Funding Found to be Key to Rectifying Nursing Faculty Shortage

Developing a white paper and convening a workshop on the nursing faculty shortage

The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) commissioned a white paper that examined the extent and causes of the nursing faculty shortage and proposed possible solutions.

To encourage discussion of the proposals, they also held an invitation-only workshop in September 2005, attended by 32 people, including CEOs of academic health centers, nursing deans and faculty members, heads of nursing associations, researchers, congressional staffers and health care providers.

Key Recommendations

  • Create a national nursing faculty center that could improve the quality of data and analysis related to nursing faculty.

  • Support nationally competitive fellowships for graduate nursing education that lead to faculty roles.

  • Provide grants on a nationally competitive basis to support centers of excellence to train nursing faculty.

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