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2015 NCLEX-RN: Canadian Results - Chart

CCRNR is pleased to publish the 2015 NCLEX-RN Results summary. This summary includes graduates from Canadian nursing programs, who have applied for registration/licensure in Canada, and who wrote the NCLEX-RN in 2015.


The first national report on the NCLEX-RN for Canadian writers will be published by CCRNR on March 31, 2016. This comprehensive document will break down these numbers into areas such as first-second-and-third attempts, pass rates by province and territory, and success in comparison to test plan categories.


Different than the report published by CCRNR in the Fall 2015, this data includes a full year of information and also includes the “Ultimate Pass Rate”. See the questions and answers below for more information about the ultimate pass rate and why it is an important number to understand.


What is an ultimate pass rate (UPR)?

The ultimate pass rate (UPR) is a percentage of how many exam writers passed the NCLEX-RN exam in a given year. It does not take into consideration how often a writer had to attempt the exam before passing or if they have attempts remaining on the exam. Only graduates from a Canadian RN education program who have applied for licensure in Canada are included in the calculation of the UPR (approximately 96% of all Canadian-educated graduates).


Why does it matter?

The UPR is helpful when looking at health human resource planning. It will tell how many Canadian graduates who wrote the exam in a given year will be available to work in Canada once they receive their licenses/registration with the licensing body.


Why are the UPR results different from reports on first, second or third attempts?

The UPR provides information that is particularly relevant for health human resource planning while the data included in reports on first time, second or third time attempts is more useful for education programs. For example, a report on success of first time attempt will be useful for education programs to determine how well their students performed on their first attempt after graduation.

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