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U.S. Issues Visa Bulletin for October 2010

Posted in Allgen Review Center, News, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration with tags , , , on September 13, 2010 by allgen2008

Here is a piece of awesome news for all you nurses with pending visa applications to the United States! A new Visa Bulletin has just been released, renewing the hopes of those who have been aiming to get to the United States for work for so many years.

We all know how tiresome and frustrating the whole process can be, and while we cannot do anything about the situation, we can continue to prepare and equip ourselves to increase our chances of finding work in what has been dubbed by some as the “Promised Lands.” With this new bulletin, however, individuals who have sent in their applications and have been waiting for years might just see their dreams coming true. For more specific details on the bulletin, please click on the link above.

For many Filipino nurses who are still waiting for that big break, ALLGEN can help you with your preparations for work in other countries such as the United States. This October 4, we will be holding another NCLEX-RN review program. You may have already heard about our innovative and proven review methods, which have satisfied many a Pinoy RN.

More than this, however, we are offering an early bird discount to reviewers who will register on or before September 17. For only PHP15,000, reviewers will have access to unlimited review, together with all the technology and materials that ALLGEN has become known for.

For inquiries and reservations, please call or text the following numbers:

  • 567-2749/0641
  • 0917-544-2558
  • 0918-468-8222
  • 0922-859-5471

You can also visit our parent site for more information.

ALLGEN Receives 2010 Seal Of Excellence Award

Posted in Allgen Review Center, Awards, News with tags , , , on February 2, 2010 by allgen2008

As the year 2009 drew to an end, a lot of people couldn’t wait to get it over and done with. It seemed that everyone was hoping for 2010 to be their year. For some, 2010 is turning out to be just what they have dreamed of.

We’re glad and proud to share with everyone just how ALLGEN’s 2010 is starting off!

ALLGEN received the 2010 Seal of Excellence for Most Outstanding NCLEX Review Center. The award was given to the 17-day NCLEX Review Program. This program is an intensive course designed to address the various needs of nurses aspiring to pass the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

ALLGEN’s NCLEX Review Program is a notch above all other similar programs being offered in the country.  Drawing upon tried and tested methods (from Sun Tzu’s Art of War to exam simulations), the review program has helped countless nurses finally achieve their goals.  As an added benefit for ALLGEN students, the review center extends the use of its online resources for 2 months after the 17-day intensive program.  Students may use these resources to further sharpen their skill sets.  Included in the online resource center are tests that will help reviewers evaluate their readiness for the NCLEX.  With the 2-month unlimited access to the online review, it is no wonder 98% of ALLGEN students pass the NCLEX review testing every month!

ALLGEN’s review programs are held all throughout the year.  For more information on the next program, you may visit our web site (ALLGEN: The Intelligent Review) or give us a call at (02)567-2749 or (02)567-0641.

Don’t settle for less than the best.  Shoot for excellence.  Be part of the ALLGEN family!

How Much Do Forensic Nurses Make?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on October 14, 2009 by allgen2008

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The job of a forensic nurse  may sound so  glamorous due to shows featuring Crime Scene Investigations like  CSI, CSI Miami, and CSI New York. However, it requires more than just caring for crime victims. You also help in the investigation of crimes,  collecting evidence for DNA testing, and testifying  in court. And before you can become one, you need to go back to school to learn how to collect hair, saliva and other fluids.

While criminal cases arise in the community, forensic nurses are becoming popular. It offers great opportunities for nursing graduates and experienced Registered Nurses looking for a career change.

Forensic nurses are commonly found at the Emergency Room. For example the case of the distraught mother who brings in her son who is complaining that his leg hurts.

The mother says that his son fell down the stairs when he tries to catch the basketball. Check vitals and get an x-ray of the leg to see if it’s broken right?

Did you make the child change into a gown? Did you get a complete head to toe assessment? Because without it, you would have missed the evidence of previous contusions on his arm from two weeks ago when he was beat with a wrench for not cleaning his room right.

When a Forensic nurse take cases which is not under a criminal investigation, but was caused for example a natural calamity like typhoon, earthquake or landslides, it will fall under Medico Legal Death Investigation

There is no standard salary for a Forensic Nurse. It may vary from area of the country as well as the experience level of the nurse. Some hospitals offer a minimum of $1-4 dollars an hour for on-call nurses. If the SANE is called in for a case, the nurse will receive one to 1 1/2 times their base pay rate. Some organizations will not pay in hourly, but on a per case basis, it will range from $150-$400 depending on the agreement. In one website, it has sited that a forensic nursing salary starts at around $26 per hour and can reach as high as $100. These rates are typically higher than a standard nursing wage, due to the advanced training and education that is involved in becoming a forensic nurse, as well as the compensation for being on-call.

Forensic nursing can be a thrilling profession. They treat patients on criminal cases and usually worked with victims of violent crime and can help in scene investigations

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…”

4th ALLGEN Open-House – March 28, 2009 (SATURDAY)

Posted in Allgen Review Center, NCLEX Application, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration, Open House, Visascreen with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2009 by allgen2008

Due to popular demand, Allgen The Intelligent Review will once again open its doors to all nurses and/or parents who are interested.

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

1. The NCLEX Application Process, how do I go about it?
2. The Visascreen Application Process.
3. The role of NCLEX and IELTS in the ICHP/CGFNS Visascreen Application Process.
4. Preparing for the NCLEX RN
5. Introduction to ALLGEN

This 3-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 at 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.
Website: http://www.allgen.net

Souvenir shot of the speakers and the participants.

Souvenir shot of the speakers and the participants.

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Nurses listening intensely to speakers.

Mr. Ruben of Allgen giving a 10% discount award

Mr. Ruben of Allgen giving a 10% discount award

  • Duston Barto of NEAC Exam Application Center
  • Duston Barto of NEAC Exam Application Center
  • Nurse participants enjoying the cozy athmosphere of Allgen's classrooms.

    Nurse participants enjoying the cozy athmosphere of Allgen's classrooms.

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    Step-by-Step Guide to the NCLEX-RN Online Application Procedure

    Posted in Allgen Review Center, NCLEX Application, Nursing Career, Nursing Immigration with tags , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2009 by allgen2008

    This post is created with the assumption that you have met all of the board of nursing’s eligibility requirements to take the NCLEX Examination. If you’ve already processed your application with NEAC, you can disregard this information as they will do everything for you.

    Here’s a steb-by-step guide on the Pearson VUE online NCLEX-RN Online Registration Procedure:

    Step 1: Visit the Pearson Vue website:

    Pearson Vue Webpage

    Pearson Vue Webpage

    Step 2: Access information by selecting the program NCLEX Examination as shown:

    Select NCLEX Examination

    Step 3: Select the option “REGISTER” on the right column as shown:

    register option

    Step 4: Select Credit Card Option as shown ( If you’re using a debit card, you still have to choose this option):

    select credit card optionStep 5: Create your Account Profile as shown:

    online-reg-formStep 6 Enter your home address and telephone information:

    address-info

    Step 7  For future account verification, enter your security information (if you’re not an American, a US Resident, or a holder of a working visa , then you do not have a Social Security Number ( SSN) yet. Leave this form field blank and answer the next form fields as shown. If you have a CGFNS certificate type in your CGFNS number):

    statusStep 8: Create your username:

    username

    Step 9: Select NCLEX-RN Examination. The application fee is $200.00 (Be careful when you make the selection because any later request to change the examination type will charge you $50).

    nclexrn-option

    Step 10: Select Philippines (this is assuming that you’re taking your NCLEX-RN in the Philippines):

    country

    Step 11: Answer the registration question. This is the tricky part. If you do not know where to find your course code, this step will consume a lot of your time. For your information, the course code can be found in page 42 of the NCLEX Candidate Bulletin 2009 which can be downloaded from the Pearson Vue website. I have provided you with the codes as shown in the image below for your convenience. Once you type in the code, click on the search button. The program name and code for the Philippines will then appear. You need to select this code. Enter your graduation year. Select the Board of Nursing from which you’re taking your licensure. Click Next:

    nclexcodes

    CLICK on the above image for a bigger view

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    Step 12 Enter your billing information (The card security code are the last 3 digits that can be found at the back of your credit/debit card.An example is shown in the image below) Click Next:

    billing-info

    Step 13 Confirmation. In this last step, you will need to confirm your registration. Your name and application number with the amount you need to pay will be provided. Read and tick the confidentiality agreement and then click the “Confirm Registration” Button.

    registration-confirmation

    If your credit card went through you will then be redirected to a confirmation page. A confirmation will also be sent to your email as well as your log-in information. When you’re ready to take the NCLEX, simply log in to your Pearson Vue Account and schedule your NCLEX-RN. Good Luck!

    About ALLGEN The Intelligent Review

    The NCLEX-RN is an examination that helps predict your future as a nurse.

    Allgen’s innovative approach in delivering effective NCLEX and IELTS Review gives nurses and other professionals the confidence to trust us as a review center. We use an intelligent process to identify and prioritize a candidate’s needs, and then we deliver winning test taking strategies to help them pass the NCLEX and IELTS examinations.
    For more information about our company please visit our website at http://allgen.net….
    To schedule a visit please contact us at (02) 567-2749/(02) 567-0641 or text us at +63 916 6262469.For directions to our office click on and print the map below:
    allgen location map

    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!