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Nadja J.

Wheaton, IL

$60/hour

*Individualized* NCLEX-RN prep - for first-time or repeat candidates

In-person lessons
100+ Hours
Background check passed as of 3/10/16
5.0 average from 31 ratings
Incredibly Determined!
— Shankar, Palatine, IL on 9/1/16

$60/Hour


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Joliet Junior College (grad. 1987)
Nursing
University of St Francis (MHA)
Master's
Western Governors University (MSN)
Master's

Education

Joliet Junior College (grad. 1987) (Nursing)

University of St Francis (MHA) (Master's)

Western Governors University (MSN) (Master's)

About Nadja

I have been a RN for almost 30 years, specializing in critical care/advanced medical surgical nursing and pharmacology. I work full-time at an ADN program and adjunct for a BSN program. I am currently working on my PhD in Nursing Education. I love to teach! I make it fun and interesting, but also challenging, because I believe that the key skills needed for successful entry into nursing practice (and passing the licensure examination) are clinical reasoning, sound decision-making, and expert problem-solving.

My tutoring approach is highly individualized. I try to get to know each student's personality, learning style, past learning experiences, and academic performance, especially in regards to high-stakes testing such as the NCLEX. I am very familiar with ATI, KAPLAN, HESI, and the NCSBN Learningext. I always start with a FREE phone consultation to learn about your particular situation and if we would be a good fit.

I have a unique approach to helping students prepare to retake the NCLEX that I found to work very well. My goal is to 'demystify' the NCLEX and help students understand the way NCLEX items are designed and help them with critical thinking, applying their knowledge, and test taking strategies. I keep current with the NCLEX-RN test plan and item development and attended the NCSBN NCLEX16 conference in Philadelphia on 9.12.2016.

I expect my students to communicate professionally at all times, to be on-time for lessons and complete homework or prep assignments in a thorough and complete manner.
If you decide to contact me, please include as much details as you can. Tell me if this is your 1st NCLEX attempt or # of repeat. Tell me about your academic background (school, GPA, nursing courses you had to repeat, accommodations rec'd and so on) and what other preparation resources you have tried so far. The more information you provide, the better I can develop an initial needs assessment. It's sort of like the nursing process ;-)

Sincerely,
Professor J
MSN, MHA, RN, PCCN
I have been a RN for almost 30 years, specializing in critical care/advanced medical surgical nursing and pharmacology. I work full-time at an ADN program and adjunct for a BSN program. I am currently working on my PhD in Nursing Education. I love to teach! I make it fun and interesting, but also challenging, because I believe that the key skills Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

No chg for 1st conversation. I only charge for time spent together. No chg for travel time, my prep, copies, phone calls, emails. You must have pmt info on file before we can exchange phone #s.

Travel Radius
Travels within 3 miles of Wheaton, IL 60189
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Incredibly Determined!"

- Shankar, Palatine, IL on 9/1/16
Nadja replied on 9/3/2016

Dear Shankar, thank you for taking the time to write such a supportive review. It was a great pleasure working with you and I am so proud of you and your determination and perseverance. Best wishes as you start your career as a RN!!!

"Knowlegable"

- Morgan, Naperville, IL on 1/10/17

"Compassionate!"

- Linda, Rockford, IL on 9/26/16
Nadja replied on 9/30/2016

Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed working with you and wish you much success in your career as a nurse!

"Excellent Tutor"

- Sarah, New Lenox, IL on 8/31/16
Nadja replied on 9/3/2016

Thank you Sarah for your kind review. It was a pleasure working with you.

"Great tutor !"

- Aggie, Harwood Heights, IL on 3/28/16
Nadja replied on 3/28/2016

Thank you Aggie for your kind words. I know that sometimes I had more faith in you than you did in yourself, but I knew you could do this!! I am so proud of you and am certain that you will be a wonderful nurse.

"Amazing tutor!"

- Morgan, Chicago, IL on 11/30/15
Nadja replied on 12/2/2015

Thank you Morgan for your kind feedback. You are the one who did all of the hard work- welcome to the profession!!

"Great Teacher"

- Nisha, Hoffman Estates, IL on 8/28/15
Nadja replied on 8/29/2015

Thank you Nisha for your positive feedback. It was you who did all of the hard work and trusted me and followed my approach, even when it meant significant sacrifices on your part. Welcome to the profession!

"Great Tutor"

- Dawn, New Lenox, IL on 4/17/15

"Why I was successful on NCLEX!"

- Jaclyn, Saint Charles, IL on 1/6/15
Nadja replied on 1/6/2015

Thank you Jaclyn for the kind feedback. Tutoring is a 2-way street for me and it's been my pleasure to have worked with you. You were a terrific student - always on time, committed and positive and did all of the hard work and I am so happy to welcome you to the nursing profession!

"Amazing Tutor for NCLEX"

- Jennifer, Naperville, IL on 10/13/14
Science:
Nursing
English:
Writing
Test Preparation:
NCLEX
Language:
Writing
History:
Writing
Elementary Education:
Writing
Business:
Writing

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NCLEX

I work full-time as a nursing professor and have experience with NCLEX-style question development. I keep current with the latest NCLEX-RN test plan & possess a great number of resources for NCLEX -RN exam prep. **Please note: I am not an expert with the PN (LPN) examination. There are differences between these 2 exams and I do not feel qualified to tutor for the PN/LPN one.

Nursing

Full time nursing professor, 30 yrs experience in nursing

Writing

I am proficient in APA formatting (6th ed.) for nursing and healthcare-related writing. I am currently in a PhD program and have written a number of capstone-level papers. I can assist undergraduate or graduate nursing students with developing a paper or essay outline based on the assignment rubric, their writing style, and with APA formatting. I can also provide help with appropriately searching the literature and effectively reviewing scholarly articles.

Joliet Junior College (grad. 1987)
Nursing
University of St Francis (MHA)
Master's
Western Governors University (MSN)
Master's

Education

Joliet Junior College (grad. 1987) (Nursing)

University of St Francis (MHA) (Master's)

Western Governors University (MSN) (Master's)

Incredibly Determined!

I was one of the people that had immense difficulty with tests. Due to personal problems, I had failed the NCLEX exam three times working on my own. I knew I was a borderline student because I had gotten the whole 265 every attempt. I had extreme frustration towards all of it and I was beginning to wonder if I would ever pass this test. I had tried other companies and, while they did help, it stil

— Shankar, Palatine, IL on 9/1/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $60.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

No chg for 1st conversation. I only charge for time spent together. No chg for travel time, my prep, copies, phone calls, emails. You must have pmt info on file before we can exchange phone #s.

Travel policy

Nadja will travel within 3 miles of Wheaton, IL 60189.