State and National Licensing Exam Results
Listed below are reports of Murray State University's student pass rates for academic years 2016 to 2018. The reports are listed by core academic areas.
Core Areas: Arts and Sciences, Communications, Teacher Education
Passing the PRAXIS is one requirement for teaching licensure in Kentucky. The following Praxis pass rate reports include licensure exams in Music Concepts and Process, Music Content Knowledge, Speech-Language Pathology, Principles of Learning and Teaching across K-12, and English Education. Pass rates and average scores are organized by certification area and program type (alternative, traditional).
PRAXIS Pass Rate Reports
Core Area: Agriculture
Success for Murray State University's animal health technology students is measured through the Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE). The chart below presents Murray State University's pass rates for first-time and repeater completers compared with the national average pass rates.
Veterinary Technician National Examination (VTNE) Pass Rates
|1st Time Pass Rate||55.00%||55.26%||68.97%|
|Repeater Pass Rate||45.00%||58.82%||41.18%|
VTNE Full Report
Core Area: Business
Success for Murray State University's public accountancy students is measured through the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) examination. Listed below is the Murray State University CPA pass rate report for all testing events from 2015 to 2017. The report also includes national and Kentucky CPA exam pass rates.
CPA Full Report
Core Area: Nursing
The School of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Doctor of
Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees. Advanced Practice Specialties include Family Nurse
Practitioner (FNP) and Nurse Anesthesia (NA).
Graduates of the BSN program sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) reports pass rates on the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) based on the first attempt only. The majority of those students who were not successful on the first attempt passed the exam on their second attempt.
BSN NCLEX-RN Pass Rates*
|Year||No. of Graduates Testing||Murray State University Pass Rate||BSN National Pass Rate||> KBN Benchmark|
*From Kentucky Board of Nursing, 2015-2016 NCLEX Pass Rate was calculated using data on first-time testers who tested within 1 year of the program completion date. The 2017 NCLEX Pass Rate was calculated using data on first-time testers who tested within 6 months of the program completion date.
**Unofficial pass rate 95% will be voted on at the next board meeting.
Graduates of the DNP program sit for the certification exam appropriate to their specialty area. FNP graduates are certified by either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Program, both of which are nationally recognized. Nurse Anesthesia graduates sit for the certification exam administered by the National Board of Certification & Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists.
Certification Rates for Master of Science in Nursing Graduates
|1st Attempt||2nd Attempt||All Test Takers|
|2017||100%||9/18 (50%)||6/8 (76.4%)||15/18 (83.3%)|
|2018||100%||8/13 (62%)||4/4 (100%)||13/13* (100%)|
NCLEX Full Report