Factors affecting Attrition Rate among Nursing Students College of Health Sciences, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia
Essmat A. Mansour, Essmat M. Gemeay , Sahar Behilak, Mofida Albarrak

Student attrition is a major concern of nursing college administrator’s science application of university preparatory year, the attrition rate become very high so; The Aim of the Current Study is to assess factors affecting Attrition Rate among College of Health Sciences, Yanbu Campus, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia., The current study follow descriptive and correlative study Design. This study is conducted at College of Health Sciences, Yanbu Campus, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. Total proposed subjects were 300 students covering all levels of the nursing college, using convenience data collected according to participant willingness structured interview questionnaire had been developed by the researcher to collect data from the study subject. The tool includes 2 parts presented as followings: Part one include Socio demographic and academic data for students while Part two interview questionnaire sheet developed by the researchers after review of literatures composed of possible factors contributing to increase in attrition rate. Pilot study was carried out on 10% of nursing students who attended the classes to test the clarity and relevance of the tool .Data was collected duration three months from (September 2015 to December 2015)In conclusion, there are as false expectations of the curriculum content, image of nursing and academic workload, So the current study recommend , explanation session about curriculum content , requirements and commitment is imperative and recommended in the beginning of the first semester to alleviate the student’s stressors and raise retention rate

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ijn.v3n1a8