Nursing Standard & The Health Foundation | September 2018 | Why as many as one in four nursing students could be dropping out of their degrees
Almost a quarter of nursing students (24 per cent) drop out of their courses prior to graduation finds a new study from the Nursing Standard and The Health Foundation. Their findings show that over 16,000 UK nursing students who began three-year degrees that were due to finish in 2017, 4,027 left their courses early, or suspended their studies.
Further analysis of this data gives an average attrition rate of 24% in the UK. The RCN suggest reasons for this rate of attrition as bad experiences on clinical placements, financial difficulties and academic pressures all impacting on the decision to leave or put studying on hold (Source: Nursing Standard & The Health Foundation).
Read the Nursing Standard press release
The Health Foundation article here
In the media:
The Independent | One in four nurses drop out before graduating, new research reveals