Has anyone been out of school more than 3 to 10 years and successfully passed the NCLEX on your own. I have taken a break from nursing and have decided to return. What is the best source to use? I do not intend to take a refresher course because I know I can do it on my own. I passed the LPN test last year on the first try studying on my own, but the RN is much tougher and I need advice on what book or books to use.