Did you pass first try?

  1. Heard from another nurse that 1 in 4 students will fail the first attempt at the nclex.... this goes for PN and RN....
    When I look at the quarterly pass rates for the BON this doesn't seems to be correct.
    So... I'm Curious....
    :-)
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  2. Poll: Did you pass your nclex (PN or RN) on the first attempt?

    • Passed 1st attempt

      90.70% 78
    • Failed 1st attempt

      9.30% 8
    86 Votes
  3. 22 Comments

  4. by   nursie2013
    Are the pass rates better or worse on the BON?
  5. by   Momofboysx3
    Here in Arizona, the pass rates are better... its more like 1 in 10 will fail the first attempt.
    What about your state?
    :-)
  6. by   T.W.RN
    Did the pass rates at anyone else's program went down this year? Last year only two seniors failed. This year, there are nine people failed already. There are others who still hasn't taken it yet.
  7. by   Momofboysx3
    I have heard that as well, wonder how much of that is true?
  8. by   westcoastguy
    Quote from Momofboysx3
    Heard from another nurse that 1 in 4 students will fail the first attempt at the nclex.... this goes for PN and RN....
    When I look at the quarterly pass rates for the BON this doesn't seems to be correct.
    So... I'm Curious....
    :-)
    I passed at first try.. I took nclex last may 23 2013
  9. by   NurseNightOwl
    Quote from T.W.RN
    Did the pass rates at anyone else's program went down this year? Last year only two seniors failed. This year, there are nine people failed already. There are others who still hasn't taken it yet.
    I guess it's because of the raise in the passing standard as of April 2013?
  10. by   TheCommuter
    85 percent of US-educated candidates pass NCLEX on the first attempt, so this equates to roughly four out of five people who pass on the first try.

    Here's the silver lining: the vast majority of test takers pass NCLEX on the first attempt. However, it's the people who fail that capture our attention the most.
  11. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from kissmyasn
    I guess it's because of the raise in the passing standard as of April 2013?
    The passing standard for NCLEX is raised every three years or so. I took NCLEX-RN in May 2010 and the passing standard had been raised in April 2010.

    This is nothing new. Since nursing is constantly changing, NCLEX must change with it.
  12. by   Momofboysx3
    I can't agree more commuter !
  13. by   CT Pixie
    The Commuter just took the words out of my mouth.

    But to echo, according to the NCSBN 85% of US-eduacated people taking the NCLEX (PN and RN) for the first time pass it.

    I did see on a site (Kaplan? NCSBN?) that they expect the 'failure' rate to increase 3-5% with the new passing standard that was implimented on 4/1/13.

    My State's pass rate is always higher than the National average.

    I passed both my NCLEX-PN and my NCLEX-RN the first time.
    Last edit by CT Pixie on Jun 15, '13
  14. by   LoriBSN2b
    Does your school post their NCLEX pass rates on their website? My school went from an 87% pass rate to 100% pass rate in two years. So that info you have doesn't sound right.
  15. by   BSNbeDONE
    Took mine (RN) in June 2010 (2 months after the change) and passed on the first try.

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