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For NursesUSA Arrivals

“Handled my deployment in an organized and timely manner!” – Kristine, USRN

I am a Nurse for 14 years and have served in my home country, the Philippines, and the UAE. It was not easy, rather, it is almost an everyday quest of asking myself if this profession is right for me. Through time, I was amazed by the mind-set transformation this career did to me. By just continue doing my duties, I gained a rich working experience, met lots of people from all walks of life, and expanded my professional family. I am happy, fulfilled, and accomplished in my field and it came to a point when I am not anymore expecting to advance my career in the USA. Since my college days, the American dream is an everyday task for me. I study and work hard looking forward to this goal. But due to the retrogression and the waves to where my career took me, I almost forgot about it and continue life as it was offered.

Surprisingly, in 2017, I was introduced to Health Carousel. I joined their US deployment program and started to revive my dream. Luckily, the process of my deployment has been smooth. I was expecting that the application process will take a long time and will be chaotic, however, I was proud and happy how Health Carousel team handled my deployment in a very organized and timely manner.

My International Deployment Advisor, Ms. Lenci Orilloza, handled my case and requests very professionally. She is very responsive and acts fast. The details and instructions of the things that need to be done are always clear and concise. She works above and beyond what is expected from her. In my journey, there have been challenges, not to mention, the pandemic restrictions during the time of our deployment, which affected the process, but Health Carousel team surely prepared me for these challenges well. So, here I am now in the USA with my family. Ready to start a new and continually enriching my nursing career. Health Carousel is a blessing to me and to my family. My American dream was fulfilled. I will always be thankful to God for Health Carousel.

To my fellow healthcare workers, we shall always remember that what we do is extraordinary. Despite the pandemic and global retrogression, all our sacrifices, and our hard work, will pay off. Our profession will remain strong and is a blessing to our community. These should leave us with joy and hope every day. We must learn to find ways on how to enjoy each day and feel grateful because God sees what we do. Surely, we will encounter situations unknowingly that will lead us to reach our goals, in time. My professional experience is always challenging, interesting and has unending progress and room for growth.  I am sure that each of us if we allow, the process to teach and enhance us, opportunities will surely come. We need to have faith, trust the process, and patiently do our part to continually grow. Good luck and God bless our journey.


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For NursesUSA Arrivals

“Forever Grateful!” – Donalyn, USRN

Before we know our plans and dreams in the future, God already placed that desire in our hearts. We only need to work hard and have faith. Embarking on this journey, I learned that I must be with the right people who can help me to achieve my dreams. I am so thankful that Health Carousel gave me a chance to be part of their family. Forever grateful for lifting me to reach my American Dream.


Will you be next? Sign up with us, today:

BEGIN YOUR AMERICANDREAM!
For NursesGeneralNCLEX Sponsorship

“I passed my NCLEX!” – Nurse Ma. Beatrice

It was back on January 8, 2018, when I had my first interview with Health Carousel and took my predictive exam on January 23. Luckily I passed! I am currently working as a staff nurse and in my 1st year of hospital experience.


The Beginning of My NCLEX Journey

The next step to be qualified for the NCLEX Assistance program is to pass the comprehensive exam and review the modules given by them, and then I had to finish processing the documents as well.

Health Carousel, hand-in-hand with the IPASS team, helped me every step of the way. It took 6mos for CGFNS to release my report. Thus, when I finally got everything I needed to take my NCLEX exam, I somehow lost motivation to continue with my modules and comprehensive exam due to my workload in the hospital and thought that I will be needing to focus and resign to fully commit to passing my exams. But Health Carousel and IPASS were very persistent with me – they checked up on me and my plans but I came out very hesitant.

After almost 2year of figuring out what I want, I came back to Health Carousel to inquire about my application. I was very pleased that they were still eager to help me again, and just before I lost my opportunity I sent an email to my advisor Ms. Liana, who never fail to do a follow up on me and push me harder but also to inspire me to finally take my NCLEX exam. She was very considerate with me and gave me a chance to take my comprehensive exam, one week before I officially become ‘inactive’ for the NCLEX Assistance program.

I was also worried that the papers I sent to CGFNS back in 2018 will be already expired and that I need to reapply again. IPASS informed me that I was a month late in passing the application for the Illinois board of nursing, plus I haven’t finished any of my module and comprehensive exam, luckily Health carousel still considered my case after completing my modules and comprehensive exams. And as always, IPASS was diligent in processing my account in Pearson Vue to finally have my ATT available. A day after my birthday, I finally got my ATT!

Pursuing My NCLEX

On that day, I got scheduled for my NCLEX exam dated April 30, 2020, at 8 am. I already requested a 2month study leave from my hospital to prepare for my exam, and during the preparation for taking my exam, Covid-19 happened and got rescheduled. I immediately returned to my post in the hospital, while waiting to when I can take the exam. After 3 months I finally decided to choose the date of my exam, and it was on November 12, 2020, 8 AM, Thursday. And I was very lucky that my hospital allowed me to have another 2 months’ leave during this pandemic. And then I went on my review with the help of Rachell Allen Review center, I had a 10-days live intense review with them and another month of self-review. Another study material that I used and came out very helpful was Uworld, it looks exactly how the NCLEX set up looks like, and that lessens my anxiety on the exam day. Preparing yourself for the exam means you have to be emotionally, physically, and mentally prepared. You need to have the right attitude to keep yourself motivated. In my case I like listening to videos that help me get motivated, I also included worship time before I start my day which helps me start my day with a positive mind and attitude. Making a schedule of your day also helps you get on track with your review days. Also, don’t forget to spend time to relax and rest when needed, our body and mind needs to rest as well to absorb and be effective while reviewing.

If you put your heart and mind into everything you do, nothing is impossible. If you can conceive it you can achieve it. What I always tell myself every time I get tired “Kaya mo to, dahil para sayo to”.

While I was preparing for my exam date, I heard that many candidates are being rescheduled again, because of the Covid-19 situation. Ms. Liana & IPASS have always been reminding me of the possibility that I might be rescheduled again, which I have been praying that I won’t be one of them. God is a faithful God if it is really for you He will make it possible for you. A day before my exam I took all the precautions to prepare myself and the possibilities that could happen or go wrong during the exam day, little do I know that challenge that I need to face before I get to my exam was a typhoon named Ulysses. It was reported as the Philippines 21st tropical cyclone, hit Luzon hardest from November 11-12, the typhoon unleashed powerful winds and torrential rain that killed dozens of people, destroyed thousands of homes, and left swathes of the island region flooded (Source: Rappler.com).

We had no electricity during the night, I tried to sleep despite the wind outside my window comes to blow, and you can imagine how hard it is to sleep during that time. I woke up at 4 am to prepare, and I prayed so hard that if it is God’s will for me take the exam that day He will help me get thru the storm and get in the testing center safely, despite the flood and strong wind outside. I was desperate at that time to make it on time for my exam, then I was lucky enough to get a grab ride at 5 am, at 6 am we arrived safely at Trident Tower Makati. We had to wait until 7 am for the building to open, grab some breakfast, and went on to my exam. I started the exam at 8 am, my computer shut down at 94. I was very happy and relieved that I finished my exam already and we were able to survive that day. Despite everything, I remained positive and thought that everything has a reason. I waited until Monday to get my exam results. Together with IPASS, they gave me the result and very thrilled to let me know that I passed my NCLEX exam!

Thank GOD, I passed my NCLEX!

A Message To My Fellow Nurses

For me, it was hard work, perseverance, and most of all faith that helped me got through all the hardships of this journey. It is not indeed the journey, but the destination, passing the NCLEX exam opened many opportunities for me and knowing that this is only the beginning of achieving my dreams. Never-ending gratitude to all the people who helped me achieve this chapter of my life, thank you to Health Carousel for not giving up on me, and to my family who prayed with me and supported me.

If you have a dream, you are responsible for that dream, believe in yourself, and make that dream happen.


Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. assists nurses through two unique programs, Aspire and Achieve. Both programs are provided through our partnership with PassportUSA in the United States. Here are the qualifications for each program.

Click here to learn more: Begin Here

For NursesUSA Arrivals

“Helpful and always ready to answer queries.” – Hazel, USRN

I started the program in late 2016. There was no office yet in the Philippines, so all communications were from Ohio, USA. I remember Mike Comerford never fails to remind me of what are the documents that I need to complete. It took me time to submit because I was working full time in an Emergency Dept. in Dubai, UAE and almost all the documents are from the Philippines. I was transferred from one IES to another, from the US to the Philippines but most of them are helpful and always ready to answer queries and help in any way possible. I had a good experience with Mike Comerford, Rochelle Junio and Joniel Cimeni, Amelyn Salapante, Roda Mae Cardoso, and Juliet Adeyamo. These people are doing an excellent job in helping the candidates in the process of achieving “The American Dream”.

I have learned to be extra patient, strong, and have a positive attitude while waiting for my deployment. Joniel knew what I have been through before I arrived in the US. The COVID 19, the lockdown, played a significant part in my journey before going to the US. I almost give up, but I will achieve nothing if I will do that.

To my fellow candidates, always have a positive attitude. Be quick to submit the required documents, ask, ask, and ask your IPA/IES if you have doubts or questions. Then, do your part too as a candidate if there will be some bumps along the way. Finally, always communicate.

 


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NCLEX Sponsorship

“A great opportunity for newly graduated nurses.” – Nurse Keem, NCLEX Passer

I joined the program in May 2017 and took the NCLEX in June 2018. The review period for my NCLEX was not easy. I planned on enrolling in a review center but I had a hard time leaving the hospital where I am working due to a shortage of staff nurses, so I just continued my job and had a self-review. I purchased some online applications. Balancing the time for my work and review was challenging. I just had a few days off and most of the time, I felt tired when I reached home although I manage to allot time to review after work. So a few days before the schedule of my NCLEX, I visited a few churches and lifted everything to God.

On the day of my NCLEX, the weather was not that good because of the heavy rain. I am also not feeling so well. Upon reaching the venue for the exam, the anxiety I felt has increased. Other test-takers seem to be prepared which made me feel so nervous knowing that I wasn’t able to have a formal review. I took the exam. I encountered a lot of unfamiliar medications, diseases, and devices on the exam. After a few days, upon hearing the results, I just felt so blessed and happy that God responded to my prayers positively.

The NCLEX program was a great opportunity for the newly graduated nurses who aspire to become a USRN. To my fellow Nurses, never lose hope in achieving your dreams. It’s okay to experience failure at the beginning, what’s important is how you strived in making your dreams come true. It’s the courage and the determination to continue.

NCLEX Sponsorship

“Thank you for helping me in this journey.” – Nurse Chisa, NCLEX Passer

I joined HCPI last November 2017. I was offered to have my NCLEX sponsored as long as I passed the pretest exam given by the HCPI. And yes, I passed the said exam. HCPI has given me a 3-month review course and endorsed me to iNurse Processing for NCLEX application. Since then, I studied from time to time. I don’t have a luxurious amount of time to be allotted in my review. I am working but still strived to have an hour or two for my study. Last October 2018, I was messaged by iNurse that I already have my ATT. I was so shocked and thinking that I’m still not ready to take the exam. I did a fast track scanning on several books in a span of 2 months. Days before the exam, I was so emotional and mentally drained. My only goal was to pass to the exam once. I took the exam last Dec 2, 2018.

For me, it was an exam that will truly challenge your stocked knowledge because it was composed of a variety of questions and your critical thinking will be tested too. For all the aspiring nurses who want to take NCLEX, I just want to tell you one thing: focus on your goals and dreams for you to attain it. Thank you HCPI for helping me in this journey.

“Handled my deployment in an organized and timely manner!” – Kristine, USRN

I am a Nurse for 14 years and have served in my home country, the Philippines, and the UAE. It was not easy, rather, it is almost an everyday quest of asking myself if this profession is right for me. Through time, I was amazed by the mind-set transformation this career did to me. By just continue doing my duties, I gained a rich working experience, met lots of people from all walks of life, and expanded my professional family. I am happy, fulfilled, and accomplished in my field and it came to a point when I am not anymore expecting to advance my career in the USA. Since my college days, the American dream is an everyday task for me. I study and work hard looking forward to this goal. But due to the retrogression and the waves to where my career took me, I almost forgot about it and continue life as it was offered.

Surprisingly, in 2017, I was introduced to Health Carousel. I joined their US deployment program and started to revive my dream. Luckily, the process of my deployment has been smooth. I was expecting that the application process will take a long time and will be chaotic, however, I was proud and happy how Health Carousel team handled my deployment in a very organized and timely manner.

My International Deployment Advisor, Ms. Lenci Orilloza, handled my case and requests very professionally. She is very responsive and acts fast. The details and instructions of the things that need to be done are always clear and concise. She works above and beyond what is expected from her. In my journey, there have been challenges, not to mention, the pandemic restrictions during the time of our deployment, which affected the process, but Health Carousel team surely prepared me for these challenges well. So, here I am now in the USA with my family. Ready to start a new and continually enriching my nursing career. Health Carousel is a blessing to me and to my family. My American dream was fulfilled. I will always be thankful to God for Health Carousel.

To my fellow healthcare workers, we shall always remember that what we do is extraordinary. Despite the pandemic and global retrogression, all our sacrifices, and our hard work, will pay off. Our profession will remain strong and is a blessing to our community. These should leave us with joy and hope every day. We must learn to find ways on how to enjoy each day and feel grateful because God sees what we do. Surely, we will encounter situations unknowingly that will lead us to reach our goals, in time. My professional experience is always challenging, interesting and has unending progress and room for growth.  I am sure that each of us if we allow, the process to teach and enhance us, opportunities will surely come. We need to have faith, trust the process, and patiently do our part to continually grow. Good luck and God bless our journey.


Will you be next? Sign up with us, today:

BEGIN YOUR AMERICANDREAM!

“Forever Grateful!” – Donalyn, USRN

Before we know our plans and dreams in the future, God already placed that desire in our hearts. We only need to work hard and have faith. Embarking on this journey, I learned that I must be with the right people who can help me to achieve my dreams. I am so thankful that Health Carousel gave me a chance to be part of their family. Forever grateful for lifting me to reach my American Dream.


Will you be next? Sign up with us, today:

BEGIN YOUR AMERICANDREAM!

“I passed my NCLEX!” – Nurse Ma. Beatrice

It was back on January 8, 2018, when I had my first interview with Health Carousel and took my predictive exam on January 23. Luckily I passed! I am currently working as a staff nurse and in my 1st year of hospital experience.


The Beginning of My NCLEX Journey

The next step to be qualified for the NCLEX Assistance program is to pass the comprehensive exam and review the modules given by them, and then I had to finish processing the documents as well.

Health Carousel, hand-in-hand with the IPASS team, helped me every step of the way. It took 6mos for CGFNS to release my report. Thus, when I finally got everything I needed to take my NCLEX exam, I somehow lost motivation to continue with my modules and comprehensive exam due to my workload in the hospital and thought that I will be needing to focus and resign to fully commit to passing my exams. But Health Carousel and IPASS were very persistent with me – they checked up on me and my plans but I came out very hesitant.

After almost 2year of figuring out what I want, I came back to Health Carousel to inquire about my application. I was very pleased that they were still eager to help me again, and just before I lost my opportunity I sent an email to my advisor Ms. Liana, who never fail to do a follow up on me and push me harder but also to inspire me to finally take my NCLEX exam. She was very considerate with me and gave me a chance to take my comprehensive exam, one week before I officially become ‘inactive’ for the NCLEX Assistance program.

I was also worried that the papers I sent to CGFNS back in 2018 will be already expired and that I need to reapply again. IPASS informed me that I was a month late in passing the application for the Illinois board of nursing, plus I haven’t finished any of my module and comprehensive exam, luckily Health carousel still considered my case after completing my modules and comprehensive exams. And as always, IPASS was diligent in processing my account in Pearson Vue to finally have my ATT available. A day after my birthday, I finally got my ATT!

Pursuing My NCLEX

On that day, I got scheduled for my NCLEX exam dated April 30, 2020, at 8 am. I already requested a 2month study leave from my hospital to prepare for my exam, and during the preparation for taking my exam, Covid-19 happened and got rescheduled. I immediately returned to my post in the hospital, while waiting to when I can take the exam. After 3 months I finally decided to choose the date of my exam, and it was on November 12, 2020, 8 AM, Thursday. And I was very lucky that my hospital allowed me to have another 2 months’ leave during this pandemic. And then I went on my review with the help of Rachell Allen Review center, I had a 10-days live intense review with them and another month of self-review. Another study material that I used and came out very helpful was Uworld, it looks exactly how the NCLEX set up looks like, and that lessens my anxiety on the exam day. Preparing yourself for the exam means you have to be emotionally, physically, and mentally prepared. You need to have the right attitude to keep yourself motivated. In my case I like listening to videos that help me get motivated, I also included worship time before I start my day which helps me start my day with a positive mind and attitude. Making a schedule of your day also helps you get on track with your review days. Also, don’t forget to spend time to relax and rest when needed, our body and mind needs to rest as well to absorb and be effective while reviewing.

If you put your heart and mind into everything you do, nothing is impossible. If you can conceive it you can achieve it. What I always tell myself every time I get tired “Kaya mo to, dahil para sayo to”.

While I was preparing for my exam date, I heard that many candidates are being rescheduled again, because of the Covid-19 situation. Ms. Liana & IPASS have always been reminding me of the possibility that I might be rescheduled again, which I have been praying that I won’t be one of them. God is a faithful God if it is really for you He will make it possible for you. A day before my exam I took all the precautions to prepare myself and the possibilities that could happen or go wrong during the exam day, little do I know that challenge that I need to face before I get to my exam was a typhoon named Ulysses. It was reported as the Philippines 21st tropical cyclone, hit Luzon hardest from November 11-12, the typhoon unleashed powerful winds and torrential rain that killed dozens of people, destroyed thousands of homes, and left swathes of the island region flooded (Source: Rappler.com).

We had no electricity during the night, I tried to sleep despite the wind outside my window comes to blow, and you can imagine how hard it is to sleep during that time. I woke up at 4 am to prepare, and I prayed so hard that if it is God’s will for me take the exam that day He will help me get thru the storm and get in the testing center safely, despite the flood and strong wind outside. I was desperate at that time to make it on time for my exam, then I was lucky enough to get a grab ride at 5 am, at 6 am we arrived safely at Trident Tower Makati. We had to wait until 7 am for the building to open, grab some breakfast, and went on to my exam. I started the exam at 8 am, my computer shut down at 94. I was very happy and relieved that I finished my exam already and we were able to survive that day. Despite everything, I remained positive and thought that everything has a reason. I waited until Monday to get my exam results. Together with IPASS, they gave me the result and very thrilled to let me know that I passed my NCLEX exam!

Thank GOD, I passed my NCLEX!

A Message To My Fellow Nurses

For me, it was hard work, perseverance, and most of all faith that helped me got through all the hardships of this journey. It is not indeed the journey, but the destination, passing the NCLEX exam opened many opportunities for me and knowing that this is only the beginning of achieving my dreams. Never-ending gratitude to all the people who helped me achieve this chapter of my life, thank you to Health Carousel for not giving up on me, and to my family who prayed with me and supported me.

If you have a dream, you are responsible for that dream, believe in yourself, and make that dream happen.


Health Carousel Philippines, Inc. assists nurses through two unique programs, Aspire and Achieve. Both programs are provided through our partnership with PassportUSA in the United States. Here are the qualifications for each program.

Click here to learn more: Begin Here

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