HL Deb 24 January 2005 vol 668 c142WA
Baroness Cumberlege

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many student nurses, in each of the past five years, failed to complete their initial nurse training courses. [HL781]

Lord Warner

Information for England on the percentage of pre-registration student nurses who have left their university course is given in the following table. No data are available for 2001–02. The attrition data for the 2002–03 academic year administered by the Higher Education Statistics Agency are in the process of being analysed.

Year Percentage withdrawn
1996–97 20.38
1997–98 20.16
1998–99 18.16
1999–2000 13.44
2000–01 6.21


These data are based on a snapshot in time of a particular cohort(s) and therefore each year there will still be students who have yet to complete their course.

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