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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 exceeding 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, allocation 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.



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