VUSN Exam Rates

First Time Pass Rates by Specialty

First Time Pass RatINGS

Advance Practice Certification Designation Certification Body Level 2016 2017 2018
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP ANCC MSN 100% 97% 100% 
    PMC   100%  * 100%
  AACN MSN 100% 100%    *
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP ANCC MSN 97% 90% 97%
  AANP MSN  83% 80% 100%
    PMC    * 100%  *

Emergency NP

AANP MSN    * 89% 90%
    PMC    * 100%  100%
Family NP ANCC MSN  100% 100% 100%
    PMC  100%    * 100%
  AANP MSN  92% 88% 86%
    PMC   *  100% 100%
Neonatal NP NCC    95% 96% N/A
Nurse-Midwifery AMCB MSN & PMC 100% 100% 100%
Pediatric Acute Care NP PNCB MSN 93% 80% ** 89%
    PMC 50 67% ** 89%
Pediatric Primary Care NP PNCB MSN 91% 90% 94%
    PMC 100%    *    *
Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (across life span) ANCC MSN 98% 96% 100%
    PMC  100%    * 100%
Women’s Health NP NCC MSN 100% 100% 90%
    PMC  *     * 100%

*  Too few to report
** Results are a combination of MSN/PMC

National Council on Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN)

First Time Pass RatINGS

2017 2018 2019
97% 93% 97% (unofficial)