Completely updated to reflect April 2010 test plan changes To become a registered nurse (RN) in the United States, nursing school graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN. Each year, nearly a quarter of a million nursing students take this exam. "Kaplan NCLEX-RN" is the only book to combine its unique strategy guide with a comprehensive review designed to meet the challenges of this rigorous exam, including: Two practice tests (one in the book and one online) Detailed answer explanations In-depth analysis of NCLEX-RN question types Review of alternate question typesStrategies play an important role in passing the NCLEX-RN, which is a critical thinking test requiring students to go beyond simply recognizing facts. In this guide, test-takers will have access to the most effective methods available to guarantee a passing score. With a bold, fresh user-friendly design and more of the most challenging questions, readers of "Kaplan NCLEX-RN" will be assured and confident on test day.