Rhonda Gumbs-Savain, MSN, BSN, RN Certified Teacher – President

President and founder of ready to Pass, is a Master’s prepared RN who started her nursing career as a LPN graduate from Hillcrest High School LPN program in Queens, New York. Ms. Savain received her Bachelor’s of Nursing Degree from Downstate Medical Center (SUNY HSCB) in Brooklyn in 1991, and her Master’s in Nursing Administration from Adelphi University in 1999.  Ms. Savain is also a teacher of Practical Nursing and Health certified by New York State Education Department and the City of New York. She was nominated for Teacher of the year in April 1999. As a product of a city High School nursing program Ms. Savain realized at an early age the need to train and inspire other upcoming nurses. After serving as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Naval Reserve she worked as a RN for six years and two years respectively at two major New York City Hospitals. She was an instrumental instructor at Hillcrest High School LPN program where she was responsible for assisting with curriculum revision and development. During this time, Hillcrest maintained the highest NCLEX passing rate of any NYC HS LPN programs. She has taught as an Assistant Professor of nursing for Associate Degree as well as Baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurses. Her experience includes classroom as well as in the clinical setting in New York as well as Georgia. In 2003 Ms. Savain was the visionary that implemented an NCLEX review program to assist foreign nurses, repeat test – takers and new graduate nurses to be successful on the State Board of Nursing licensing exam in all 50 states and over 400 countries. Ms. Savain is also a founder and the Director of Curriculum and Student Development at Transitions Career Institute School of Nursing.  


Derrice Gordon MSN, BSN, RN, FNP – Vice President 

Vice President and co-founder, is a Master’s prepared RN with many years of clinical experience. Ms. Gordon began her nursing career in a High School LPN program. She then received her BSN from SUNY Downstate and Master’s from the same University. She has been a nurse since 1985. Ms. Gordon prides herself in the provision of high quality care to her clients and places equal importance on teaching students to become professional and proficient entry level nurses in the healthcare continuum. Mrs. Gordon served as Assistant Head Nurse on a busy Medical – Surgical Unit for 8 years. Through her entrepreneurial spirit she seized an opportunity to engage in the training and enhancement of the nursing student in preparation for passing the NCLEX examination in order, not only to help the student pass the exam on their first attempt, but to help failing schools increase their initial pass rates in order to remain viable businesses. She is also a Family Nurse Practitioner. Since the inception of her company, which she co-owns with the other partner, she has been responsible for salvaging several nursing schools in various states from closing and is directly responsible for over 6000 students passing the NCLEX exam. Mrs. Gordon is also a founder and the Director of Nursing at Transitions Career Institute School of Practical Nursing.  



  • S. Williams Dundas – Bronx, New York

    Dear ready to pass team. Words cannot begin to describe how Ready To Pass has helped me pass my NCLEX RN exam.  I have taken the exam many times before I started to feel like giving up, until a friend told me to try Ready to pass. I live in the Bronx and I was […]

  • K. Smith – North Merrick, New York

    Ready to pass was an amazing educational experience that was exactly what I needed to prepare me to pass the NCLEX exam.

  • Klavdiya – Brooklyn, New York

    Dear Derrice and Rhonda! I was so happy when I passed this exam from the first attempt. Your book and preparation for this exam were so helpful that I felt confident sitting in front of the computer during this exam. Questions were not easy, but I used all your essential tools. Otherwise I followed your […]

  • B. Baust – Center Moriches, New York

    I sat for my boards in early September, I was extremely nervous. I made it to 75 questions and was so upset it shut off because I thought the questions were too easy indicating that I probably didn’t pass. On the other side of things it was so easy because of the course, and the […]

  • Kathy RN ADN

    To whom it may concern: This is to inform you that your program (Ready to Pass) has help me reach my goal. I graduated since May 17 2012, that was 3 years ago. I tried all the NCLEX review courses there is: Kaplan, ATI, Pearson and so on. You name it I took it. I […]

  • CS LPN

    I’m writing to you to express my sincere appreciation for all the helpful tips and tricks I needed to know to help me pass my PN boards. I don’t think you remember me, but I took your “Ready To Pass” classes at Curtis HS. Before I even began with your classes, I didn’t even know […]

  • S.G. RN ADN

    Hi, I just want to say Thank you for all of your help. I failed the NCLEX-RN twice. It was so hard to find motivation to retake it a third time. Being in your class (July 2015-Long Island) I meet some individuals who had stories of their own that inspired me. With that inspiration and your amazing […]

  • J. Goldberg – Merrick, New York

    If only someone had let me know about ready to pass sooner, I would have enrolled in the course long ago. After failing the exam Ready To Pass was able to get me the materials needed to pass the exam. You ladies are a force to be reckoned with and your passion and enthusiasm to […]

  • AL

    I took your review class during the end of February and took my NCLEX on March 27, 2015. Sorry it took a few weeks to get back to you, but I wanted to inform you that I PASSED!!! Your review helped me so much! Before I took your class, I failed the NCLEX twice both […]

  • LE, RN

    Hello Ladies, I enrolled in your review class after graduating in May. I attended the week of June 9th-12th 2015 class. I took your advice and scheduled the exam within a month of attending the review class and I passed!!! I am overjoyed and so excited about the great news that I had to email you […]