VUSN Exam Rates

First Time Pass Rates by Specialty

First Time Pass RatINGS

Advance Practice Certification Designation Certification Body 2014 2015 2016 2017
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP ANCC 93% 94% 100% 97%
  AACN     100% 100%
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP ANCC 91% 93% 100% 90%
  AANP        100%

Emergency NP

AANP       94%
Family NP ANCC 98% 100% 100% 100%
  AANP       94%
Neonatal NP NCC 100% 100% 95% 96%
Nurse-Midwifery AMCB 91%* 100% 100% 100%
Pediatric Acute Care NP PNCB 90% 100% 93% 90%
Pediatric Primary Care NP PNCB 100% 100% 91% 100%
Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (across life span) ANCC 100% 100%  98% 96%
Women’s Health NP NCC 89% 100% 100% 100%

* 100% passage rate on retake (posting required by Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education)

National Council on Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN)

First Time Pass RatINGS

2015 2016 2017
94% 94% 97%