Reasons for student attrition on nursing courses: a study
Mally Ehrenfeld Co-ordinator, Baccalaureate Degree, at Tel Aviv University, Israel
Aviva Rotenberg Head of RN degree programme, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Rina Sharon Lecturer, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Rebecca Bergman Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University, Israel
Student attrition (dropping out) wastes time and resources which schools of nursing can ill afford. This study from Israel sets out to identify the reasons for student attrition and finds that academic failure is only one factor. The authors suggest some ways in which high risk students can be identified and helped.
Nursing Standard. 11, 23, 34-38. doi: 10.7748/ns1997.02.11.23.34.c2443