It is well established that the nursing shortage negatively affects the quality of care in health care facilities. The shortage of nursing faculty exacerbates this shortage by reducing the overall number of nurses trained and thereby available to meet the needs of health care facilities and patients. The purpose of this project is to support development and dissemination of a white paper by the Association of Academic Health Centers (AHC) on perceived causes of and possible responses to the nursing faculty shortage. Project deliverables will include: (1) a commissioned white paper exploring what key stakeholders think the causes of and strategies for addressing nursing faculty shortages are; (2) a workshop to convene stakeholders; (3) a report on the workshop and stakeholder responses; and (4) dissemination of the white paper. The paper will also be included in a subsequent volume of papers addressing faculty shortages across the health professions that AHC has been funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation to produce. In addition, AHC, with support from the Macy Foundation, will host four workshops to discuss the range of health professions shortages, including the nursing faculty shortage, thereby providing exposure to a larger, more diverse group of decision makers. This project will be considered successful if it assists in informing the Foundation, other funders, and stakeholders on the drivers of the faculty shortage and on the development of appropriate, effective responses to the nursing faculty shortage.
Amount Awarded $32,918.00
Awarded on: 3/28/2005
Time frame: 4/1/2005 - 1/31/2006
Grant Number: 52958