Associate Degree Program Directors and Deans Across the US: A position Spinning Out of Control

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147377
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Presentation
Title:
Associate Degree Program Directors and Deans Across the US: A position Spinning Out of Control
Abstract:
Associate Degree Program Directors and Deans Across the US: A position Spinning Out of Control
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Mintz-Binder, Ronda D., DNP, MN, RN
P.I. Institution Name:University of Texas at Arlington
Title:Assistant Professor
Co-Authors:Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN; Carolyn L. Cason, RN, PhD; Linda Denke, MSN, RN
[Leadership Session Presentation]  ?I have actually resigned my director position this year as the stress level had become excessive and I could no longer balance home and work. I began developing health issues and was directed by my physician to cut back on stress. The student conflicts and threats may have been the tipping point, as I was accustomed to dealing with it but less frequently.?  Anonymous survey respondent. The  international nursing shortage and the growing demand for programs to increase the number of graduates is placing great  pressure on nursing programs at a time that the  national economic crisis has shrunk state budgets for community college nursing programs. This pressure cooker scenario is clearly worsening turnover among Associate Degree Registered Nursing (ADRN) Program directors. Resignation rates are escalating. Yet, without a designated program director, ADRN programs cannot remain accredited. This study, with funding from the NLN, examines the stresses and strains that ADRN programs directors are experiencing so that solutions can begin to be identified. Data collection is almost complete (n=257; 44% response rate) Early demographic results validate the trend of an aging faculty (63% between the ages of 51-60) and anticipation of a growing number of funded, unfilled positions. Position turnover is demonstrated by 17% of respondents who report being in the position under one year. Qualitative data reveal the need for a stronger assistant director position as well as the need for decreasing the current workload of non-nursing programs. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses will be presented as will resolutions that the data suggested.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssociate Degree Program Directors and Deans Across the US: A position Spinning Out of Controlen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147377-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Associate Degree Program Directors and Deans Across the US: A&nbsp;position Spinning Out of Control</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Mintz-Binder, Ronda D., DNP, MN, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Texas at Arlington</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rondamb@uta.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Mary Lou Bond, PhD, RN; Carolyn L. Cason, RN, PhD; Linda Denke, MSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Leadership Session Presentation] &nbsp;?I have actually resigned my director position this year as the stress level had become excessive and I could no longer balance home and work. I began developing health issues and was directed by my physician to cut back on stress. The student conflicts and threats may have been the tipping point, as I was accustomed to dealing with it but less frequently.?&nbsp; Anonymous survey respondent. The &nbsp;international nursing shortage and the growing demand for programs to increase the number of graduates is placing great &nbsp;pressure on nursing programs at a time that the &nbsp;national economic crisis has shrunk state budgets for community college nursing programs. This pressure cooker scenario is clearly worsening turnover among Associate Degree Registered Nursing (ADRN) Program directors. Resignation rates are escalating. Yet, without a designated program director, ADRN programs cannot remain accredited. This study, with funding from the NLN, examines the stresses and strains that ADRN programs directors are experiencing so that solutions can begin to be identified. Data collection is almost complete (n=257; 44% response rate) Early demographic results validate the trend of an aging faculty (63% between the ages of 51-60) and anticipation of a growing number of funded, unfilled positions. Position turnover is demonstrated by 17% of respondents who report being in the position under one year. Qualitative data reveal the need for a stronger assistant director position as well as the need for decreasing the current workload of non-nursing programs. Quantitative and qualitative data analyses will be presented as will resolutions that the data suggested.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:47Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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