Posted on: Oct 27, 2021
Hello everyone! My name is Grace and I am a Registered Nurse from Nigeria. I’ve always had a dream to move to America, to have the opportunity to visit and work in one of the most amazing countries in the world. I wanted the chance to be a successful, international nurse!
My husband and I always spoke about taking our two children with us on what would be an adventure of a lifetime. That is when I found Adevia Health. One of my colleagues was enrolled in their program and told me about the amazing opportunities they offer. After looking through their website, I decided to apply and was promptly contacted by a recruiter who helped me start my process. I was amazed by the professionalism and the fact that they took the time to call me. This personalization is something Adevia Health really delivers on which has made this process so much easier!
I am currently enrolled and am in the last week of their NCLEX-24 preparation program. I’ve decided to share my experience of their program so that others who are also looking to achieve their American Dream can be inspired to take the chance with this amazing recruitment company!
In order for a Registered Nurse to be employed in the U.S., they have to pass an exam called the NCLEX-RN. The NCLEX-24 course is an NCLEX-RN Exam revision program put together by the highly experienced tutorial team aimed at assisting all members to pass the exam the first time! Throughout this time, highly qualified tutors from Adevia Health guided me through my studies, always checking in to make sure that I was on track to pass my exam.
For the first 15 weeks of the course, we were helped through all the core nursing content. This included topics like fundamentals of nursing, details on the different bodily systems, and a section on mental health. The last 9 weeks were then focused on addressing the National Council of State Boards of Nursing curriculum which is tested in the NCLEX-RN exam.
These sections were focused on protocols that nurses would have to follow in specific scenarios like during Parenteral Therapies or Safety and Infection Control. We were sent online resources, a list of chapters, and comprehensive lectures every Monday on the work we would be covering that week. I found these extremely helpful as they covered every possible aspect which would be asked in the exam. It is a lot of work which meant I had to work really hard to stay on top of it all, but my tutors ensured that I didn’t fall behind and always understood every concept before moving on. Another helpful aspect was the weekly, live lectures which gave us an opportunity to ask our tutors questions and engage directly with them.
As a further way to help us to engage with the revisions work and test our knowledge, we wrote weekly tests on the content we had covered with the tutors during that specific week. These were usually shared with us on a Wednesday and we were given until the following Sunday to complete it and send our answers in. This meant I had more than enough time to revise and answer the questions properly while balancing my work life while still taking care of my family.
For every one of the tests assigned, we received individual feedback. This normally arrived in a report sent out every Monday which included our test results, a detailed analysis of our performance, and personalized comments by our tutor. The detailed feedback really helped me to see where I needed to improve and identify which sections to focus on. It also helped me to prepare for the style of questions that the NCLEX-RN would have and how to think critically.
The 24-weeks ended with a simulation of the NCLEX in the form of a Computer Adaptive Test (CAT). The NCLEX-RN is written online, meaning we had to make use of a computer. This simulation helped me prepare for what to expect, how to use the computer, how to log on, and so forth. This is vital as the CAT exam grades differently from how a normal examiner would. Every time you answer a question, the computer analyses your level of competency. If you get an answer correct the next question will be slightly harder and if you get it incorrect, slightly easier. This continues until the timer runs out and the computer decides whether you are knowledgeable enough to pass. This seemed like an incredibly stressful situation, one for which I didn’t think I had the skills, but with each lesson and the simulation, I felt fully prepared to take on the NCLEX-RN exam!
I’m scheduled to visit the Intensive NCLEX Review Center in Johannesburg next to finish off my NCLEX-24 program. So keep an eye out for my review of that!
While I am a little nervous to write my exam, I have no doubt that Adevia Health has provided me with everything and more I need to pass. Without the time, effort, and personalization, I definitely would not feel as prepared to write the exam. They really are making my dreams come true and I could not achieve this success without them.
If you’re interested in finding out more about what Adevia Health has to offer, apply using the following link: https://adevia.com/apply-here/