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How to get a US Nurse license

Many medical workers, having arrived in the USA, do not know how to get into the medical community in a new country, especially when they don’t know the language well and don’t know where to start. Professional courses come to the rescue in this case.

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Name of New York School Concord rusam It was not accidentally invented - it stands for “Russian-American Commonwealth”: the school was founded by a Russian-speaking businessman and famous philanthropist Yuri Kurashvili. For years, 15 here, a stone's throw from Wall Street, has been training physicians of various specialties. Here come the medical workers who immigrated to the United States, who do not understand what to do and where to start, but they come out of specialists trained to work in America. Director Concord rusam Zinaida Freink laughs: she literally “leads her hand” to her students - from the first step and often right up to employment.

The school not only provides the necessary knowledge, but also helps to change your mind to the American “way”. Teachers have a task: to rebuild thinking from Soviet to American, since in America there is often a completely different approach to many medical aspects.

And, of course, in Concord rusam try to help students improve their English. The school was conceived for people who come with little knowledge of English, so here all teachers are bilingual, if necessary, they additionally explain difficult questions in Russian and help to master professional terminology in English.

Training at any time of the day or night

Now the school is developing a new direction - learning online. For now, it is only available for a license exam preparation course. Registered Nurse. This course is designed for five months of study, and its main advantage is that you can start at any time. The school director says that new people come every week, and she strongly recommends not to waste time and immediately connect to classes, and skip the missing topics in the next semester.

At school Concord rusam already studying online students from more than 20 states of America, and even from abroad. Video cameras are installed in the lecture halls, and students can remotely listen and watch lectures both in real time and in recording. Recorded lectures students can listen to and watch at any time of the day or night. In fact, the only thing that sets them apart from the students in the classroom is that they cannot directly ask the teacher questions. But on the other hand, those who watch lectures online can listen to and view the recording as many times as they want and, if something is not clear, contact the teacher by e-mail.

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In addition to video lectures, all online students are sent training materials and tests for self-study. The school offers its effective handouts, collected from dozens of books. By the end of the cycle, the student will have a real textbook, where all the topics are presented in the most convenient and easy-to-read form: short phrases, pictures, tablets, graphics.

“We send these materials to online students in electronic form, and everyone can print these materials for themselves. They have both theory and tests by which they can test their knowledge. There are many nuances that teachers share with students. For example, sometimes it is enough to see one word in the answers to understand whether the answer is right or wrong, ”says Zinaida.

Part of the tests, students disassemble with the teacher in the classroom, and the rest of the selection is for independent passage. At the next lesson, difficult questions are discussed, and the teacher gives new test tests to consolidate the material studied.

Registered Nurse Exam: Success Secrets

School administration Concord rusam helps to arrange all the necessary forms to confirm a diploma for obtaining a permit for passing a license exam Registered Nurse, which is quite difficult to do on your own. License Exam Registered Nurse New York State rent in special centers - in New York there are five. It is limited in time to a maximum of six hours with two breaks of ten minutes. In the computer examination program laid the questions of three levels of difficulty. If a person answers at a high level, then he needs to answer 75 questions; if he starts to answer incorrectly, then the program automatically translates to an average level of complexity, then there may be 120-160 questions, if the student continues to answer less than 80% of questions correctly, the computer goes to an easy level, and then you need to answer a maximum of 265 questions . To pass the exam, you must answer correctly at least 80% questions.

In order to properly prepare for the exam, students Concord rusam after completing a theoretical course, they can come to a computer class - there is a database of exam questions that are encountered on the license exam (about 30 000 questions). Students who choose online learning will also have access to this database.

“We have about 90% of students who successfully pass the exam at the highest level of difficulty, many of them share their impressions and joys with me after passing the exam, and I am happy for everyone, as my mother is for her children! They get a license Registered Nurse", - says Zinaida.

The school recommends applying for an exam to get a nurse's license in the state of New York, since, according to state law, TOEFL is not required to obtain a license. In other states, you first need to pass an exam in language, and only then you can get a professional license. When you exchange licenses in most states, TOEFL is no longer needed. This is an absolutely legal way, which is often the only way out for those who are not sure of their English.

Getting practical skills

At school Concord rusam They provide not only theoretical knowledge, but also practical skills. There is a hospital ward with all the necessary modern medical equipment, where future nurses hone their practical skills. This is necessary even for those who have worked for many years in the medical field in the post-Soviet space. In the US, much is done differently, even conventional intramuscular injections are carried out using a different algorithm. Therefore, the school acquired the necessary equipment and medical equipment.

Here they are taught to do various procedures that a working American nurse should have: enter intramuscular injections, put on droppers, give oxygen, care for urinary catheters, various ostomy and so on. Students also receive handouts, which explains step by step how to carry out each procedure.

The school equipped the training chamber with the initial goal of helping its students to quickly get used to the new conditions, to study the American algorithms of the procedures and the new medical tools for them, but in the past few years they introduced practical skills questions to the exam, so now this knowledge is needed even to pass the exam. In addition, all nurses are now recommended to have certificates for blood sampling and electrocardiogram removal (which will help them with further employment); these programs can also be taken at school, there are corresponding classes both on Saturdays and on weekdays.

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Usually 90-95% of school students take an exam the first time, but since the test is rather complicated, anything happens. If they fail at the exam, then within a year after graduation, students can come back to lectures - and it is absolutely free to retake the entire course.

Affordable education for all

Mentioned above online course for NCLEX-RN preparation (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse)which helps to systematize the acquired knowledge and prepare for the test for obtaining a nurse's license in a convenient mode for the listener, actually makes the preparation process accessible to all. Many school students Concord rusam opt for it.

The online course consists of a review of the material required to pass the exam, and also contains sample questions from the NCLEX-RN for practicing and testing your knowledge.

Concord rusam Offers the opportunity to complete an NCLEX-RN exam preparation course in an interactive learning environment. The 160-hour online training program contains all the necessary data to prepare nursing program graduates for successfully passing the nurse license exam.

Students can use the virtual classroom to access resources and interact with other students and teacher. The course is held in English, but questions to the teacher can also be asked in Russian.

Course content is based on the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. It consists of 12 lessons with materials in PowerPoint, Special Made Handouts, knowledge testing capabilities, interactive activities, audio and video recordings. In addition, students receive links to additional resources and thematic tests.

Students will have full access to the online training course at any time during the 6 months. Usually 12-14 weeks are assigned to such courses, but Concord rusam I decided to give my students half a year, realizing that for many students the English language is not native, and learning can be slower. Students will have the opportunity to study the material and prepare for the exam at their own pace without any time limits.

Learning materials are available on computers with operating systems. Microsoft (Windows 7 or later versions) and MAC OS L Leopard (10.5 or later). Also, the user will need a stable internet connection, an email account and the ability to view PDF files.

The NCLEX-RN (Licensing Examination of the National Council) is a nationwide US Nursing Licensing Exam. This license gives an individual the right to work as a nurse in the United States.

School administration Concord rusam He also helps his students with the evaluation of their diplomas at all stages of passing documents. Indeed, from the correct paperwork depends on obtaining permission for the right to pass the NCLEX-RN exam.

thanks Concord rusam Thousands of medical workers from different countries have already passed examinations and received permission to work as a nurse in various US states.

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