Hi, this is my first post on allnurses. Here is my situation. I graduated from PN school in 1999 with a B+ average. Initially I was afraid to take the test for my license, I eventually did 6 months after I graduated, and failed. I was distraught and gave up. I stayed employed at my current job and climbed the ladder into management. In 2005 I took the NCLEX again and failed it a 2nd time :angryfire. Well, here it is 2006 and I still don't have my license, my husband has encouraged me to try again, he says the third time is the charm. My other problem is that I currently love my job and don't really want to leave it (Loss Prevention). I make $20 an hour fulltime, benefits the whole shabang. But now my company is suffering financially and has cut 250 jobs. And I heard through the grapevine that my department will probably be next in the next year or so. So I have decided to take the NCLEX a 3rd time for licensure, I also forgot to mention that I am currently enrolled and only 2 semesters away from my bachelor's degree in the Adminstration of Criminal Justice @ Mountain State University, I am the off again on again college student, I have most of my prereq's for nursing and have been in school for at least 15 years. Once I pass the NCLEX-PN I would like to apply for the LPN to ADN program already informed the hubby that I will not work during this time and strictly focus on nursing school and will take the exam a few weeks after graduating. Do you think I can pass the NCLEX the 3rd time, I am very afraid If I fail the 3rd time I will have to take a remedial course. I will study for 3 months and take the NCLEX around June. To study I will enroll in the NCSBN review. Do you think this is enough or should I purchase a book, CD review also . HELP, please I really want to pass this time!!!!!