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Percentage of people who pass?

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I read in a texas nursing student magazine a couple of weeks ago that 92% of people who took the nclex and graduated from a Bachelor's program In Texas passed the nclex the first time last year. That seems like a very encouraging percentage; has anyone else heard percentages for their states?

Or just a general percentage for everyone taking the nclex?

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fluppypacky has 15 years experience and specializes in ICU.

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I'm not quite really so sure,but they said in Philippines,passing rate is 75%.

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NeosynephRN specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.

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I think that I heard that 85% of US educated students pass on the first attempt. You can check your BON, at least mine has specific pass rates for each school!

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llg has 42 years experience as a PhD, RN and specializes in Nursing Professional Development.

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Many state boards of nurses list the "first time" pass rate for the various schools in their state. It's one of those things you should check out as you choose a school. As a previous poster said, the national average for US-educated students is about 84%.

Some states also require that schools maintain a certain pass rate in order to stay open, but not all states.

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I read in a texas nursing student magazine a couple of weeks ago that 92% of people who took the nclex and graduated from a Bachelor's program In Texas passed the nclex the first time last year. That seems like a very encouraging percentage; has anyone else heard percentages for their states?

Or just a general percentage for everyone taking the nclex?

If you go to the NCSBN website you can actually get results state by state but also school by school. And I don't agree that the schools with the highest pass rates should be avoided. Yes, they do weed out students but some of those just don't have what it takes to make it in the real world of nursing either. I have seen those who just couldn't get a handle on the multiple demands of an RN and resigned. It is not for everyone and clinical instructors are able to recognize that.

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Smackdown specializes in ER, ICU, Med-Surg.

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If you go to the NCSBN website you can actually get results state by state but also school by school. And I don't agree that the schools with the highest pass rates should be avoided. Yes, they do weed out students but some of those just don't have what it takes to make it in the real world of nursing either. I have seen those who just couldn't get a handle on the multiple demands of an RN and resigned. It is not for everyone and clinical instructors are able to recognize that.

I never said that schools with the highest pass rates should be avoided. I was replying to someone who said that the school they were looking at had 100% pass rate, and I had been told that you should watch out because they may be weeder programs. Just giving them a fair warning.

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