My daughter graduated nursing school in June with honours, and is afraid to take her NCLEX exam and start her career . She says that she needs more time to prepare but I am trying to urge her to write the exam before she starts to lose confidence in writing.
She explains to me that she does not feel confident caring for patients and does not feel she learned enough in the school setting. I am trying to reason with her that she will learn on the job and she will have a support system when she starts. She is telling me to back off it’s none of my business and she will take as much time as she needs. I paid for all her schooling and housing costs so I do feel that I do have a say on when she starts her career. How can I convince her to write, or should I back off even though I know that this will hurt her in the long run? I worry the test will be more difficult the longer she takes & employers will question her reasons for taking so long to enter the workforce. She wants to study exam prep books till November. Six months is far too long in my opinion. Please share your thoughts as we are at a standoff and the tension between us is damaging our relationship.