Comments: I took the PHES Nurse Refresher course after staying at home for several years with my children. The classroom experience was very helpful and informative. Yvette is a gifted instructor! After completing my clinical hours I was able to find a part time day job at a clinic which is just what I was looking for. This course helps build skills and confidence and is a great stepping stone for helping nurses get back into the work force.
Comments: I did the by mail version of the refresher and I really enjoyed it. I was able to work at my own pace and finished quickly while still working my other job. Yvette and Cynthia were caring and wonderful to work with especially when I had questions and concerns. This was the perfect program for me and I was able to do my clinical close to home too. thanks
Comments: I AM THANKSFUL THAT PHES IS ABAVABLE BECAUSE IT REALLY HELP NURSES WHO HAVE NOT WORK TO REGAIN CONFIDENCE. I HAVE NOT WORK FOR 4 YEARS STAYING HOME TAKING CARE OF MY 2 KIDS. NOW MY CHILDREN ARE GOING TO SCHOOL AND I NEED TO BE OCCUPIED SO DECIDED TO TAKE THIS CLASS AND IS WOUNDERFUL. I RECOMMEND OTHER NURSES TO TAKE THIS CLASS. I WAS SO SCARE AND ANXIOUS BUT THE INSTRUCTORS HELPED ME A LOT!cool: YVETTE ARRANGE THE PATH TO MAKE EASIER ON YOU CLINICALS AND SHE ALSO GIVES YOU EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.
THANK YOU TO ALL THE INSTRUCTORS AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR HELP
Admin reply: Thanks for your kind words Maria and congratulations on your getting hired at Memorial Hermann NW, our newest clinical site. Yvette
Comments: I would like to let Yvette and Cynthia know that they helped to make a very uncomfortable situation for me not only more bearable, but enjoyable. It was a fun learning experience and I also took home with me the fact that it’s OK to give others in the same predicament the same respect we all deserve. My perception of the nurses listed in the newsletter has improved profoundly, and we may just be the better nurses after our experience with PHES.
I would recommend PHES to anyone who wants to brush up on skills either mandated by the TBON, young nurses desiring more guidance, or older nurses needing to brush up on older practices and learn the more current principles that drive us to be excellent at the bedside.
Thank you for your hard work organizing and teaching while maintaining the dignity of the participants.
Comments: wow! ive completed the refresher for lvn, and I'm so grateful i did it with phes! Yvette and Mrs. Carradine were wonderful. helpful and knowledgeable about nursing today. i feel im ready to revive my nursing career after the class. they made everything really accessible to me which was extremely important since i do have another full time job. im grateful i didnt have to quit. thanx
Comments: I HAVE BEEN OUT OF NURSING FOR ALMOST 7 YEARS AND I WAS REALLY HAPPY THAT I ENROLLED AT PHES. BEING A FOREIGN EDUCATED NURSE AND NOT WORKED HERE IN THE US,THEY HAVE HELPED ME REGAIN MY KNOWLEDGE,SKILLS THROUGH THEIR PROGRAM. FROM THE LECTURES TO THE CLINICALS, THEY HAVE ASSISTED ME TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITES. AND UNTIL NOW THAT I HAVE ALREADY FINISHED MY PROGRAM LAST OCT, THEY ARE STILL THERE TO GUIDE ME ESP ON THE PAPER WORKS. MR. GREG, MS. CYNTHIA, MS. EVELYN AND OF COURSE, MS.YVETTE- THEY ARE ALL VERY PROFESSIONAL AND EASY TO APPROACH NOT ONLY ABOUT THE PROGRAM BUT ALSO IN DEALING WITH OTHER ASPECTS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND PHES FOR THOSE NURSES,LIKE ME, WHO REALLY NEED TO REFRESH THEIR BODY, MIND AND MAYBE SPIRIT. AND LASTLY, PHES HAS TAUGHT ME AGAIN HOW TO BECOME A NURSE AND BUILD UP MY SELF-CONFIDENCE. MORE POWER TO PHES!!! MISS Y'ALL!!!
Comments: I live in Ohio and wanted to practice nursing once again after 15 years. I was last licenced in Texas so I had to take my refresher course for RNs there. I enrolled with PHES and just completed the course last week. I am so grateful to the staff at PHES for their patience,professionalism, and kindness in helping me through the process of completing this great course! The night before my clinicals Yvette informed me that the Rehab center I was scheduled to attend couldn't give me the days I requested. She rescheduled me at another nearby hospital the same night that could accommodate my schedule request. I had a great clinical experience there!! What a blessing it was and worth every penny! Many thanks to Yvette and Cynthia. They are so great at what they do. I pray for their continued success in the future!! Oh, and the course content is fantasic!!!
Comments: As a foreign-educated (Canadian) RN out of practice for seven years, the PHES classroom refresher program in Houston provided everything I needed (and more!) to develop the confidence and competence to return to nursing practice. There is no need to feel intimidated or nervous about returning to the classroom as Yvette and Cynthia are incredibly warm, welcoming and accepting of all students, regardless of your personal situation, age or years out of practice. They also laugh a lot – which helps calms everyone’s anxiety!
I was surprised by the wealth of tips and advice Yvette and Cynthia provided, everything from local resources (CPR training, buying scrubs), to professional organizations nurses can join, to the realities of working in the current health care system. PHES offers students a number of additional resources at no cost, books, magazines and DVDs, extra assignments (if you choose), optional lunch-time seminars, and skills labs-anything and everything to help you get to where you need to be. The clinical aspect of the program is also very flexible; I chose several different clinical sites and tried a few different practice areas.
Just a few weeks after completing the refresher program, I received three job offers and secured a full-time day shift position in my preferred specialty! I am incredibly grateful to Yvette and Cynthia for their detailed course content, instruction methods and professional and supportive approach to helping nurses succeed. It is clear to me that PHES is motivated to help each student achieve their personal goals. If you are considering returning to nursing, I highly recommend this program!
Comments: After staying home to raise children and volunteer in community organizations for 19 years, I signed up for the PHES RN refresher course. I had NO confidence that it would be easy to return to the workforce after all those years. BUT, the staff and instructors gave me so much confidence and encouragement, and I thoroughly enjoyed being "back in school". I loved the clinical hours, too. After only a month, I landed a dream job at a great hospital close to my home. Thanks to the wonderful staff at PHES.
Added: September 20, 2013
Submitted by Name: Marjorie From: Texas
Comments: I put my RN license "on hold" to stay at home for 10 years with my children. I like others was nervous about returning to the work place having been away for so long but found it necessary when my husband was layed off. Although the state board did not require me to take any additional courses.It was obvious to me in nursing employers want recent experience.Before the course I had applyied with a company I was previously employed with and they said they more willing to employ me if I take refresher course. I was disappointed but understood. Yvette was amazing instructor and very up to date on all aspects of nursing. She gave me a great reference and I have been employed with an infusion company for 16 months. Thank you Yvette! Marjorie G.