Below is just a fraction of the hundreds of positive testimonials we have received.
I just wanted to send a very thankful note to say that I thought your course was so helpful which I attended in Galway in February. I got Mental Health Nursing in NUIG and am so grateful and just wanted to thank you all for your continued support with materials you provided during these very testing times as without it I don’t think I would have been successful in the test.
- Mary McHugh, Galway
"I received and accepted a college offer today, Nursing, my 1st preference on the CAO. I'd like to share this good news and credit your help with exam prep. In hindsight, attending the workshop was a great idea. Really helped to get organised and handle timing better. Thank you."
- Nelly Bergman, Dublin
"I have just completed my nursing assessment. I would like to thank you all at Career Services for your ongoing support, especially during this difficult time for everyone. The preparation course with Patrick Nealon was just so informative, easy follow, positive and encouraging. I left there feeling I could be successful. The support I received before the assessment was announced to go online was amazing. Since then, the support and guidance I received has been absolutely outstanding! The extra material, the emails, the well wishes, have made all the difference and gave me courage and confidence to do the assessment. If I had not attended the preparation course and received the support of Career Services, there is no way I would have even understood half the questions. Whether I pass or not, I have done it and am very happy with myself. The value for money of your support is just out on its own. I will be highly recommending your prep course to everyone I can, never stop doing what you are doing, you are helping change lives and make dreams come true! Your professionalism and genuine support is just unbelievable Thank you all so much! All the very best to all of you. Please pass on my special thanks to Patrick Nealon, amazing at his job and has helped me to get this far"
- Imelda Reynolds Co. Offaly
"I just wanted to say thank you for the brilliant support you have offered those of us who signed up to your Mature Student Nursing course. I really didn't expect any additional materials and to then have the further videos and material after the announcement of the online provider is just absolutely brilliant. You've gone above and beyond - thank you so much!"
“I just wanted to send a thank you to Career Services & my trainer on the day. I completed the nursing preparation course in Stillorgan this year. I just got my first-choice of midwifery in UCD. There is no doubt that if I had not done the course I would not have got my choice. The course prepares you so well and gives such good tools to practice for the test. I will be sure to recommend the course to anyone interested. Thanks again”
- Natalie Moore Co. Cork
- Carla Kelly, Co. Dublin
"I'd like to express my thank you for your help at the Mature Nursing Preparation day in February this year. I passed the exam with an overall result of 171 and have been offered a place in General Nursing in UCC. I thought it might be helpful, for your own statistics, to let you know that I previously sat the exam in 2014 - achieving a result of 161 and failing to secure a place. So, the proof is in the pudding that your course brought up my score by 10 points. I previously struggled enormously with the Numerical Reasoning part of the exam, and your course helped me think more clearly on the day. The biggest difference was the Verbal Reasoning section - which I previously thought I didn't need any work on! Thanks again”
- Sophie Gahan, Co. Cork
"Dear Career Services :), The course day with Career Services which I attended in Limerick this year was genuinely the most informative course day I have been to. I wrote this on our feedback on the day aswell - but every single word to describe any aspect of information was so thoroughly explained, in a detail I've never experienced in school or college. Maths in particular was always an area I struggled with but had I have had the same teacher in school it would never have been a problem for me. I attended the mock exam Career Services held aswell and from doing so I felt like I at least knew the exact order the real exam would take and that in itself relieved more anxiety. I thankfully passed the 3 stages of the exam but am still waiting to hear if I have got a place on a nursing degree course. I really don't think I would have passed had I not attended the course and sat the mock exam with Career Services. Thank you so much again and don't change a thing!!!"
- Aisling O'Meara, Co. Laois
"Booking the Career Services day was probably the best decision I made prior to attempting the mature student exam and without a doubt it helped me pass all three exams. I would not have any idea about the exam layout, questions or timings. The tutor was extremely helpful, answering questions, giving handy tips and taking time to explain the material. We were given sample questions in the session, as well as further study material online, which I would have been so lost without. Practicing the questions everyday and taking into account what I learnt in the session helped me to achieve great results."
- Faryal Bagum, Co. Dublin
“Both my friend and I attended the Career Services course in Waterford this year. When I glanced through the material at the beginning I thought to myself 'there is no hope of me getting through this test' but as the instructor went through it all and broke down each section my confidence grew. I practiced with the take-home material every week especially the maths because I was never any good at maths in school. The test day came and because of the course I was never as confident in my life going into a test centre. When the results came out I placed in the top 20 in the country out of over 1200 people, I got the highest in the maths section! My advice to anybody thinking of doing the exam for nursing is DO THE CAREER SERVICES COURSE! I couldn't recommend it enough and I would have never passed without doing it”
- Ciara Doyle, Co. Wexford
“I absolutely cannot recommend 'Career Services' enough. Eddie was an unbelievable tutor, stripping everything back to basics. I was most nervous about my numerical reasoning and was surprised when I scored the highest in this area. I passed all 3 parts with comfort, even after attending a wedding the day before the 9:30 am exam, which would have been impossible without 'Career Services'. Thank You”
- Gemma Gibbons, Co. Mayo
“I would highly recommend the Nursing Aptitude Preparation course. I undertook the nursing examination last year without undertaking this course and missed out on my chosen course by two points. This year I undertook the aptitude preparation course and increased my score by 18 points and am now on course to receive my first choice course of Adult and Children's nursing. I was delighted with how the course was run and the tutor was very nice and knowledgeable. The online test questions were wonderfully helpful and all of the handouts and discussions surrounding how to approach the questions and job simulation were so helpful. I practiced these questions over and over again and without doing so I definitely would not of increased my point score. I really owe my success to Career Services and any future candidate should definitely do this course. Thank you!
- Jennifer Byrne, Co. Dublin
"I highly recommend anyone who wants to pursue a career in Nursing to do a 1 day course provided by "Career Services". I passed all my three tests and I do not think I would have passed without attending their preparation course. On the day of the course the tutor was very patient, clear and informative and he also gave us some notes to practice at home and online log in details for our personal accounts on their website to practice so that we get to carry our notes wherever we go, I was doing another course at the time so I would practice during my free periods and lunch time which was flexible. All three areas of the tests were covered on the preparation course day and I was glad that everything we covered prepared me for the exam as there were no surprises for me and I knew what to expect. I am now excited about the future. I cannot recommend "Career Services" highly enough to anyone who wants to kick start a career in nursing as a mature student, it is never too late, dreams can come true. Thank you Career Services, the best money I ever spent"
- Ethel Matarutse, Co. Mayo
“Hi, I attended the Career Services prep day in February of this year in Dublin. I just want to say without the course I wouldn't have ever been able to do as well as I did. I scored 192 in my exam and 70/80 out of the maths test (I failed junior cert maths and leaving cert maths TWICE) so my confidence was really low as I've always been really poor with numbers. I studied around 2-3 hours per day with the online platform and this is the reason I did so well. I'm now praying I get my first choice midwifery in trinity college. Also thank you for the mock exam as the maths questions all came up as did a lot of the job sim questions! Thanks again best money I ever spent and thanks to Eddie he was great”
- Nicola Lynch, Co. Dublin
"I’m writing this email in response to the Mature Entry Nursing Exam prep day that I went to in March of 2017. I attended this course roughly a month before the exam, which was in April. The course was all day from 10:30 - 6pm with lunch provided in the hotel we did the prep day in. I found the tutor, Mr Nealon, did an exceptional job at explaining the contents of the exam to us. I have Dyscalculia which is a form of dyslexia concentrated on Maths, and Mr Nealon is the only person in my entire life who has ever successfully explained the methods of which to figure out maths equations in a manner that I understood, but also in a manner that I remembered and was able to put into practice. I know for a fact that I would not have done as well as I did in my exam if I hadn’t done the career services Prep Day. The entirety of the exam was combed through extensively, everything was explained from the logic behind why the questions are asked to the physical structure of the exam. There isn’t one thing that was explained to me in the exam that didn’t happen on the day. I would 100% recommend Career Services. They provide an invaluable service. Hoping I get my place this year”
- Corinne Feeney, Co. Sligo
The tutor is well-experienced in delivering this preparation course and knows very well about the Mature Nursing Assessment. The way he presented is very interesting. As English is my third language, my reading speed might not be as fast as those native speakers. The preparation course provided by Career Services definitely helps me a lot, especially the testing strategies. Without their help, I wouldn't have been able to secure a total score of 195, which I am pretty satisfied with. I will highly recommend this to anyone who are thinking of taking the Mature Nursing Assessment and if you do, make sure that you take time to do the online practice tests!!!
- Charlotte Xie, Co. Dublin
I would recommend all mature students to do the course lesson with Career Services, I myself was reluctant to pay but I did and don’t regret it one bit, the tips and guidelines where very helpful, it helped me manage my time wisely and I passed all three exams. Its A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR A BRIGHT FUTURE.
- Fortune Anyanwu, Co. Dublin
“It had been recommended to do the preparation day run by Career Services by a past pupil. I would highly recommend doing the course day. I don't think I would have passed without it. The man on the day was very friendly and overall, it was an extremely informative course. It helped to ease my worries about the upcoming exam. The course gave a great insight into what to expect on the day of the exam. They also sent us home with practise questions for all three modules as well as online practice questions. Would definitely recommend the course to everyone going to do the Mature Nursing Aptitude Exam. Thank you so much!”
- Kristina Forbes, Co. Dublin
“Dear Career Services, I would like to inform you that thanks to you I got a fantastic score of 197 in my assessment test. Attending your workshop has definitely given me the confidence and the edge going into the assessment test. Your tutor was excellent and the practice tests which instantly show how I am doing were absolutely helpful. I would definitely recommend you to anyone who wants to join nursing through the mature route”
- Koteswar Kareti, Co. Cork
"I got an offer for general nursing and I am absolutely over the moon. I have recommended your course to everyone I know, because it was my first time doing the aptitude test and I doubt I would've scored so well or gotten an offer without the course. Thank you" Rosarie Cotter (2017)
"I am so happy to participate in the career preparation for the 2017 mature nursing course. Yes indeed the program helped me prepare well in advance for the CAO exam and I am happy to say yes I pass all the 3 subjects. The tutor teaches in a professional way that made it easier for me. I will definitely recommend the program to my friends. Thanks to all the team"
- Mariam Sillah, Co. Dublin
"The day I walked in to the course, I had no idea about the exam. But after spending time with instructor they gave me all the information that I should know. I practiced with the materials in the last one week and I did pass. Thank you so much"
- Titus Thomas, Co. Cork
"I am a 40 year old female striving to make a career change that I've always wanted. Your prep course and mock exam helped me prepare as best I could and I thank you for providing such an excellent course. It helped me over come my initial fears of applying. I found both days very helpful and if I secure the placement I wanted, I will be delighted. Many thanks.
- Sharron Hughes, Co. Dublin
"I attended the mature nursing aptitude exam first time without any exposure about it. I attended the career services course for a day, the methodology of teaching and the learning materials helped a lot in getting through the exam . I am delighted and definitely recommend career services"
- Cynthia Augustine, Co. Dublin
"I was recommended the career service day from a friend that had previously done it. I found the person that was running the course to be very friendly and informative. He helped you feel at ease and was very helpful with any queries that needed to be clarified. This course helped me to be able to prepare for the nursing aptitude test with confidence. They also give practice questions that can be accessed online. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is considering entry to nursing as a mature student. I passed the exams thanks to career service as they really gave me a feel of what to expect on the day"
- Helen Norris, Co. Waterford
“I just want to thank you Career Services for the wonderful experience I have during the lecture. All the techniques is very helpful during the exam proper. Our tutor tackles every single aspect on how will you cope up on the pressure and time management during the exam. And it also explains very well the subjects to focus on which is very relevant for you to pass the exam. Again thank you very much and I highly recommend Career Services to anybody. Keep up the good work. And by the way I passed all the exam”
- Clem Cruz, Co. Dublin
"I got my first choice for general nursing in WIT, this was my first year applying. I can honestly say that without the career service day and the exam prep day I would not have been offered a place, never mind my first choice. Everyone I dealt with from career service was professional and seemed to have a genuine interest in helping everyone get through the dreaded exam. Thank you so much Career Services!"
- Emma Tobin, Co. Waterford
"I would just like to say that doing the Career Services course for the nursing was the best thing I ever did, worth every penny. It is so encouraging and gives you your confidence back as a mature student trying to better yourself.The people doing the course are so easy to get on with and make you feel confidant and relaxed. I felt I could do anything after doing this course and although I didn't get the result I wanted I didn't feel to bad because I did better than I ever thought I could and I will keep trying and I will take part in this course again just for the boost it gives you. So thank you Career Services from Paula who hasn't studied in a long long time".
- Paula White, Co. Kilkenny
I got my 1st choice offer of midwifery in UCD with a score of 187, I cannot thank you enough for providing the course. I don't think I would have made it without it! I couldn't recommend the course highly enough to anyone thinking of applying in the future. The mock exam also helped take some of the nerves away. Thank you again.
- Adrienne Maher, Co. Dublin
"I would like to highly recommend "Career Services". I passed all three exams for nursing. The tutor for the day was very nice and extremely informative presented the course well. We covered everything in the course that was in the exam. The notes we got to bring home to revise were beneficial. Without this course I wouldn't have had an idea of what to expect. I was more relaxed going into the exam. Well worth the money thank you for your help”
- Fiona Lynagh, Co. Donegal
“Thank you I made it, everything about the program was awesome. It goes a long way and helpful”
- Victoria Akinmuko, Co. Louth
“I highly recommend the career services prep day!!. I know for sure I wouldn’t have scored as well as I did if I hadn’t. Everything that is on the exam is covered on the day and the online practise tests are perfect for getting prepared!”
- Jamie Ambers, Co. Dublin
“Great course, very informative and was great preparation for the exams I would highly recommend it to everyone”
- Fergal Dooley, Co. Kerry
“Thanks for organising this course career services it was indeed very helpful. It's helped me to be prepared. I recommend it to a friend too and both of us passed. Thanks again for the follow up, materials and your services”
- Gloria Imade, Co. Dublin
"Hi, Thanks for your help guys. I have passed my exams for 2017 with very high marks... couldn’t imagine doing it without your training. Very helpful and an absolute must for anyone who wants to try pass PAS exam. Thanks a lot!"
- Michael Stokluska, Co. Waterford
"Absolutely essential before sitting the nursing/midwifery exam. Couldn't of passed it without it. Completely put me at ease going into the exam. Thank you”
- Kerri Harrison, Co. Limerick
"I received an offer for General Nursing in St. Angela's Sligo it was my first choice and I'm delighted. Thank you to all at Career services the course was extremely helpful especially the online learning platform as well as the mock exam"
- Niamh Pilcher, Co. Mayo
Yes I got my offer! I got Trinity Mids which was my 1st choice with a score of 189. That's with a big thanks to your preparation course! I know I can academically complete this degree without any major issues, but I would not have been prepared for the exam format or layout. So with a lot of gratitude I thank you all at Career Services for the support.
- Bernie Malone, Co. Dublin
"Hi I got an offer of my first choice, children's and general nursing in DCU. I achieved a very good mark in the exam and this is basically down to the career services day and practice tests. I also took the mock exam which is one of the main reasons I scored so well in the exam. Thank you so much"
Gemma Whearity, Co. Dublin
"After all these years my dream finally came true. If I had not taken the preparation course this would not have been possible for me. I used the time keeping skills and smart tips throughout the test which I otherwise would not have known, and this enabled me to achieve a strong pass result. It's not just a course, it's an enabler to dreams coming true and for that I thank you - One very happy future nurse!".
Holly Buckle, Co. Kildare
I would just like to say that I cannot recommend "Career Services" highly enough. I passed all three exams for nursing. It was a one day course, very relaxed atmosphere. The tutor for the day was very nice and extremely informative. We covered everything in the course that popped up in the exam. We were also given notes to take home and revise, which surprisingly enough I did ! We had a lovely meal and even got chatting to a few others there. Without this course I wouldn't have had an idea of what to expect. I felt a lot more confident sitting the exams and prepared, and I passed. Best money I ever spent. I cant thank you enough"
- Liz Morgan, Co. Kildare
"I recently completed my mature student nursing preparation course with career services. I found the service to be very professional and 100% worth doing . As a mature woman it has been many years since I had attended school so this preparation course was an absolute god send to me and without it I would most definitely not have passed. I recommend this service 100%. absolutely outstanding. Thanks so much to everyone at Career Services."
- Nicola Beaumont, Co. Westmeath
"I could not praise the career services team enough for the help and structure that they set out during the practice day. It was so beneficial in helping me understand what was required of me during my exam and the strategic planning around how to answer questions helped me to answer most every question given in the time frame allowed. I imagine that I would have struggled a lot otherwise, and now that I have passed my exam ( yaaaaay !) I can look forward to starting college and following my life-long dream in the nursing profession. The career services give every applicant an equal opportunity and encourages confidence going into any exam. Thanks again guys, and I just want to say keep up the good work, you are making dreams come true everywhere you go..well mine anyway"
- Sarah Cullinan, Co. Tipperary
"I did the mature nursing exam prep day and I have to say it was the best thing I did. I passed my exam and scored quite high. I honestly don't think this would have been possible without the Career Services prep day. The prep day prepared me for the exam, the sample and test papers are brilliant. The career services team are truly brilliant at both teaching the prep course and following up. I highly recommend anyone going for mature nursing to do the prep day"
-Alison O Mahony, Co.Cork
"Career Services has been extremely beneficial to me! When I decided that I wanted to study nursing as a mature student I was pretty daunted by what was ahead. A friend recommended Career Services to me as he had been in a similar situation and I can really see why. It was made extremely easy and straight forward. Everything was accessible and I feel like they genuinely cared! I had no idea what was ahead of me with the written assessment test and after the information day I left feeling relaxed and I had everything I needed to prepare myself. As a result I did pretty well in the test (which definitely wouldn't have happened had I not attended the preparation course). I would have no hesitations in recommending Career Services to anyone. Thanks again for all the help and advice! :)"
- Marian O' Donnell, Co. Tipperary
"I found the Career Services course that is available for Mature nursing excellent, it gave myself a great insight in what was due to come up for the mature student nursing preparation Exam, it showed me what areas I needed to improve in etc, so I would pass the exam. The course was very informative and the staff working on the day showed real passion and it really showed on the day. I can honestly say that from taking this course it has given myself the chance on passing the exam. Returning to education as a Mature student is a task in its self but with this course gives you a great chance in succeeding in what you set out to do. I would recommend this course to anyone who is pursing Nursing as a Career and can genuinely say it's money well spent only for this course I really don't know if I would have passed. Thank you very much :)"
- Lauren Ryan, Co. Offaly
"I passed my test and hopefully going to do Psych Nursing in September. Your one day training is something I'll ABSOLUTELY recommend because for the first time the instructor made mathematics approachable and I wished I had him as my maths teacher earlier. Thank you so much"
- Ezenwa C. Diala, Co. Dublin
"I was delighted to pass the aptitude test and I believe it was due to the fact I attended the preparation course for the mature nursing. I felt totally prepared for the exam after completing all the practice exams I was given on the day of the course. I would highly recommended the one day preparation course to anyone to ensure you know what to expect on the day of the exam. The one day course takes away the stress of the unknown"
- Hazel, Co. Offaly