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Student Testimonials

Below are a few past comments from students on their experience in attending our courses offered, the pleasant atmosphere and how it has helped them advance or re-enter back into their nursing career. All students are welcome to write comments.


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I attended the Documentation Course 9/14/17. I had an awesome experience. Ms. Yvette Cheeks is an awesome and knowledgeable instructor. She knows her stuff. The class was very,very interesting. The information I received will help me tremendously in my nursing career. She was well prepared and taught on a level where you couldn't help but understand and participate in the discussions. I was allowed to ask questions and she answered all of my questions and questions from other studenTS. I am very pleased with my experience. Thank you so much Ms.Cheeks. AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!! Keep up the GREAT job!!!!!


Oradell Thomas

From Port Arthur, TX


Pauline Ng

From Houston, TX

As a foreign graduate nurse with no experience and work history lapse, I was clueless as to how to get back to practice and get hired in acute setting. I was intimidated and worried that somehow, the process will be full of obstacles before I can start working. I stumbled upon PHES online (summer 2017) within a week before they started their program and they were very accommodating. All the classes included were presented very well. Ms. Yvette Cheeks was one hell of an instructor. She's that good. I think the quality of the material plus the insight provided helped cement the knowledge. And Ms. Yvette really goes above and beyond to get your confidence back and be equipped with important skills to get your nursing career back on track and get your foot in the door! Thanks for everything!!!


Mark Bennett

From Wichita Falls, TX

Just finished the Jurisprudence/Ethics course in Dallas. (2017) Walking out at the end smiling saying to myself, WOW! That's what I needed. After a bad code, I found that the level ground I was standing, became a sink hole. It took a year to come to a conclusion. Well, here we go. A class of Jurisprudence/Ethics was to be completed. Looking at the options on line, I came across PHES. E-Mails started with schedules and locations shared. Ms. Carriden was a God send. We spoke on the phone as well, with her caring demeanor making the decision of attending the advertised class easy. Once in Dallas, sitting in the class room Ms. Cheeks opened the class and never stopped. She made the entire content wanted. I've been to ALOT of classes in my life, with each carrying a degree of "fatigue". I have to say that I never got tired during the entire class. Really don't remember even a yawn. Ms. Cheeks presented the material in a tone and demeanor that complimented each other. I want to say THANKS!!! PHES, your a 5 star operation.


Marie G, RN

From Clear Lake

I completed the PHES RN Refresher Course back in 2014. I had my active TX RN license back then but I didn't know where to start my career and feel confident as RN. This Refresher Course and the RNs (Yvette, Cynthia, etc.) behind this program are simply wonderful and helpful. The modules are great, substantial and allowed me to go through them at my own pace. The clinicals are even better since you can get as many hours as you could until you feel you are confident enough. It took me awhile to give this feedback since I got into the GN Residency Program. All is good and a BIG gratitude and love to PHES!


Louise Story

From Atlanta, Ga

In 2010 after a devastating divorce from a 47 year marriage, I found myself having to support myself again at age 66. God helped me find this program and assisted every step of the way for me to accomplish my way back to gainful employment. I took the online course and then I did my clinicals in Texas... I regret I have taken so long to express my gratitude and appreciation for their important part in helping me get back on my feet. While Georgia did not accept the Texas refresher course, I did have a TExas license that enabled me to apply for a Georgia refresher course. PHES provided me with a good foundation for going into the Georgia refresher course. Providentally the clinical part of the Georgia refresher course turned out to be where I was ultimately hired. No one else was even interested in a 67 year old RN returning to work. I just retired from that job this April at age 74. I apologize to PHES for taking so long to provide my testimonial. I struggled for the first several years just surviving my circumstances and readjusting to 12 hours days. Then I forgot. An email out of the blue from PHES reminded me of my gratitude. The Lord has been good. And thank you PHES for being part of that good in my life.


Amanda Lindsey

From Dallas

Wow, I can't say enough! I enjoyed every minute. I was unsure what I was getting into when I decided to get back into nursing and I am so honored and pleased by this program. You don't get this kind of one-on-one encouragement in a university classroom! Yvette was incredible, professional yet so personable. She has years of experience, taught such thorough classes and truly has a heart to see you succeed. She goes way out of her way to make sure you are ready to go back to work! She responds right away to your questions even after hours and truly boosts your confidence with re-entry. I would recommend this to anyone looking to get back into nursing. They aren't tactful, integrous, relational and so for you! Thank you, PHES!


Norma Turner

From Fulshear Tx

I just completed my Nurse Refresher course at PHES, it was a great experience! The classes are well taught , organized, the instructors are very knowledgeable. They supplied everything including pens! They are available for phone calls and always took the time to help and guide me. Wish it had lasted longer gonna miss these ladies!


Norma Turner

From Fulshear Tx

I just completed my Nurse Refresher course at PHES, it was a great experience! The classes are well taught , organized, the instructors are very knowledgeable. They supplied everything including pens! They are available for phone calls and always took the time to help and guide me. Wish it had lasted longer gonna miss these ladies! Ms Yevette and Ms Cynthia are so wonderful. So patient answering question after question. So thankful for them!


Karin Dowers

From Vidor,Texas

Completed refresher course and clinicals first of May 2017. Lic reinstated this week! PHES and staff were knowledgeable, professional and a pleasure to work with! Ms Cynthia is great and so patient with all the questions I asked, a beautiful lady inside and out. Ms Yvette is a skilled brilliant communicator and educator! She is a wonderful instructor, with a wonderful sense of humor w personal examples and stories to keep you interested! This was a wonderful experience for me! PHES is definitely the way to go for a refresher course or CEs Thank you!


Gayle Parr

From Houston

Thanks so much for your encouragement and guidance 2 years ago. I just passed the 2 year mark from joining the workforce as an RN again.


Esther O.

From Katy, TX

I really want to thank God for PHES. Was out of practice for 10 years as a foreign graduate nurse. I felt very intimidated and nervous getting my License back from Inactive and from a different state to go through the endorsement process.But Yvette Cheeks and Cynthia did a great job,took me throughout the process, including the jurisprudence classes, sim lab, Clinicals, resume preparation, and all the other BON recommended courses for RN Refreshers, till I finally got my RN License back to Texas. The classes is worth the cost. I highly recommend PHES to everyone who wants to get back into nursing. I am so thankful to all the Staff. God bless you all.


Connie Moore

From Dallas

I completed the Dallas refresher course in March 2017 after being out of nursing for 15 years. I was able to complete the pre-course work, classroom studies, skills lab and clinicals during March/April 2017. One month from the first day of class, I have a current license and can now gain employment as a nurse again! The whole experience from beginning to end has been absolutely wonderful. I can't thank PHES enough for walking me thru this process!!! I would highly recommend this course to anyone. Thank you PHES!!!


Jenny Fisk

From Richmond, TX

If you're thinking about doing a Nurse Refresher Course with PHES I would definitely recommend Yvette and her team and give them 5 stars and two thumbs up! I was feeling a bit anxious about returning to nursing after not working for 13 years. The PHES Nursing Refresher instructors were very reassuring and made the classes fun and stress-free. They're very up to date with the latest in nursing and healthcare. Yvette really goes out of her way to get you the clinical experience you desire and they guide you through the program to the very end. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.


Don Stevens

From Wichita Falls, TX

Wow. I recently attended the refresher course in Dallas and it was so much more than I expected. Yvette, Cynthia, and Gregg were engaging, kind, patient and most professional. I learned more than I expected, and their experience put me at ease about what I was going through. I have utmost confidence in PHES and am glad I chose this course to help me re-obtain my nursing license. I can't tell you how much of a load is lifted off my shoulders because of this staff and the big hurdle I jumped in completing their class. Thank you guys for helping me get my nursing career going again.


Jennifer Smith

From Spring, Texas

I'm very thankful I found PHES. Renewing an expired license was a daunting and stressful thought, but the program made it easy. I also had a wonderful experience locally with their hospital staff who contract to assist the re-entry nurses. Follow all PHES suggested guidelines and you will succeed, the program was worth every penny and very streamlined.


kory johnson

From Dallas

I just completed the refresher course and i have to say what a wonderful experience it was! So informative and easy going! No pressure guaranteed to pass and very interesting lectures! This will guide me back to my actual nursing practice with confidence! The staff and faculty in the program are top notch! Kind and patient willing to do anything you need and succeed! Im am soooo glad i did this course with them and assure you the same! If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call my personal cell and as a re-entry nurse just like you i promise this is the best progam to achieve that goal. Kory johnson CRNA,MSN #361-548-1610


Rhonda Moody

From Corpus Christi

I recently attended the Jurisprudence/Ethics course in Stafford Tx. Yvette Cheeks was the instructor and I just wanted to say she made what could have been a very boring 6 hours into a pleasant experience. I actually walked away with some valuable information. The staff there were all very friendly and helpful. Thank you Miss Yvette for making the class fun and informative, not a dull moment!


Velvete Rojugbokan

From Houston

Attending the PHES Refresher Course was the best decision I could make for myself. Once I decided to return to Nursing ,I needed to know if I could truly be the safe skilled nurse who was a leader ,a role model and a pride to my profession . PHES gave me the skills , and the confidence to achieve my goal. The classes were fun . I laughed so I had tears. I was constantly encouraged. I'm so thankful to all the staff . Blessings and Praise for the work you do.


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Helen Kanu

From Dallas,Texas

I registered for the Nurse Refresher course with PHES in Dallas Texas. It was a wonderful and fulfilling experience. The benefits I derived from the program enhanced my nursing knowledge and skills greatly. At the end of the program,I had so much confidence in Nursing ,I could comfortably provide all aspects of patient care. Thanks to the intelligent presentation of the courses by Yvette Cheecks and the caring attitude of the staff of PHES, Cynthia . Thank you all so much . The didactic sessions,the labs skills, the clinical rotations were excellent. Yvette answered all my questions and concerns no matter the time of the day. They replied my emails with swiftest promptness ,to address any concerns I had. Yvette , with untiring vigour sourced facilities for my clinicals and followed up to ensure I was comfortable as well as gaining the skills. Everything about PHES was excellent. I thought aloud, ""Yvette Cheecks, is there anything you don't know about Nursing and Nursing Practice"". The answer was a big "NO". She knows everything!. I will urge any Nurse who needs such training to contact Yvette and PHES. PHES is a big asset to the Nursing profession. Yvette , Cynthia and PHES, I can't thank you enough . You made my day.


Dennis B

From Seattle, WA

I have been out of Nursing for approximately 17 years. I was required by the BON to complete a didactic refresher and a clinical roatation. I completed both portions in Houston area. Yvette & Cynthia have a top notch organization and were very knowledgeable, professional and are very experienced with the BON and making certain that you complete all requirements. I completed my Clinical rotation at the UTMB in Galveston. This was a great experience and good preparation to return to practice! I highly recommend PHES as the refresher course off choice! It was well worth the cost and a GREAT investment!


Vicki M., RN

From Montgomery, Tx

After 10 years away from nursing, I went to PHES for a Nurse Refresher course. The staff is professional, knowledgeable and do their best to prepare you. The course is absolutely worth it. I was very nervous about going back into nursing, however, within a week I was feeling more confidant. Yvette answered the many questions I had and walked me through everything. Scheduling was easy and PHES maintains good relationships with area hospitals in order to offer many different clinical experiences. I can't say enough good things about PHES. They gave me the confidence to go back to being an RN!


Regina Jocson

From Missouri City, TX

I had such wonderful experience with PHES. The staff and teachers are very knowledgeable, willing to help the students... even months after the course is over! The clinicals were very organized. PHES knows what they're doing, and if they don't, they try their best to help and find out. They even teach us how to make our resumes! That's a big plus! I'm so glad PHES was referred to me.


Susan P. RN

From DFW

After being laid off in my IT position I was looking for a way to transition back into nursing. PHES met with me individually and customized a Hybrid Refresher that was perfect. They met my anxiety with compassion and motivated me to do more than I had even planned. So, I have completed the program and clinicals and just signed on with a Day Surgery Center. It was well worth every penny! I am so glad to have an opportunity to meet Linda, Yvette, Greg, Evelyn and Cynthia. They gave me what I needed to make good clinical decisions, career options and a renewed confidence in myself.


Charina L.

From Belmont, CA

I needed a refresher course because I have not been practicing nursing for almost 5 years. I was searching for a school and found one in Austin, Texas but the nurse educator that I talked to said that she cannot guarantee my clinical so I searched again and found PHES. I was able to talk to Ms. Yvette about my plans for the refresher course and the clinical since I live in California. Afterwards, I proceeded to enroll in the correspondence course and eventually finishing it earlier than I anticipated. Ms. Yvette helped me in securing my clinical at UTMB which is very convenient for me as it is close to my cousin’s place. I had a very rewarding experience during my clinical, as my preceptors and other staff were so helpful and accommodating. I am so grateful to Ms. Yvette and Ms. Cynthia for all the help that they afforded me, for imparting their knowledge and for the opportunity to be with the PHES family. I couldn’t have done it without them. Shout out to you, Ms. Yvette and Ms. Cynthia!


Doe K.

From Katy,TX

This was a wonderful course! I was out of the nursing field for 12 years. This course refreshes you of what you have learned before and they also bring you up to date on any recent nursing changes. The staff were extremely kind and always more than happy to answer all your questions. PHES really works with each individual and are attentive to their specific needs. Clinicals were great as well and they gave you opportunities see different areas of nursing. Yvette and Cynthia always made sure you were well taken care of at your clinicals so that you can have a great learning opportunity. They really do go above and beyond!


Juliet E.

From Katy, TX

I don't think there is enough space for all the wonderful things that needs to be said about PHES! After being out for over 10 years it was great to learn that such business was available for nurses with such needs. This is a business that is important and justified not just for the individual but for the community as well. They provide education for nurses while instilling confidence that enables the nurse to get back to work and give the community the best healthcare service possible. Everyone is very professional, knowledgeable and patient. Attention to detail and to each individual is given. They not only give you the current up to date education that you need but they help you with all your forms. Answering any questions that you might have. There is an in class dummy patient's to practice on. Helping you build confidence. There are a lot of clinical sites to choose from. Through PHES I was able to explore other areas of nursing that I was interested in. Yvette, Cynthia and all the staff are wonderful. They are patient, willing to help, and ready to provide you with solutions. Healthcare businesses should be very appreciative that they are able to return great nurses with many years of experience back to work. Board of Nursing should be very proud to have such services available for their nurses! PHES is worth the money and time. It's a great investment for your career!


Shannon Adams

From Hughes Springs, TX

This nursing refresher course is totally worth your time and money! I'd been out of the nursing field for almost 8 years with no other work to list for that time either. This was a perfect way to bridge the gap, it looked good on my resume and they provided an amazing reference to my current employer. Cynthia was the first and only reference that they checked and I got the job! The staff is amazing, course work is very relevant and presented in a fun and personal manner. They worked hard to accommodate my needs and being way out in the country, I needed that. Clinical rotations were great and helped so much to boost my confidence and skill level. I cannot recommend them highly enough.


Lynn Elizabeth Hurley

From Houston

I can not say enough good things about this program. I had been out of Nursing for 15 years and I felt comfortable about all the teaching because the entire staff was so empowering. I felt that they were holding my hand from the education to clinical's and were alway there for me. They brought back the reason I wanted to be a RN in the first place. Patient's, knowledge, and hopefully uplifting a patient's day. It was worth every penny I paid.


Lori Piner

From from New Orleans, LA

I attended PHES Refresher Course after being out of nursing for a little over 3 years. I was very apprehensive about reentering the workforce, but Ms. Yvette and the entire team at PHES inspired me and gave me the confidence I needed to start nursing again. The course is comprehensive and well-presented. It covers everything from nursing refresher basics to up-to-date nursing scope and standards of practice. They also give you tips on resume building, job websites, etc. Upon completion of the class, I started interviewing. Within a few weeks, I had multiple job offers and just landed a dream job as a Research Nurse with UTH. I couldn't have done it without PHES. Thank you all and God bless.


Ester

From U.K

After passing my NCLEX the Texas BON required me to do Refresher Course. I started researching where school can i go since Im residing outside U.S. saw PHES on the website and started calling them and explaining my situation. All Ican say is that Ms. Yvette and the rest of the team was so amazing and accomodating regards with my situation. I loved the fact that i was able to do the course even if i'm away and each modules i have phone conference ready to explain and answer all of my questions. Thank You PHES for all the help that you gave me and I wont hesitate coming back if i needed CE hours. God bless and its official I got my RN license.again Thank you for everything!


Chris Trivell

From New York, NY

What do you call a thing or person that has your back..anticipates your needs and then exceeds your expectations..that does content well but the affective customer service side even better. I call it PHES..or Yvette & Cynthia..or angelic..it's all the same.. a standout exemplar of nurse training and advocacy..nothing like it back east..You Go Girls!


Ann Ball

From Dallas, TX

Believe it or not, I've been out of nursing for 29 years! PHES was the perfect refresher course, both detailed and comprehensive. I did the work in the online format and also went to the classes in Dallas which were extremely helpful. My clinical hours were performed in the most rewarding environment I could have imagined. There were quite a lot of clinical sites to choose from in the Dallas area. Yvette's enthusiasm and knowledge has inspired me and renewed my excitement about nursing. I planned on just renewing my license but have ended up renewing my nursing dreams. Thank you so much!


Taina Po

From Fulshear, TX

I was out of the nursing workforce for almost 18 years when I decided to find a refresher course. PHES gave me the confidence and preparation to safely re-enter the field. I especially enjoyed the skills and simulation labs to re-sharpen my skills. The networking opportunities for employment while fulfilling my clinical requirements were a bonus, and I was grateful that Yvette was able to find clinical sites in my previous field (ER). Other programs that I considered only offered the course content, and it would have been my responsibility to find clinical sites myself and file all of my paperwork. Yvette made it seamless, and kept abreast of each criteria needed to obtain my license. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to re-enter the nursing profession. Thank you Yvette and Cindy for a job well done!


Abhi Maharjan

From Houston, TX

I am glad that I've chosen PHES. The entire PHES staff were excellent. Thank you Yvette and Cynthia for your help. Ms Yvette, You are always patient and willing to help when I have questions. Thank you for being a positive influence and for giving me the confidence to pursue my FENS program. I enjoyed and learned a lot. Thank You once again PHES.


Onyii Okereke

From Richmond, TX

I have no regret taking a class at this facility. From the staff members to the materials was great and well presented. Good location and parking. In all thank you & good job PHES!


Wendy Shipley

From Boerne, Texas

PHES was awesome! I had to do the course by correspondence because I am so far away but anytime I had questions and/or needed help in reaching my next goal in order to reactivate my license they were always on top of it. I would recommend them to anyone!!! Thank you so much for your help in pursuing my career goals! Wendy Shipley


Julie Burkhalter

From Stafford, Tx

Thank you so much Yvette and Cynthia!!!! You two and the rest of your staff are fabulous!! I enjoyed the classes, learned a lot, made new friends!! PHES is so helpful!! I just can't thank you enough!!! God Bless, Julie


Jacqueline Carey

From Clear Lake, Texas

I've been out of the work force for four years and during this time I moved to Texas. I was very concerned over the Texas Board Of Nursing mandate that when out of the work force four years one must take a refresher course. From the day I registered until the day I completed the PHES refresher course I felt as though I had a mentor by my side. Every single person I came in contact with was extremely kind, understanding and helpful. The classwork is relevant and I almost didn't want the classroom work to end. Even as I have finished the PHES Refresher course Ms. Cheeks sent out a letter informing us that the Texas BON has received our documents from PHES and also if need be we can use her as a reference moving forward. PHES exceeded my expectations and I recommend this program to anyone needing guidance ...Absolutely wonderful people and program.....


Alishia Yerganian

From Lewisville, TX

The staff of PHES were very friendly & helpful!They were always available to answer any questions I had, & worked very hard to resolve any issues that arose during the course of finishing the nurse refresher program. Despite how many hoops I had to jump through to accommodate The BON, PHES was so very organized from the beginning, that it made it really easy to get through the course! The staff went out of their way to accommodate all of my needs! I would recommend this program to anyone needing to go through a nurse refresher program. There didn't seem to be any question about this process that they didn't already know the answer to! Their experience with this process shows in the organized step by step instructions! If you are looking to get back into nursing, this is definitely a good way to go!


Mary Carter

From Portland, TX

Yvette, thank you so much for doing what you do! You, Cynthia and your whole staff are so kind, reassuring and helpful. Your program gently guided me through the entire RN Refresher process and took away the anxiety of it all by your professionalism, humor, and genuineness. I really appreciate and am very impressed with the number of clinical opportunities you were able to provide. They were all very valuable experiences. The staff at each facility encouraged me to apply for employment. I wished I lived closer! Thank you again for your guidance. God bless you and your work!


Donna Dennis

From Katy, TX

I feel very fortunate to have found PHES. I had been out of the nursing profession for 18 years and had been an accountant during that time. PHES gave me a clear understanding of the changes that had occurred in the health field and nursing during that time. They provided a great review of the nursing essentials (assessment, medication administration, pharmacology, skills lab, and nursing jurisprudence and ethics) and worked hard to make sure that I had an opportunity to experience nursing in a variety of clinical settings. PHES provided all of the above and more in a low pressure environment that was focused on supporting and helping each student build their confidence and skills. All of the PHES staff, from the instructors to administrative staff are friendly, supportive, professional and efficient. I highly recommend this program to any nurse (LVN or RN) who is considering re-entry into healthcare or is required to take a refresher course to get their Texas license.


sossena

From Dallas

The experience i had with PHES was so great the FENS program was so helpful in preparing me to be RN in US. I like to thank ms YVETTE and MS CYNTHIA for helping me every step of the way


Christine Crookshanks

From Katy, TX

I am thankful to have found PHES through a friend of mine who also went through the program. As a mother of three who took 10yrs off to raise my children, this program helped me regain the skills and confidence to rejoin the nursing workforce once more. I enjoyed learning from Mrs. Cheeks, who was both comical and wise from a lifetime of experience. I especially appreciated her straightforward, honest, yet warm approach that encouraged me get my head back in the game!


Jessy s Devasia

From sugarland, Houston

As a foreign nurse, PHES has helped me a lot to gain experience and knowledge about the TX hospital system. The administrative staff was very understanding, helpful and supportive. Through the combined sessions of lectures and clinical settings, the FENS course truly prepared me to start my career as a RN in the US. I also would like to personally thank my instructor, Ms Y.vette Cheeks, who has helped me a great deal from the beginning of this course till the end. I would recommend the FENS course by PHES to everyone who needs a jump start to their medical careers. Thank you PHES!


Jasmine P

From Houston

I finally received my Texas RN license (on my birthday!). There was just a delay because the BON still required me to get a verification of license from the Philippines despite being a case for endorsement with an active license from California. I just want to take this time to thank you for all of your help. The FENS refresher program really helped me jump start my nursing career with so much confidence.The FENS refresher program helped me so much not only career wise but I also gained some friends for keeps. I am happy to say that I am currently on my week 3 of orientation at Kindred Medical Center working at the pre/post transplant unit. The topics discussed during the course were very helpful and up to date. During my days off, I find myself reviewing all of the materials that I had from my refresher course. I will always be grateful to PHES. From the bottom of my heart, Thank you so much PHES!


Olayinka,A

From Arlington

I really thank God for PHES program for FENS. The program went smoothly for me,in a conducive environment,with instructors who are ready to help you achieve your goal,and also prepare you to handle the challenges in Nursing. Thank you Ms. Yvette,thank Ms. Cynthia. God bless PHES!


Bright O

From Dallas TX

Thanks to PHES for their support in helping me learn new things as a foreign Nurse. Their Clinical settings really prepare FENS to the American standard. In class too, is great when you have a good instructors like Miss Yvette and Miss Linda. Thank you PHES.


Abby B

From Los Angeles, CA

I had fly to Texas for the nurse refresher. I was very anxious because i didnt know anyone. I stayed in a hotel and rented a car. I felt so alone and isolated. I went to class the next day. The staff were accomodating, students were all nice and i was able to make a couple of friends. I learned a lot and gained my confidence back. A story to share....on my flight back to LA, one of the passenger's O2 level dropped to 46 with unknown reason. I was the only medical personnel on board but it didn't scare me. I was able to help the patient confidently and competently. Thank you PhES!