This is the deal. I have been out of nursing school almost a year and a half & I still haven't taken my state boards. I still stay with my mother, but she lost her job, our house is now in foreclosure & I have a 5yr. old son & 14 yr old brother. Its hard tryin 2 save the money to take the state boards because every dime I have HAS to go towards someone or something. I swear I feel more like 42 instead of 22! No offense anyone. I've contacted my local job and family services, but they are no help whatsoever! Income tax season is coming up so I plan to use that money. However, I'm finding it overwhelming trying to study and prepare myself for the NCLEX. If anyone knows of great tools to help aide me on my quest to become my dream of a nurse, it would greatly be appreciated.