Nursing Leadership

Nursing Leadership May 2005 : 0-0.doi:10.12927/cjnl.2005.17477

In the Beginning: Attrition from Schools of Nursing


This report sets the tone early by saying attrition is a fact of life in educational programs. But we are in a period of nursing shortage and it is important to retain as high a proportion as possible of students who select nursing as their profession. This study explores the reasons students leave RN, RPN and LPN programs prior to graduation and identifies potential interventions to reduce attrition from all three types of programs.

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