MSN Statistics


FNP Certification Pass Rates

In order to practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), individuals must pass a certification exam upon graduating from a FNP program. FNP graduates may choose to take either the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANNCC) – FNP exam or the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) – FNP exam. The table below shows the pass rate for individuals taking the exam for the first time, and the overall national ANCC pass rate, for candidates testing for the first time.  The national pass rate for the AANPCP-FNP exam is not available.

2013 2014 2015 2016
School ANCC exam pass rate 86.05% 100% 84.62% 88%
School AANPCP exam pass rate 82% 86% 75%
Total School Pass Rate 80.95%
National ANCC Pass Rate 83.38% 79.35% 74.81% 81.65%


Program Completion Rates

Program Completion rates are the percentage of student completing program within 150% of program length, beginning with the first nursing course.  For the Family Nurse Practitioner area of emphasis this is 8 semesters. For Nursing Education (NE) and Nursing Administration (NA) area of emphasis, this is 6 semesters.

Academic Year 2012-2013 2013-2014  2014-2015 2015-2016
MSN program- FNP 87.5% (data not separated by program type at this time)


90 % 90 % 86.36%
MSN program- NA and NE 69 % 80 % 50%
Total completion rate 85% 78.57%


Employment rates

Employment Rates is defined as percentage of graduates responding to the survey employed in a role related to areas of emphasis within 6-12 months after graduation, excluding those who have returned to formal education.

2013-2014 AY 2014-2015 AY 2015-2016 AY
100% 100% 85.71%