Friday, August 3, 2012

Nursing Schools Brace For Faculty Shortage

Earlier this morning, National Public Radio's Morning Edition program discussed the looming faculty shortage facing nursing schools nationwide. The nurse faculty shortage issue was highlighted in the Institute of Medicine's report "The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health" and has been a major focus of the Campaign for Action and other organization's efforts to bolster nursing faculty numbers. With nearly 8% of all nursing school faculty positions remaining vacant, continued efforts are needed to ensure that there will be educators for tomorrow's nurses.

To listen to the story as heard on Morning Edition or read the transcript, click here.

1 comment:

  1. This is a scarey thought really. Aside from the shortage in the availability of nurse trainers, and we assume by the article an increase in the nursing deficit, what does this mean for nursing school tuition?