Choosing a career in nursing was an important decision. It is one that not simply affects you, as an individual, but many others as well. The long hours associated with a nursing program were daunting, but rest assured, all your hard work was extremely worth all the effort.
The intention of helping people is largely the reason most students pursue a nursing career. Where that is a noble goal, the demands placed on nursing students can sometimes make the efforts feel fruitless. The high demands of classes, tests, and clinicals, in the later stages of the program were overwhelming, but you overcame all of the obstacles and endured the stresses of nursing school Thankfully, nursing school graduates like you have a lot of options, so you can pursue your individual passion. Here are just a few of the many specialties you can choose from as a successful nursing graduate.
Generally, a Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) requires general nursing experience of 2 years along with a BSN before you can be accepted into a Master of Science in Nursing – Nurse Anesthesia Program (CRNA Program). According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a nurse anesthetist in the US earns a median salary of $174,790 per year.
One of the fastest growing careers these days is a nurse practitioner. Growth in this specific nursing sector has gone up 25% in recent years. These individuals work directly alongside physicians and in certain areas, Nurse Practitioners are allowed to open up and practice out of their own offices independently. For a Nurse Practitioner, an RN license, and an MSN degree are required. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, a nurse practitioner in the US earns a median salary of $109,820 per year.
If you are an individual that loves to travel, a Travel Nurse may an excellent option for you. These individuals are deployed when needed to a variety of medical facilities and hospitals that have a short term need for qualified nurses. An RN, BSN, and two years nursing experience is often required for a travel nurse and rest assured, you will be needed in a range of different areas as this sector has shown growth of 20% in the past 10 years. According to ziprecruiter.com, a travel nurse in New York earns a median salary of $108,811 per year. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, in New York City, a travel nurse can earn up to $10,000 per week or $100,000 for a 13-week assignment (nurse.org).
Pain management is something essential to any medical environment and the Pain Management Nursing field has shown growth of 26% recently. To become a qualified Pain Management Nurse, you will have to have worked as an RN for at least 2 years and possess a BSN. Experience in pain management of up to 2,000 hours is a necessity as well. An exam is required once these requirements are certified. According to nurse.org, a pain management nurse in the US earns a median salary of $101,916 per year.
Among the most important nursing areas these days due to the COVID-19 Pandemic is Critical Care Nurses. These nurses contend with the most critical patients and work with a team of other nurses to provide the best care to each patient. Growth in this sector of nursing has been estimated at 16% over the past few years, but with Critical Care Nurses in high demand these days, expect that percentage to drastically rise. Critical Care Nurses should have at least 2 years of experience in critical care environments and a BSN along with any additional training to stay up to date on current evolving viruses to maintain relevant critical care. According to nurse.org, a critical care nurse in the US earns a median salary of $74,588 per year. Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased need for critical care nurses, ICU nurses in New York City can earn at least $3,000 and up to $5,000 a week through job listings in zipcruiter.com and indeed.com.
Absolutely! You should never truly second guess your chosen nursing career. Nurses are extraordinarily valuable these days with the rate of COVID-19 taking over the planet. Nurses are instrumental in providing people with the necessary comfort, care, and compassion while their family is unable to visit. Nurses are the heroes of the era. Without the care of qualified nurses doing their duty on a daily basis, we would not make it far during this current pandemic.
Now is the time to take on the nursing world and reach your full potential. Take advantage of advancement opportunities and invest your time in learning as much as you can about your chosen profession. Nurses are always in demand and avenues to pursue your individual goals within the nursing field is wide open, so take time, figure out what you want to achieve, and go for it!
Feuer Nursing Review wishes you a successful and fulfilling nursing career!
Nursing is a great career choice that can be fulfilling and challenging, especially in the times we live in today. These unrecognized heroes have the opportunity to touch countless lives. For those that seek this profession, the NCLEX is a necessary step to get your Nursing license. If you have already taken the NCLEX and have yet to pass this challenging exam, do not worry. You are not alone as the complexities of the NCLEX-style questions lead many students to fail the test the first time. At Feuer Nursing Review, we want you to feel encouraged to try again with a different approach. Let us help you make your dreams of success a reality!
What Is Feuer Nursing Review?
Feuer Nursing Review is a comprehensive NCLEX®-RN/LPN review course. We have been helping thousands of students in getting their license since 1971. We have a range of options to help you learn in a way that fits your schedule. Live lectures, audio lectures, online courses, and stand-alone study books can assist you in preparing for this especially important exam. Utilizing our expertise for the NCLEX will help you be better prepared for the test than simply studying on your own.
Benefits of Feuer Nursing Review
Clarity – Going it alone for the NCLEX can leave you feeling as if you are missing something and truthfully, unless you are using Feuer Nursing Review, you are. We provide clear explanations of content and its applications to nursing practice to help you better understand the concept rather than simply memorizing monotonous facts.
Knowledge Base – At Feuer Nursing Review, you are not merely using a standard study style for the NCLEX, but a comprehensive curriculum proven to build a strong foundation on which to build knowledge. This enables you to study more efficiently and effectively to pass the test.
Simplicity – Too many learning prep courses these days have an overly complicated system. With Feuer Nursing Review, content is broken down into smaller, easy to manage sections by our professors. We find that by breaking the curriculum down into sections ensures the student retains more of the knowledge being presented.
Time Management – Our study plan within our program are not meant to push the student to difficult levels, but rather help them manage time more efficiently. Smaller goals set throughout the program help you achieve more while keeping you on track for the duration of the program.
Study Plan – Our study plan helps you manage mental clutter and prioritize concepts necessary for review. With our schedule you will find that your test anxiety drastically reduces as we help you remain flexible while learning all you need to know for the NCLEX.
Flexibility – With Feuer Nursing Review, you have the ability to study at your own pace making it easier than ever before to gain knowledge while keeping up with your routine.
Accessibility – Accessibility is easy with Feuer Nursing Review as we provide the ability to connect and learn from anywhere with a good internet connection.
At Feuer Nursing Review, we are not merely a company based on facts and figures, but proven results. We have many success stories dating back to 1971, but here are just three of them.
Camilla was on her third attempt at the NCLEX in Florida and failure of the exam in the state requires the student to enter into a remedial program, so Camilla was understandably nervous as she had already failed the NCLEX twice. However, a few weeks before the test, she decided to attend the Feuer Nursing Review. This time, Camilla passed thanks to the helpful hand of Feuer Nursing Review! We are proud to see what you will accomplish in the future Camilla!
Like Camilla, Nakeisha was on her third attempt at the NCLEX RN exam. Her two previous attempts were failures largely due to lack of a credible learning system. As Nakeisha had previously used other NCLEX prep courses, she had yet to try Feuer Nursing Review. Finally, Nakeisha had found an avenue to success through the focus on strategy and providing a secure foundation for quality learning. Nakeisha passed with 75 questions thanks to Feuer Nursing Review.
Many students fail the NCLEX time and time again. For Emmalyn, that failure began to take its toll when she failed not once or twice, but a total of 4 times before finding success. Feuer Nursing Review was the key that allowed Emmalyn to finally find success when she had all but given up hope. Studying with our system allowed Emmalyn to begin to understand the concepts and ultimately relax before the test secure in her knowledge of what she had learned. She encourages all students to believe in their dreams and even after countless failures, to never give up.
These are just a sampling of the many success stories we have at Feuer Nursing Review. Our proven system can help anyone pass the NCLEX no matter how many attempts you have made in the past. We want to see you succeed in your goals and ask you to give us a try. We believe in you and through our program, you will believe in yourself as well and pass the NCLEX once and for all. 9 out 10 former students were referred to Feuer Nursing Review by a family member, friend, or coworker who took our review course and passed the test. Contact Feuer Nursing Review and get started on your road to NCLEX success!
Congratulations! You have passed and conquered the NCLEX which is a monumental victory. You are one step closer to fulfilling your dreams as a nurse! Many of our former students have shared their success stories and their tips on how they were able to get a job. Here are 5 tips you can use to find a job after passing the NCLEX.
Although you know that you want to be a nurse, Nursing offers plenty of opportunities in different clinical settings. You could be a nurse in a hospital, a nursing home, a doctor’s office, or your local school. The first step before conducting your job search would be to identify your passion.
Search engines will be your primary tool to conduct your job search. You can start your search in Google. You could narrow your search using “job search websites,” such as Indeed.com or Nurse.com.
Take note of the qualifications needed for each position. Some positions may require at least 1-2 years of work experience. Others may require BLS/AED Certification or require a Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN).
Preparing a succinct and clean resume is important as it presents your background and skill. It is used to communicate your value to potential employers. You must include the following:
You should also use key words that pertain to the position that you are applying for. Be sure to keep it clean and simple. Simplicity is key to perfection!
Once you complete your resume, you are now ready to submit it. A common misconception is that a resume is the tool that lands you the job. Actually, a resume helps you schedule an interview. Keep your options wide to increase your chances of success.
Reaching out to staffing agencies can greatly alleviate your anxiety and frustration in your job search. Staffing Agencies will do the heavy lifting for you. Agencies such as RNexpress and New Staffing Agencies can help you land your first job. The main advantage is they will hire you without previous working experience. They will train you and place you in a Nursing home. This is a great benefit considering that most institutions will not hire you without working experience.
Are you an internationally-educated nurse, or know someone, who is interested in becoming a Registered Nurse in the United States?
If so, this is important for you to know!
Like all aspiring nurses, regardless of educational background, everyone has to take the NCLEX®.
Here are five steps you must take to qualify for the NCLEX®-RN.
If you want to know more about the process or what to do for each step, don’t worry! We will be cover each step in detail throughout the month. Stay tuned!
Your first step into becoming a Registered Nurse is to complete an accredited registered Nursing program. There are many degrees that you can complete to be an RN, such as: an RN Diploma, Associate’s Degree, a Bachelor’s Degree, and an Accelerated Nursing Program for aspiring nurses who have completed a Bachelor’s Degree. The fastest way to become a Registered Nurse is an RN Diploma and an Associate’s Degree (ADN). Both degrees often take 2 years to complete. However, most RN Diplomas are offered online or technical schools; they are also hospital-based, while ADN programs are often given by colleges. A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN) often takes 4 years to complete. Lastly, an Accelerated Nursing Program can take 12-18 months to complete. However, you should always check your state Board of Nursing educational requirements to be a Registered Nurse.
If you completed an Registered Nursing program in another country, you must complete the CGFNS®’s Certificate Program. The Certificate Program includes the CGFNS® Qualifying Exam, a credentials evaluation of secondary and nursing education and registration, and an accepted English language proficiency exam. Once you have completed the Certificate Program, you can now take the NCLEX®!
The NCLEX® is a state licensure exam to be a Registered Nurse. Before you can take the NCLEX, you will need an Authorization to Test (ATT). You would need to apply to your board of nursing to get an ATT; you will also need to register with Pearson Vue. After registering and paying the fee for the NCLEX®, you will receive your Authorization to Test.
After registering for the NCLEX®, you need to prepare for it. While the national pass rate in 2017 for all types of candidates is 72.11%, the NCLEX® is not an easy test. It is recommended to take at least 2-3 months to review for the NCLEX-RN®. The NCLEX-RN® exam is a computerized adaptive test (CAT), which means the computer selects questions based on your ability and competence as demonstrated on your answer to the previous question.
Most of the questions on the NCLEX-RN/LPN are written at the application and analysis level. Test questions integrate the nursing process and the four client needs.
NCLEX®-RN/LPN questions will be presented in a variety of formats such as multiple choice, multiple response, fill-in-the-blank, calculation, drag and drop, and/or hot spot. Questions may include multimedia such as charts, tables, graphics, sound and video.
It is important that you plan your review wisely. It can be overwhelming to prepare for the NCLEX-RN® alone; thus, it is suggested that you sign up for a review course to help you with your preparations for the NCLEX.
Once you have passed the NCLEX, you must find an employer. Apply to vacancies in your local hospital, clinic or nursing home. Staffing Agencies are a great tool and could help speed up your search for a job.
“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail” – Ralph Waldo Emerson.
Anyone who has failed the NCLEX exam will agree it is a devastating experience. It might even shake your self confidence and hurt your self esteem. It is natural to feel shocked, insecure, and even depressed. However, you must build your courage, face your fears, regain your strength and find a way to persevere and try again!
Here are some tips on how to regain your self confidence:
You have the power to turn it around. Just like our friend Christian, here’s his story…
One of the most influential thinkers in the Western tradition especially during the Enlightenment, Immanuel Kant, believed that humans had a predisposition to quit after failing as the failure frightens them away from further trials. His belief would be further supported through Ivan Pavlov’s “classical conditioning.” It is the theory that we associate a stimulus or an event to a learned response; in this case, we fail and this begets a conditioned response, which is quitting. What if you continue to fail and fail again? Do you continue or do you stop? Albert Einstein defined insanity as, “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” There are many students who take the NCLEX and continue to fail after hours and hours of studying. Then, they realize that their study plans or learning materials are simply not fit for them. They would go insane if they followed this regimen. Many come to Feuer Nursing Review, with similar stories of failing many times in the past. They are the examples of why you should always strive and adapt to change and never quit.
In particular, Nakeisha Martin epitomizes perseverance. It took her about three years experimenting with different review companies and three attempts of the NCLEX-RN exam before she decided to go to Feuer. She praised FNR for helping her pass and said, “Take it from me, I passed at 75 ‘questions’ after three years and three tries, so can you too with Feuer Review!”
For those who have lost hope, listen to Christeen Harad who also recently passed the NCLEX. She wrote in her testimonial, “I just want to say ‘Thank you!’ Your guidance and support have been amazing! Thank you for helping me improve. To fail a test is frustrating but to fail an NCLEX-RN is depressing. I was devastated and I lost hope.I really appreciate all the hard work you’ve done to help us pass. I have learnt so much during the review, all the professors were very interactive. You were there for us from day 1 and I wholeheartedly appreciate everything you’ve done.”
Christeen with Angelica Feuer
Lastly, Nurse Jasmine was among the recent graduates who took the test and unfortunately failed. She explained, “I graduate nursing school in May 2017 and I truly wish that I did this review sooner. I failed twice already and this was going to be my third time taking the NCLEX. I felt like giving up.” She never gave up and never settled. After choosing Feuer, she passed confidently.
Jasmine with Angelica Feuer
If you feel that you are losing hope after constantly failing the NCLEX, never lose hope. If you feel that you resonate with the recent success stories of these registered nurses, consider Feuer Nursing Review. Remember those who never shoot, never score!
Did you ever wonder why a large number of Filipinos choose a career in nursing? In California alone, 20% of the nursing force are Filipino, however Filipino immigrants make up only 4% of the state’s population. The mainstream media even jokes about the fact that most Filipinos are nurses, but what explains this phenomenon? This may be traced down to Filipino societal upbringing and history. “Magaral ka ng mabuti, para maganda ang kinabukasan mo!” is a common saying, which means “study well to have a better future.” This is what every Filipino mother tells their children. Education is an integral part of Philippine society. In a developing country, many aspire to finish college for a better life and have the chance to work abroad for higher pay, which is why they choose fields in high demand overseas, including nursing.
The Philippines, located in Southeast Asia, was an American territory when the U.S. acquired the Philippines from Spain for $20 million in the Treaty of Paris in 1898 until independence in 1946. After decades of American interaction, the American ideals stuck with many Filipinos, one of which was the importance of education. Also in 1903, President William Taft passed the Pensionado Act, which provided funding for certain Filipino students to study in colleges in the U.S. Many of these students studied nursing because of the high demand back in the Philippines and in the U.S., amidst many war casualties. However, a large number of nurses remained in the U.S. and started an influx of migration of nurses. This demand increased further during World War I and World War II. The migration also became easier for nurses during the Cold War from the late 1940s to the early 1990s. The U.S. encouraged the influx of educated immigrants, especially nurses, to come to the U.S. under the Exchange Visitor program. This opportunity for a better life encouraged more Filipinos to become nurses and immigrate to the U.S., which in turn created a demand to build more nursing schools in the Philippines.
This nursing migration was not one-sided, however. It also benefited their families. Last year, overseas Fillipino workers remitted $27 billion to the Philippines, which is roughly 10% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product. Filipino remittances remain vital to the economy, which is a result of a five-decade long practice. Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos realized the demand for quality workers abroad, thus he instituted the export for labor. It set the path for the cycle of cash remittances.
There is a story in every Filipino nurse out there. It is through many decades of history and societal practice as to why they are here. “Salamat sa sipag at tiyaga niyo! Mabuhay ang mga Pinoy nurses sa buong mundo!” which means for all of the Filipino nurses working abroad, thank you for all your hard work! Long live all the Filipino nurses around the world!
This is a letter from a student. Here is her story:
My journey of taking my NCLEX-RN hasn’t been easy. Just imagine failing it not just once, but four times. Well, to start, applying for NCLEX was hard and took a long time process since I am an international student who graduated from outside the county, the Philippines is where I finished my Nursing. I’ve waited one year before I actually got my first ATT (authorization to work). I was so excited that I decided I register as soon as I got it. I even told my family and friends who were also thrilled to lean that I can now take the exams. I studied for a month and took the test and I FAILED. I was devastated, I decided to go to the Philippines to get a 2 months extensive review, I have to be honest that everything I’ve learned or most of what I’ve learned is due to this review center that I have attended, then, I came back, took the test the second time and failed again! So I studied, reviewing my notes this time. I focused on the content and once more I failed again, so I decided to enroll in one of NCLEX-RN review online courses. I studied, literally everything, whatever resources I got I studied and memorized. I did a few Q&A I did what I think I need to do in order to pass, giving my 101% best or possible ways I think which could help to pass my exams, thinking they could help me, and with 189 items the computer stopped on my 4th take, tried the trick and learned I failed once more. I crashed, depressed, felt unfair about life. I spent so much, not just money, but also time and energy. That was Oct. 29th, 2013. I relaxed and stopped thinking about NCLEX and started thinking about other options. New Year passed and it’s 2014, I started to read blogs, then one thing hit me, “It doesn’t matter how you get there, what matters is you’ll get there.” Oh yeah, he is absolutely right. I can’t give up not now and not ever. I know I’m good and I believe I will be a better nurse. So, I enrolled in FEUER, March here in New York, I took the advice from the Feuer rep. I didn’t take the exam right away. I maximized my schedule. I read my content and books prior my NCLEX and I focused on Q&A. I went to church the day before, putting my 100% trust in God. I surrendered myself to HIM, and I didn’t study the day before. I went out with my husband and friends then, by morning I went to church to pray, went to the test center feeling confident, worry free and stress free. The computer shuts off at 265 questions, I went to St. Patrick’s Cathedral to pray once more and on Wednesday June 4th, I learned I pass my NCLEX-RN. I’m happy to say I am now Emmalyn Malagar, RN. Thank GOD for His guidance and to Feuer who helped me learn to answer and pass the NCLEX exam. The key to success is to believe:
Good luck and God bless! Feuer Nursing Review thank you for helping me succeed and fulfill; my dreams to be a Registered Nurse and just looked me I hope you will continue helping other students whose dreams is also to become an official and certified Registered Nurse – God bless you more!
– Emmalyn Malagar, RN
Why did you become a nurse? Nurses are asked this a lot. Look at the job dedicated nurses do day in and day out. Nurses almost never see people at their best and it’s a sad truth that some people allow their discomfort to come out when they normally wouldn’t. Yet, every nurse loves their job. They speak of it as a calling, a passion, not just a profession. It’s certainly not a career for everyone. Blood, needles, tears and other bodily fluids can make many people uncomfortable. So, why would anyone become a nurse? We’ve found some tremendously inspiring stories about why people become nurses and the pride they take in their jobs.
Nursing in cancer unit is tremendously challenging. There’s a huge emotional toll involved, even though nurses try to keep professional distance. Nurse Jackie Davenport, knew at the tender age of 11 that she wanted to be an oncology nurse. It started with her mother’s breast cancer diagnosis. Even at that age, she had the compassion, tenderness and love needed to support her mother through the tough time and she found herself amazed at the medical miracles used to keep her mother alive.
Curiosity and love drove her to be her mother’s support system through all the chemo and radiation treatments. She found herself drawn to the warmth and compassion as well as the high-tech treatments and professional demeanor of her mother’s care givers. After her mother went into remission, she went through cancer diagnoses with two other family members. After this, she knew she needed to support and love children who were diagnosed with cancer and her families. All she kept thinking was how heartbreaking such a diagnosis would be for the parent of a child, rather than the child of a parent with cancer.
This compassion became a calling and a career. She provides love, compassion and support to children in her care and her families, each and every shift. She uses her role to advocate for their current health needs and their future ability to thrive.
Nurses often say they learn just a much from their patients and they try to teach them. That’s explained perfectly in Renee Thompson’s story of her patient Rosie. At the time, Renee was working on a cardiac care unit. Rosie had come to the unit by way of the ER. She was obese and had a history of medical issues. The ER doctors, after running an EKG, felt Rosie likely had gallbladder issues.
As she tells it, Renee allowed the paperwork to convince her that Rosie didn’t have a heart issue, especially since continued enzyme monitoring seemed to back that up. When Rosie began complaining of chest pains after eating a bucket of fried chicken her family snuck in, Renee was convinced it was due to her gallbladder, but because of hospital protocols she ran an EKG. This went on several times, over many shifts. And then, it happened, the EKG showed Rosie was actually having an MI right then and there. Thankfully, they were able to put in a stent immediately and saved her life. Renee’s lesson from Rosie was not to judge people. She learned to be humble and accept people for where they are, not who she expected them to be.
Nurses like Jackie and Renee who put themselves out there for their patients every day, and continue to learn lessons of humility and acceptance are what make the profession so admirable. Today and every day, we thank all the men and women who’ve dedicated their lives to the profession of helping others. Tell us your story. Why do you want to become a nurse?
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