NURSING INSTRUCTOR SHORTAGE MAKES HUGE IMPACT ON HEALTHCARE, LOCALLY AND NATIONALLY
With the present lack of nurses, there is also a shortage with nursing teachers.
Numerous parts in the US are currently experiencing lack of faculty.
Due to this problem, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing reports that in 2016, almost 10,000 qualified students were turned away from masters programs and 2,000 were turned away from earning their doctorate.
It’s considered to be one of the few factors why there is an occurrence of nursing shortage.
"I think it's going to be a long term problem of attracting faculty as they age out and retire and the salary disparity is contributing to that," says Patti Stockert, President of St. Francis College of Nursing, in an article.
The budget limits, aging faculty, and an increase in job competition among clinicals are all contributing to the shortage.
"What's getting harder and harder to hire is faculty in specialty areas like psychiatric, mental health, maternal child, pediatrics, and OB are tough," Dr. Stockert added.
In other reports, additional factors were cited:
- Nurse practitioners can earn significantly more than instructors, so qualified teachers are foregoing the classroom to get more salary
- Most schools simply don’t have extra space in their clinical facilities to accommodate more students
- With programs reducing the number of open slots and more applicants than ever, nursing school admissions have become very competitive
Erudite Nursing Institute™ is currently open for more nursing aspirants to combat these serious phenomena.
The institute, in partnership with notable nursing organizations like, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing believe that slowly we can overcome this present nurse and nursing instructor shortage.
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