OAR 851-021-0018
NCLEX® Standards


All NCLEX® pass rates are rounded up or down to the nearest percentage.


First time and total pass rates are calculated annually in January on the basis of a program’s pass rate over a 12-month period from January 1 through December 31 of the previous calendar year in the following manner:


The Board representative will obtain information from the NCSBN website about pass rates for first-time and repeat test-takers and send the information to the nursing programs in January.


First-time pass rates are calculated by the NCSBN.


The total pass rate is calculated by the nursing program and reported to the Board representative in the required annual report.


A program must maintain the following:


At least a 75% first-time pass rate or higher for 2 consecutive 12-month periods as described above; and,


A 90% total pass rate or higher of all test-takers that includes first-attempt and repeaters for the most recent 12 months as described above.
Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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