About Us

Hello!

Welcome to Sine Strategies. We began back in 2011 and have been helping students ever since. Students from all over the state, nation and world have used us; local nursing students from University of Maryland, Howard Community College, Carroll Community College, PGCC, Bowie State, AACC, Global Health, Morgan State University, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Harford Community College, Marymount University, Towson University, Radians College, Frederick Community College, Coppin State, Sojourner Douglas College, Stratford, Univ of DC; national students from West Virginia, Texas, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Florida and California; and international students from Poland, India, Africa, Philippines, Nepal and more! When other review companies like Kaplan and Hurst didn’t work, ours did! Even with students already on the 3rd, the 5th, even the 8th NCLEX attempt, or even out of school for 10 years, it didn’t matter…students came to us and made it! Maybe we can help you too!

We are located in Columbia, Maryland and provide NCLEX reviews, exit exam reviews and Nursing Tutors to assist nursing students during nursing school through the NCLEX. We also offer resume and interview assistance. Currently we provide live/in person tutoring, reviews and skype appointments. We also partner with schools of nursing for review packages and NCLEX expert consultation.

Our philosophy is “students need to be met where they are”. Each nursing student has individual needs and their own barriers to success. It is our job to figure out what those barriers are so we can provide the best assistance possible. And being a small company we have not lost touch with our clients. We believe in best practices for customer service. We take time to understand our students and find the best ways to help them. Our brain based teaching strategies and review formats are able to adjust to fit into individual tutoring, group options, and more.

We employ tutors that specialize in your topics and can fit into a variety of schedules. We have someone for every need. Our private tutoring prices are on the lower side of the going rate. We charge $65/hr while others charge up to $100/hr. However, what is unique about us is our group tutoring options. Group tutoring is the way to receive college level tutoring at elementary tutoring prices.

The founder and President of Sine Strategies comes from a proven background of success in nursing education. As a 1997 BSN graduate from Johns Hopkins University she has worked as a cardiac nurse and agency nurse for over a decade receiving a wide variety of nursing experience on many floors and many hospitals. She is also a MSN/Geriatric Nurse Practitioner graduate from the University of Maryland Baltimore. She began teaching in 2003 as adjunct faculty at a local school of nursing; serving in roles as a clinical instructor, lab instructor, guest lecturer, study group leader, and course leader. The most significant to this role was as the program’s Retention Specialist. She created a program to help failing students succeed not only in class but on the HESI and NCLEX as well. The program showed a 100% attrition rate in the PN program and above a 95% attrition rate in the RN program. Her NCLEX intervention program raised the schools pass rate up to 93.7% in the first year! The Retention program was so successful, it was fully grant funded from the state of Maryland for three years and the schools overall pass rate stayed at the 93% for the life of the grant. She has also been a National presenter at the Summer Institute of Evidenced Based Practice for Nurse Educators.

Today, now as the creator and founder of Sine Strategies she continues a unique student interactive program. Our NCLEX review maintains above a 94% first time NCLEX pass rate. In fact, since the April 2016 NCLEX change, we have had a 100% first time pass rate. Our exit exam reviews are averaging 930′s when the National averages are in the low 800′s. Our students who seek tutoring during their nursing program are doing so well that we are even being recommended by their own faculty! And our resume clients are getting jobs way before the average waiting time! We want YOU to be part of that success too!

We are less expensive, and more personal than those other review companies. We will discuss the best way to meet your individual tutoring needs. We have helped students be successful on the boards when exit exams predicted the students would fail. We have helped students pass the boards after using other companies’ NCLEX reviews and being unsuccessful. We have helped students succeed in their classes when they were struggling on their own. Maybe we can do that for you too?

But don’t just listen to us. Listen to your fellow nursing students. Read some of our client testimonials on this web site and visit our Facebook page to see more.

Interested? Currently providing NCLEX Reviews, HESI Reviews, Nursing Course assistance and Resume Assistance. Contact us to discuss services or with any other inquiries. We look forward to speaking with you to see how and if Sine Strategies is a good fit for your tutoring and board prep needs!

Virginia Sine, MSN, GNP-BC, RN
Founder and President of Sine Strategies

Picture taken June 2011
Summer Institute of Evidenced Based Practice
San Antonio, Texas

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