Black Nurse Turned Entrepreneur Launches New Online Course
AFRICAN AMERICAN REGISTERED NURSE/ ENTREPRENEUR CREATES ONLINE NURSING PROGRAM TO HELP MORE STUDENTS PASS THE NCLEX EXAM
The online course, called “Choosing Nursing,” offers cheat sheets and readiness assessments for NCLEX exam preparation.
Choosing Nursing, an online program that prepares nurses in the U.S. and Canada to sit their NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN exams and meet the prerequisites for their nursing license, is currently offering eight paid digital products and courses with strategies to help its students secure passes. Founded by Registered Nurse Chioma Okeke, Choosing Nursing offers training year-round and has a free-to-download guide on their official website that outlines some of the biggest mistakes nurses make when taking the NCLEX.
Choosing Nursing was founded in 2015 in response to the increased difficulties nursing graduates were facing with their NCLEX certifications. Pass rates have been on a decline since 2012, and a significant number of students who pass are doing so with the minimum marks required. According to the U.S. Department of Education, around 450 nursing schools have shut down since 1986, and with the current nurse shortage in North America, there are questions as to whether the quality of nurses will be affected by attempts to alleviate the issue by lowering the bar. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics projected this year that 1.1 million additional nurses would be needed to cover unfilled positions across the country.
“This isn’t just about making sure the nurses that go through my program pass,” said Nurse Chioma. “While I do provide what is essentially an NCLEX cheat sheet, it doesn’t work unless the graduate has critical knowledge. My course is ideal for persons who can’t formulate the right study plans or are overwhelmed by the scope of the exams.”
To date, Nurse Chioma Okeke has helped prepare dozens for the NCLEX, and extends her services to international students, who have a current pass rate of only 24% without the help her service offers. She currently holds the rank of the 37th best YouTube Nursing Channel from Feedspot Blogs and recently accepted a Top Nurse award from the International Nurses Association.
“This isn’t just about content delivery,” Nurse Chioma said. “I take the time to learn what each of my students is personally struggling with and tailor my approach accordingly.”
Choosing Nursing is an online-based company that helps nursing graduates prepare for the NCLEX online. You can learn more about its products and services at www.choosingnursing.net.