UWorld Impacts NCLEX® Success

Over 10,000 Nursing Students Share Their Exam Results

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An essential component in our continued pursuit of excellence is a bi-annual survey sent to all nursing students that use our question bank (QBank) for the NCLEX-RN® or NCLEX-PN® exam preparation.

Although we pride ourselves on producing only the highest quality educational content that is created by practicing clinicians and professional nursing instructors, we value the on-the-ground feedback from students who use our product.

This feedback is an important part of the ongoing quality process we employ to ensure our educational material is the industry standard for nursing instruction and high-stakes exam preparation.

Survey Demographics

In May 2020, UWorld Nursing surveyed student users and received 11,539 completed survey responses. 

77% of respondents were first time test takers. 

88.3% of respondents were RN test takers and the other 11.7% of respondents were PN test takers. 

Students were primarily located in the United States (93.44%), a few in Canada (3.12%), and the remainder located outside of North America (3.44%).

To be included in the survey, respondents provided a valid email address, completed more than 500 questions, and had an active UWorld account within 6 months of sitting for the NCLEX exam.


For the January – March 2020 time period, the NCSBN reported that 77.89% of all RN test-takers passed the NCLEX and 74.71% of all PN test-takers passed the NCLEX. 1. Data includes first-time and repeat U.S. and internationally educated test-takers. Based on survey respondents’ data, users reported the following pass rates when they used UWorld to prepare for their licensure exams.
UWorld survey respondents with a QBank average of 56% or higher had a pass rate of 92.2%.
UWorld survey respondents with a QBank average of 56% or higher AND a “High” or “Very High” result on a Self-Assessment Exam had a pass rate of 96.4%.


of users report that UWorld’s questions are the same difficulty or more difficult than the NCLEX.

Student Feedback

"How likely are you to recommend the UWorld Nursing QBank to a friend or colleague?"

UWorld’s NPS
(net promoter score2)

The median NPS for an organization is 44. Only the top 25% of organizations have an NPS of 72 or higher.

What else do students tell us?

If you are an institution looking for resources for NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN student success, click here to discover why more than 700,000 nurses have trusted us for the licensing exam preparation. Colleges and nursing programs across the country trust us to meet their needs as we move toward a next-generation standard in nursing education…you should too.

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