The UC Irvine Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing’s Nurse Practitioner program proudly announces our continued 100% PASS RATE on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB) FNP National Certification Board Exam! This streak has been ongoing since 1996! In 2018, our graduates scored above the national average in every category, including Assessment, Diagnoses, Planning and Evaluation.

The AANPCB pass rate for the FNP initial examinations was 85%.

We are so proud of our graduates for achieving this distinction, and also so very grateful to our UCI Sue & Bill Gross School of Nursing faculty and staff for supporting our students’ success!

Family NP Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP Emergency NP Specialty** Adult NP*  Gerontology NP*  Total
CERTIFICATIONS 100,818 11,058 495 8,295 185 120,851
Initial Examinations Administered 18,995 2,526 327
Pass Rate 85% 83% 87%

* Exam retirement: Adult NP in 2016, Gerontologic NP in 2012
** The Emergency NP Specialty examination was launched January 2017

Source: AANPCB 2018 Report