Don't ever give up! You can do this! I failed my NCLEX several times before I passed and believe me I know how you feel. It is hard to pick up the books and start studying again. I have been out of school since 2010 and recently passed my boards at the end of July. What I did this last time I took the NCLEX I started studying a month before my test. The week before my test I took the week off work, and did nothing but study that whole week. I also bought the learning extension stuff for 3 weeks. I truly believe that it helped out tremendously. I done every question on the learning extension, and read every rationale. It was hard to make myself to sit there and go through question after question, but I did it and I passed. The questions from learning extension is similar to the questions on NCLEX. Some of them were pretty tough. Just do questions, and read the rationales. That is what I did. I hope this helps because believe me I know how you feel. If you need anything else just let me know. Have a good night!