Fewer pharmacy students pass licensure exam

April 24, 2006

Out of the 11,190 candidates who sat for the North AmericanPharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) last year, 85% received apassing grade, compared with 92% in 2004, according to the NABPadvisory committee on examinations. The 7% drop was attributed to anew NAPLEX standard adopted last year that requires a slightlyhigher level of ability for candidates to achieve a passing scoreof 75% or higher.

Out of the 11,190 candidates who sat for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination (NAPLEX) last year, 85% received a passing grade, compared with 92% in 2004, according to the NABP advisory committee on examinations. The 7% drop was attributed to a new NAPLEX standard adopted last year that requires a slightly higher level of ability for candidates to achieve a passing score of 75% or higher.

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