In the United Kingdom, a quarter of nursing students drop out of their courses, and it seems that similar or higher drop-out rates occur across the world.
The United Kingdom Secretary for Health, Jeremy Hunt, recently announced that he is seriously considering distance learning as an option for meeting the nursing staff crisis in the UK.
There is such a shortage of nurses that the nursing school admission interview is just a formality, especially if you have excellent grades. Right?
Nursing has come a very, very long way in the past century. However, some of the challenges highlighted by nurse leaders in the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, still face the profession a century later even though their exact nature might be somewhat different.