VUSN Exam Rates

First Time Pass Rates by Specialty

First Time Pass RatINGS

Advance Practice Certification Designation Certification Body Level 2018 2019 2020
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP ANCC MSN 100%  98% 100%
    PMC  100% 100% 100%
  AACN MSN    * N/A N/A 
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP ANCC MSN 97% 90% 95%
    PMC N/A  100% 100%
  AANP MSN  100% 80% 100% 
    PMC  * N/A N/A

Emergency NP

AANP MSN 90% 100% 100%
    PMC 100% 100% 93%
Family NP ANCC MSN  100% 100% 100%
    PMC  100% 100% 100%
  AANP MSN  86% 92% 86% 
    PMC 100% 100% 75% 
Neonatal NP NCC MSN 100% 100% 92%
    PMC 100% 100%  ***
Nurse-Midwifery AMCB MSN & PMC 100% 95% 94%
Pediatric Acute Care NP PNCB MSN ** 89% **88% 75%
    PMC ** 89% **88% 75%
Pediatric Primary Care NP PNCB MSN 94% 87% 97%
    PMC    * 100%  
Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (across life span) ANCC MSN 100% 100% 100%
    PMC  100% 100% 100%
Women’s Health NP NCC MSN 90% 100% 100%
    PMC  100% 100%  

*  Too few to report
** Results are a combination of MSN/PMC
*** Percentage of first time test takers is not yet known or provided

National Council on Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN)

First Time Pass RatINGS

2017 2018 2019 2020
97% 93% 97% 96%