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

2017-18
Pass Rates 2017 (Alternative)
Pass Rates 2017 (Traditional)
2016-17
Pass Rates 2016 (Alternative)
Pass Rates 2016 (Traditional)
2015-16
Pass Rates 2015 (Alternative)
Pass Rates 2015 (Traditional)

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

 

         2016

                2017

                      2018

1st Time Pass Rate

55.00%

55.26%

68.97%

Target

69.66%

69.77%

69.94%

Met Target

 no

  no

 no

Repeater Pass Rate

45.00%

58.82%

41.18%

Target

36.86%

41.25%

36.24%

Met Target

  yes

   yes

 yes


VTNE Full Report
VTNE Pass Rates 2015-17

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
CPA Pass Rates 2015-17

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

2015

68

82%

87%

85%

2016

65

82%

88%

85%

2017

64

92%

90%

85%

2018

66

 95%**

92%

85%


*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

Year

FNP

NA

 

 

1st Attempt

2nd Attempt

All Test Takers

2015

80%

 

 

 

2016

100%

 

 

 

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
NCLEX Pass Rates 2013-17