Jim has been highly recommended by my friends who either passed the OIIQ exams under his guidance or have heard of his excellent review course and wants to be part of the long list of successful examinees from his classes. Judging by the big number of aspiring nurses who were in my class, I instantly felt confident that I'm in the right review program. The courses were well-structured and topics were well-discussed. Every session, we have exams that are patterned with the OIIQ exam format. And I must say, these exams challenged me- and I love to conquer challenges. They motivated me to study harder, listen more attentively and attend classes without fail. The review class gave me the confidence I need to pass the exam. But what happened next was not I was hoping I would get. OIIQ gave me a failure rating. I was disheartened and shocked with disbelief. I knew I was well- prepared for that exam. I must admit I was depressed. I've passed all of my exams before this. Well, as what others would say, "you can never have it your way all the time" or my favorite "There will always be a first time." So I guess this is it, my first taste of failure- it was hard to swallow but eventually I have to take it in, stop whining over it and move on. Luckily, I have very supportive and encouraging parents, friends, nearest and dearest, who comforted me and gave me the strength I need to be able to carry this through and rise up again. Jim was one of those people. He was not only a mentor but a dear friend as well. He is like that to all his students. He was among those who persuaded me to have my exam reviewed because, like I do, he believes that I passed the exam. He said I have a fighting chance to having a passing score after the review. He has that ability to gauge his students' abilities and capabilities. So I heeded his advice and I had my exam reviewed. I was hopeful for the best but I also prepared myself for the worst. They say it's rare for anyone to pass the exam after the review. Nevertheless, it was a risk I have to take. I don't want to settle with regrets, with what if's. While waiting I told Jim I'll go back to his class and review again but he maintained I don't have to because he knows I will pass after the review. To be honest, he had more confidence than I with myself, being a worrywart that I am. Finally, yesterday, after more than a month, the exam review results came out - and I passed!! I couldn't believe it! It's so surreal until now. I cried happy tears. It's like a heavy weight that has been lifted off my chest. Jim was right. I have always known I came to the right place for my nursing review. Right now, I only have nothing but happiness and gratitude in my heart. To Jim and his wife Glenda, thank you so much for being a big part of my success and Congratulations!! I wouldn't have done it without your positive reinforcement. I'm so glad I trusted the right person and I will never forget you. To all my friends who wish to have their own success stories in the future as a Canadian RN here in Quebec, I recommend Jim's nursing review program. Je vous remercie encore une fois! À bientôt!