Student pass rates soar on NCLEX and NP certification exams

Professor's Gate at GW Campus in Foggy Bottom DC
02/09/2021 16:16

GW Nursing recently got the results of two key certification exams for Accelerated B.S.N. students and nurse practitioner students, respectively. 

Accelerated B.S.N. students in Cohort 20 – those who had moved into the online learning arena in their third semester due to COVID-19 – completed their fourth quarter NCLEX exams with a pass rate of 90 percent, which was up sharply from the 80 percent pass rate in the second quarter.

“Their high pass rate is truly a testament to their dedication and resolve,” said Assistant Dean Mark Tanner. “And kudos to the faculty who have worked hard to keep students learning the information that they need to be successfully licensed.” 

And on the recent American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) certification exam, pass rates for our GW Nursing NP students were excellent! The pass rate for Family Nurse Practitioner test-takers who graduated in 2020, and who took the exam in 2020, was 94 percent, and 90 percent passed the exam on the first attempt. The pass rate for Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner test-takers who graduated in 2020, and who took the exam in 2020, was 100 percent, and all students passed the exam on the first attempt.

“The extraordinary success of our GW Nursing graduates would not be possible without the time, effort, and dedication that each of our faculty members contributes to the education of our future nurse practitioners,” said Assistant Dean Cara Padovano.