Why do nursing students who consider leaving stay on their courses?
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Why do nursing students who consider leaving stay on their courses?

Julie Bowden Principal lecturer in acute and continuing care, School of Health and Social Care, University of Greenwich, London, UK

A global shortage of nurses means there is an increasing interest in attrition rates among nursing students. This UK research by Julie Bowden looked at attrition from the perspective of those who almost left, but ultimately stayed. It highlights the importance of the support provided by personal tutors.

Nurse education has changed radically since its inception. The changes reflect a changing healthcare sector, a changing workforce and a changing society. Nurse education has endeavoured to keep up with these changes and reduce wastage from the profession.

Nurse Researcher. 15, 3, 45-58. doi: 10.7748/nr2008.

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