I am a mother of an LPN graduate who just took the Nclex for her first time Nov. 16th, and she did not pass. She studied Lacharity, and Saunders. I have read posts almost daily of you LPN or RN's graduate nurses trying to optain your state licenses by passing the state exam so you can get a job and support yourselves plus even a family. I have read the challenges & struggles of all of you who's fate in life all depends on passing that one last exam. I have read the postings of desperation of good people who's life, and self confidence was shredded to bits by failing. I applaude those of you who never give up, and you keep trying! Those of you who offer tips and encouragement to those studying for the Nclex please know that your help is read & appreciated. There are 100's of different books to study from, 100's of dollars spent on tutor courses, and 100's of people who still don't succeed in passing. Years ago i've read that Suzanne offered a study plan....and many of you were successful following that. Why can't something like that be available to those who are struggling in 2010-2011 to pass the Nclex??? I hate to think of amount of time & money spent by those of you who have the technical skills, intellectual clarity, and professional attitude necessary to be a good nurse----but you CAN NOT pass the Nclex! Nclex requires such a vast amount of knowledge, & information to comprehend and retain...and I've read many of you admit that you just passed by making lucky guesses. So does that make a person whos had lucky guesses a better nurse than someone who has test anxiety? :confused: There must be many people out there who gave up their dream of becoming a nurse because they could no longer afford the wait of trying to pass, or even the cost of the exam. How sad. You pay for college, you pay for tutoring books, you pay for the exam, you pay to get the results of the exam online. This is 2010 folks...why can't some group of nurses, or instructors put a format together to help people pass?? This all seems like a money making, hell taking process...and I fear there are people who are making large sums money off good people trying desperately to pass and succeed. Is this America or what? To conclude I want all you who are working as nurses to know that I have even more repect for you than ever before...I now know the hell you have gone through to get your state license and make it to where you are today...thank you for all that you do. As for my daughter...please pray that next time she tries the nclex she makes some lucky guesses!