Can I pass the NCLEX 35 years after graduating?

  1. Long story short, my Mom just passed away and I was so absolutely in awe of her hospice nurse that
    I've been inspired to return to nursing after a (gulp) 30 year absence.

    I graduated from a diploma school 35 years ago and worked in ICU and ER until the birth of my first child. I let my home state license lapse (dumb dumb dumb) because I had one in another state. Now I find that if it is lapsed
    for more than 5 years (mine was lapsed 5 years this past May) the only way to "restore" the license is by
    retaking the NCLEX.

    I plan to take an RN refresher course, but want to pass the NCLEX first. Has anyone attempted it ages and ages
    after graduation?
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  3. by   Silverdragon102
    I am sure if you study appropriately there is no reason why you can't pass. I found Saunders comprehensive a good book as it also has a good review section as well as plenty of questions.

    Good luck
  4. by   caliotter3
    I see no reason why you can not pass as long as you prepare properly and realize that it is going to take a little time to get the material resituated in your mind. Good luck.

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