Mar 09, 2022

Number and percent of U.S.-educated, first-time NCLEX-takers with BSN

The graph below illustrates the number of bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) candidates taking the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for the first time. The graph compares these data with those non-BSN candidates taking the NCLEX for the first time. The NCLEX exam is used by boards of nursing to assist in making licensure decisions. These data expand on Dashboard Indicator 1: Education, used to measure the Campaign’s progress toward increasing the proportion of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to 80 percent by 2020.

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing, NCLEX Examination Statistics