Today, I wake up every day smiling to the good feeling of knowing that I am now a registered nurse in America, all thanks to HCPI. I’m more thrilled to see how things will unfold as I continue to work on the next steps of my American dream.
The Beginning of My NCLEX Journey
In nursing school, we were asked to make our career map outlining where we would like to ultimately go with the profession in the near future. After heaps of deliberate reflection and daydreaming, I knew that among my goals was to make it to the US to practice the profession and hopefully to move and settle in someday. But, how? As if going to the US was as easy as going on a weekend trip! I was a fresh graduate then, naïve, and had nothing to begin with but my passion to pursue a life that is good and worthwhile and the grit to achieve this. Then I remembered an old friend from college who has been my organization’s go-to partner for projects and events; Health Carousel Philippines through sir Mico Manalac. I never thought that my seemingly grand vision would actually be possible and become a reality the day I joined HCPI in January 2019.
Without a doubt, HCPI has been true to its promise from the very beginning to help young professionals like me who aspire to fulfillment and joy in their careers. In exchange for their tireless and generous efforts, they would only ask one thing; to remain committed and inspired in achieving that American dream for yourself or whatever it may be that they may be of help. Miss Jeimyleen Cas, my dearest advisor, is a testament to this. After I got accepted in my first and dream job, it entailed so much challenge that my focus shifted from unfailingly working on my NCLEX-RN to adjusting and getting acquainted with work. I found myself slowly losing grasp of my goal and self-doubt slowly started to seep in. Thankfully, I was blessed to have miss Jeimy as an advisor who is persistent and dedicated to helping me achieve my American dream. We haven’t personally met, but she is virtually present with me since day 1. From phone calls to emails, she never fails to remind me of the necessary tasks to accomplish, to check on my progress, and more than being an advisor, she’s a kind friend who motivates and believes that I can when I think that couldn’t.
NCLEX-RN prep is challenging indeed, but HCPI provided me with the best resources to ease the process through Innovphil as my processor and Mindweb Academy as my reviewer. Despite all the odds, at 84 items, I conquered my NCLEX-RN on March 3, 2021! Today, I wake up every day smiling to the good feeling of knowing that I am now a registered nurse in America, all thanks to HCPI. I’m more thrilled to see how things will unfold as I continue to work on the next steps of my American dream.
A Message To My Fellow Nurses
I might not be the best person to give advice for future aspirants, but if there is one thing I’d say, it would be to take a leap of faith and just start wherever you are or whatever disposition you may be. Be at ease knowing that HCPI has got your back no matter what. With that, I thank my angels from Health Carousel Philippines for always going the extra mile and most especially for making my dreams possible.
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.
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