Thank you and Mahalo on letting me help you on your journey to becoming a registered nurse.
Justine Buick, MSN, RNJuly 2019
As a future student of mine, I hope you find inspiration in these stories.
The NCLEX Tutor and KoaPine Tutoring & Test Prep LLC cannot and does not guarantee any particular results or outcome; testimonials and past results of other students do not predict or guarantee future results.
Meagan E., RN
July 2019, Georgia
I just want to start my testimonial out by saying thank you so much to Justine Buick for her guidance and support she has given me over the past couple of months. Teaching is a true calling. It is very clear that Justine was called to help others achieve their dreams of becoming a nurse. That is something that I will forever be thankful for. I could not have passed the NCLEX without her.
After failing NCLEX twice, there was only one thing on my mind. FAILURE. I utilized Hurst and UWorld for studying both times. After failing the second time I knew something had to change, not only how I approached studying, but my confidence and attitude towards the NCLEX as well. Right before giving up I came across Justine and started reading the testimonials and immediately became hopeful. After praying about it I ended up emailing Justine and was on the phone with her the next day! I can honestly say she had me motivated and determined to succeed and that giving up was not an option. I had countless private sessions with Justine, for anybody who is reading this I highly recommend the private session because you are one on one with Justine and she gives you some of the best feedback and test-taking strategies that you need to tackle the NCLEX. Because of Justine I looked at questions differently and was able to pick out key words and utilize her test-taking strategies to become more confident in answering NCLEX style questions.
Justine designs a specific study plan that works best for you. Once you become Justine’s student you are able to access her webinars and her AWESOME nugget pages, which are bomb! Justine works very hard to provide you with the content you need to know for the NCLEX. I cannot stress this enough when I say this, if you are struggling like I was and you are out there reading forum after forum, I hope you come across Justine Buick. Justine will help you achieve your dream of becoming a Registered Nurse because she will be the motivation you need to climb that mountain and succeed.
If you are reading this, remember God is bigger and stronger than anything you are facing. Rely more on His strength than your own. If you’re feeling overwhelmed, give it to God because His hands are big enough to hold your worries, doubts and fears. I will forever be thankful for Justine Buick because she made me realize that I was not a failure. Thank you again Justine!
3rd time test-taker14 private tutoring sessions + all the webinars
Sami A., RN
July 2019, Washington D.C.
Never thought I would be the person to pass in 75 questions, much less on the first try, but here I am! I was never considered at the top of my class at nursing school; I was always so anxious for every exam! I would like to say I studied my hardest for each exam, but procrastination definitely got the best of me in school. I knew if I wanted to pass the NCLEX I needed to prepare for this exam differently than I ever had in nursing school.
I had used tutors to study for big exams in the past and what exam is bigger than the one that will give you your nursing license?! Justine was the motivator and tool I needed to succeed. I am so glad I found her when I searched “NCLEX tutor” on google.
She did more than just tutor content or give me practice questions. Justine set me up with a study plan using a calendar, two tools I already had (UWORLD and Saunders), and two new tools (Hurst Review and NCLEX RN Mastery). I felt held accountable to study information and practice questions each week (no more than 100 per day was Justine’s wonderful rule!) to prepare for each one of our seven sessions.
Almost forgot to mention the best tool of all, Justine’s nugget pages! These pages outline almost everything I had to know for the NCLEX and are outlines I wish I had in nursing school. Justine also goes over these in her webinars, which I have to say were an amazing combination of practicing questions and content.
Safe to say I know I wouldn’t have passed my NCLEX without Justine as my guide. Thank you so much for everything!
1st time test-taker7 private tutoring sessions + some webinars
Stephanie L., RN
July 2019, Alberta, Canada
I can’t thank Justine enough for all her support and helpful tips. After not passing the first time, I felt devastated, embarrassed and knew I needed extra help. I searched on the internet and found Justine! I signed up immediately and she took me on as her student.
I studied Hurst and met with her a couple times a week and then 3 days/ week closer to the exam. Even though she was hesitant about me doing the exam right after 45 days, I knew in my heart that I needed to get it done as it was taking over my life and I needed to be a mom and a wife again! I studied as hard as I could and felt there is nothing more I could do.
I did the exam in 5 hrs with 250 questions and passed! It has been the best feeling and I’m so happy that I spent the money to finish it off. If your reading this, feeling devastated and hopeless, know that it is possible and you can do it with a little help!
Stephanie L – RN/BN
2nd time test-taker6 private tutoring sessions
June 2019, Ohio
On June 27, I FINALLY got to see that four letter word every nurse graduate wants to see, “Pass”!! I finally passed the Nclex after multiple attempts thanks to Justine.
Justine is hands down the best Nclex tutor out there. After 3 unsuccessful attempts, I felt beyond defeated. I was lost and I had no idea what I was doing wrong. Justine was able to work with me and pinpoint my weakness and teach me tips and tricks to pass this test. I am beyond grateful that I found Justine. I could have never passed this test without her.
Thank you so much Justine! I am now able to start my career!!
4th time test-taker16 private tutoring sessions + 3 webinars
Harloveleen Kaur, RN
June 2019, New York
“I will start my testimony with big “Thank u’’ for Justine Buick, she is really heaven sent. Only with her support I m able to pass my NCLEX with 75 questions after multiple attempts.
My NCLEX story started in 2017 after birth of my younger son. I started preparing for my boards as I’m an international student and graduated 10 years ago. So this was very tough journey for me with my two kids only 4 and 2 years. I was struggling to pass. I have used almost every possible method I could think of to pass. I was feeling devastated after my fourth attempt in January 3 ,2019.
Then by Grace of God one day I came to know about JUSTINE BUICK “ The NCLEX Tutor ‘’ by her fb page. I sent her email, she approached me and we got started as soon as possible and I completed 19 private sessions and 7 webinars with her.
She really knows the skill u need to pass and her nugget pages, I love them; very helpful. I followed her strategies and techniques & that’s it! PASS!!! I don’t think I would have done it without her. Thank u so much JUSTINE for being so patient and always guiding me in right direction. She helped me every step of the way & was always there whenever I had a question about anything. I truly believe that by applying her unique strategies I would be able to pass my boards with 75 questions.
God is good. Don’t ever give up. Pray, relax, have faith and trust yourself, u can do it. Good luck everyone. JUSTINE u r superb. Thank u for everything. God bless u.
5th time test-taker19 private tutoring sessions + 7 webinars
May 2019, Texas
”I took my exam and passed it in 90 questions with the help of Justine! She provided me with multiple tools to prepare and ultimately succeed in taking the NCLEX.
One of my biggest problem areas involved my studying plan/organization (or lack thereof). She really helped me focus in on topics in a structured way. This not only helped me organize my thoughts while studying, but it also lifted some of the anxiety associated with tackling all of the potential test material!!
In addition, Justine helped me gain confidence in myself and my ability to succeed. I realized that as long as I put in the time and work to prepare, the NCLEX is definitely conquerable. Thank you so much Justine, you are an awesome tutor and I couldn’t have done it without you!!”
2nd time test-taker8 private tutoring sessions + 2 webinars
May 2019, Georgia
”My name is Jennifer, and I’m still in shock to say I’m a registered nurse and passed the NCLEX! Thank you for Justine for being an angel and lifting me up through my ups and downs. It has been quite a journey and definitely all worth it.
I took the NCLEX back in March 2019 and had 265 questions using UWorld, Saunders, and NCLEX Youtube videos. I was a hot mess, tense, and took almost the entire 6 hours for the test. I lacked confidence in myself to perform at my optimal level. After finding out the results of not passing, I was disappointed and had to learn how to rebuild. With yoga, mediation, self-love and researching tutors, I came across Justine. Justine was unlike any other tutor I have heard before, she listens and truly cares. Instead of completing 50 questions a day utilizing Saunders, rewriting each question I missed, and making detailed notecards of the top 200 drugs, Justine was able to point me in a better direction to be more efficient. We chatted on the phone initially for close to 30 minutes, and she was very encouraging. She immediately pinpointed my weakness, analyzing questions such as making exceptions “what if”, “adding more to the question” or “answering the wrong question (although factual answer)”.
For my 2nd attempt, I completed the NCLEX in May with 110 questions and in about 2.5 hours, a drastic improvement from my first attempt. I studied harder, not smarter by utilizing Kaplan 2017 Strategies Review book (short & sweet to the point), Justine’s nugget pages, UWorld, & Saunders for a reference. I would not spend more than 4 hours a day studying as opposed to 8+ hours I was studying previously. I would complete max 50 questions a day and took the necessary time to read all rationales to find out WHY I was missing the question (knowledge deficit, analyzing, answering word question, etc). I had 5 private tutoring sessions with Justine covering vast topics including Management of Care and Infection Control. She will not waste your time and fair with providing ample time for you to discuss your answer and reasoning behind it.
I completed a few simulation tests, UWorld 75 questions (3 times) and Kaplan 265 full-length practice test. Additionally, I attended 5 webinars consecutively in which I had the opportunity to connect and learn from other peers across the world. The webinars reinforced content while also allowing ample time to answer approximately 20 questions. The webinars became apart of my routine and studied a little less on webinar days to avoid overload.
Without a doubt, I would recommend Justine to anyone & everyone who is taking the NCLEX for the first time or a repeat test taker. She genuinely cares for each student, organized, knowledgeable, and caring. She will not sugar coat it and send you a thorough analysis of each meeting. Justine makes time for her students whether you prefer e-mails, phone calls, or a private session.
I believe Justine’s approach and strategies to the NCLEX enabled me to be successful on my second attempt. Thank you Justine for being my teacher and mentor guiding me during the NCLEX period.
My biggest advice to future nurses is to never give up! We need you! There may be days in which you feel tired, lazy, or discouraged, don’t let your emotions get the best of you. There is a reason you passed nursing school and pursued nursing. You can do it, just take it one day at a time! Wishing you all the best! Thank you from the bottom of my heart Justine for everything! 🙂 ”
2nd time test-taker5 private tutoring sessions + 5 webinars
May 2019, Georgia
“Ms. Justine is heaven sent. I have tried EVERYTHING you can think of to pass my RN exam and was unsuccessful every attempt. Justine webinars are personal to your individual need. They help me tremendously with analyzing and linking questions together especially with SATA questions (select all that apply). I would study everyday for no more than 3 hrs max. No more than 50 questions a day and UNDERSTAND the rationale is a must. Along with Justine, I also use remar, Saunders, and Kaplan qbank. Who’s ever reading this and wondering if you should contact Ms. Justine DO IT!! With 8 sessions and 1 webinar I can FINALLY say I’m officially a REGISTERED NURSE!!!”
7th time test-taker7 private tutoring sessions + 1 webinar
April 2019, California
“Best feeling in the world to pass the NCLEX!!! I am so happy that Justine came across my internet research days when I felt discouraged and lost not passing the NCLEX. I almost gave up on myself. I used Kaplan as a resource but I failed. I didn’t know what to next, who to ask because I was intimated but I finally had the courage to get back on my feet again and try. Oh gosh…Justine is my life saver! She is amazing! She never gave up on me. I can ask her anything and she responded right away. The “nugget pages” were helpful for me, her webinars, and reviewing rationales on UWORLD. The key is “consistent determination” Never give up my fellow future nurses. NEVER. Thank you so much Justine for everything and your patience. Thank you for your guidance. :)”
6th time test-taker17 tutoring sessions + all my webinars
April 2019, New York
“ My name is Betsy and before I found Justine Buick I had the toughest time passing the NCLEX. I failed the NCLEX five times. I tried everything I could think of to pass, I purchased seven different books to study from. I attended 3 different NCLEX review courses (Kaplan, Ready to Pass, Helen Feure) and reached out to old professors for help. Before finding Justine I was always told to know the information, make sure to memorize certain information, write down the rationales and to practice up to at least 200 questions a day. I would spend over eight hours a day in the library studying. I literally rewrote one of the review books on index cards and memorized the information. I also printed out pictures of topics that would be on the exam and wrote down everything about that topic next to the picture. Although I did all this work I still did not pass the NCLEX the first 5 times I took it. Justine’s methods of studying is what helped me. She taught me a lot of things that were very important to know before taking the NCLEX. For instance, she showed me how to analyze the questions, taught me to look for key words in both the questions and answers. She informed me about what certain simple words meant when it was used in the questions. Justine also provides you with a lot of important content that is good to know for the NCLEX. She gets rid of all the fluff that all these study books give you and informs you about what the NCLEX is looking for you to know.
The one on one study sessions are great, she focuses on helping you figure out what your problem is and then helps you fix it. The webinars are very helpful; it gives you a chance to obtain more information and practice questions as a group. While in that group session you get to learn tips and tricks that other people are using to retain the information and answer the questions correctly. You also receive Justine’s advice about the topics and how to approach questions. Justine encourages you to not only know the information but to understand the information and this is what I think helped me pass the NCLEX my 6th time taking it. I kept on memorizing the information and the practice questions; instead of understanding what the information meant and how the NCLEX tested your knowledge of the information. Even though Justine is encouraging, supportive, and informative as the student you still have to put in the work. I started studying differently with the help of Justine. I would spend a maximum of four hours studying a day at the library. I would take a short break every hour and I no longer practiced 200 questions a day. I practiced a maximum of 100 questions a day. It was more important to me to focus on understanding the information, what the question was asking and why I was getting it wrong; even if I got a question right I still tried to understand why. Instead of writing down the rationale word for word I put it in my own words, making sure to focus on the important parts. I would review this information before and after practicing questions. While practicing questions I would send Justine pictures of questions I got wrong and didn’t understand why, she would clarify things for me. Some of the time the answer the application chose was actually wrong, so I was happy to be able to send the questions to Justine and get her input. On the days that I would have a private session or webinar with Justine I would cut my personal study session a little shorter, I didn’t want to overwhelm my brain. Most importantly Justine is a genuine person who wants to truly help people succeed in passing the NCLEX. She is not a scam artist or just looking to take people’s money. Justine will be honest with you about everything and let you know when you don’t need her services anymore. I recommend everyone struggling to pass the NCLEX or taking the NCLEX for the first time to invest their time and money into Justine. Once you are her student she will continue to encourage you and support you until you succeed! ”
6th time test-taker7 tutoring sessions + all my webinars
March 2019, Kansas
“I was absolutely crushed when I found out I hadn’t passed the NCLEX on the first try. After seeing my results, I took a week off and did absolutely nothing. The first time around my school paid for us to do Kaplan. I did everything the program suggested, but utilizing the decision tree did not work for me. Second time around, I reached out to a friend who said her friend used a tutor. I got onto Justine’s website and read all of the testimonials before reaching out. I completed 10 sessions and 1 webinar with Justine in a 5-week time span. I truly believe that talking through each question; applying the strategies she taught me helped me to view studying in a different light. Throughout my time with Justine I utilized the Saunders practice questions, continued to use my Kaplan qbank questions, in addition to Justine’s nugget pages. Justine was always available to answer questions and is very encouraging. Second time around I passed with 111 questions and now get to start my dream job in the NICU! Thanks for all your help Justine!”
2nd time test-taker10 tutoring sessions + 1 webinar
March 2019, Massachusetts
“I was defeated after my third attempt to pass the NCLEX-RN exam. I had failed 3 times and was devastated, embarrassed and discouraged. I was losing hope and continued with my bartending job, where I was then referred to Justine Buick, “The NCLEX Tutor”. I decided to try again; my 4th NCLEX attempt. We completed 4 sessions together and 2 webinars.
She was the support I needed to make this work. A coach to tell me what I was doing right/wrong and to keep going! Her resources were extremely helpful and organized. I cannot thank Justine enough for all she has done for me. Being her student has given me a career opportunity. I now will begin to work as a RN on a MedSurg floor at a Boston hospital. I would recommend Justine to anyone having difficulty with the NCLEX.
“There are no gold stars for rushing through it. But if you stay consistent, you’ll get through it.” – Justine”
4th time test-taker4 tutoring sessions and 2 webinars
Meredith Schulte, RN
March 2019, Ohio
“As a fifth time NCLEX test taker, I lost all confidence and hope of becoming a nurse. I failed twice with 75 questions and the other two times with 265 questions. After the fourth time I felt so defeated and almost completely gave up. I was losing sleep over this and doubted my career path. A nurse on my floor recommended Justine to me. I submitted my information and not even 24 hours later, Justine reached out to me. We got started as soon as possible and I completed four sessions and two webinars with her. She was able to pick out my analyzing mistakes and taught me how to overcome this dreaded test. She was always patient with me and was able to help me gain my confidence back, which I never thought could happen. I passed my fifth time in 75 questions! I used uworld, Mark Klimek, and Kaplan. I recommend Justine to everyone taking the NCLEX. You will not regret it. Thank you so much Justine for everything. You are seriously amazing. ”
5th time test-taker5 tutoring sessions
Cara S., RN
December 2018, Michigan
“Defeated is the only word that comes to mind when I think about how I felt after I failed Nclex for the second time (I had 186 questions on the first test and 256 questions on the second). I lost my job as a Grad Nurse and what seemed like all of my confidence in myself. Majority of my nursing school friends had already passed but there I was stuck, yet again, in limbo. I remember crying for several days and having a fear that I would never conquer this test. After I picked myself up from what seemed to be one of the worst times I’ve ever gone through, I decided I had to make some big changes with my study methods. I honestly didn’t know if I was lacking content or if I just didn’t know how to answer the questions. So, I went online to find a tutor that could maybe help me figure out my weaknesses and overcome them. I researched several different tutors but when I came across Justine’s website I knew this one was different. I read through the testimonies and saw several who talked about taking nclex multiple times but were able to conquer it with Justine’s approach. After getting in touch with Justine and having my first session I finally had my hope back that I could pass this test. She was able to teach me how to navigate through questions I didn’t know how to answer and pinpoint my areas of weakness with content. I took a couple months to go through her plan, had several sessions with her and did the EKG webinar. I recently took the nclex for the third time and I PASSED with 75 questions. I can honestly say that I wouldn’t have been successful this time if it wasn’t for Justine. Thank you so much for helping me and getting me started on my career!”
3rd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions and 1 webinar
BSN student that wished to be anonymous
December 2018, California
“I can not imagine passing the NCLEX without Justine. During nursing school, we never prepped for the test in our classes, so when I graduated and took my test the first time…I was completely unprepared of HOW to take the test despite all the time I spend studying content. After a couple more attempts at not passing, I knew that I had to do something different to figure out WHY I wasn’t being successful at the NCLEX despite being a straight A nursing student. After typing “NCLEX tutor” into Facebook, I found Justine! I went to her website and she seemed like she had some tip that would be able to help me pass. Let me be the first to say, she had so many tools for my tool box that I didn’t know were missing! Everything we went over was so helpful. Going over questions and verbalizing what I was thinking out loud what my thought process was and Justine’s input on each question was one of the greatest game changers. She helped break every single question to make them seem not as overwhelming (even select all that apply!!!!) Her resources online were so helpful as well. They really helped condense some of the material since you still need to know A LOT! Justine also recommended using the NCLEX Mastery app since I had already used UWorld, Hurst, and Kaplan. It was my favorite! Finally I can call myself an RN and it is the best feeling in the world! Thank you Justine!”
5th time test-taker12 tutoring sessions
October 2018, Michigan
“I’m so happy that Justine was able to help me to achieve success on the NCLEX! This was my first time taking this exam, and Justine allowed me to gain the confidence to pass in just 75 questions. Her personal tutoring that reviews test taking strategy and review of important topics is phenomenal and her “nugget pages” are absolutely essential. As a matter of fact, those pages were the last thing I reviewed before entering the test room! I studied with Justine for four sessions, attended her webinar on fluids, did oodles of questions on uworld and ATI, and reviewed my weaknesses by reading every rationale. Thank you for guiding my study Justine! I couldn’t have done it without you.”
1st time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
Katherine Rich, RN
October 2018, Arizona
“I worked with Justine over the course of about 10 weeks after failing the NCLEX the first time. The first time I studied, I used Kaplan and Hurst and I failed in 75 questions. I know these tools work for some people but they just didn’t work well for me! I did 7 sessions and one webinar with Justine and passed the second time in 75 questions! It was the best feeling in the world! I also used Uworld and Saunders the second time around. I think the most helpful thing for me was talking through questions with Justine, learning her testing strategies, and taking my time reading each question and really trying to understand what the question was asking. Justine was so helpful and encouraging and she will NOT waste your time. She really tries to make the most out of your sessions and is always available for questions. I would highly recommend her to anyone studying for the NCLEX!”
2 time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
October 2018, Canada
“Hi guys ,Justine is awesome tutor ,I am international graduate nurse from India ,graduated in 2009,it is very hard specially when you are international graduate and you work full time job as LPN and prepare for nclex ,and going through the content after 8 years to write the exam .I gave my nclex rn once before I met her online ,I passed my nclex rn In 2018,I tool 3 sessions from her and she found out what was wrong with me and advised me some strategies,once I like most was killer answers,help,harm or do nothing.i liked the way she teaches ,no doubt she is a awesome tutor ,now I am proud to say I am a RN”
3 tutoring sessions
3rd time test-taker
Haley S., RN
September 2018, Canada
“Justine without a doubt is the best instructor I have ever had. With my busy schedule it made it tough for me to solely focus on studying but with her expertise I was able to manage. Justine will simplify topics for you so that you can understand them more easily. She is also always available to answer questions! She encourages you to stay on task in a positive way. I took the NCLEX prior to working with her and was unsuccessful. I was nervous to take the test again but with her support I was able to do so. I now recommend Justine to every student coming out of nursing school. Just a few sessions with her is enough to ensure you are well on way to passing the NCLEX and starting a career as an RN!”
2nd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions + 3 webinars
September 2018, Washington
“I struggle with extreme test anxiety and it intensified when I started nursing school. I failed pathophysiology, I bombed the HESI exit exam and was terrified to take the NCLEX. I used UWORLD, Kaplan, Saunders to prepare. But my greatest resource was working one-on-one with Justine. She was able to quickly identify my weak areas and gave me tips, tools and resources to understand content I was missing and helped me figure out test taking strategies that caused so much anxiety. She helped me to nail down SATA and I actually looked forward to each one that came up on the NCLEX! I met with Justine weekly until I felt comfortable to take the test. I prepared to take all 265 questions and to struggle with the exam. But because of my prep, I went in to the exam very confident. 76 questions (24 SATA) and 90 mins later, the exam shut off. 48 agonizing hours later I PASSED on the first try!!!
I read through every single testimonial on this site and I am so glad I followed the advice of everyone else and prepped with Justine. She’s an intuitive, encouraging and experienced tutor. Justine, thank you for all your guidance and for believing in me! “
Aloha from Tara L. 💖🤙🏾🌺
1st time test-taker3 tutoring sessions
August 2018, New York
“Dani, RN I graduated nursing in a foreign country in 2016 and after passing the Philippine boards I moved to New York in 2017. I took my first nclex and failed within that year. It didn’t have an effect on me until I was failing multiple times, struggling for a year and half. I literally done every nclex course to help me and nothing worked (even had a personal tutor and she didn’t help as well). I read Justine’s website and decided to give it a chance because I was hopeless, I had no motivation in myself. I also thought that if Justine’s teachings wouldn’t work, I will take my chances with LPN or CNA, just enough for me to get a job in the city. From our first call until our last, she did nothing but motivated, comforted me and did literally everything to make sure I passed this test (giving me tests to do on my own, compiling harder and harder questions every week). Before the day of the NCLEX, I was so motivated and confident with Justine (not even nervous or anxious as how I was before) that even if I fail, I will still keep pushing myself to be an RN because thats how much I love nursing and thats how much I worked hard for to get here. Justine made me see that and after leaving that NCLEX testing site, I was pretty confident and happy with how I tested (even though I did panic when it stopped at 75 hehe). When I saw that I passed, I broke down and Justine called me congratulating me for a job well done. I am without a doubt grateful to have ever met such a sweet, hardworking lady as Justine. Justine, thank you for all your hard work, not just me but for everyone else now and in your future.
My advice for NCLEX is study at your pace, your time (4hrs a day was enough for me). Keep taking on those questions cause it definitely boosts your confidence and motivation. Repeat things you don’t know to remember (lab values, diagnostics, meds). SATA questions is definitely hard but practice can help you solve it better. My NCLEX was filled with SATA questions, meds and there was 1 EKG question. Before the test, I did write the test strategies that I learned from Justine and that guided me along the way.”
6th time test-taker13 tutoring sessions and 3 webinars
August 2018, Louisiana
“After not passing the Nclex two times, I was lost and didn’t know what to do. I found Justine Buick and she helped me with many things such as: what to study, how to study, how to take notes and if that wasn’t enough she gave the confidence in myself to pass the Nclex. Now, I can finally say that I passed the Nclex in 75 questions and couldn’t have done it without Justine. As her link says, she truly is The NCLEX Tutor!!”
3rd time test-taker4 tutoring sessions + 3 webinars
Cynthia Estrada, RN
August 2018, New Mexico
“I highly recommend Justine for anyone who takes the NCLEX, I had taken the test 3 times and found myself in a very distraught place. My partner found her via internet, I emailed her, became her student and after 2 sessions I passed with 98 questions. She analyzed my test taking, my knowledge after the first session and then helped me with what and how to study, outlined a study guide, and lots of handouts with information that was so helpful, She helped me feel confident, and never made me feel like I could not ever do this…..Thank you Justine for everything and helping me accomplish my dream………5 stars!!!!”
4th time test-taker2 tutoring sessions
Leann DePhillips, RN
July 2018, Pennsylvania
“Repeat test taker,multiple sessions,and I finally did it!!
I graduated nursing school 4 years ago and was unsuccessful several times taking the NCLEX. I reviewed by using Kaplan,ATI, and Hurst Review with no success. Losing confidence in myself I searched for tutors and came across Justine. I am so glad I found her. She built up my confidence and allowed me to focus on my strengths and to see my weaknesses. After numerous sessions, my focus improved and she gave me strategies I needed when analyzing the questions,especially the SATA! Justine reviews each question giving the rationale for each correct answer. After 75 questions on the NCLEX, I passed!! I truly recommend Justine for NCLEX tutoring. Her goal is to give you the tools and confidence you need to pass the NCLEX. Thank you Justine, you believed in me at a time I was ready to give up!”
5th time test-taker8 tutoring sessions and 10+ webinars
July 2018, Canada
“Finding and working with Justine was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. I have a ridiculous amount of test anxiety & had previously failed the dreaded NCLEX twice. Working with Justine taught me to step back & learn how to tackle this test in a different way. She taught me how to analyze questions and guided me through her study process. She was the missing link I never knew I needed and taught me how to slow down & learn to take this test properly! All of her resources are so amazing and she’s so invested & truly dedicated to helping you get through this and pass. I really thought I wouldn’t be able to, but Justine is such a masterful teacher. I now get to return to my job as a medical-float nurse in acute care feeling confident in my skills & free of ‘imposter syndrome’. I feel so empowered and so grateful to have had her help me through this process. I just wouldn’t have been able to do this without her, because I just didn’t know how to write the NCLEX. I didn’t understand how to analyze properly, how to calm down & really think about the questions. “Does it help, harm, or do nothing?” … “These things are serious, but what’s the killer answer”. I used the Saunders Review with Justine & UWORLD to help me practice answering the questions, as it is very similar to the actual NCLEX. I also used my Hurst book as a review, which I had used previously to Justine. After 8 sessions & endless hours of studying and extra youtube videos. I’m finally able to call myself an RN. I’m so proud of myself and the work we’ve done & so glad I had her to help me keep pushing. Thank you so much Justine for working with me, for pushing me to do better, for not giving up on me or letting me give up on myself, and for teaching me to know my limits and play within them. I took four hours to write the test, I took my breaks when I started to get overwhelmed, and it payed off. It’s done! I passed & I am so appreciative to have had the honour of working with you! I know I’m not the first & I won’t be the last, Justine is an angel of nursing. Helping nurses everywhere reach their full potential. Thank you so much Justine! You are amazing.”
3rd time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
July 2018, Virginia
“I am beyond excited to say I have finally passed the NCLEX after multiple attempts and being out of school for 6 years. I was so defeated and felt I would never pass it until I met Justine. She prepared me so well that I passed in 75 questions. In my previous attempts, I used Hurst, Kaplan and NCLEX mastery. Justine told me exactly what resources to use, and I did weekly sessions, along with her webinars (which were amazing).The way she teaches you how to analyze the questions makes it so much easier to understand. She truly helped me get my confidence back.The fact that she is such a sweet person and really cares is a big bonus as well. I highly recommend her to anyone taking the NCLEX especially those retaking. Thank you again Justine.”
5th time test-taker29 tutoring sessions and 15+ webinars
Mercedes C., RN
June 2018, Florida
“I previously took the NCLEX twice. I used Hurst review and UWORLD on both attempts. The first attempt I received 265 questions and the second time I received 79 questions. I eventually found Justine’s website and contacted her for help. Justine is awesome. She helped me read the question and understand what exactly the question was asking. I had issues with the “who do you see first”, and priority questions. I randomly used the Kaplan q bank, and RN mastery questions the third time.With her strategies, I believe she truly helped me pass the NCLEX the third time. Justine is very accommodating with her tutor sessions. I did 5 tutor sessions .She also has wonderful webinars. I attended all of her webinars and her EKG session. If your a repeat test or a first time test taker don’t hesitate to contact Justine. It took me three tries but I passed thanks to Justines help. I start my new job June 18. Thanks Justine again!!
3rd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions and 2 webinars
Laura A,, RN
May 2018, North Carolina
“Justine helped me to slow down when I answer my questions, to visualize the setting and what I would do as a nurse in the situation of the question. She helped me realize to go through each answer one by one and either keep it or eliminate it; even though I was taught that in school, practicing with Justine gave me tips on ways to improve. I was just using Kaplan before and I failed the NCLEX with 78 questions. On the second attempt I had been using Saunders to do online questions and reviewed content in the book, which is what Justine uses. I passed the NCLEX the second time with 75 questions. Justine helped me improve with my delegation, priority, and SATA questions which helped me pass my test. During the test I kept using all the helpful pointers Justine gave me, she is wonderful and I am happy I had multiple sessions with her! Thank you Justine!”
2nd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions
Jenn Greer, MS, RN
April 2018, Arizona
“After 15 sessions with Justine, I can proudly say that I am now an MS,RN! Justine is not only the NCLEX queen, but she is also so supportive, patient, and devoted. To say that I would not have passed the NCLEX without Justine is an understatement. If you are struggling with application, content, strategies, or even test anxiety, Justine is your gal. I spent the last 4 months working with Justine and I was actually excited to apply what I had learned to our sessions each week. I followed Justine’s study plan pretty meticulously and attended every webinar she hosted. I also did both Saunders & UWorld questions to study and took both of Justine’s “readiness” tests. If you are even thinking about tutoring with Justine, do it. She provides you with so many amazing tools for the NCLEX that I was even feeling confident going into the test. Be prepared to study, but also be prepared to become a nurse because you WILL with Justine!”
3rd time test-taker15 tutoring sessions
Amar Kahlon, RN
February 2018, Canada
“What can I say, I have no words to express the joy of knowing that I passed the NCLEX. After failing four times I honestly started to give up. The thought of re-writing my exam again was horrifying. Endless hours of studying and using different resources, (Kaplan & hurst) nothing was working. My saving grace was when my husband googled away and found Justine’s page.
Doing many sessions and meeting consistently not only taught me how to answer the questions but it also enhanced my confidence and confirmed that nursing was the career for me. When it comes to thanking Justine the term “thank you” is minuscule compared to what I actually feel. Justine provided the one on one feedback and guidance that I needed to feel confident in myself. She is patient, knowledgeable, supportive, and honest. She cares about her students and was available even during random hours when I had a question that needed clarification. I went from being completely lost and failing at 75 questions to passing at 75 questions and having a clear mind and path. Once again, thank you Justine for helping me take the last step to being an RN.”
5th time test-taker12 private tutoring sessions
RN Student that wished to be anonymous
Jan 2018, New Jersey
“Justine is a great tutor! I would recommend her to someone who is preparing to take their Nclex for the first time and repeat test takers. She really engages you during the tutoring sessions by going over several questions with you. She also shares excellent test taking strategies THAT ACTUALLY WORK! She helped me identify my weak areas and mistakes that I made when answering questions, which I found to be very helpful. I was confident during my exam because of my tutoring sessions with Justine. If you are stressed about the test, anxious, worried, and you feel like you need some guidance, Justine is the right tutor for you. With the help of Justine and Uworld, I passed my NCLEX and so can you!”
2nd time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
Dec 2017, Canada
Sending a quick email to thank you for your help and Webinars. I wrote my 2nd attempt on December 11th and just got news that I passed. I really enjoyed your Meds and EKG Webinars. Also loved the Saunder’s book suggestion.
2nd time test-taker1 tutoring sessions and 3 webinars
Mili Abraham, BSN, RN
Dec 2017, Canada
“I have never ever been as excited in my life as I am right now; where I have an opportunity to share with the world about how blessed I am to have found Ms. Justine for tutoring me for NCLEX. I am not active on social media, but for this every reason to share my experience I am creating an account on FB so that anyone who is desperate and have lost all hope while pursuing their Nursing license could find this testimonial useful and get the right person to help you achieve your dreams. I am an International nurse who moved to Canada and spent a lot of money since 2012 in getting to this exam. By the time I finished all my required upgrading and preceptorship, I just had only a year to complete my NCLEX exam. I even resigned my teaching job just to focus on my exam and enrolled with Kaplan and studied hard for three months to take the exam in December 2016. Unfortunately, my husband and my son met with an accident the night before my exam and it affected me so bad that I didn’t pass my exam the next day. I was devastated and started getting severe anxiety and had zero confidence to retake the exam.
After three months, I gathered my strength and enrolled for many other online courses like Hurst, NCSBN etc. and started preparing again, and this time I fell sick and was scheduled for a surgery and didn’t make it again. I didn’t want to even think of the exam anymore and I wasn’t ready to give up either. That’s when I came across Justine’s website and reviews online and I emailed her instantly as I felt very strong in my heart that she is the one who would help me pass. It was an instinct and a strong belief that made me feel that she is an Angel send from God as I never had an idea of hiring a tutor all these months while I spend day and night preparing for this exam and enrolled mostly for all the famous NCLEX preparing courses available online. And I was right, such an amazing dedicated professional she is, that the first time I spoke to her and after she listened to my whole story she was very fair and prompt in booking a class for me in her busy schedule in October. She was aware that this is the last chance I had to take the exam as my file with the Nursing registration body here was expiring in December 2017. Thank God I was wise enough to enroll for her available webinars while I waited for my first one on one class with her. Trust me, these were medication webinars and EKG and I have never ever learned them the way she taught this. She had those tactics to help us easily understand and remember the meds and learn their actions, side effects etc. And EKG was another area which I was never confident about. Don’t miss this class, it works wonders. I am an EKG fan right now and even looking for a job in a tele floor to work and learn more about EKGs. Justine is for sure an EKG expert. She is an expert in every areas of Nursing I must say. She has vast knowledge and years of experience doing this and that makes her NCLEX expert.
Justine makes you feel so comfortable and confident and I believe it is because she has the passion and commitment in helping us nurses to make our dreams come true. She loves what she is doing and has 100% dedication towards it. The overall tutoring experience with her was terrific and she helped me in using her strategies in breaking down the questions and I started seeing a drastic change in the way I read and analyzed the questions. I was able eradicate the wrong options easily and look for the key words, and think the way what the NCLEX people were exactly looking for. Another challenge I faced was time management, as sometimes I used to spend more than five minutes on a question and Justine helped me to bring it down to 1 to 1.5 minutes per question. She manages the time so well by just focussing on what we need to and she has the most amazing study plan ever. If you follow her study plan and the recommendations she makes you will start seeing a change in the way you feel about the exam. She would suggest something only if she is very sure that it helps. And she was always right about that as far as my experience with her.
I became a pro in answering SATA and Whom Do You See First questions. Unbelievable! Every day I was learning something new and I was excited for the classes with her as I started believing in myself and had the confidence that this time I will make it. She finished her lessons two weeks prior to my exam and at the end of our session, she gave me sample NCLEX exams and it was again unbelievable how my score differed from that I used to get in the beginning. I was already conquering and having the victory on my side this time.
After listening and following all that she suggested me, YES!!!!!!!!!! I passed my NCLEX and I am an RN in Canada today. If I haven’t found Justine, I don’t know what I would have been doing with my life right now. It shows how much God loves me and wanted me to accomplish my dream that he brought me to the NCLEX Miracle Woman – Justine! I excelled under her tutelage and you can too. May all those nurses who are struggling with their exams, come find these testimonials and chose her to be their GURU. Thank you Justine for believing in me and finding my weaknesses and mentoring me and also for helping me to believe in myself. You changed my life. You made the impossible possible for me. You made my little man, my son the happiest in the world. Words would never suffice to express my gratitude for you. Love you so much and always grateful for all the time and support you graciously extended to me.
If anyone wants to know more about my experience with Justine, please feel free to DM me here on FB or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Wishing all my Nurse friends, good luck with your studying and May the Lord bless you in making your dreams come true.”
Mili Abraham BSN. RN.(what an amazing feeling to have this designation right after your name)“
3rd time test-taker13 tutoring sessions and 2 webinars
Dec 2017, New Jersey
“Does this sound like you?
Do you study for hours on end? Do you not know what to focus on? Is your head spinning due to all the different nclex reviews out there? Do you feel like you are never going to pass NCLEX? Do you think your going to be stuck alone in this rut forever?
If you feel like this, then guess what hey that was me. Let me introduce myself: Hi my name is Sam I graduated nursing school with honors, passed my exit exam with over a 900 and I failed the nclex. I failed the nclex after studying for 10 hours a day and completing a ton of Kaplan and uworld questions. I had just graduated from nursing school May 2017, and, I was excited and ready to start the very next chapter of my life. I studied very hard took my first test in July and got all 265 questions and literally was shocked and devastated that I had failed. I felt very alone and wasn’t sure what to do.
I needed someone who could help me. I worked so hard in school this couldn’t be the end to my story. After all, this was a second degree and an ABSN program for me. After searching online, I found Justine Buick. After reading the reviews I thought to myself well if she helped others then maybe she could help me too. I’m willing to put in the work. I was already working hard.
After speaking to her and after our first session I felt like I found the right person who could help assist me. I felt that she was passionate and enthusiastic about helping others pass this beast of an exam. She created a study plan for me and helped teach me when to move on to the next topic instead of staying on any one topic for too long. Slowly but surely, I felt ready to sit for this exam again. I wasn’t going to let one bad exam define me.
So how did Justine help me exactly besides the study plan? Well we practiced questions together and I started to see where I was going wrong with my critical thinking. She had webinars where we went over MUST KNOW NCLEX MEDS and a fabulous EKG webinar. I seriously wish I found that EKG webinar in nursing school! I strongly recommend all her webinars. I made sure to learn all the meds we had reviewed in these webinars and thoroughly went over all the EKG notes. And she’s an absolute pro at leadership and delegation, she’s got some serious awesome test taking strategies.
My second attempt at this exam was Nov 29th. After thoroughly reviewing content I felt like they couldn’t trick me anymore. They did a nice job trying but this time I thoroughly knew my meds and content. After 100 questions my exam shut off. My name was on the state board site within two days. I still can’t believe it’s finally over. It has been a long journey for me.
I recommend giving Justine a chance and let her help you. If you can put in the hard work and the effort the NCLEX can be conquered. I did it and trust me I have super high anxiety. I had to learn how to seriously relax. All I can recommend to future test takers is learn the content and please review it, let Justine guide you and practice strategy and technique. Write out rationales and make index cards and review material. You will reap the rewards in the end. I promise if you give it your absolute all, there is light at the end of the tunnel.“
2nd time test-taker7 tutoring sessions and 2 webinars
Sept 2017, Ohio
“I have been so busy packing and moving. I passed in 105 questions! I am officially moved into my place in DC and started work today! Thank you so much for your help and guidance my last week of studying. You definitely helped me pull this off. I hope you are doing well!”
2nd time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
August 2017, Ohio
“Hey just wanted you to know I passed NCLEX, yesterday. Thanks so much for your help. I liked being able to ask why, or the reasons that I was thinking a certain way. Really appreciate it.”
7th time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
July 2017, New Jersey
“I graduated nursing school in May and was eager to take the NCLEX soon after. Being that I was pregnant and expecting the baby’s arrival in August, I was in a hurry to get the exam over with. Although I had done well in nursing school and had taken several review courses, I was not confident enough that I would pass the NCLEX on the first try. While talking to a friend she mentioned Justine Buick had helped her after she had failed on her first try. I figured i would try reaching out and hoped for the best. I emailed Justine and she contacted me the next day and we made an appointment to meet. The meeting was the best thing ever. I learned how to answer questions using strategy as opposed to only using known content. We did questions together and formulated a study plan. Throughout studying I got overwhelmed several times. I emailed Justine and she encouraged me to keep studying and gave me tips and resources that were really helpful. We had 4 sessions together and I felt extremely confident a few weeks before my exam. I even rescheduled the exam date to take it earlier. When I came to the exam I sat down and thought “it’s as if I’m doing practice questions”. I went through each question using the strategies that I had been taught. For example- where am I and what kind of nurse am I? Is there a time frame? Are there any killer answers? These were just a few of the tricks that helped me eliminate answers. When I was left with 2 choices I would then think “which one has a better outcome?” And I would choose the best option. After 1 hour and 15 minutes and 75 questions, the computer shut off. I had passed the exam, thanks to Justine Buick for all the support and for giving me the confidence I needed to be successful.”
1st time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
Jennifer Rosas, RN
July 2017, Texas
“When I initially took the NCLEX I went to Two-hundred and thirty questions, and I ran out of time. Luckily I found Justine. Justine thoroughly understood what areas I needed help in. She set up a plan for execution and it definitely led to success. I simply followed her instruction step by step. Her “nugget notes”, and “saunders” were of great help. Her guidance made the questions on the NCLEX very understandable, and clear. She made sure I was consistent with my work and comfortable with all types of questions. She went above and beyond to ensure I had the tools/knowledge needed to pass, also working me into her schedule. The 2nd time I took the NCLEX I passed answering only Seventy-five questions! I can not emphasize enough regarding what a great help, mentor, and tutor Justine was. I highly recommend her to anyone that is looking for the same results. PASS!!!!”
2nd time test-taker21 tutoring sessions
July 2017, Canada
“I reached out to Justine after failing my NCLEX exam twice. I was unsure what I was doing wrong and why I couldn’t answer the questions right. Working with Justine helped to to break down the questions and understand what they were asking. She provides a safe environment where you both work to identify your weakness and develop strategies to address them. The one thing that really worked for me was developing lists of things I did not know when I got questions wrong, called nugget pages. It was extremely helpful in directing my learning. If you have the chance, attend a group seminar as it helps to learn with other people.”
3rd time test-taker2 tutoring sessions and 1 webinar
July 2017, Massachusetts
“Whether you are first time test taker, a recent graduate, or have already taken the exam before, choosing to tutor with Justine will change your life. At first I was skeptical, but after emailing with her about her student pass rate and reading her online testimonials I decided to start tutoring with her. After a few sessions, I realized how I was answering questions had changed. It made me realize I had not had a strategy when answering questions, I was just answering them. Justine taught me test taking strategies and prioritization skills I know I will take with me throughout my career.
I took all of Justine’s med webinars and ECG lectures and she broke down the material in a way that was easy to understand and remember! She tailored our tutoring to my needs and what I needed to improve on. I am sure that without her help I would not have realized what I was doing wrong. She taught me about Nugget Pages which helped me focus. I was not sure if I would ever know enough content, or be prepared enough mentally for the NCLEX but Justine helped me build my confidence!
I also used the Saunders NCLEX book and U-World to pass on my second try!”
2nd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions and 2 webinars
June 2017, Georgia
“After 4 years of completing nursing school and failing the NCLEX 3 times i knew that i had to change something. I had done Hurst Live, Hurst Online , Kaplan Online etc. You name it I’ve tried it. I decided to google to see what other alternatives were there so i came across Justine’s name. What drowned me to her was that she had helped a Canadian Student passed the CRNE in Canada (Canadian version of Nclex). Since my nursing degree was from Canada I reached out to her and told her my dilemma. She was booked and begged her to put me on her waiting list. Long story short , we did 14 sessions, 5 webinars and all of uworlds questions. If there is anybody out there reading this that needs help with passing Nclex this is your girl. She is the Nclex “god”. She got all the tools you need to help you pass if you willing to put in a little work. I was able to pass in 55mins with 75 questions. Did all that with 2 kids below 3 and if you counting my husband 3 kids lol. You know how men are. But on a serious note if i can do it you can. English is not even my first language. Now Justine I don’t think I can find the right words to thank you for what you have done for my family and I. God bless you and your family beyond measure. May He shine His face on you and Grant you all your heart desire. I thank you, thank you, thank you. Gods Blessings to you
All the way from the Peach State, Ga
Bri, RN,BSN(😍😍😍 ) Just surreal
4th time test-taker14 tutoring sessions and 6 webinars
“Hi Justine, Just letting you know I took the exam on the 27th and just found out that I passed! Thank you sooooo much for your help. I got 77 questions. For sure your strategies regarding picking answers that are killer answers definitely helped. You also helped me point out key elements in the questions as far as ages, things like “saturated with blood vs tinged” that helped ALOT.
2nd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions
“Hi Justine just wanted to let you know I took the NCLEX RN on Tuesday. I PASSED!!!! Yay!!! LOL!!! Thanks for everything and for your help with how to breakdown the questions and how to come up with the correct answers. The sessions we had really helped me a lot!! I did UWorld questions as well and that helped a lot. The rationales really explain why the answer was the correct one..
8th time test-takers4 tutoring sessions
May 2017, Hawaii
Justine is the REAL deal. I graduated back in 2014 and finally passed my NCLEX exam May 2017, three years later! I was starting to give up on myself, exhausting all my options, feeling depressed, and hearing it from everyone, “When will you pass?” or “Are you even studying?” Being diagnosed with dyslexia sure didn’t make things any easier. It was only then, when God sent me an angel, Justine, to tutor me is when everything started to make sense. I’m not too sure how many sessions I had done but all I know is that every cent I paid was 100% worth it. Don’t get me wrong, you can’t just show up and expect her to do all the work, you have to put in the time. I did 75 questions a day (on Uworld) and reviewed for a good 4 to 5 hours. I also bought the new Saunders book and went over the chapters Justine assigned. My test scores were in the low 40-45 range but towards the end it jumped to an average of 65. My advice is to find out what works for you to retain content because this is very important. For me, it was watching videos and taking notes. Watching and listening to Justine’s webinars really helped a lot. Don’t give up because like me, you will get that PASS on your test with the help of Justine. Thank you again Justine for all your help, you have certainly changed my life and I can’t thank you enough.
P.S. If you need a prayer before you test look up Saint Joseph of Cupertino.”
5th time test-taker11 tutoring sessions
May 2017, Michigan
“Prior to contacting Justine, I did a lot of research for help tackling my NCLEX after I had taken it a few times and was unsuccessful. Being that I felt like I was close to passing, I wasn’t sure where to begin. Justine is very helpful, knowledgeable, and professional from the get-go. Not only did she help me gain confidence, but she also helped me PASS. I am so thankful that I decided to get out of my comfort zone and reach out to Justine. She is nothing less than amazing! Thanks again Justine!”
5th time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
Chris K., RN
March 2017, Maine
“To whomever may be researching a tutor-
I am not the type of guy for writing reviews, look at my amazon account, a billion purchases and no reviews! BUT, I passed my NCLEX recently, thanks in LARGE part to Ms. Justine Buick.
I had a solid knowledge base that I did not necessarily believe in. I had hired a tutor before Justine and failed the NCLEX in 265 questions. We studied a TON of content, reviewing 200+ questions a week, 50 or so with the tutor, then 150+ I was “assigned” during the week. Brutal and demoralized would be how I describe those 5+ hours of testing after all that studying.
I have quite intense test anxiety, so having gotten that far, I felt that may be the closest I ever get to passing, and it was hard to see the positive in the situation. I did not want to hire another tutor as it obviously hadn’t worked previously.
My Dad did a LOT of research and came to me with Justine’s website and description of her approach. Her approach was different, not in a negative way, but in a way that made me think it may work. It was more test strategy based as opposed to content based. We have ALL gotten through nursing school somehow, right? So why review content since a lot of the NCLEX is very new and likely never covered in school. The testing strategy is key, not the content.
Like I said, I had doubts about my content knowledge going into my sessions with Justine, but they were quickly put to rest. I passed the NCLEX in the minimum 75 questions after 7 quick sessions with Justine. After each session I got a recap and feel for where we stand. Before my NCLEX she let me know whether I was ready or not; hint- I was ready.
It is nice to be proved wrong about something that can really debilitate your life- Like failing the biggest exam of your life. NOTHING matches the feeling on conquering that negativity. And this is from a guy who doesn’t tend to write reviews. Considering I changed my life by hiring Justine, and now the world is my oyster… I would do it again, knowing that my stress level would be much much better, and knowing that I CAN conquer seemingly impossible tasks.
Now, I have less hypertension worries since my heart rate and blood pressure are back down to normal levels. Don’t do that to yourselves. If you find yourself on this page LOOKING for a tutor, you are like me… Don’t hesitate, ease your mind, hire someone to help conquer this road block in front of your chosen career. There is no shame in getting help from time to time. I wish I thought like that a long time ago. YOU can pass the exam, you just may need some tweaking. Get that friendly nudge, that little bit of help before you pay for the exam numerous times. Get that blood pressure and sense of accomplishment sooner. Justine WILL help, and be very honest and forthcoming from the get go. Help yourself. Good luck to anyone reading this. You can and will get there. Enjoy the career you have ahead!
3rd time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
Feb 2017, New York
“I started out using Hurst, Kaplan, Lippincott, and other NCLEX review books and practice questions, but I was not able to pass the NCLEX. In fact, I failed a couple times. I was discouraged, but then I was lucky enough to find Justine. Justine has a great way of attacking NCLEX style questions and she gave me all the tips and strategies to get the questions right. Unlike all the other reviews that I completed, Justine’s nugget pages made sense to me and helped me organize my studying. I can’t explain in words about how great I felt after passing the NCLEX. Justine truly cares about the students she works with and wants them to succeed and become great nurses. I would highly recommend that people work with Justine before taking the NCLEX, that way you will surely pass the first time and not have to go through the stress of failing!! Thanks again for everything Justine. I am officially an RN and I owe it all to you!!”
5th time test-taker22 tutoring sessions
February 2017, Massachusetts
“Hi Justine, I have good news. I passed my first med-surg exam with a 92%. I’m so excited!! The tips you showed me helped so much. Thank you so much!”
still in school!4 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Arizona
“Hi! Passed the NCLEX yesterday!! Thank you for everything. Your tutoring is invaluable, you truly are an expert. I will keep sending people your way! I truly do prefer and believe that you are better than any review program.”
1st time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Florida
“I finished nursing school December of 2013, I was so excited to have finished and finally was getting ready to take the NCLEX – RN. I studied my butt off went to take the test and came out of the testing center knowing that I did not pass. Went home did the Person vue trick which went straight to the credit card page I was devastated and I refused to believe it so I waited until I got my results and it said “FAILED”. This went on for another three times with the same results, nothing had changed except for the amount of questions that I would receive and now its 2016. After the failure of my fourth attempt my sister tired of me crying on the phone to her did some research and called me with her plan. “Justine Buick, the NCLEX tutor” I went online and looked her up, her pass rate was awesome and there was testimonials on her site from people like me. So I had my sister contact her,Justine was so nice to work with she taught me the correct way of looking at NCLEX questions and she worked with my availability. I did everything she told me to do, finally I scheduled my test in January of 2017 and went to take it. This time I didn’t have the “I’m so scared” feeling that I always had. The only thing I felt was “I can’t wait to get this over with”, when I completed the NCLEX I went home and did the Pearson vue trick and got the good pop up, I was so excited I called my sisters and told them and I waited until I got the quick results to call Justine and tell her.She was so happy for me, I never could have passed without her. I really wish that I had contacted her far in advance because it would of saved me loads of tears.”
5th time test-taker10 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Massachusetts
“When I was given Justine’s name I had failed the NCLEX multiple times at 76 questions and at 265 and I had also been out of school for about three years. My confidence was practically non-existent. I had taken the ATI review, Kaplan Review, studied hundreds of questions, purchased multiple books and apps for my phone. From my first session with Justine I knew that I was given such a gift by being put in touch with her. I always knew the areas I struggled in but never knew how to really target my studying. Justine introduced me to the Nugget Page, kept me focused, was able to recognize my strengths, weaknesses and knowledge deficits. Justine offered me so many resources and so much feedback during my 13 weeks with her! She truly is amazing at what she does and honestly I would have not had the confidence to retest without her help. Justine made me work hard, never simply giving me answers to questions I got wrong; instead guiding me, giving me tools and strategies so that I would be able to answer the question myself. On my latest and final attempt at the NCLEX I pass in 86 questions, Justine was my second phone call (right after my mom). She was so genuinely happy for me reaching my goal, and I honestly would not have gotten to this point without her help. I would recommend her without reservation to anyone I come into contact with. Justine is one of the most talented educators I have ever met, I will never be able to express my gratitude to her in words.”
6th time test-taker15 tutoring sessions
January 2017, Florida
“Thank you Justine for helping me get through NCLEX-RN. She helped me break down the questions in a more understanding way for me. I learned how to answer select all that apply questions. She quickly helped me be able to recognize my weaknesses and strengths and work through my struggles. Justine guided me through this journey. I followed what she had told me and it worked. She made my dream come true, I’m finally an RN.”
2nd time test-taker13 tutoring sessions
December 2016, New York
“Justine single-handedly made my dreams come true. Our first session together I got exactly 0 out of the 6 questions right. Instead of making me feel bad or incapable, Justine really helped me break down these questions and understand what they were really asking. Justine showed me that I was making up information and not understanding what the questions were actually asking, something I was completely unaware of before I met with her. The biggest thing Justine taught me is how to think through questions correctly, which turned into me being able to answer questions correctly. In nursing school they always told us that it was so important to do thousands of questions before NCLEX. But after meeting with Justine I strongly believe this is only helpful if you are answering questions the correct way. Justine helped me pass NCLEX in 75 questions on my 4th try, after my last try had been failing with 75 questions. Not only is Justine extremely smart and helpful, she is also very kind and encouraging. This is especially helpful to keep your confidence up, which is important for NCLEX. I can’t recommend Justine enough!! Worth every penny!!”
4th time test-taker11 tutoring sessions
September 2016, Canada
“As a nursing graduate who wrote the N-CLEX three times, there was a lot of pressure writing it a fourth time. This was my last chance to pass this thing! I did some research about tutors, and stumbled across Justine’s website. She was by far, the most reputable tutor for me to use based on her credentials. I had been studying for about a month, and had a few weeks left, and would to get the most I could out of a tutor. We spent about two-three days on average per week going over questions and really focusing on how to answer the questions correctly. After about three weeks of tutoring with her, it was time. I had to go write this dreaded exam that I was so terrified of. After writing 130 questions, and 5 hours later……I PASSED! Justine was amazing. She really spent the time to help me understand how to answer the questions, and really helped me develop the proper skills to write the N-CLEX. She is so easy to discuss questions and concerns with, and really does want you to do well and pass the N-CLEX. I HIGHLY recommend anyone and everyone to use Justine in their study methods; as you can see, she DEFINITELY helped me out a lot! Thanks Justine!”
4th time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
August 2016, New Jersey
“I have no words to thank you for helping me get to this point! After failing to pass the NCLEX twice, I thought I will never become a nurse. I was so doubtful and didn’t know how to help myself. It was only with your kindness and skill that I learned how to master NCLEX-style questions. Thankfully I passed my NCLEX and have finally received my RN license! Thank you again for bring the most amazing person and tutor that you are!!!!!”
3rd time test-taker15 tutoring sessions
August 2016, Massachusetts
“Dear Justine, I was an RN student in your med-surg clinical. Just passed my NCLEX with 75 questions! Exam was very hard and when I studied for it I remembered our practice questions during clinical and your tips about how to answer those questions! I think it was incredibly helpful! My favorite part was learning how to read EKGs. I reviewed it day before exam because I heard it could be on it! I just want to say THANK YOU for your teaching and helpful hints about NCLEX!”
1st time test-takermed-surg clinical student (0 private sessions)
July 2016, Utah
“Hey Justine! I just wanted to let you know that I PASSED! I had 95 questions! Thank heavens! Thank you so much for all your help! I really appreciate it!”
3rd time test-taker12 tutoring sessions
July 2016, Massachusetts
“Can’t thank Justine enough for all her help! Being a first time test taker I didn’t really know what to expect on the NCLEX-RN so seeking out Justine after a referral from a friend was my first choice. When I first contacted her she was all booked up, but then when she said that she could fit me in, I was beyond excited. In just 4 sessions, she was able to give me strategies and build my confidence in questions, it was really helpful when she had me think out loud! She’s awesome, couldn’t have done it without her! Thank you again!”
1st time test-taker4 sessions
June 2016, Hawaii
“Thank you Justine for taking me in. From the start I had faith that with your help I could tackle NCLEX! Thank you for putting up with me.”
4th time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
Sonia Koki, RN
June 2016, Arizona
“I scrolled down my phone and it dropped from my hands as I yelled, “I PASSED!!!!!” I felt like I won the Mega Millions lottery. After two attempts- the first with 265 questions and a second in 75. I was utterly confused and for lack of a better word, “Pissed!” How did I do worse if I studied more the second time? A friend recommended Justine, so I figured, “Why not?” We met twice a week for three weeks. Having one-on-one sessions going over NCLEX strategies gave me a step by step framework for approaching the questions that I was able to apply towards the test. When I took the test, it was as ifJustine’s voice was guiding me. It proved to be the key difference because I went from failing in 75 the second time to passing in 75 the third/final time. Reach out to Justine as soon as possible because she will provide the road map to success in passing the NCLEX. Mahalo nui loa Justine for helping me pass the NCLEX beast.”
3rd time test-taker10 sessions
Kylee Larsen, RN
April 2016, Utah
“Justine is an amazing tutor! She really knows how to find your weaknesses when it comes to answering questions, and helps you to find a way to answer them correctly. I loved her strategies and the way she helped me with my approach to questions! She is not the type to hold back, and is super straight forward with you from the get go. So don’t expect to get babied. She will push you to your greatest potential! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone getting ready to take the NCLEX!!! Thank you Justine! You have allowed my dreams to come true! I owe you so much!”
3rd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
Linicia Baltimore, RN
January 2016, Connecticut
“First, I want to start off by saying Justine is an amazing person and an excellent tutor! From the very moment you talk to her,it is easy to see how passionate she is about helping others pass the NCLEX. Before I met Justine I struggled with passing the NCLEX. I tried HURST and Saunders but none of those seemed to help. I lost all hope of passing but knew I couldn’t give up. That’s when I found Justine and tutoring with her was the best decision I ever made. Justine is very dedicated to helping her students. As long as you study and do your part, you can pass with the help of Justine. She goes above and beyond for her students to get them the resources they need. She also has great strategies to answer any question the NCLEX may give you. Justine is very knowledgable about the NCLEX and different topics you come across in nursing. She is also very easy to talk to, gives great advice, and helps you attain the confidence you need to pass. After having 9 sessions with Justine I was ready to retest. My computer shut off at 88 questions and I was so nervous! Two days later I received the good news that I passed!! It was pleasure working with you! And thank you again for all your help!”
3rd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
Talia Adams, RN
December 2015, Arizona
“I had taken the NCLEX-RN 5 times and failed. Each time it got worse and worse the further along I was out of school. I had tried EVERY thing out there, online courses, every book, and spent a TON of money on things that were just not helping me. I struggled with test anxiety and I felt I needed something more than just studying the content I already knew. I stumbled upon Justine’s information and thought “why not? lets try this out!” So I emailed her and we hit it off! Our first skype session I KNEW she was going to help me. I learned how to answer the question, and test taking strategies that I desperately needed and couldn’t get out of a book.Justine- you helped me gain my confidence back when I had completely wanted to quit my dreams of becoming a nurse. You gave me all the tools I needed to pass this biggest obstacle of my life. I can’t thank you enough for all of your help, and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself. I am forever grateful for you! I FINALLY passed 4 years after I graduated nursing school and the 6th time of taking it. I also passed this 6th time in ONLY 75 QUESTIONS!!!!!!! Do NOT give up!”
6th time test-taker11 tutoring sessions
ADN student, RN
December 2015, Massachusetts
“I want to thank you so much for your help. I utilized a lot of your strategies and flashcards on quizlet. I sat for the exam on Monday and got 90-something questions. I’m so happy I finally passed. Hope all is well with you and your family. Enjoy the holidays, and thanks again, you definitely played a role in my success this time around.”
4th time test-taker4 tutoring sessions
October 2015, Louisiana
“I failed the NCLEX twice and I had taken Hurst Review and tried NCSBN but The NCLEX Tutor is what helped me pass the third time around!!! A friend recommended her to me & I immediately emailed her for help!! I met with Justine once a week for about 13 weeks. Justine has so much knowledge about the NCLEX and all the different strategies to answer every kind of question. There was nothing we didn’t cover that wasn’t on the NCLEX.She is super friendly, easy to talk to and it’s easy to see how truly passionate she is in helping you pass. If you dedicate your time and do your part in studying, she can and will help you pass. I thought the NCLEX was impossible, but Justine helped me prove otherwise!!! Thank you so much!!!! You are seriously the best!!”
3rd time test-taker13 tutoring sessions
September 2015, Hawaii
“Justine is one of the most amazing teachers I’ve ever worked with. It’s very hard to find someone that motivates you, keeps you in check, and inspires you to get things done! I didn’t have much luck testing for the NCLEX, and I really didn’t understand what I was messing up on. Within the first Skype session I had with Justine, she pointed out the problem! We had 5 classes in total and she entirely changed my thinking process and showed me what I was missing while reading the questions. With dedication, following her technique, and doing lots and LOTS of questions, I finally felt confident. A feeling that I never felt before walking into that room. And well… I passed!!! I am so thankful for Justine and I swear by her work. She’s a brilliant caring teacher and I’d highly recommend her!! Thank you again Justine!!!”
3rd time test-taker5 tutoring sessions
September, 2015, Florida
“Without THENCLEXTUTOR I had given up hope of passing the NCLEX, RN. I got in contact with Justine, who isan awesome person and teacher. She taught me the strategies I need to pass the NCLEX, also a lot of encouragement letting me know that it can be done. I am very grateful for her because after failing 3 times. I am a Registered Nurse. Thank you Justine”.
4th time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
Susan, Mom of a wonderful student
May 2014, Texas.
“Justine is a kind, caring tutor. Very savvy in new methodology and technology, with an effective NCLEX formula to pass the exam. I had strong reservation about continuity when my daughter took lessons from LA via Skype with Justine. Well even when Boston suffered severe winter storms this year, no interruption in program! She also has great empathy for students and is most supportive. A great leader that nurtures student’s confidence.”
3rd time test-taker)
May 2015, North Carolina
“After several attempts and lots of discouragement I found Justine! We only met 3 times but her strategies and telling me to slow down, think out loud and showed me where I could think diff was all the help in the world . And when it came down to two she would ask me which is safer? Guess what a lot of prayers and 2 times w/ Justine and passed at 140 questions. Prior 2 attempts were 265!!!!!!She is absolutely wonderfuland too bad u don’t think about needing a tutor in the beginning because I sure would have loved to have her in the beginning! Any doubts Use her! U won’t regret it! Thanks again Justine I can now say proudly I am an RN!”
5th time test-taker3 tutoring sessions
Lisa Adams, RN
April 2015, Louisiana
“After graduating nursing school, I used Hurst to study for NCLEX. I took the test a month later and didn’t pass! I was devastated but got back to studying, this time using Kaplan! I admit I didn’t fully complete the course, but still decided to take the test again, and failed…again! I was so upset and didn’t know what to do! I live in Louisiana and we don’t have any NCLEX tutors here! So my mom went to google and found Justine! We started skyping every Saturday morning. After working with Justine for 2 months, with her help in testing strategies, and learning the content, I felt it was time to battle the NCLEX again! Third times a charm, right? Well for me it was!! I passed the NCLEX with 92 questions!!I could not have done it without the help of Justine!!Now I am proud to say that I am Lisa Adams, RN!!!”
3rd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
April 2015, Ohio
“I can’t say enough nice things about Justine! I failed my NCLEX exam the first time in 75 questions, 2 months after graduating school. I was devastated and did not know where to begin again. I knew I needed a tutor to help me find my weaknesses and pass this exam. I am so glad I found Justine! We worked together over Skype for 7 weeks and it paid off! I passed the second time in 250 questions!Justine truly cares about who she tutors.She was available by phone or email any time to make sure you felt ready. I am so thankful I found her! -Alexa, RN ahhhh!”
2nd time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
February 2015, Massachusetts
“After three failed attempts at the NCLEX-RN I was losing hope and very discouraged on where to go for help in passing this test. I found Justine online and after meeting with her for the first time I already had hope that this time was going to be different. She was very easy to get in touch with and worked with me to create tutoring sessions that fit both of our schedules. Justine was able to help me make a plan for studying and kept me in the right direction. She was able to help me critically think to answer questions, which was what I was lacking in most. With the help of the strategies she provided me I was already improving my practice test scores is just a few sessions. Justine provided me with many different resources to use and guide me through the studying process. With her help, I can now officially say I am a Registered Nurse in Massachusetts andhighly recommend her!”
4th time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
January 2015, Massachusetts
“I took the exam for the first time three weeks after graduation and didn’t pass. I was absolutely devastated. Late October came around and I was ready to take the NCLEX again. A couple of days later I found out that I did not pass the exam, yet again. I knew this time around I should try a completely different strategy and find out what I am doing wrong. I looked up NCLEX tutor online and found Justine Buick. We met once a week for two hours and went over the exam and strategies for all the types of questions seen on the exam. I gradually began to see myself improving and getting more questions right than I ever had. About 5 weeks later I was scheduled to take the NCLEX for the third time. Using the strategies and everything Justine and I had talked about, I passed the exam with 265 questions. It was the happiest day for me and I could not have done it without the help of Justine.”
3rd time test-taker8 tutoring sessions
December 2014, Massachusetts
“Justine helped me after a first failed attempt at the NCLEX. Thanks to her help, I successfully passed on my second try and this was after working with Justine for less than 2 months. I am now a Registered Nurse and am a lot more knowledgeable and have a better understanding of concepts thanks to her help. I couldn’t have done this without her and I highly recommend her tutoring services. She accommodated my schedule and returned my emails and calls swiftly. She was extremely professional, polite but yet stern enough that she didn’t allow me to slack and pushed me to work hard.She gave me the confidence I neededand checked on me to make sure I was accomplishing the tasks that we both set forth. Prior to working with Justine, I felt like I was studying everything and anything and had no direct plan of action. She was able to set me on the correct course and I proved successful. Thank you!”
2nd time test-taker7 tutoring sessions
January 2015, Massachusetts
“Justine’s passion to tutor for the NCLEX is outstanding.
I graduated from nursing school in December of 2014, and planned to take the NCLEX in January. I started to study and realized I needed help. Luckily, I found Justine! When I first met her, she started off by saying “I love tutoring for NCLEX, this is my favorite thing!” After one, 90 minute session, I improved my practice test scores by 5% and by the end of a few session I improved by 10%, then I passed my test. I went for 6 or 7, 90 minute sessions. She doesn’t just care about giving you the strategies and the knowledge to pass the test, she cares about you as an individual. She gave me the confidence I needed to pass this exam. Justine makes it fun to study for the NCLEX and makes you want to practice questions. I can’t say enough good things about Justine and her ability as a tutor. She has a great price and works with your schedule. I sincerely enjoyed the hours I spent with Justine!”
1st time test-taker6 tutoring sessions
September 2014, Massachusetts
“Justine –You have been a tremendous support and friend. Thanks for helping me on my journey to becoming an RN! Couldn’t have done this without you! Passed with 85 questions, because of you.”
2nd time test-taker9 tutoring sessions
“You have been the best clinical instructor ever! Thank you so much for all encouragement, big and small and in between: for teaching so much important nursing knowledge. But most of all being such a great coach and helping us gain much needed focus about what’s really important. Plus you have a been fun, kind, inspirational and a great example!” —– ADN student, Massachusetts, USA, 2014
Med-Surg Clinical Group of Quincy College2014
“Dear Professor Buick, Thank you so much for being our clinical instructor. Thank you for guiding us and for inspiring us! Especially at our first clinical site. I will always be grateful to know and remember the experiences, the learning obstacles, and the lessons learned. Thank you for being and amazing instructor! Most importantly, thank you for inspiring me to be a better student nurse.” —– ADN student, Massachusetts, USA 2014
Med-Surg Clinical Student of Quincy College2014
“Justine, thank you for a wonderful semester! It makes a big difference when a professor isn’t intimidating. You are one of a few that made my clinical experience a good one – one that I’ll always remember! You challenged me in many ways that I know will definitely make me become a terrific nurse! Thanks!” BSN student, Hawaii, USA, 2010