Conclusion / Next Steps:
Programs should combine faculty preparation with advanced clinical training, and allow scholars to work while completing the program. Financial support is invaluable, and should consider financial needs beyond educational and living costs. Strong faculty support and mentoring are also essential, and programs should set clear expectations and requirements for acculturation and mentoring.
About the Study:
This paper examines the implementation of the FPP, using data from scholar focus groups, scholar surveys, interviews with faculty and project directors and annual grantee reports.
The FPP aims to increase the number of nurse faculty in New Jersey by providing grants to nursing schools. It included 61 scholars, with three masters and two PhD cohorts.