The Saunders Pyramid to Success for NCLEX-PN series offers a unique and comprehensive review program for students who are preparing for the NCLEX-PN examination. Written and organized to address specific elements included in the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan, this popular book/CD-ROM review package is designed to provide students with more than 3,000 NCLEX-PN practice questions in a truly unique format. Chapters in the book are organized according to the client needs categories and the integrated concepts and processes identified in the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan. It features practice questions, answers, and detailed rationales on the same page to provide immediate feedback on students' responses. Rationales for both correct and incorrect responses, along with test-taking strategies, help students learn from their mistakes and develop an effective approach to the exam. Each Q&A chapter also contains examples of the new NCLEX Alternate Item Formats, including fill-in-the-blank, multiple-response, and illustration questions. The CD-ROM contains all 1,500 questions from the book, plus an 1,500 additional practice questions. The book and accompanying CD-ROM provide more than 3,000 practice questions, offering a thorough preparation for the NCLEX-PN exam. Every question in the book and on the CD-ROM provides a correct answer, rationales for all responses, test-taking strategy, level of cognitive ability, Integrated Concepts and Processes category, category of Client Needs, and reference to a major nursing textbook. Content presents introductory chapters on the NCLEX exam (written by a student who recently passed the exam), the CAT exam, and test-taking skills. Questions help students develop the reading, critical thinking, and analytical skills they need to succeed on the exam. Specific references for every question make further study easier. A comprehensive exam is included and offers 85 questions that are representative of the percentages identified in the NCLEX-PN test plan. The CD-ROM contains all 1,500 questions from the book, 1,500 additional questions with answers and rationales, and a drop-down calculator for answering questions that require a medication calculation. Approximately 15 Illustrations Questions figures or illustrations with accompanying questions, to be answered with "point and click" of the mouse are provided on the CD-ROM to reflect another new feature of the NCLEX-PN exam. The CD-ROM also allows students to practice using three modes - Quiz, Study, and Exam. Questions are randomly selected from specific content area, category of integrated concepts and processes, or category of client needs. In the Exam mode, students can test across the entire spectrum of content, review their raw score and the time to complete the exam, and print out results and questions with answers. The new NCLEX Alternate Item Formats fill-in-the-blank, multiple-response, and illustration questions have been added to provide students with practice on mastering prioritizing, decision-making, and critical thinking skills, and to help prepare students for these additional question types included on the NCLEX-PN exam. Two new chapters address six concepts and processes fundamental to the practice of nursing Nursing Process, Caring, Communication and Documentation, Cultural Awareness, Self-Care, and Teaching/Learning now identified and integrated throughout the four major categories of Client Needs in the most recent NCLEX-PN test plan.Silvestri, Linda Anne is the author of 'Saunders Q&a Review for Nclex-Pn', published 2003 under ISBN 9780721697161 and ISBN 072169716X.