by Chris Musillo

The latest 2017 NCLEX statistics show that foreign-trained nurses are taking and passing NCLEX at the highest rates since the peak years of 2006-2007. Almost 10,000 foreign-trained nurses have taken and passed the NCLEX in 2017. US NCLEX pass numbers have been ticking upward since 2014, although at a much smaller rate than foreign-trained nurses

These numbers are considerably lower than the peak years of last decade. In 2006, 20,907 internationally educated RNs passed the NCLEX exam. In 2007, the volume jumped; 22,827 internationally educated nurses passed the NCLEX exam. With the onset of retrogression, 2008 saw a slight decline; 18,905 internationally educated RNs passed the exam.

Year
US
Fgn
2014
149,980
4,555
2015
154,955
5,382
2016
154,749
8,332
2017
157,000
9,200
Note that the 2017 statistics are MU Law generated estimates. The 2017 results will not be published until January.
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