Hate the course or hate to go: semester differences in first year nursing attrition.

@article{Andrew2008HateTC,
  title={Hate the course or hate to go: semester differences in first year nursing attrition.},
  author={Sharon Andrew and Yenna Salamonson and R Gregory Weaver and Ana L Smith and Rebecca O'Reilly and Christine D. Taylor},
  journal={Nurse education today},
  year={2008},
  volume={28 7},
  pages={865-72}
}
Most of the attrition from nursing courses occurs in the first year of study. Devising university strategies to reduce attrition requires an understanding of why students leave. The aim of this study was to explore whether students who leave a nursing course in the first semester leave for the same or different reasons than students who leave in the second semester of study. Seventeen students who had left the course were interviewed by telephone: seven in the first semester and ten in the… CONTINUE READING

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