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Top 3 Common Mistakes When Taking Tests

Posted in Allgen Review Center, Tips with tags , , on July 11, 2010 by allgen2008

Taking the NCLEX is not much different from taking any other kind of qualification exam.  It may be tougher than other types of tests, but the bottom line is that it is a test, and whether you like it or not, you are bound to make some mistakes.

Awareness of the incorrect practices that are commonly engaged in by test takers will help you increase your chances of passing the NCLEX, though.  As with most anything, knowledge and awareness will give you the chance to change your strategy as needed.  Here are the 3 most common mistakes that are committed when taking tests.

  1. Not practicing enough.  Some test takers fall into the trap of merely reading and reading and reading some more.  One important thing about taking tests is that you should actually do practice runs as much as you can.  Nothing beats actually taking the test, but since you cannot take the NCLEX everyday, the next best thing is to do dry runs.
  2. Not following directions. This is a no brainer, really.  Instructions/directions are there for a reason, and every teacher/reviewer will always emphasize the importance of following them.  Sad to say, many test takers still fail to follow instructions.  If you do one thing when taking the NCLEX, make sure you understand the directions and that you follow them to a T.
  3. Second-guessing your hunches. There are people who tend to over think, and more often than not, this results in incorrect answers.  You are not expected to be 100 per cent sure of your answers in the NCLEX, but if you find yourself over thinking an item, go with your hunch.

Do you tend to make these mistakes?  Take a step back and assess yourself.  Knowing your weak spots might just help you jump this hurdle called the NCLEX.

Did you know…?

ALLGEN NCLEX Review offers unlimited access to online materials, which include practice tests.  These tests will be very helpful in preparing you for the actual test!

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ALLGEN Offers FREE NCLEX Trial Review

Posted in Allgen Review Center, News, Open House with tags , , , on June 28, 2010 by allgen2008

The Licensure Exam for Nurses in the Philippines is slated to occur on July 3 and July 4 of this year, and just like any other scheduled examination, the upcoming NLE is bound to be packed with countless hopefuls. In fact, numbers show that almost 100,000 individuals will be taking the NLE.

The NLE is known to be a tough nut to crack, with many examinees needing to re-take the test. It is crucial, though, as passing the NLE is the first step for Filipino nurses to practice their profession legally.

However, the NLE is just that – a stepping stone – for many Filipino nurses. There is a proliferation of nursing jobs in our country, but the supply of nurses is higher than the demand; hence the desire for many Filipino nurses to broaden their horizons by looking for jobs overseas.

In order to be able to work in a foreign country, the United States, for example, a licensed Filipino nurse must pass the NCLEX first. There are many review centers offering NCLEX programs, and among the best is ALLGEN: The Intelligent Review. With our distinctive approach to learning, we’ve proven ourselves to provide our students with personalized instruction. Indeed, we can proudly say that we offer the best NCLEX review in town.

To give you a taste of what we have to share, we are offering a one-day pass to this batch of NLE examinees! This one-day pass allows you to sit-in on a day’s worth of NCLEX review classes in our Ermita Office. Any NLE examinee is more than welcome to join us, and if you like what you see, you can enroll in any of our upcoming NCLEX review programs.

On another note, we are also happy to announce that our Cebu branch is extending its services. More than NCLEX review programs, NLE review programs are going to be held at ALLGEN Cebu by August of this year. For more information on the Cebu branch, please visit our ALLGEN Cebu blog.

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):

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    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:
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    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.

    oathtaking ceremonyAn oath taking ceremony in the Philippines