Two months of no job (and no $$)
Saunders Comprehensive Review for RN Exam
Saunders Strategies for Success
Money for registration fees (state board and PV NCLEX)
Prayers from my friends
While waiting for ATT from the state board where the application was filed, I was studying part-time (at least two hours a day) aside from working regularly as a home-based MT/QA.
As soon as I got my approval to sit for NCLEX, I registered with Pearson-Vue for my NCLEX then notified my present employer, that I was going to take a two-month vacation (that's how flexible homebased MT is).
As soon as I got my ATT, I scheduled my test online. I then studied the books and CD practice questions religiously, only standing up every two hours for a short break.
On the last day prior to my exam, I did not peep into the reviewers. I just cleaned the house, especially the fridge. Then I slept early (10:00 p.m.)
I left the next day (Thursday) 1-1/2 hours prior to my exam. My good friend Ana drove me to the place and waited patiently (and praying) for me.
I then relaxed and prepared for my son's birthday party, enjoyed the company of guests, slept through Saturday night, then checked online (complete with tachycardia and anxiety) for the unofficial result on Sunday morning.
I will wait for the official certificate then seek endorsement (from Vermont to Maine) then serve this to potential employers.
I hope I will enjoy the new career!
Thanks for those who prayed!!!
To those who have tried and tested methods on how to proceed from here, I welcome your input! TIA!
I have not completely closed the possibility of aiming for USMLE sometime in the future, but I am also considering the NP path.