Considered the most trusted resource for helping nursing students prepare for the NCLEX-RN® licensure exam, this new edition assesses their knowledge and abilities before they take the Boards. The AssessTest is comprised of 265 questions that reflect the stand-alone format and distribution of content according to the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. A detailed computer evaluation analyzes individual strengths and weaknesses to help students plan study time more effectively. The computerized institutional report summarizes group performance in the same categories as the individual profile and assists instructors in evaluating the group's strengths and weaknesses. The group scores are compared to those of an RN norm group as well as a program-specific norm group. A table that compares an institution's 2004 test scores to results from the 2002 and the 2003 tests, enables faculty to evaluate consistency of student performance and curriculum from year to year. Contains questions formulated to the latest NCLEX-RN test plan to familiarize students with the content they can expect to encounter on the Boards. Includes NEW alternate test items to parallel the latest changes to the NCLEX-RN exam. Predicts the probability of passing the NCLEX exam based on AssessTest performance to allow students to evaluate their readiness for the Boards. Provides a computerized analysis of test performance in four categories - client needs, nursing process, critical thinking, and clinical area - to identify specific strengths and weaknesses. Compares individual and group scores to BSN, ADN, and total RN national norm groups, so students and faculty can determine how performance ranks among peers. Includes a roster of students' individual scores, percentile rankings, and an item analysis of missed questions to assist faculty in identifying students needing special assistance. Includes a Critical Thinking/Professional Decision-Making classification with subcategories of Clinical Judgement, Legal and Ethical Accountability, and Managerial Responsibility (to include delegation), to parallel content featured in the latest NCLEX-RN test plan. Provides a table comparing scores from the 2004, 2003, and 2002 tests, enabling faculty to evaluate consistency of student performance and curriculum. Features only nationally, field-tested questions to ensure validity and quality. Ensures currency and caliber of test questions with expert clinical consultant reviews. Offers an emailed PDF version of the institutional profile in addition to a hard copy, enabling schools of nursing to receive their institutional results in a shorter time period. Withholds sending test results until after April 1 to ensure test security. Guarantees that test results will be shipped within three business days from receipt of answer sheets after that date. Packages test results with a booklet containing correct answers, question classifications, and rationales for correct and incorrect answer options so students may continue to use the AssessTest as a study tool.Saxton, Dolores F. is the author of '2003 Mosby's Assess Test A Practice Exam for Rn Licensure' with ISBN 9780323019514 and ISBN 032301951X.