on their website about what it actually costs to take this altruistic review course. Alarm bells always ring when ESSENTIAL information seems available only via (possibly even pressure laden) direct interaction with a member of the businesses staff. Ding - ding - ding! Also, they do not list any success rates - sure, there are a few "stories" - but, even a blind hog will get a truffle every now and then.
Although I am always glad to see one reach their "goals" and do well - I am uncomfortable with any post that clearly just serves for recommending this business to others (and there are many) that are desperate for the success that you have had.
I urge anyone seeking to enter the US to look at any class/business with a very critical eye. Ask hard questions. Research and consider all options and be careful about the costs involved - flying to the US - fee for a course - housing and transport costs - all of this is real money and although no one should give you a guarantee of success (be very wary if they try!) - the FIRST step is taking a real hard look at your readiness to sit for an exam (and real prospects after). I understand that educational preparation of nurses in the US is very different than many foreign nursing program locations and you may need other prep that would be beyond the scope of a 7 day review.
* When did you start teaching this course?
* How many have taken this course?
* How many actually pass the NCLEX on their first try out of this course?
* Do you allow a student to repeat the course? What are the charges?
* What makes this course better than others? (They should be able to answer though it may shock them that you asked)
I urge skeptical consideration when anyone steps out of their comfort zone - and this seems warranted here by prospective students. ASK QUESTIONS - BE DILIGENT
I am off the soapbox and will not beat this dead horse - as much as I am delighted for the OP - I am equally concerned that this story of success could "mislead" another that desperately seeks what was reportedly attained by the OP.
Word of the day - CAUTION.