Record number of students in Norway fail nursing exam

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Before Christmas, Norway’s nursing students had a national partial exam in “Anatomy, physiology, and biochemistry.” Now, it turns out that a record number of students failed the exam.

The e-newspaper Khrono at Oslo Met received figures from six out of twelve institutions. These six institutions account for about 60% of the students who have taken the exam.

The figures so far show an average failure rate of 29%, which is an increase of 9.3% compared with the results a year ago.

At UiT – Norway’s Arctic University – the failure rate is as high as 33%. At Høgskulen på Vestlandet, it is 29%. 

For five out of six institutions, the failure rate increased – for some, by 10% or more.

After the exam was completed, several students responded that it was difficult, that they had not been prepared for the type of question they were given, and that they had a very bad time.

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