Okay, so I need some words of wisdom, encouragement or a reality check. I'm 50 years old and I truly want to complete my NP degree. I'm working on my BSN and will be done this time next year. I hope to start NP school Jan 2103. I will be 51. My job is great for going to school but I feel I am so lacking in clinical experience. I've been out of the hospital setting for 7 years. I do very routine patient care in a small detention center. What can I do to better prepare for the rigors of NP school? I can't pick up a part-time ER job so forget mentioning that. I work FT and have 2 kids. What resources will help me get back up to speed academically? A new NCLEX review book? NP study guide? I need to wrap my brain around all the things I've been so removed from. The old adage use or lose it comes to mind. Anything you'd recommend to get me up to speed? Thank you all for this forum. I am passionate about this but I can't turn back the clock.