I have a question I live in the state of Connecticut and I wrote to the Department of Public Health and asked them to please send me statistical information on all the nursing programs
in the state ie. total # of students admitted, # of students who withdrew from the program, attrition rate, total graduates, expected graduates and students eligible for NCLEX. I was surprised that four of the nursing programs that I was interested in 3 are BSN programs one had a 23% the other a 3% of the nursing and the other a 1% attrition rate. and is an ADN program had a 26% attrition rate for the year of 2000-01. ( I am waiting to get the 2002-03 attrition rates). Most of the two year programs rate in the 20% range with the exception the BSN I had mentioned above. The other four year programs rate considerably lower. Should I be concerned about some of the RN programs that have a high percent attrition rate? What is an acceptable rate for a school? Why do the ADN programs have a higher attrition rate than the BSN? Is this common in other states? I am concerend because I do not want to spend all my hard work and money on a school that has a high rate of students not being able to complete the program. I would appreciate a responce.