I am a 39 year old RN grad myself! I took the NCLEX yesterday and had to drive home 3 hours. Thank goodness I had my sons first baseball playoff game of the season to keep me busy last night. Today I am going crazy. I am taking the kids hiking and hope that will keep my mind busy. Tomorrow I go back to work where I have been working for 3 weeks as a GN. I left the NCLEX feeling positively pitiful. All the good test scores, all the well done care plans, all the skills that I perform daily do not matter anymore. It has all come down to this one test, this one day. I cannot imagine the humiliation of walking into work begging them to keep me on as a LPN until I can test again (45 days). So, I will believe that I passed, I will believe that tomorrow there will be an RN behind my name. I will know that I did all that I could to prepare, not just for the last month but for the last several years. I wish there was a way to make this process less painful and more positive (I guess I thought the same about nursing school). Good luck to all of you.