Retaining the Wisdom: Deans' Reflections on Extending the Academic Working Life of Aging Nurse Faculty

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304440
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Retaining the Wisdom: Deans' Reflections on Extending the Academic Working Life of Aging Nurse Faculty
Author(s):
Falk, Nancy
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Epsilon Zeta
Author Details:
Nancy Falk, PhD, MBA, RN, nfalk2@gmail.com
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013

Purpose: By 2016, over one million new and replacement nurses will be needed to care for an aging U.S. population. Nurse faculty members are vital to educating nurses; yet, on average, they are over 50 years of age and face key retirement decisions. In 2011-2012, over 75,000 qualified applications were not granted admission into nursing programs nationwide, largely to the faculty shortage. Continued employment of aging nurse faculty offers potential benefits to stakeholders. The purpose of this study was to interview deans from 9 diverse baccalaureate nursing programs in 8 states to gain understanding about perceptions related to extending the academic working life of aging nurse faculty.

Methods: Data Collection - Interviews of Deans of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs.  Grounded theory and constant comparative analysis (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) were utilized.  

Results: Aging nurse faculty are highly valued, programs and faculty face environmental challenges, when aging faculty fail to keep current—a mismatch, or “stakeholder incongruence” may occur, and re-adjustment can lessen the incongruence.

Conclusion: Deans and educational leaders can implement practical re-adjustment strategies to retain the wisdom of aging nurse faculty. Though this research was conducted in the United States, many re-adjustment strategies can be implemented within non US based programs.

Keywords:
aging nurse faculty; workforce; education
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleRetaining the Wisdom: Deans' Reflections on Extending the Academic Working Life of Aging Nurse Facultyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFalk, Nancyen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentEpsilon Zetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsNancy Falk, PhD, MBA, RN, nfalk2@gmail.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304440-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> By 2016, over one million new and replacement nurses will be needed to care for an aging U.S. population. Nurse faculty members are vital to educating nurses; yet, on average, they are over 50 years of age and face key retirement decisions. In 2011-2012, over 75,000 qualified applications were not granted admission into nursing programs nationwide, largely to the faculty shortage. Continued employment of aging nurse faculty offers potential benefits to stakeholders. The purpose of this study was to interview deans from 9 diverse baccalaureate nursing programs in 8 states to gain understanding about perceptions related to extending the academic working life of aging nurse faculty. <p><b>Methods: </b> Data Collection - Interviews of Deans of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs.  Grounded theory and constant comparative analysis (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) were utilized.   <p><b>Results: </b> Aging nurse faculty are highly valued, programs and faculty face environmental challenges, when aging faculty fail to keep current—a mismatch, or “stakeholder incongruence” may occur, and re-adjustment can lessen the incongruence. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>Deans and educational leaders can implement practical re-adjustment strategies to retain the wisdom of aging nurse faculty. Though this research was conducted in the United States, many re-adjustment strategies can be implemented within non US based programs.en_GB
dc.subjectaging nurse facultyen_GB
dc.subjectworkforceen_GB
dc.subjecteducationen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:35:51Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:35:51Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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