Grant to Address Nursing Faculty Shortage

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) published a press release on September 5, 2012 announcing a new initiative to research what factors inhibit or increase the likelihood of nursing doctoral students from pursuing careers as nurse faculty.  The Evaluating Innovations in Nursing Education (EIN) program award funding through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to the AACN to conduct the study.  The AACN plans to survey 3,000 nationwide doctoral students currently in research or practice focused programs.  The AACN press release says that “Currently, only half of research-focused doctoral graduates pursue careers in academia, and an even smaller percentage of doctor of nursing practice (DNP) program graduates do so as well.”  The goal of this new initiative is to define the optimum set of incentives needed to entice and motivate individuals to become nurse educators, as well as ways to retain current nursing teachers.  Nursing schools nationwide will be able to use this information to recruit and retain nursing faculty. 

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Reference: AACN.edu, http://www.aacn.nche.edu/news/articles/2012/ein

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