Taking NCLEX after substantial absense

  1. I graduated from nursing school in early and while I was studying for my NCLEX exam I got hurt in my job. After tons of rehab and surgery I am finally able to study/sit for the exam but unfortunately it is roughly 3 years later. I am so nervous about even studying and would love any input you all might have for starting over essentially. I want to take the boards soon. Thank you so much for your time.
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  3. by   clumsymoo
    The best advice I can give is to give yourself time. 3 years is a long time, and you will want to study as much as you can to regain your knowledge. I think there are refresher courses you can take online for people in your position. I would definitely look into that before starting a specific NCLEX study program. Once you feel refreshed on general nursing knowledge, I highly recommend UWorld. It is expensive but worth every penny! I also used this 35 page nclex study guide (NCLEX Study Guide Question) that has been circulating the internet. I found both of those resources immensely helpful for the exam and passed on my first try in 75 questions! I'm so sorry that you had to wait so long, but I know you can do it if you just take the time. Best of luck!!