I am so glad to hear from you, but also sad to hear the news of disappointment and disillusion your wife has faced. Does she still have a chance of being a nurse, or has she taken the maximum number of exams?
Before I begin I want to congratulate you: you are here! and you have made it through a horrible winter (although it is nicer there than here.) I can understand your concern about the exams. My daughter wants to get into art school next year and she is already stressed about it: the school year has only begin! But please, do not give up hope. I always say two things:
- If what you are doing is not getting you where you want to go, change what you are doing to get there!
- Be gentle with yourself: allow time, allow learning.
You are a very smart person, who is so filled with courage. I am certain there have been many times you have felt discouraged yet you were able to live through it and endure. Yes, the scores are increasing, but so has your knowledge for the need for help. Now you are not alone. A 10 for listening does mean a perfect score, however, the CELBANPrep Listening Study Guide gives great resources for you to use to improve your listening skills. I have also created some practice exams to help you increase your confidence.
What a blessing to be in BC and to have such funding! There are many methods of payment for CELBANPrep resources, and for all of them you receive a receipt, whether it be: by pay pal or through Amazon. Payments through Money Orders and Online Interac also get receipts. However, having worked for an organization where we reimbursed people for courses you will have to check to see if CELBANPrep qualifies as not all programs receive reimbursement, and it is better to know that earlier than later.
You know, A, I appreciate you sharing your frustrations and fears. Know that they are common, and have been in the heart of every IEN I have met which is why the moment of becoming a nurse in Canada is so sweet not only for them but also for me!
Keep in touch, ask what you may, write when you can!