Until recently, the scarcity of bedside nurses has obscured another critical shortage. Growth in the ranks of nursing faculty is not keeping pace with declines due to faculty retirements and a growing demand for nursing education. According to the National League for Nursing, an estimated 92,000 qualified applicants to entry-level nursing programs were rejected in 2005.
The primary reason cited: a shortage of faculty.
State, regional, and local initiatives that strive to reduce the barriers to becoming a nurse educator and to promote curriculum reform and new educational delivery methods are succeeding in expanding nursing program capacity and encouraging more nurses to choose faculty careers. This brief profiles promising collaborations that states and educational systems might replicate and examines the federal contribution to addressing the nursing faculty shortage.
- 1. Innovation in Clinical Nursing Education: Retooling the Old Model for a 21st-Century Workforce
- 2. Ten Years After Keeping Patients Safe: Have Nurses' Work Environments Been Transformed?
- 3. The Case for Academic Progression
- 4. Improving Patient Access to High-Quality Care
- 5. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part I
- 6. Addressing the Nursing Shortage - Part II
- 7. New Research that Illuminates Policy Issues
- 8. The Nursing Faculty Shortage
- 9. Facts and Controversies about Nursing Staffing Policies
- 10. New Research Provides Solutions to the Nursing Shortage
- 11. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part I
- 12. Strengthening Public Health Nursing - Part II
- 13. Nursing's Prescription for a Reformed Health System
- 14. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part I
- 15. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part II
- 16. Perspectives on Pay for Performance in Nursing
- 17. Expanding America's Capacity to Educate Nurses
- 18. Unlocking the Potential of School Nursing
- 19. Addressing the Quality and Safety Gap - Part III
- 20. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part 1
- 21. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part II
- 22. Implementing the IOM Future of Nursing Report - Part III
- 23. Celebrating a Sustained Commitment to Improving Health and Health Care Through Nursing: RWJF Marks Its 40th Anniversary