Saturday, March 31, 2012

Ray A. Gapuz Review Center

Dr. Ray A. Gapuz, RN, MAN, Phd.

  • Internationally known Author or the Nursing Review Book best seller, Mosby’s Essential Concepts for the Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam, published by  Elsevier Publishing,  U.S.A.
  • Author, Mosbys The ABC of Passing the NCLEX-RN – Elsevier Inc. U.S.A.
  • Author, NCLEX RN in a Flash, Published by Jones and Barlett Co. U.S.A.
  • Harvard Medical School, Certificate in Alternative Psychiatric Treatment
  • Board Topnotcher: 1992 NLE, Rating: 89.20%
  • Bachelor Science in Nursing  Cum Laude, University Sto. Tomas
    Master of Arts in Nursing – Summa Cum Laude, University of Santo
    Tomas (perfect score in oral defense and written thesis)
  • Doctor of Entrepreneurial Management,  Ramon Magsaysay
    Technological University Doctor of Science  Pangasinan State University
  • CGFNS and NCLEX Certified (U. S. R. N.)
  • TOEFL/TWE Certified (Perfect Score)
  • 2003 Ten Outstanding Filipino Entrepreneurs Awardee, Entrepreneur Magazine
  • 2005 AGORA Awardee for Entrepreneurship, Philippine Marketing Association
  • 2005 Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist, SGV Foundation
  • 2006 Mansmith and Fielders Young Market Masters Awardee
    2007 50 Inspiring Filipino Entrepreneurs, Go Negosyo Advocacy Group
  • 2008 Marquis Whos Who in the World
  • Internationally known Author or the Nursing Review Book best seller, Mosby’s Essential Concepts for the Philippine Nurse Licensure Exam, published by  Elsevier Publishing,  U.S.A.
  • Author, Mosbys The ABC of
    Passing the NCLEX-RN – Elsevier
    Inc. U.S.A.
  • Author, NCLEX RN in a Flash,
    Published by Jones and Barlett Co. U.S.A.

About the Company
The RAGRC is now the Market Leader in Nursing Review in the Philippines, providing quality review programs to 50% of the total Philippine market.
It has maintained a 100% passing rate for the CGFNS and the NCLEX review from year 2001 to present, sustaining the Philippines’ rank as Number 1 globally for the “First time Internationally educated candidates for the 2005 NCLEX Exam Statistics”, garnering the highest number of Passers in NCLEX. Second is India, Third is Canada, Fourth is South Korea and fifth is Cuba and Nigeria. (2005 NCLEX statistics from NCSBN)
The R.A Gapuz Review Center (RAGRC) started in 1994 in Dagupan City, Pangasinan. It was a corporation duly registered by the government and was founded by Ray A. Gapuz, RN, MAN, a Filipino nurse and a topnotcher in the Philippine Nursing Licensure Exams.
During that time, the RAGRC was able to find niche as sole provider of the most effective, non- traditional review in this part of the country. Garnering a 100% passing rate in the first batch of reviewees, the company was able to position itself as one of the best nursing review centers in the Philippines and expand to conduct review programs in countries like the Ireland, India, Indonesia and Dubai, UAE.

Business Accreditations as a Legitimate Review Center in the Philippines:
  • OCTOBER 1995 – The Commission on Higher Education (CHED), Office of the President granted R. A. Gapuz Review Center accreditation permit to conduct CGFNS review for nurses. This milestone brings to light the expansion of the center’s scope in the provision of review for nurse’s licensure examination.
  • JANUARY 6, 1997 – From partnership, the institution was converted to a corporation and was duly-registered at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • JANUARY 21, 1997 – The Professional Regulation Commission granted a certificate of accreditation to R. A. Gapuz Review Center as a provider of continuing programs to nurses.
To be the Most Effective and Globally Competitive Review Provider for Nurses and other professionals.
The R.A. Gapuz Review Center is a company committed to serve Filipinos as well as foreign professionals realize their dreams for themselves, their families and for the country through:
  1. Providing quality and effective exam preparations to students.
  2. Increasing the passing percentage of examinees in the domestic as well as foreign licensure exams.
  3. Encouraging nursing professionals to pursue nursing education as a path for career and personal growth.
  4. Provide services that would couple social relevance and leave significance for the next generations.

The RAGRC has introduced technological advancements in nursing review as follows:
  • The Innovative Review Program of the RAGRC, which changed the course of the traditional review. Thru the review-made-easy approach, a more effective instructional design was introduced by RAGRC and is now being adapted by some of the re view providers in the country;
  • The Philippines’ first Satellite Broadcasted review which cut costs of nursing reviewees nationwide;
  • The Philippines’ first online review which further reached nursing reviewees and students in the provinces and all over the country;
  • The Philippines’ first review CD which supplemented the reviewees knowledge and skill in test-taking
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Rachell Allen Reviewers, USA

Rachell Allen Reviewers, USA is a story of imagination, hard work and real passion.
For over 20 years of nursing experience in the United States, Rachell Allen has mastered the American nursing review style and discovered the top SECRETS to passing CGFNS and NCLEX the fastest way!

Prof. Rachell Allen, US RN, MSN, NP-Certified Specialist, started the company with the vision of helping nurses from around the world to pass the CGFNS and NCLEX without months of useless and ineffective study guides.

Her unmatched nursing knowledge, professional experiences, dedication and passion has helped and inspired thousands of nurses from around the world and has molded us into what we are today – an emerging leader in the international healthcare review industry. 

Rachell Allen Reviewers, USA was established as a professional healthcare review center that focuses on QUALITY and CREDIBILITY.

We are dedicated to providing world class services to our institutional clients and nurses through continuously delivering the latest trend in the CGFNS and NCLEX exams.

Our depth of experience , strategies and global network has made us one of the world’s premiere healthcare review and training centers.

25 DAYS of COMPREHENSIVE learning…

INTENSIVE training and EXCLUSIVE Experience…

The Rachell Allen 25-DAY Integrated Review Program is an innovative approach to integrate the comprehensive, intensive, and modern learning techniques. With the new Rachell Allen easy step-by-step test preparation guide, you can easily pass your CGFNS and NCLEX exams without months of ineffective study methods!

Exclusively designed by Professor Rachell Allen, USRN, MSN, NP-CS and her team of academic consultants, the 25-Day integrated review program was modelled from the latest CGFNS and NCLEX Test Plans and it covers only the 500 MOST ESSENTIAL nursing concepts most commonly asked in the CGFNS and NCLEX exams. What’s very unique about the program is that it focuses on your critical thinking skills enhancement thru thousands of comprehensive questions that cover all important areas of nursing.

Aside from providing comprehensive and live intensive review programs on different areas of nursing in the United States, the Rachell Allen 25-Day review program further concentrates on developing the students’ test taking strategies that will enable you to answer even the most difficult questions!

And above all that... we made it SIMPLE... and FUN!!!

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Call us at 527-3168 (TAFT) or 487-6974 (SUCAT) or 914-1379 (ORTIGAS)

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Sylvia Rayfield & Associates NCLEX Review

NCLEX-RN® Review Course
98-99% Pass Rate Since 1980

Tuition includes:
  • Awesome, committed facilitators that make the complicated simple
  • Relevant concepts designed around "What’s on NCLEX"
  • Images to help you remember
  • Use of creative and FUN ways to learn
  • On line pre-test and post-test for customizing your review
  • FREE access to online video review for 90 days after review completion
  • FREE access to NCLEX difficulty level practice questions
Tuition is $310 if you sign up at least seven days before the workshop begins. There is an additional cost of $35 added to your tuition if you register during the last week to cover overnight shipping charges for the books.
We include two books with your tuition:
Nursing Made Insanely EasyNursing Made Insanely Easy! 6th Ed.
Sylvia Rayfield, MN, RN, CSN and
Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GNP
© 2011, by I CAN Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 978-0-9842040-2-1
NCLEX-RN 101: How to PassNCLEX-RN® 101: How to Pass! 7th Ed.
Sylvia Rayfield, MN, RN, CSN and
Loretta Manning, MSN, RN, GNP
ISBN: 978-0-9761029-8-4
You will be provided with your books on the first day of class. You bring yourself and a small box of crayons. All NCLEX-RN® review courses are three (3) days in length. Workshop hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with one hour for lunch and frequent breaks. 
NCLEX-RN® Review Course Schedule
BeginsLocationCity, State

Apr 03, 2012 Columbus State University Columbus, GA

Apr 04, 2012 Washington Adventist University Takoma Park, MD

Apr 17, 2012 Randolph Community College Asheboro, NC

Apr 23, 2012 Shorter University Rome, GA

Apr 24, 2012 Coahoma Community College Clarksdale, MS

Apr 30, 2012 Stillman College Tuscaloosa, AL

Apr 30, 2012 University of North Carolina Greensboro, NC

Apr 30, 2012 Brazosport College Lake Jackson, TX

Do you need an NCLEX-RN® Review Workshop in your area? Just gather 40 or more participants and we'll come to your school. We'll even help you with advertising and provide you with registration forms and sample materials. You can combine participants from multiple nursing schools or offer the review through your Continuing Education department.
Contact us  [(800) 234-0575] today to bring an NCLEX-RN® Review to your area. For more details click ( here)  

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Key Points in the Exam

Testing Procedure

During the examination, RN candidates will be administered between 75 and 265 questions.  It is possible to pass the test by taking only the minimum number of questions, but not likely.  For most candidates, an average number of questions will be asked as the computer tried to approximate your ability by offering question of increasing or decreasing difficulty.  Once it has statistically approximated your ability, it will shut off, having determined whether you have passed or failed the test. The state board will contact you with the test scores.

The computer is programmed to offer a harder question if you answer the previous question correctly. On the other hand, it will offer an easier question if you answer the previous question incorrectly.

Key Point

The most critical questions are the first 20-30.  If you answer these questions correctly the computer will give you the most credit.
*** Dont panic if the person next to you finishes quicker and takes less total questions.
A maximum time limit of 6 hours is available.

Therapeutic diet

Therapeutic diet

Acne ---------------------------------------------       Low fat
Acute gastroenteritis ------------------ -------    Clear liquid
Addison’s disease----------------------- ------     High Na, Low K
Anemia  (iron deficiency)---------------------     High Iron
Anemia  ( pernicious) -------------------------     High protein, Vit. B
Angina pectoris --------------------------------     Low cholesterol
Arthritis , gout ---------------------------------       Purine restricted
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder----    Finger Foods
Bi-polar disorder------------------------------       Finger foods
Burn --------------------------------------------         High calorie, High protein
Celiac’s disease ------------------------------        Gluten free
Cholecystitis ----------------------------------         High protein, High carbohydrate,low fat
Congestive heart failure ---------------------       Low Na
Cretinism --------------------------------------          High protein, high calcium
Crohn’s disease -------------------------------        High protein, high carbohydrate, low fat
Cushing’s disease ----------------------------         High K, low Na
Cystic fibrosis --------------------------------          High calorie, high Na
Cystitis ----------------------------------------            Acid ash
Diabetes mellitus ----------------------------          Well balanced diet
Diarrhea --------------------------------------            High K, High Na
Diverticultis ----------------------------------            Low residue
Dumping syndrome -------------------------           Moderate Fat, High protein,
Hepatic encephalopathy --------------------          Low protein
Hepatitis --------------------------------------            High protein, High calorie
Hirschsprung’s disease ---------------------          High calorie, Low residue, high protein
Hyperparathyroidism -----------------------           Low calcium
Hypertension ---------------------------------           Low Na
Hyperthyroidism -----------------------------           High calorie , High protein
Hypoparathyroidism -------------------------         High calcium , low phosphorous
Hypothyroidism ------------------------------          Low calorie , High fiber
Liver cirrhosis --------------------------------          Low protein
Meniere’s disease ---------------------------         Low Na
Myocardial infarction -----------------------         Low fat , Low Na
Nephrotic syndrome -------------------------         Low Na
Osteoporosis ----------------------------------          High calcium , High Vitamin D
Pancreatitis ------------------------------------          Low fat
Phenylketonuria ------------------------------          Low protein/phenyalanine
Pregnancy induced hypertension ----------         Low Na
Renal failure Acute ---------------------------         Low protein, Low Na (oliguric)
Renal failure chronic -------------------------         Low protein , low Na., Low K
Tonsillitis --------------------------------------           Clear liquid diet                       



50 most common drugs asked in NCLEX generic/ brand name

1. Alprazolam                                          XANAX
2. Amitriptyline                                        ELAVIL
3. Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium    AUGMENTIN
4. Betamethasone                                  CELESTONE
5. Bumetanide                                         BUMEX
6. Bupropion                                            WELLBUTRIN
7. Calcitriol                                               ROCALTROL
8. Ceforanide                                           PRECEF
9. Ceftazidime                                         FORTAZ
10. Cephalexin                                         KEFLEX
11. Ciprofloxacin                                     CIPRO
12. Clonazepam                                      KLONOPIN
13. Cyclobenzaprine                               FLEXERIL
14. Diazepam                                          VALIUM
15. Dopamine                                          INTROPIN
16. Enalapril                                             VASOTEC
17. Eythromycin                                       E-MYCIN
18. Famotidine                                        PEPCID
19. Fluconazole                                       DiFLUCON
20. Fluoxetine                                          PROZAC
21. Furosemide                                       LASIX
22. Gentamicin                                         GARAMYCIN
23. Haloperidol                                         HALDOL
24. Hydroxyprogesterone caproate       DELALUTIN
25. Ibuprofen                                             MOTRIN
26. Ipratropium bromide                          ATROVENT
27. Ketorolac                                            TORADOL
28. Lidocaine                                            XYLOCAINE
29. Lorazepam                                          ATIVAN
30. Meperidine                                          DEMEROL
31. Methicillin                                             STAPHCILLIN
32. Metoprolol                                           LOPRESSOR
33. Miconazole                                          MONISTAT
34. Nystatin                                                MYCOSTATIN
35. Omeprazole                                         PRILOSEC
36. Oxybutynin                                            DITROPAN
37. Oxymetholone                                     ANADROL
38. Pergolide                                             PERMAX
39. Phenytoin                                             DILANTIN
40. Prazepam                                            CENTRAX
41. Prednisone                                          DELTASONE
 42. Procaine                                               NOVOCAIN
43. Promethazine                                      PHENERGAN
44. Propoxyphene                                     DARVON
45. Pseudoephedrine                               SUDAFED
46. Silver sulfadiazine                               SILVADENE
47. Temazepam                                         RESTORIL
48. Tolnaftate                                             TINACTIN
49. Vancomycin                                         VANCOCIN
50. Warfarin                                               COUMADIN

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

20 top test taking tip

1.  Carefully follow all the test registration procedures

2.  Know the test directions, duration, topics, question types, how many questions
3.  Setup a flexible study schedule at least 3-4 weeks before test day

4.  Study during the time of day you are most alert, relaxed, and stress free

5.  Maximize your learning style; visual learner use visual study aids, auditory learner use auditory study aids
6.  Focus on your weakest knowledge base

7.  Find a study partner to review with and help clarify questions

8.  Practice, practice, practice

9.  Get a good nights sleep; dont try to cram the night before the test

10. Eat a well balanced meal

11. Know the exact physical location of the testing site; drive the route to the site prior to test day

12. Bring a set of ear plugs; the testing center could be noisy

13. Wear comfortable, loose fitting, layered clothing to the testing center;

prepare for it to be either cold or hot during the test

14. Bring at least 2 current forms of ID to the testing center

15. Arrive to the test early; be prepared to wait and be patient

16. Eliminate the obviously wrong answer choices, then guess the first remaining choice
17. Pace yourself; dont rush, but keep working and move on if you get stuck

18. Maintain a positive attitude even if the test is going poorly

19. Keep your first answer unless you are positive it is wrong

20. Check your work, dont make a careless mistake

Guidelines for Standard Precautions

Standard precautions are precautions taken to avoid contracting various diseases and preventing the spread of disease to those who have compromised immunity. Some of these diseases include human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and hepatitis B (HBV). Standard precautions are needed since many diseases do not display signs or symptoms in their early stages. Standard precautions mean to treat all body fluids/ substances as if they were contaminated. These body fluids include but are not limited to the following blood, semen, vaginal secretions, breast milk, amniotic fluid, feces, urine, peritoneal fluid, synovial fluid, cerebrospinal fluid, secretions from the nasal and oral cavities, and lacrimal and sweat gland excretions. This means that standard precautions should be used with all patients.

1.  A shield for the eyes and face must be used if there is a possibility of splashes from blood and body fluids.
2.  If possibility of blood or body fluids being splashed on clothing, you must wear a plastic apron.
3.  Gloves must be worn if you could possibly come in contact with blood or body fluids. They are also needed if you are going to touch something that may have come in contact with blood or body fluids.
4.  Hands must be washed even if you were wearing gloves. Hands must be washed and gloves must be changed between patients. Wash hands with at a dime size amount of soap and warm water for about 30 seconds. Singing “Mary had a little lamb” is approximately 30 seconds.
5.  Blood and body fluid spills must be cleansed and disinfected using a solution of one part bleach to 10 parts water or your hospital’s accepted method.
6.  Used needles must be separated from clean needles. Throw both the needle and the syringe away in the sharps’ container.  The sharps container is made of puncture proof material.

7.  Take extra care in performing high-risk activities that include puncturing the skin and cutting the skin.
8.  CPR equipment to be used in a hospital must include resuscitation bags and mouthpieces.

Special precautions must be taken to dispose of biomedical waste. Biomedical waste includes but is not limited to the following: laboratory waste, pathology waste, liquid waste from suction, all sharp object, bladder catheters, chest tubes, IV tubes, and drainage containers. Biomedical waste is removed from a facility by trained biomedical waste disposers.

The health care professional is legally and ethically responsible for adhering to standard precautions. They may prevent you from contracting a fatal disease or from a patient contracting a disease from you that could be deadly