Interest in the nursing profession is growing in the United States (US). Currently, there are more applicants for nursing school than nursing school capacities can accommodate. At the same time qualified applicants are unable to enter nursing school related to program capacities, 18% of admitted students leave nursing schools prior to graduation. The abundance of applicants should make nursing school attrition, in the US, practically nonexistent. US nursing programs must determine more effective criteria for screening applicants so that the students, most likely to succeed, are admitted to programs.
Nursing school; admission criteria; attrition.