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NURSE TALK WITH THE EXPERTS

Posted in Allgen Review Center, Board of Nursing, IELTS, NCLEX Application, NCLEX Workshops and Seminars, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration, Visascreen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 25, 2009 by allgen2008

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Hey y’all! Long time. I know. I’ve been really busy.E4 Events is holding Nurse Talk with the Experts on JUne 30th at the SM Manila Cinema 9.Allgen will be ther too. So, hope to see you all 🙂

For more details please read the article below:

“..Its all systems go for Nurse Talk with the Experts at SM Manila on Tuesday June 30, 2009. Nurse Talk from 10am to 530pm is a 1-day FREE ADMISSION seminar aimed to make a big difference to every aspiring and professional nurse as they target an out of the country practice of their profession. The 6-hour inter-active affair will allow Filipino nurses including nursing students to have a better understanding on what awaits a graduate after college and also familiarize professional nurses on the process for those aiming to work in the US. Highlight of the event is the participation of Atty. Gali S. Koren a professional lawyer based in Anaheim California devoted exclusively to practice U.S. Immigration law. Her law firm is the top choice for the health community and has helped thousands of healthcare professionals achieve their goal of working legally and immigrating to the U. S. Likewise respected speakers from other credible organizations like Dr. Rusty Francisco of NC-CLEX, American English Skills Development Center Inc., British Council & IDP Philippines, HCCA International ALLGEN Review & Nurse Exam Application Center (NEAC) were also invited to conduct a talk on their field of expertise. In long-term Nurse Talk with the Experts via a school tour intends to establish solid partnerships with academic institutions offering nursing courses to equip in advance their students with the necessary education needed to guide them in advance for a possible US nursing career. Want a sure seat for Nurse Talk Seminar visit e4ph.com or call/text us now at 567-1783/0923 to reserve a ticket…”

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Are you a “YES” Nurse?

Posted in Allgen Review Center, NCLEX Workshops and Seminars, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 2, 2009 by allgen2008

As I watched the movie “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey as the lead actor, I couldn’t help but look around me and see the silhouettes of the viewers’ faces. I was looking for the not-so bright twinkle in their eyes. That same not-so-bright twinkle that I have. An affirmation of guilt that in each and everyone of us Filipinos, is a dominant “NO” person. The movie inspired me to ask this question to all of you nurses and nursing graduates . Are you a “Yes” nurse candidate?

  1. When you live in Pasay City and there’s an upcoming expo at the Gateway Mall for nursing careers, you:
    (a) call to inquire;
    (b) let it pass and tell yourself there’s more expos to come nearby;
    (c)  Wait for your friends to decide whether or not they will come with you.
  2. When  you’re invited to a recruitment agency’s open house, you:
    (a) Call for reservations right away. Who knows the US employer might be present;
    (b) Say no, they might be illegal recruiters and only want your money;
    (c)  Ask for your mother’s opinion since she’s the one who wanted you to become a nurse in the first place.
  3. When you’ve just  passed your local board exam, your next step would be to:
    (a) Look for an NCLEX Reviewer right away. Time is gold;
    (b) Look for a job right away, what is the value of an  NCLEX score if there’s crisis in America;
    (c) Let your friend go ahead and take her review, see where it leads her, then you’ll decide.
  4. When you read an article in a newspaper and you see a company involved in a Medical Mission, your first reaction would be:
    (a) That’s great! I’m really very interested.Maybe I can join their next mission;
    (b) Publicity,publicity,publicity. These companies are so full of $%%$#;
    (c) I don’t read newspapers. Therefore, I don’t know.
  5. In a one-on-one interview with a representative of a US employer you froze and had a mental block and lost your chance of getting hired. Your immediate reaction would be to:
    (a) Walk up to the representative, explain to her you had a mental block and ask for a second interview;
    (b) Go to the receptionist and tell her you didn’t make it while your cold hands are clasping each other. I’m sure there’s more interviews to come;
    (c) What? Interview? What time is it? Oh my G%$#! I’m late for my interview!

If you answered “A” to 3 or more of the 5 question then you’re a “YES” nurse candidate. You are not afraid to ask questions. Neither are you afraid to take chances. By asking questions, you learn about the the validity of certain information. You are not afraid to ask for a second chance because nobody will ask for it in your behalf. You will end up in your dream job faster than the “NO” candidate.

If you answered “B” to 3 or more of the 5 questions, then you are a “NO” candidate. Being a “NO”  doesn’t necessarily mean you’re a negative person. It only mean you’re suspicious of a lot of things and most of it are related to our culture and history. You are intimidated by people of authority, because that’s how our culture dictated us to be. Remember, you are aspiring to work in a country where “practicality” comes first.You’d rather play safe than take the chance. Remember, opportunity knocks only once. If  you don’t try and  find out, how will you know if an agency is credible or not? There are  so many people who wanted to take up nursing but do not have the means. I f you wait  for your chance, it will pass on you. So, try and keep a positive attitude and watch miracles happen in front of you.

If you answered “C” in 3 or more of the 5 questions, you are in the wrong path. There is still hope for you to change, but you need to weigh your options. Do you really want to be a nurse? If your answer is no, then you need to make changes as early as possible.

Please comment on this article and let me know if this has been a helpful activity to you. Good luck in all you job interviews!

The VisaScreen® Application Process FAQs

Posted in Allgen Review Center, IELTS, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration, Visascreen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2009 by allgen2008

I joined a chatroom last Sunday and encountered a topic regarding the application for VisaScreen® Process. In one instance a nurse candidate was concerned about a near expiration IELTS result and was clueless about the Visascreen procedure.  Unfortunately, nobody in the chat room was well equipped with information at that moment and the best help that the candidate got was a series of links to sites related to VisaScreen®.

This incident pushed me to research more about the VisaScreen® process. The results of my research are summarized in an FAQ format for the candidate nurse’s convenience. I have omitted information which I feel requires common sense to know the answer. Please feel free to comment on the following article:

Q1: What is the VisaScreen® Process?

A1: The VisaScreen® is a screening program for foreign health care workers seeking an occupational visa in the United States. An NCLEX passer cannot apply for a job in the US without the Visa Screen Certificate (VSC).

Upon acquiring the  VSC, the candidate submits her job application together with her VSC and  NCLEX result through an agent or through direct employment. She will then apply for a working visa.

After her visa is issued, she will then apply for a social security number (SSN). Then she will submit her SSN to the US Board of Registered Nursing after which she will receive her USRN license.

Q2: How can I  apply for a VisaScreen® certificate (VSC)?

A2: The are three (3) ways to apply for a VSC.

  1. First  is to apply online through the CGFNS website;
  2. Second is to download the VisaScreen® Application Handbook. In this handbook you will find the application form and instructions;
  3. Third is to write or call the CGFNS  for application from CGFNS International by mail or phone (YOU DONT WANT TO DO THIS.)

Q3: What are the requirements for VisaScreen® application?

  1. Complete your VisaScreen® application form;
  2. Complete the forms to be sent to your nursing school. Your school will be the one to submit your Transcript of Records to CGFNS. However, you must include a photocopy of your diploma, certificate, or external exam certificate from your secondary school and nonprofession-related, post-secondary school in your application submission;
  3. Complete the forms to send to your licensing authority (in this case the PRC). The PRC will be the one to submit your license validation to CGFNS;
  4. A passing IELTS score to be forwarded by the testing agency (in this case the British Council) to the CGFNS/ICHP. Courier is free from The British council. Your IELTS must not be near expiration and must be valid within the time frame of  the CGFNS’ receipt of  all your documents, otherwise a you will need to retake the same examination;
  5. A passing score of either the CGFNS International Qualifying ExamSM or the NCLEX-RN® examination if you are a registered nurse (you only need one test);
  6. Enclose an international money order or certified bank check in the amount of Four Hundred Ninety Eight Dollars ($498.00) payable to CGFNS or pay online at CGFNS Connect — Apply/Check Status with one of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard or Discover/Novus. Payment must be received within 60 days of applying. For those who have relatives abroad, a check drawn from a US bank is acceptable. For a schedule of other fees (eg. renewal)  please see http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/vs/.

Q4: What is the average length of time to receive official transcripts and licensure verifications after receipt of application?

A4: The average length of time to receive official transcripts and licensure verifications after receipt of application is 85 calendar days.

Q5: What is the Average CGFNS/ICHP file review and processing time, after receipt of all required documents?

A5: The Average CGFNS/ICHP file review and processing time, after receipt of all required documents 30 calendar days.

Q6: I’m working . I’m too busy. I don’t have a credit card to pay online. I don’t want to make a mistake in my application. I want to do this fast. Is there a company that can assist me in all this process?

A6: NEAC Application Center can help you with the Visascreen Application Process . They have branches is Manila, Cebu and Davao. For more information you can visit their website at http://applynclex.com.

This article is a summary. For all other information you can visit the CGFNS website at http://www.cgfns.org/sections/programs/vs/.

Goodluck to All.

US Nursing Schools adrift? Philippines overwhelmed. Obama’s reform.

Posted in Allgen Review Center, Barack Obama, Board of Nursing, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 20, 2009 by allgen2008

While the Philippines has an overwhelming number of nursing graduates (close to 160, 000 board takers last year ), the United States only had 2.0 percent (2%) enrollment growth from 2007 to 2008 according to a press release by the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN).

This report is based on an actual data submitted by 428 nursing schools who participated in a survey in 2007 and 2008.

Number 1 reason affecting this slow enrollment growth is FACULTY SHORTAGE. Faculty age continues to climb (average age between 51 to 58 ). More and more US nurse educators are expected to retire within the next ten (10) years. Because of this, about 28,000 qualified students were turned down in 2008 by US nursing schools.

Tomorrow when Barack Obama is sworn into presidency, more health care jobs will  open in 2010 due to his economic reforms. In relation to the shortage of US nursing students, President Obama will have to turn to other countries to fill these positions. It also means, more Filipino nurses will be deployed sooner.

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Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA): Highest Paying Nursing Job

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2009 by allgen2008

According to SALARY.COM’s January 2009 HR data, a Certified Nurse Anasthetist or CRNA receives an average annual base salary of …(hold your breath)…$175,319+++

That’s just 76% of her total income. The rest of her benefits include the following:

(1)Bonuses:$50.00;

(2)Social Security: $9,164.00;

(3)401k/403b: $6,313.00;

(4) Disability: $1,754.00;

(5) Healthcare : $5,722.00;

(6) Pension: $8,067.00; (7)

(7) and Time Off ; $22,933-00.

She gets a total of both benefits and salary amounting to $229,334.00 . Isn’t it amazing?

Question 1: How does an RN become a CRNA?

To become a CRNA, one must have the following requirements:

  • A US RN license (take the NCLEX RN Review);
  • At least 1 year experience in Acute Care Nursing;
  • A Master’s Degree in Nurse Anesthesia (24 to 36 months including clinical training );and
  • Must pass the US certification exam following graduation.

It takes a total of seven (7) years to become a CRNA including your Bachelors Degree in Nursing. What is time if we have  the necessary resources?

When we work as RNs in America, all doors are open to afford this kind of continuing education. Three (3) years in continuing education isn’t really that bad.

In the US, you can work ang go to Nursing Graduate School. In the Philippines, you have a lot of sacrifices to make.

So, are you up for this kind of challenge?Now is the time to  really be excited about your future. For other additional information, you may visit Salary.com and the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.

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ALLGEN Welcomes 2009 with IELTS Review

Posted in Allgen Review Center, IELTS, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration, Visascreen with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 13, 2009 by allgen2008

Allgen the Intelligent Review welcomes New Year w/ a big-bang by introducing International English Language Testing System or IELTS a globally recognized English language proficiency assessment system developed by the University of Cambridge in the UK.

As an English language teaching, diagnostics and test preparation center ALLGEN will be backed-up by high-caliber teaching staff comprising native speakers, seasoned grammarians and specialists in ESL and TESOL.

Expect ALLGEN’s IELTS to deliver a disciplined, no non-sense approach, syllabus-driven proven methodology to bring nurses & working professionals to greater heights.

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Allgen’s 3rd Open House is on January 10, 2009

Posted in Allgen Review Center, NCLEX Workshops and Seminars, Open House with tags , , , , , , , , , on January 3, 2009 by allgen2008

If you are a NURSE in search of inter-active answers to your questions, come join us on January 10, 2009, Saturday between 2 to 4pm for the 3rd ALLGEN Open-House.

Listen and learn as industry experts guide you on the ff:

  1. The NCLEX Application Process, how do I go about it?
  2. Is CGFNS still a requirement to be a US-RN?
  3. IELTS is it a must to my American Dream?
  4. Preparing for the NCLEX RN
  5. Introduction to the 17-Day ALLGEN Review Program

This 2-hour informative activity includes snacks & drinks and is absolutely FREE of charge.  If you’re interested, please  Call us at (02) 567-2749, (02) 567-0641 or  0918-4688222 or email us allgenreview@gmail.com.  You may also visit  ALLGEN Review Center at Suite # 507, T.M. Kalaw Center. Bldg., T.M. Kalaw Ave., Manila.

Hurry, the  ALLGEN Open-House offers limited slots, so call us now for reservations.

For all other information please visit our website at http://allgen.net