AANP FNP passing rate drops 10% from 2021 to 2022


AANP and ANCC recently published their certification statistics for 2022. The AANP FNP pass rate dropped from 85% in 2021 to 75% in 2022. 


The ANCC FNP pass rate remained steady with a pass rate of 85.9%, down slightly from 86.6% in 2021.


What happened? Did the ANCC's FNP board certification just become the easier exam? These passing rates are for INITIAL EXAMINATIONS (first-time test takers). Did you take the FNP board exam in 2022? All comments are welcome. 

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 10 years experience.

AANP is more clinical based while ANCC has more fluff and theory. As more NPs go the for profit online route it's not surprising.


considering how easy the AANP exam was, it's terrifying that 1 in 4 new NPs fail it.