NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

The National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) is the national licensure examination that nursing graduates must pass in order to practice as a registered nurse. First-time pass rates are calculated based on the number of examinees from a program who pass the NCLEX-RN exam on their first attempt over the number of first-time test-takers within a given time frame. The table below delineates the pass rate for the Blue Ridge Community and Technical College ASN Program, as well as the national and West Virginia pass rates by year. The expected level of achievement (ELA) by ACEN standard is 80%, and the ELA set by faculty was revised in 2022 to 85%.

2023 2022 2021 2020
BRCTC ASN Program 93.94% 86.84% 95.83% 84.62%
National Pass Rate 88.56% 79.91% 82.48% 86.58%
WV Pass Rate 92.16% 84.52% 84.51% 90.25%

Program Completion Rates

The program completion rate delineated here is the percentage of students who completed the program within 150% of program length (out of a cohort of admitted students). For the BRCTC ASN Program, 150% of program length is defined as six (6) semesters or three (3) years from program admission. The expected level of achievement (ELA) set by faculty is 75%.

2024 2023 2022 2021
BRCTC ASN Program 72% 59% 90% 71%


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