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Expectations and experiences of child branch nursing students

Wright, Jackie

Authors

Jackie Wright Jacqueline.Wright@hull.ac.uk



Abstract

Attrition from nursing programmes is of major concern for both Higher Education Institutions and NHS Trusts. The national figures imply that attrition within healthcare students is below that of students embarking upon other undergraduate programmes (DOH 2006). However this is not the case at University of Hull where child branch nursing attracts high levels of applicants but also high levels of attrition. This paper presents the preliminary findings of a longitudinal study aimed at understanding child branch nursing students’ expectations and experiences of their programme. The implications for recruitment and retention strategies for this group of students will be discussed.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Publication Date Jan 1, 2010
Pages 0 - 0
APA6 Citation Wright, J. (2010, February). Expectations and experiences of child branch nursing students. Paper presented at RCN Joint Education Forum Conference

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