New Jersey's Nursing Faculty Shortage

A Technical Report for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this report is a “state of the state” snapshot of nursing faculty workforce issues in New Jersey. The main components of the paper include:

  • Factors underlying the nursing faculty workforce shortage in New Jersey
  • Current educational pathways for nursing faculty in this state
  • Critical issues that affect faculty recruitment and retention, including average faculty salaries, faculty workload issues, and current and anticipated faculty vacancies
  • Trends that may affect New Jersey's faculty workforce/pipeline
  • Promising practices
  • Recommendations

The report offers several key findings, based on a review of the literature, interviews with national and state experts in nursing education, and a statewide meeting of the New Jersey Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing and invited guests.