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To test in 10 days or not to test...need suggestions

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by piphiAMG piphiAMG (New) New Nurse

piphiAMG specializes in Home Health Pediatrics.

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Hello all. I need some advise from some unbiast people, so here I go...

I graduated from nursing school with my ASN in December of 2011. For those of you who can count, yes that was over a year ago. Between my graduation and now, I was in a cycle of unemployment (no money for the $200 Pearson test fee, and then $240 fee to FL board of nsg) and homelessness until July of last year. I got a full time job, and got into gear (and financially stable enough to pay the fees) to take my NCLEX asap. I received my ATT on October 12th, and scheduled my exam on October 19th for September 20th. 4 days later, my father unexpectedly passed away, 4 days after that my daughter and I were kicked out of where we were living and had no choice but to relocate "home" 110 miles from where I worked, so again I found myself unemployed with a child to support. Besides focusing on sorting my father's estate, I had to focus on work to survive. Studying for the NCLEX was not an option. I found employment but I'm barely making ends meet while caring for my child alone. I am now at the end of my 90 days of my ATT and I'm staring the NCLEX 10 days down the road from now. And again I have to move so my time outside of work has been focused on looking for an apartment I can afford. The FL board of nursing cannot give me an extention on my ATT and Pearson cannot either. I spoke to the FL board of nursing and was told that I could pass taking my test, pay another $200 to Pearson to test and the nsg board will reissue me another ATT. This new ATT will give me enough time to correctly prepare. Let me remind you, I'm over a year out of nursing school. However, many of my friends and family are uring me to just study as much as I can while working 5-6 days a week and take the test on the 17th. IF I fail it, I will not only be out another $200 to Pearson, but also another application fee to the FL board of nursing. Any advice here for my situation, and also any advice to those who didn't/couldn't take their NCLEX right after graduation.

Thanks in advanced and God Bless

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I tested almost a year after graduating as well, but I took almost a whole month to study , I read Saunders Comprehensive Review and did about 2000 questions , I passed first time with only 75questions , I can tell you that no matter how much you study you will never be prepared for an exam like the NCLEX so only you know if you are ready , I'm truly sorry for the losses and misfortunes you've been experiencing , I will pray for you buddy ....have some faith and good luck :)

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