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  1. Wendt, Anne PhD, RN, CAE
  2. Kenny, Lorraine MS, RN


The Board of Directors of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing evaluates the NCLEX-RN examination passing standard every 3 years. In December 2006, the Board decided that the NCLEX-RN passing standard should be increased from -0.2800 to -0.2100 logits. This article provides information regarding standard-setting methodologies, empirical data used by the Board of Directors in determining the passing standard, and implications of the new passing standard for faculty.