Student attrition: what’s happening with the COVID-19 cohort?
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Student attrition: what’s happening with the COVID-19 cohort?

Alison Stacey @alibaabra Senior news reporter

A Nursing Standard investigation shows 33% of those who began degree courses in 2018 did not graduate in 2021, as the pandemic and cost of living added to pressures

Attrition on nursing degrees remains stubbornly high, with a third (33%) of students leaving their course in 2021, figures obtained by Nursing Standard suggest.

Nursing Standard. 37, 10, 10-12. doi: 10.7748/ns.37.10.10.s7

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