Mature students Media influence Role models Academic support Student motivation Previous nursing experience Student perceptions of nursing Academic ability Student nurse - Nursing student Expectations 'Bad' nurse characteristics Teacher influences Life experience Preparation for practice Inappropriate career choice Selection methods Qualifications Students with degrees Changing role of the tutor Relationships Social/personal problems The product Satisfying a need Course culture Theory/practice Course organisation Identity and belonging Uniform Tutors in clinical practice Clinical staff influences Ideas for student selection