Well, I figured it was the right thing to do, so here it is....I started nursing school in Fall of 2010. My freshman year wasn't exactly the best as far as grades go, but hey, I was just figuring out how to "college". I joined the ARMY ROTC program in the spring of 2011, and I knew I had figured out what I wanted to do with life. Anyway, I began to get my act together from that point on. My freshman year GPA was a 2.9, fast forward to senior year, 3.4. I had gotten it as high as I could. I had to take an extra semester due to scheduling conflicts, but the extra semester I had no nursing classes. I was completely done with nursing, just taking some gen. eds (Philosophy, American Civ.) I knew that being out of nursing classes was going to kill me in the long run. I bought the NCLEX Mastery App for my iPhone in the summer and tried to keep up with questions. Sometimes, i would go weeks without doing any. In December, I knew I had to get my butt back into gear with studying. I wanted to take the NCLEX in January so that I could get a duty station and get away from Pennsylvania. I found out that the ARMY would pay for a $500 Kaplan review course, so of course I was going to take it. I ended up taking the Classroom Anywhere online course. I learned so much from the class, but in the end it kind of felt like a waste. The Kaplan tree worked well, for kaplan questions. I tried applying them to my app and didnt have similar results. The Qbank was nice i guess, but the amount of typos and incorrection answers pushed me away. It was free for me, so no harm done. I scheduled the test 2 weeks after my Kaplan course, and I have never been so miserable in my life. I stayed up studying (and burning myself out) every day, every hour, and every second. Bad choice. My girlfriend (who lives with me) was annoyed, I was irritable, and nothing was going well. My scores on the Qbanks were in the 50's, and I was getting certain that I was going to fail. Test day arrived, and I had to drive an hour to the testing site. I get there, expecting to have to wait another half hour since I was early, but I was shuffled into a square room where 4 other people were testing. I go through the instructions, and begin my test. I blanked. I started going through them, and I seemed to get one after another SATA. It became apparent that I wasn't going to pass. My test stopped at exactly 75 questions, I raised my hand, made some jokes with the test monitor, and walked out feeling defeated. I rushed home, and looked up how to do the PVT, and bravely attempted it. I passed? The trick was showing that I passed. I didn't believe it. I tried again after 2 hours, then 4, then 6 hours. Finally I tried at 24 hours, all the same results. I still refused to believe it. I waited and checked my states licensing site, nothing. 48 hours later my girlfriend and I decided to pay for quick results. It confirmed it. I had passed. A giant weight lifted off of my shoulders. We both literally cried. My life was just about to begin. Our life. I am still waiting for my license from the state, since they do not post on weekends. But I have conquered the nclex. It feels like a 4.5 years war has just ended.Victory was mine.