The NCLEX Program Reports are electronic reports that provide a wealth of statistics about the performance of the graduates from a particular nursing education program. The Reports are created using the responses provided by a program’s graduates during their NCLEX® Examination administration and are the only source of information about the performance of a program’s graduates at the topic level which use actual NCLEX Examination data.

The NCLEX® Program Reports are designed to help nursing program administrators and educators understand how their graduates performed on the NCLEX® Examination at the topic level. They are a vital source of information for program evaluation and program improvement. Educators use the Reports to identify strengths and opportunities, track program growth, reform curriculum, and modify instructional methodology.

Since each educational program graduates a different set of students, the NCLEX Program Reports are specific to each educational program. The information provided in the NCLEX Program Reports describes the performance of the group of students graduating from an educational program. They do not provide information about the performance of individual students.

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pdf PDF File

Each edition of the NCLEX Program Reports is provided as a single PDF file which makes it easy to view, print or e-mail with Adobe Acrobat Reader. The PDF version of the Reports makes it easy to read, analyze and interpret the performance of a single program during the current and prior reporting periods. This format also allows educators to copy and paste the tables and charts from the NCLEX® Program Reports into reports or presentations, making it easy to provide information to key stakeholders about the strengths and opportunities of their nursing program.

csv Supplemental CSV Files

In addition to the PDF version of the Reports, educators can also purchase a set of Supplemental CSV Files which contain the exact same information as the PDF version but are formatted as structured data files which make it easy for educators to analyze their program's performance using many common spreadsheet, database and statistical software applications. As the name suggests, the Supplemental CSV Files supplement the PDF file and must be purchased along with their corresponding PDF file. Supplemental CSV Files do not need to be purchased at the same time as the PDF files.

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The NCLEX® Program Reports reporting year includes information about first-time graduates testing between April 1 and March 31 of each year. Seven different editions of the NCLEX Program Reports are published each year:

  • Annual - The Annual Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about all students testing between April 1 and March 31. The Annual Edition is released around May 8.
  • Semi-Annual: Fall - The Fall Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about students testing between April 1 and September 30 and is released around November 1.
  • Semi-Annual: Spring - The Spring Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about students testing between October 1 and March 31 and is released around May 1.
  • Quarterly: Q2 - The Q2 Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about students testing between April 1 and June 30 and is released around August 1.
  • Quarterly: Q3 - The Q3 Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about students testing between July 1 and September 30 and is released around November 15.
  • Quarterly: Q4 - The Q4 Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about students testing between October 1 and December 31 and is released around February 1.
  • Quarterly: Q1 - The Q1 Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports contains information about students testing between January 1 and March 31 and is released around May 15.

For a table containing information about the editions available by reporting year, please visit the Editions Table. Please note that a special 2017 Q1 Edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports is also available. It is the only edition available for the 2016-2017 reporting year and is the only edition of the NCLEX® Program Reports that can be purchased alone.

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NCLEX-RN® Program Reports Contents (United States)

Each edition of the NCLEX-RN® Program Reports contains 51 pages with over 25 different tables and charts that document how the graduates from a particular RN nursing program performed on the NCLEX® Examination during a specific reporting period. The following aspects of performance are provided:

  • Overall Performance
  • Performance along the 8 areas of the NCLEX® Test Plan
  • Performance along 37 topics described by 6 common nursing frameworks
    • The 5 phases of the Nursing Process
    • The 8 categories of Human Functioning
    • The 10 categories of Health Alterations
    • The 4 areas of the Wellness/Illness Continuum
    • The 6 stages of Maturity
    • The 4 aspects of Stress, Adaptation, and Coping
  • Test Duration Performance

In addition to providing the number of graduates that tested during the reporting period, the NCLEX® Program Reports report overall performance in the form of the program’s pass rate and the rank of that pass rate when compared to the pass rate of other programs in the three reference groups:

  • other programs in the same jurisdiction
  • other similar programs (Associate, Baccalaureate, and Diploma) nationwide
  • other programs nationwide

Performance in the 8 NCLEX® Test Plan areas and 37 topics is provided in the form of a percentile rank based on the performance of your program’s median graduate when compared to the performance of candidates in each of the three reference groups. Test plan performance is also reported as the percentage of test questions in the test pool that one would expect a program’s median graduate to answer correctly.

The test duration section provides the mean number of questions administered to your graduates as well as the mean amount of time that your graduates spent taking the NCLEX® Examination. In addition, the percentage of candidates taking the minimum and maximum number of questions is also reported.

NCLEX-PN® Program Reports Contents (United States)

Each edition of the NCLEX-PN® Program Reports contains 43 pages with over 25 different tables and charts that document how the graduates from a particular RN nursing program performed on the NCLEX® Examination during a specific reporting period. The following aspects of performance are provided:

  • Overall Performance
  • Performance along the 8 areas of the NCLEX® Test Plan
  • Performance along 36 topics described by 6 common nursing frameworks
    • The 4 phases of the Nursing Process
    • The 8 categories of Human Functioning
    • The 10 categories of Health Alterations
    • The 4 areas of the Wellness/Illness Continuum
    • The 6 stages of Maturity
    • The 4 aspects of Stress, Adaptation, and Coping
  • Test Duration Performance

In addition to providing the number of graduates that tested during the reporting period, the NCLEX® Program Reports report overall performance in the form of the program’s pass rate and the rank of that pass rate when compared to the pass rate of other programs in the two reference groups:

  • other programs in the same jurisdiction
  • other programs nationwide

Performance in the 8 NCLEX® Test Plan areas and 37 topics is provided in the form of a percentile rank based on the performance of your program’s median graduate when compared to the performance of candidates in each of the reference groups. Test plan performance is also reported as the percentage of test questions in the test pool that one would expect a program’s median graduate to answer correctly.

The test duration section provides the mean number of questions administered to your graduates as well as the mean amount of time that your graduates spent taking the NCLEX® Examination. In addition, the percentage of candidates taking the minimum and maximum number of questions is also reported.

NCLEX® Program Reports Contents (Canada)

Each edition of the NCLEX-RN® Program Reports contains 51 pages with over 25 different tables and charts that document how the graduates from a particular RN nursing program performed on the NCLEX® Examination during a specific reporting period. The following aspects of performance are provided:

  • Overall Performance
  • Performance along the 8 areas of the NCLEX® Test Plan
  • Performance along 37 topics described by 6 common nursing frameworks
    • The 5 phases of the Nursing Process
    • The 8 categories of Human Functioning
    • The 10 categories of Health Alterations
    • The 4 areas of the Wellness/Illness Continuum
    • The 6 stages of Maturity
    • The 4 aspects of Stress, Adaptation, and Coping
  • Test Duration Performance

In addition to providing the number of graduates that tested during the reporting period, the NCLEX® Program Reports report overall performance in the form of the program’s pass rate and the rank of that pass rate when compared to the pass rate of other programs in the three reference groups:

  • other programs in the same province/territory
  • other similar programs in the United States
  • other programs in Canada

Performance in the 8 NCLEX® Test Plan areas and 37 topics is provided in the form of a percentile rank based on the performance of your program’s median graduate when compared to the performance of candidates in each of the three reference groups. Test plan performance is also reported as the percentage of test questions in the test pool that one would expect a program’s median graduate to answer correctly.

The test duration section provides the mean number of questions administered to your graduates as well as the mean amount of time that your graduates spent taking the NCLEX® Examination. In addition, the percentage of candidates taking the minimum and maximum number of questions is also reported.

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Pricing

Each PDF edition of the NCLEX-RN® Program Reports costs $175.00 and a set of Supplemental CSV Files can be added for an additional $37.50 per edition. Each edition of the NCLEX-PN® Program Reports costs $112.50 and a set of Supplemental CSV Files can be added for an additional $25.00 per edition. For each reporting year, educators can purchase between two (2) and all seven (7) of the available editions of the NCLEX® Program Reports. Programs also have the option of adding a set of Supplemental CSV files to any previously purchased PDF editions of the NCLEX® Program Reports.

To determine which editions would best fit your program's needs, visit the About Editions page for more information on the differences between the Annual, the Semi-Annual, and Quarterly Editions of the NCLEX® Program Reports. Refer to the Editions Table for a list of the reporting periods associated with each edition.

The prices listed are per edition and per program. Your order must include a minimum of two editions of the NCLEX® Program Reports in any reporting year.

Edition Type Cost per Edition without
Supplemental CSV files
Number of Editions per Reporting Year Total Cost for all Editions without
Supplemental CSV files
Annual $175.00 USD (RN)
$112.50 USD (PN)
1 $175.00 USD (RN)
$112.50 USD (PN)
Semi-Annual 2 $350.00 USD (RN)
$225.00 USD (PN)
Quarterly 3 $700.00 USD (RN)
$450.00 USD (PN)
Edition Type Cost per Edition with
Supplemental CSV files
Number of Editions per Reporting Year Total Cost for all Editions with
Supplemental CSV files
Annual $212.50 USD (RN)
$137.50 USD (PN)
1 $212.50 USD (RN)
$137.50 USD (PN)
Semi-Annual 2 $425.00 USD (RN)
$275.00 USD (PN)
Quarterly 3 $850.00 USD (RN)
$550.00 USD (PN)