VUSN Exam Rates

First Time Pass Rates by Specialty

First Time Pass RatINGS

Advance Practice Certification Designation Certification Body Level 2019 2020 2021
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP ANCC MSN 98% 100% 100%
    PMC  100% 100% 100%
  AACN MSN N/A N/A  N/A
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP ANCC MSN 90% 95% 92%
    PMC 100% 100% N/A
  AANP MSN  80% 100%  69%
    PMC N/A N/A N/A

Emergency NP

AANP MSN 100% 100% 100%
    PMC 100% 93% 100%
Family NP ANCC MSN  100% 100% 100%
    PMC  100% 100% *
  AANP MSN  92% 86%  88%
    PMC 100% 75%  100%
Neonatal NP NCC MSN 100% 92% 95%
    PMC 100%  ** **
Nurse-Midwifery AMCB MSN & PMC 95% 94% 100%
Pediatric Acute Care NP PNCB MSN **88% 75% 2021 not available yet
    PMC **88% 75% 2021 not available yet
Pediatric Primary Care NP PNCB MSN 87% 97% 2021 not available yet
    PMC 100%   2021 not available yet
Psychiatric-Mental Health NP (across life span) ANCC MSN 100% 100% 96%
    PMC  100% 100% 100%
Women’s Health NP NCC MSN 100% 100% 100%
    PMC  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 2021
97% 93% 97% 96% 95%