Exam Statistics

The summarized statistical data is for the calendar year 2015. Aggregate data itemized for each certification program includes total number of exam candidates tested for the year, first-time pass rate for the year and total number of certificants as of December 31, 2015.

  Candidates
Tested
  First Time
Pass Rate
Total
Certificants
CCRN (Adult)      12,205       73.7%       67,586
CCRN (Neonatal) 190   76.0% 1,138
CCRN (Pediatric) 1,030   68.3% 4,843
CCRN-E 17   93.3% 255
CCRN-K (Adult) 90   91.3% 1,017
CCRN-K (Neonatal) 2   100% 16
CCRN-K (Pediatric) 7   66.7% 86
PCCN 3,655   75.1% 14,808
CCNS (Adult)* 93   80.9% 1,055
CCNS (Neonatal)* 1   100% 51
CCNS (Pediatric)* 2   50.0% 39
ACNPC* 13   60.0% 264
ACNPC-AG 223   76.4% 326
ACCNS-AG 138   88.1% 301
ACCNS-N 5   100% 10
ACCNS-P 12   100% 33
CMC 375   66.4% 1,722
CSC 437   71.3% 1,941
CNML 403   82.1% 1,392

 *With implementation of the Consensus Model for APRN Regulation: Licensure, Accreditation, Certification and Education, the CCNS and ACNPC initial exam administration was discontinued on 8/31/15. These certifications are available as a renewal option only.

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