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dc.contributor.authorWilson, A.-
dc.contributor.authorChur-Hansen, A.-
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, A.-
dc.contributor.authorAir, T.-
dc.identifier.citationNurse Education Today, 2011; 31(5):456-460-
dc.description.abstract<h4>Aim</h4>This paper reports on two studies that examined why students withdrew from a Bachelor of Nursing degree.<h4>Background</h4>With the aim of recruiting undergraduate candidates who are the most likely to complete the degree and pursue a nursing career, the University of Adelaide requires high matriculation scores and satisfactory performance in a structured oral assessment as part of the process of selection.<h4>Method</h4>In the first study, two questionnaires were used to collect data from all applicants before and after an oral assessment. The degree of personal desire and motivation to become a Registered Nurse, including knowledge about nursing and the profession were among qualities rated. For the second study, semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with students who had withdrawn.<h4>Results</h4>Statistical comparison showed there were significant differences between continuing and withdrawing applicants in whether or not they had previous nursing-related experience and in knowing someone who was a nurse. The qualitative data reinforced the importance of these factors for attrition. Participants identified emotional issues surrounding an aversion to illness, sickness, pain, suffering and blood.<h4>Conclusion</h4>The results of both studies suggest that a primary factor in attrition is a lack of realistic expectation regarding nursing as a profession.-
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityAnne Wilson, Anna Chur-Hansen, Amy Marshall and Tracy Air-
dc.publisherChurchill Livingstone-
dc.rights© 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.-
dc.subjectStudent Dropouts-
dc.subjectNursing Education Research-
dc.subjectQualitative Research-
dc.subjectEducation, Nursing, Baccalaureate-
dc.subjectSchool Admission Criteria-
dc.subjectSchools, Nursing-
dc.subjectStudents, Nursing-
dc.subjectMiddle Aged-
dc.subjectYoung Adult-
dc.titleShould nursing-related work experience be a prerequisite for acceptance into a nursing programme?: A study of students' reasons for withdrawing from undergraduate nursing at an Australian university-
dc.typeJournal article-
dc.identifier.orcidWilson, A. [0000-0001-7102-2926] [0000-0003-1098-8457]-
dc.identifier.orcidChur-Hansen, A. [0000-0002-2935-2689]-
dc.identifier.orcidMarshall, A. [0000-0002-7084-3690]-
dc.identifier.orcidAir, T. [0000-0002-4834-4238]-
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