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.

2016 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2016
2015 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2015
2014 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
2013 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
2012 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2012
2011 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2011
2010 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2010
2009 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2009
2008 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2008
2007 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2007
2006 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2006
2005 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2005
2004 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 2004
1994-2003 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 1994-2003
1983-1994 NCLEX Pass Rates
NCLEX Examinations - 1983-1994

NCLEX Fact Sheets

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

2016 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2016
2015 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2015
2014 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
2013 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
2012 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2012
2011 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2011
2010 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2010
2009 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2009
2008 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2008
2007 NCLEX Fact Sheet
NCLEX Examinations - 2007
2006 NCLEX Fact Sheet
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. 

Canadian nursing education programs can now begin registering for the NCLEX Program Reports on the Mountain Measurement website.  Programs can also find detailed information on NCLEX program report subscription cost and general information on the NCLEX program reports on the Mountain Measurement website.

 

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.

2000 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 2000
1999 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1999
1998 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1998
1997 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1997
1995-1996 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1996
1994 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1994
1993 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1993
1992 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1992
1991 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1991
1990 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1990
1989 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1989
1988 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1988
1987 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1987
1986 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1986
1985 NCLEX Exam Stats
NCLEX Examinations - 1985
1983-1984 NCLEX Exam Stats
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 (English and French).

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.

2017 NCLEX Candidate Bulletin
NCLEX Examinations - 2017
2017 NCLEX Information Flyer
NCLEX Examinations - 2017
2017 NCLEX-PN Test Plan
NCLEX Examinations - 2016
2016 NCLEX Candidate Bulletin
NCLEX Examinations - 2016
2016 NCLEX Information Flyer
NCLEX Examinations - 2016
2016 NCLEX-RN Test Plan
NCLEX Examinations - 2015
2014 NCLEX-PN Test Plan - Basic
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
2013 NCLEX-RN Test Plan - Basic
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
The NCLEX Delay Pass Rate Study
NCLEX Examinations - 2006
Reliability and Validity
NCLEX Examinations

External Exam Publications

Readability of Licensure Examinations
NCLEX Examinations - 2009
Memorability of Innovative Items
NCLEX Examinations - 2009
Addressing Nonresponse in Surveys
NCLEX Examinations - 2008

NCLEX Communiqué

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

NCLEX Communiqué - Fall 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Communiqué - Summer 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Communiqué - Winter 2014
NCLEX Examinations - 2014
NCLEX Communiqué - Fall 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Communiqué - Summer 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Communiqué - Spring 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013
NCLEX Communiqué - Winter 2013
NCLEX Examinations - 2013