Gr 8 Up Yet another addition to the growing number of nursing career guidance volumes, this one purports to assist readers in determining their ``degree of compatibility with the nursing profession.'' Writing in the second person, Heron encourages readers to think about admission and training requirements and career options in nursing. Standard career guidance elements are present: pre-enrollment requirements, types of nursing programs, career options, and an extensive chapter on securing a position. Emphasis throughout is on the human involvement aspect of nursing. Real life situations are described to give readers opportunities to explore their reactions to various nursing situations. A clearer presentation of the four basic nursing programs is available in Seide's Nurse Power (Dutton, 1986). The strongest element of Heron's book is the presentation of information about the various nursing specialties, but more information on these specialties is available in Seide's book as well as in New Careers in Nursing (Arco, 1983) by Downs and Brooten, and both of these are written in less pedestrian prose. The small type and closely spaced lines in Heron's book may deter some readers. In spite of its weaknesses, the book can provide an additional functional source where demand for nursing resources is heavy, but the two previously named volumes as well as Frederickson's Opportunities in Nursing (National Textbook, 1983) should have priority before this title because all three are better organized, have fuller information, and are generally better written. Lois McCulley, Wichita Falls High School, Tex.