NPLEX Results

Bastyr University graduates perform well on the NPLEX examinations. The tables below show the percentage of Bastyr graduates who passed the sections of the August 2013 NPLEX exam, compared with the average of students from all seven accredited schools of naturopathic medicine.

Basic Science Exams

  Bastyr University Bastyr University California Average of all ND Schools
Comprehensive Mastery 83 80 74
Disease and Dysfunction 86 83 83
Structure and Function 87 93 81

Clinical Exams

  Bastyr University Bastyr University California Average of all ND Schools
Comprehensive Mastery 91 No clinical exams until 2016 83
Diagnosis 96 No clinical exams until 2016 89
Materia Medica 97 No clinical exams until 2016 95
Other Modalities 100 No clinical exams until 2016 95
Other Medical Interventions 91 No clinical exams until 2016 90

The Naturopathic Physicians Licensing Examinations (NPLEX) are administered by the North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners, an independent organization. Students take a basic sciences exam after their second year of naturopathic medicine school and a clinical skills exam after receiving their degree. Passing both portions allows graduates to become licensed as a naturopathic doctors (NDs) in states and provinces that license the profession.

FALL 2015
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