When a graduate from a Texas approved nursing education program takes the NCLEX in another state or country, are his/her results included with the exam results for his/her school?
The NCLEX results of a graduate from a Texas nursing education program, no matter where the graduate takes the NCLEX examination, are still calculated in the overall pass rate for the graduate’s nursing education program. The Texas Board of Nursing (BON) has access to the pass rates of individuals testing in jurisdictions other than Texas. When the nursing education program’s overall pass rate is calculated by the BON, the overall pass rate includes the statistics from all first-time test takers in a given year who graduated from the nursing education program.
What is the process for directors obtaining Candidate Performance Reports on students who have failed the Boards?
The examination year is different for vocational nursing education programs and for professional nursing education programs. The examination year for VN programs is the period beginning January 1 and ending December 31 which is used for the purposes of determining the programs’ NCLEX-PNŽ examination pass rate for that year. The examination year for RN programs is the period beginning October 1 and ending September 30 which is used for the purposes of determining the programs' NCLEX-RNŽ examination pass rate for that year.
NCLEX examination information and Candidate Performance Reports are available from NCSBN to boards of nursing after each quarter. BON nursing consultants for education download this data on or about April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15 for the previous three months. Following downloading, printing and calculating examination scores, the information is forwarded to program directors, who check the student lists for accuracy.
At the end of an examination year, an annual NCLEX examination pass rate is calculated for programs which is used in the program approval process. If additional information is required by the program or clarification required, program directors may contact an education consultant.