Nationwide, the competit i.on to enroll in baccalaureate
nursing programs has gradually increased in recent years due
to the current number of qualified applicants greatly
exceedlng the number of spaces available. In most
universities the result of, this competition is higher admission requirements ,for incoming students. Wesleyan, other hand, has chosen to lower the admission standards.
Will lowering the criteria affect the percentage of successful nursing graduates? It is this question to which this study discusses why students drop-out of school instead of what can be done to emphasize and discover those factors which contribute to the improvement of the students chances for successfully completing college. These chances are influenced by a wide range of institutional practices: residence requirements, allocaiton of financial aid, availability of jobs on campus, grading practices, and recruitment and admission policies to name but a few. This study chooses to analyze the latter of the above practices.
Warters, Patty, "A Study of the Relationships Between the Admission Criteria and Success/Failure at the Illinois Wesleyan University School of Nursing" (1981). Honors Projects. Paper 36.