Tackling the shortage of US academic nursing staff
Constance McIntosh Assistant professor, Nursing at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, US
Cynthia Thomas Associate professor, Nursing at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, US
More mentorship, career progression and flexibility are needed to recruit and retain the nurses American faculties need
The lack of doctoral-prepared nurses available for faculty positions, especially those with the secure employment agreements associated with tenure, should be considered a national crisis in the US. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), nursing schools have limited the number of students admitted to baccalaureate and graduate programmes due to a lack of faculty staff.
Nursing Management. 25, 1, 16-16. doi: 10.7748/nm.25.1.16.s17