Monday, March 12, 2012

Nursing Programs: Shortage of Qualified Faculty Burdens Eager Students

Over the weekend, Laurel Scott, of, discussed the ongoing issue of the lack of nurse faculty throughout the country. Ms. Scott reported on local issues within the state of Texas in regards to the lack of doctorally prepared instructors to train the next generation of nurses. With the baby boomer generation beginning to retire, it is imperative that a new breed of nurses be adequately trained and educated so that they may care for the growing elderly population in the United States.

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1 comment:

  1. There would be less of a nursing faculty shortage if tenure was eliminated and faculty would spend more time teaching and less time complaining in faculty meetings.

    For example, the nursing faculty at Cal State Long Beach, CA is hardly ever on campus and resist additional teaching hours. Their answer is, "I have tenure, they can't touch me". Lots of deep seated issues in nursing education.