Are NCLEX® Passing Rates Dropping? Tips for Passing
- February 28, 2022
- Posted by: The Mauldin Group
- Category: NCLEX®
A Decline for NCLEX® Passing Rates
The NCSBN has revealed its passing rates for the NCLEX® in 2021, and it seems the results have dropped for all candidates. Of the nearly 300,000 candidates who took the NCLEX®, about 69% passed. In the first three quarters of 2021, the passing rates were over 70%, and the passing rate in 2020 was 72% for the 250,000-plus students who took the exam. If this trend continues, 2022 may be a difficult year for students. What can aspiring nurses do to assure success when taking the NCLEX®? Well, online review courses will prepare students with the information, mindset, and strategies needed to pass the NCLEX®.
How NCLEX® Online Review Courses Make a Difference
Think Like a Nurse
Nursing requires a certain personality—one with compassion and an ability to make quick and correct decisions when needed. Exams typically measure how much a student knows about a certain subject, but the NCLEX® is a bit more nuanced. This exam makes assessments based on knowledge and how the student would respond in different real-life situations. Essentially, the information, mindset, and strategies that help students succeed on the NCLEX® are traits that will translate to the medical field. Preparing for this exam directly prepares students for their careers.
That said, you have to think like a nurse to do well on the NCLEX®. Through the online NCLEX® review courses by Ready to Pass, you’ll study under experienced nurses who can give you practical and informed guidance that will set you up for success on the exam and in your future.
Is the NCLEX® Changing?
Noticing the declining trends in the exam’s passing rates, you may wonder if the NCLEX® will be updated. The NCSBN has announced that the Next Generation NCLEX® will be introduced in April 2023. The updated exam will measure a student’s critical thinking skills to better prepare them for the future. These impending changes make it even more important to think like a nurse, not a test taker.
Find Your Success at Ready to Pass
Ready to Pass offers online NCLEX® review courses, tutoring, and mentoring. The resources we provide put students in a position to find success when they take the NCLEX®, helping them to reach their goals as aspiring nurses. You’ve got what it takes to become a nurse—now all you need is the knowledge, attitude, and inspiration to make it happen.
Give us a call today at (516) 408-3696 or fill out our contact form to learn about the next steps of enrolling at Ready to Pass. We look forward to being a part of your success!
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