At Frontier Nursing University, proficiency in scholarly writing and communications is a mandatory part of the curricula and a vital tool students need to advance in their nursing careers. However, writing courses in the past posed a big challenge for students, resulting in attrition rates as high as 25%.
After much consideration, the university’s leaders integrated an innovative technology program to improve student outcomes in communications courses. What they found was the American Psychological Association’s Academic Writer, a flexible, self-paced, and easy-to-use platform that reduced writing course attrition rates from 25% to 2%, with zero student failures. Here is their success story.