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.
During that time, the RAGRC was able to find niche as sole provider of the most effective 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 country and expand its operations in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
NCLEX-RN Exam Review
The center offers two types of review programs for the NCLEX-RN Examination namely: the NCLEX Package Review (Comprehensive plus Intensive Final Coaching) and NCLEX Intensive Final Coaching review only.
The CGFNS Package Review is recommended for:
reviewees who will take the NCLEX exam for the first time
reviewees who have graduated more than a year ago
reviewees who have been or are presently in hospital practice
reviewees who already took the NCLEX exam and failed for one or more times
reviewees who would want a refresher course
students who will be graduating and would want familiarization of the NCLEX coverage
reviewees who would want to make sure he/she is totally prepared before the actual exam
RAGRC also offers a comprehensive review which is conducted simultaneously with the CGFNS comprehensive review. This is because the CGFNS is patterned after the NCLEX exam, in the question type and coverage. Aside from this, numerous exercises and test drills are presented to develop essential test-taking strategies and decision-making skills vital for passing NCLEX.
The comprehensive review is a review course which covers all the subject areas needed in preparation for the NCLEX exam. This course includes lectures, practice tests which provide a reconstruction of the actual NCLEX questions, test-taking techniques and computer hands-on. This review course enables reviewees to experience a simulated NCLEX examination through computer hands-on review. Personalized individual assessments performed by Mr. Gapuz provide a feedback on every reviewee’s status before the actual NCLEX exam.
The intensive final coaching review, on the other hand, is a two-part review course which includes: lectures on the most important concepts for the NCLEX exam; and an intensive computer hands-on review. This aims to focus every reviewee and provides the following:
the most important concepts for the NCLEX exam
test-taking techniques and strategies using the computerized simulated NCLEX exam
the latest trend in the NCLEX exam questions
an intensive computer hands-on review with individualized assessment by Mr. Ray Gapuz himself