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
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.