This outstanding resource focuses specifically on material featured in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing's new 1998 CAT-NCLEX-RN test plan. Content is organized exactly according to the NCLEX test plan. Presented in an outline format, it comprehensively reviews all areas of nursing, including maternity, pediatric, medical-surgical, psychiatric, and gerontologic. Features: * A Practice Test follows each chapter, providing questions in NCLEX format, along with question categories, answers and rationales for both correct and incorrect answers, test taking strategies, and reference sources. * Introductory chapter provides students with an overview of the NCLEX-RN and test-taking strategies. * Unique to our book are pharmacology and medication administration chapters covering newly incorporated pharmacology information in the 1998 NCLEX-RN test plan, along with practice dosage calculation questions. * Other unique chapters include the NCLEX-RN Exam: A Student's Perspective, Acid-Base Balance, Fluids and Electrolytes, and Pediatric Medications and Calculations. * A computer disk includes the 2700 practice questions from the book, plus 600 additional practice questions and answers, providing significantly more questions than competing books. * Pyramids to Success provide an overview of the unit content and relate the material's importance to the 1998 NCLEX-RN examination; Pyramid Terms define important terms at the beginning of each unit and appear in bold in the outline; Nursing Process, a significant component of the new exam, outlines a general nursing care plan for specific symptoms; Client Needs identify related areas of content as identified in the new NCLEX-RN test plan. * Pyramid Points identify content that typically appears on NCLEX-RN.