I am new to this site, yet I've been reading post for months. I would like to tell you my story in hope to encourage others, and most importantly tell you to never, never give up. My journey began 11 years ago, graduating nursing school in 1997. I was unsuccessful in passing the NCLEX-RN on my first, second, third, and even a fourth attempt. I'm in Florida and back when I first started you could take the NCLEX as many times as possible. After my fourth attempt, the law changed and remediation was required before sitting for the exam again. I told myself, "well, it just wasn't meant to be, and maybe I should do something else." So, I moved on while still working in the health care setting. I was fortunate that I was able to progress in health care, just not the clinical setting. Meanwhile, as the years passed it just kept eating away at me, knowing there was unfinished business. I worked for an organization for numerous years, received my BS in Health Care Administration looking to move up the ladder. Unfortunately, last year I lost my job due to budget cuts. I received an opportunity to work for another organization, and after a few months I realized this wasn't a good fit. I started thinking about what can I do, the economy is getting worse, jobs are becoming harder to get. So, what are my options. I then realized that I needed to go back and become eligible to take the NCLEX again. I searched for remediation courses and found one that had a very good reputation. I made the decision to start all over, resigned from my job and was determined to be successful. I just took my exam on August 11th, and after 11 years of running away from the NCLEX. I found out this morning I PASSED. Words cannot express my happiness. I worked very hard for 5 months, taking a 10 week remediation course, becoming eligible and sitting for the exam. For those of you who have not passed, no matter how many times you've tried please remember this. You have never failed even though these are the words they use. You don't get to this point having failed.My hope is that this may inspire someone to find the courage to keep their dream of being a RN, LPN or any licensed professional alive. I ran away from my fear for a long time, but I faced it and now I am an RN.