Just wanted to give some encouragement to those second career "old guys" LOL. I graduated December 10th. Took my Nclex on March 7th (Had to wait until after we received tax return because we couldn't afford the testing fees), license appeared on the BON website March 8th. First interview was March 18th and they called me with a job offer within the hour. I will be working on an Ortho unit at a fairly large hospital. From license to job in ten days!! I am 37 years old and have no prior experience in anything medical, I was a blue collar guy. My wife has sacrificed so much I couldn't have done it without her. Hang in there fellas!!! There is light at the end of that long tunnel.