Nursing - board exam passing rates

Displaying the Nurses Licensure Exam overall passing rates for each exam, as well as the accumulated passing rate by region.

Overall Passing Rates

Exam Date Passing Rate
(First Timers)
Passing Rate
(Overall)
November 2017 80% 45% passing rates by schools
September 2017 (abroad) 26% 39%
June 2017 73% 34% passing rates by schools
November 2016 77% 47%
September 2016 (abroad) 18% 34%
June 2016 77% 43%
November 2015 73% 49%
September 2015 (abroad) 25% 38%
May 2015 79% 54%
November 2014 75% 57%
May 2014 66% 38%
December 2013 52% 30%
October 2013 (abroad) 14% 1%
July 2013 66% 42%
December 2012 53% 34%
October 2012 (abroad) - 1%
June 2012 67% 45%
December 2011 47% 33%
July 2011 66% 48%
December 2010 48% 35%
July 2010 58% 41%
December 2009 (abroad) - 2%
November 2009 - 39%
June 2009 - 41%
November 2008 - 44%
June 2008 - 43%
December 2007 - 42%
June 2007 - 48%
December 2006 - 49%
June 2006 - 42%


Passing Rates by Regions

Region Passing Rate (first timers only)
Region VIII (Eastern Visayas) 71% 4,511 of 6,313
Region VII (Central Visayas) 66% 17,562 of 26,332
Region II (Cagayan Valley) 66% 7,031 of 10,501
Region VI (Western Visayas) 64% 15,493 of 23,855
Region X (Northern Mindanao) 63% 9,339 of 14,654
Region IV-B (Mimaropa) 62% 843 of 1,339
CAR (Cordillera Administrative Region) 61% 10,161 of 16,421
NCR (Metro Manila) 61% 49,885 of 81,308
Region XI (Davao) 61% 7,855 of 12,748
Region V (Bicol Region) 60% 7,107 of 11,819
Region IV-A (Calabarzon) 58% 16,033 of 27,348
Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) 57% 7,179 of 12,568
Region III (Central Luzon) 56% 14,207 of 25,292
Region XIII (Caraga) 54% 1,812 of 3,329
Region I (Ilocos Region) 54% 11,559 of 21,298
Region XII (Soccsksargen) 51% 3,901 of 7,639
ARMM (ARMM) 43% 1,842 of 4,244
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