Student nurses drop out of courses17th December 2008
More than a quarter of nursing students in Scotland now drop out before completing their course.
Figures from the Information Services Division show that in 2008, 28.2% of students dropped out compared with 26.4% in 2007. RCN Scotland says that although the government is working on a number of initiatives to reduce the number of nurses who drop out of their courses, the figures show a worrying upward trend and it fears that without positive action the country could be heading towards a future nursing shortage.
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Title: Student nurses drop out of courses
Author: Mark Nicholls
Article Id: 9605
Date Added: 17th Dec 2008