Why nursing students leave: causes and remedies for attrition revealed
The long-awaited RePAIR report recommends changes to funding and placement allocation
Workload, finances and problems with placements rank high among the reasons why nursing students leave university.
- Academic pressures
- Problems with placements
- Personal reasons
Source: RePAIR survey
The top ten reasons why students leave their preregistration courses are revealed in Health Education England’s long-awaited Reducing Attrition and Improving Retention (RePAIR) report.
Looking at figures from 16 universities for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 academic years, the RePAIR project found a dropout rate of 33.4%.
The report reveals big differences between the fields of nursing, with the highest dropout rates in learning disability and mental health nursing:
- Learning disability nursing: 39.1%.
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