Exam Pass Rates & Practice Analysis

The certification exam is a computer-based test (CBT) which is scheduled and delivered through Prometric. These CBT examinations are currently administered at multiple Prometric test centers.

For this test, once the registration process is completed, applicants make their own appointment to take the examination at a location most convenient to their schedule. All examinations were given on November 10, 2008.

A pass or fail result is provided for each examinee. Passing results are based on achievement of specified levels of proficiency established prior to administration of examinations. Statistical procedures are employed to ensure that the level of proficiency required to pass remains uniform across forms of the examination.

2008 Certification Examination Results - First-time Takers
  Number Tested Pass Rate
DNP Degree Examinees 45 49%

2009 Certification Examination Results - First-time Takers
  Number Tested Pass Rate
DNP Degree Examinees 19 57%

2010 Certification Examination Results - First-time Takers
  Number Tested Pass Rate
DNP Degree Examinees 31 45%

2011 Certification Examination Results - First-time Takers
  Number Tested Pass Rate
DNP Degree Examinees 22 70%

2012 Certification Examination Results - First-time Takers
  Number Tested Pass Rate
DNP Degree Examinees 18 33%

 

 

View the Practice Analysis 2011 (pdf)