Nursing student attrition: are we losing the battle?
A quarter of all UK nursing students fail to complete their degree studies in one go
Attrition on nursing degrees is stubbornly high, with one in four (24%) students dropping out of their degree studies before graduation– a similar level to last year.
A Nursing Standard investigation, in collaboration with independent charity the Health Foundation , shows that despite political pledges to tackle the issue, students are still suspending their studies or leaving courses early in worrying numbers, and at a time when the NHS needs nurses more than ever.
Nursing students who leave their courses blame finances, academic issues, placement quality, workload and lack of support.
Why nursing students leave university early...