A month after I passed the local board examination, I immediately applied for Health Carousel. There was something inside me, something deep about pursuing the best possible option for my nursing career. HCPI was there and they offered a really good plan for an aspiring nurse like me so I immediately went to Cebu for an interview. It was back in 2017 and the excitement was really overwhelming at first knowing that maybe I could fulfill my #AmericanDream in 2-3 years‚Äô time. I never took it seriously at first since I‚Äôve been busy struggling as a novice nurse in my previous hospital‚Äî wherein I had my first job. The moment that I had already managed my schedule, I did comply with all my pending requirements.I am not that compliant so I was quite late. Fast forward two years later, 2019, I received an email last June and without hesitation, I scheduled my exam on the very last day of the said schedule because it arrived earlier than I‚Äôve expected. I am supposed to give myself three months to focus for self-review but working while studying is quite difficult so I had no choice but to resign a month before my examination. The last three weeks were very crucial on my part because that was the only time that I started reviewing. I am not the kind of person who is really studious so it was a challenge for me to make a study plan. I‚Äôm on the verge of giving up because of the limited time that I had but clich√© as it may sound if you really want something, you will actually work hard for it. And that happened to me. I used Saunders Comprehensive Review for the NCLEX-RN and Saunders Q & A Review for the NCLEX-RN. I never had the luxury of time so I preferred using one review material.I had to finish my study theory goals and practice questions every day (but I‚Äôm also giving myself a break) to kill the guilt of being unproductive. Rest. Study. Pray. Pray. Pray and pray again. I was cringing my lazy bones on the day of the examination. I also had mild anxiety which is quite helpful on my part. While answering the questions, I had to admit that test-taking strategies are nothing compared to attacking the questions while imagining that there‚Äôs a real client in front of you. I don‚Äôt want to fail myself and the persons who believe in me because, at the end of the day, I am doing this for my clients‚Äî that one day I may provide them with the best nursing care.
A DAISY Award was given to a nursing student who saved the life of a street vendor in Cebu City whose neck was slashed by her partner.
Always choose to be kind and be a blessing to others in your own little way.
Health Carousel didn’t leave me. They supported me from the beginning until the end of the process.
I was blessed that Health Carousel is there to guide me towards the right path. I want to extend my deepest gratitude to Health Carousel for helping me achieve my lifelong dream, to work and live in the US.