I recently wrote about my wife graduating from college (she put up more pictures from that weekend on her blog). Last Monday was one last hurdle on the road to licensure as an RN.

We got up very early, met one of her friends, and drove down to Indianapolis (pronounced Indiana-PO-liss) so they could take the NCLEX state nursing license test.

These tests are known for being extremely difficult. The number of questions varies from test to test, it could be anywhere from 75 to 265 or something like that.

After only an hour, Jewel came out of the testing center. She had only gotten 75 questions, and said she didn’t know a single one of them. Her friend came out saying the exact same thing!

The results aren’t available for several days, so it’s a test of patience and nerves.

If you fail the test, you can take it again after a waiting period (and another payout of the hefty fees), but that’s something you certainly hope to avoid.

Jewel’s Mom tried to reassure her that everyone who takes the test feels the exact same way! It’s just a very difficult test.

Wednesday morning we got online and looked to see if the results were in. Yep. . .

She passed!

My wife is one smart nurse.