Exam Statistics & Publications

NCLEX Pass Rates

The NCLEX Pass Rate sheets below provide data on performance on the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN for multiple categories of candidates.

NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2012
NCLEX Examinations - 2011
NCLEX Examinations - 2010
NCLEX Examinations - 2009
NCLEX Examinations - 2008
NCLEX Examinations - 2007
NCLEX Examinations - 2006
NCLEX Examinations - 2005
NCLEX Examinations - 2004
NCLEX Examinations - 1994-2003
NCLEX Examinations - 1983-1994

NCLEX Fact Sheets

NCLEX fact sheets provide volume and pass rate data on the NCLEX-PN and NCLEX-RN.

NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2012
NCLEX Examinations - 2011
NCLEX Examinations - 2010
NCLEX Examinations - 2009
NCLEX Examinations - 2008
NCLEX Examinations - 2007
NCLEX Examinations - 2006

NCLEX Program Reports

This subscription service is a semi-annual or annual, comparative review of a program's performance that is designed to help educators and administrators identify their program's areas of strength and weakness. Jurisdictional and national rankings are used to describe the program's strengths and weakness regarding: client needs, the nursing process, categories of human functioning and health alterations, the wellness-illness continuum, the stages of maturity and stress-adaptation-coping. Program-specific information is reported provided at least 10 first-time candidates tested within the six-month reporting period. Candidate-specific information is not available. The NCLEX program reports will be available for subscription by Canadian nursing programs in 2015.

Nurse Licensure & NCLEX Statistics

This annual publication provides nurse licensure activity data for NCSBN's 59 U.S. Member Boards as well as NCLEX statistics by country and state.

NCLEX Examinations - 2000
NCLEX Examinations - 1999
NCLEX Examinations - 1998
NCLEX Examinations - 1997
NCLEX Examinations - 1996
NCLEX Examinations - 1994
NCLEX Examinations - 1993
NCLEX Examinations - 1992
NCLEX Examinations - 1991
NCLEX Examinations - 1990
NCLEX Examinations - 1989
NCLEX Examinations - 1988
NCLEX Examinations - 1987
NCLEX Examinations - 1986
NCLEX Examinations - 1985
NCLEX Examinations - 1983-1984

Practice Analyses

NCSBN performs job (practice) analysis studies every three years. These studies are used as the basis for the development of the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN test plans. Watch the NCLEX Webinar on Scope of Practice, Practice Analysis and Knowledge, Skills and Abilities.

Exam Publications

Publication topics include: NCLEX Test Plans, Candidate Bulletins, nursing comparison studies, English proficiency tests, standard setting reports, readability studies, reliability & validity studies and other examination research.

NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2015
NCLEX Examinations - 2015
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2006
NCLEX Examinations

External Exam Publications

NCLEX Examinations - 2009
NCLEX Examinations - 2008

NCLEX Communiqué

The NCLEX Communiqué provides up-to-date information about the Canadian transition to the NCLEX-RN.

NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013