Well let me start my thread on a happy note.I did it. I graduated. I even graduated top of my class. And I feel pretty good. Especially since I had to work full time during school and I am a single mama. (Thank God for miracles that helped me through) Now it will be time for NCLEX very soon.I don't think I will be able to afford the Kaplan review. All the money I saved had to go to emergencies.I don't believe I will be staying in the area so the likelihood of getting a hospital to pay for the NCLEX prep course is less likely.Act of the desperate.....I have signed up to every stupid website offering the chance of winning the Kaplan review.Barring a miracle....and I hope that there will be a miracle....I don't think I will be getting a review.So my question is this......Can it be done without the review? If I put my nose to the grindstone, do my saunders book religiously, study hard......is it possible that I can pass? Is there anyone out there who has done it without the benefit of a NCLEX review of some type?Can it be done?I am so nervous and so scared. But I keep thinking I made it this far.....can I make it to the finish line on myself alone? :uhoh21:I think if it can be done....I will do it. I just need to know that it can or has been.Thank you so much.