I read Edisonnurse's story too and found it inspiring!!! I find myself in a bit of a bind having graduated back in '99, and failing the NCLEX in '00. I was discouraged, life happens ,and now 8 yrs. later, plan to take the NCLEX.
Most days, I think I'm crazy for even thinking that I can "catch up" and relearn almost everything. But other days, after reading a few posts... and finding people in a similar situations who have passed after 10+ years out of nursing school, I find myself ready to tackle this unfinished business.
I'm currently doing Suzanne's plan as recommended by others. Some ch's. are a breeze while others are totally mind-blowing. May GOD give me the strength, patience, and knowledge to move forward!