Honors BSN Students to Nursing Scholars: a Fast Track Approach to the Nurse Faculty Shortage

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308184
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Honors BSN Students to Nursing Scholars: a Fast Track Approach to the Nurse Faculty Shortage
Author(s):
Lewis, Chrystal Leigh; Feeley, Christine A.; Riley, Bettina H.; Slater, Larry Z.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu
Author Details:
Chrystal Leigh Lewis, MSN, RN, chrystal.l.lewis@gmail.com; Christine A. Feeley, MSN, PhD, RN; Bettina H. Riley, PhD, RN; Larry Slater, PhD, CCRN, RN-BC
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

An underlying problem fueling the current national nursing shortage is a crippling paucity of nursing faculty. AACN (2012) estimates the current faculty vacancy rate at 7.6%, which is compounded by the advanced average age (52 - 61 years based on rank) of doctorally-prepared nursing faculty that are nearing retirement. Thus the largest unanswered questions consistently echoed throughout nursing education are how to increase the number of nursing faculty and how to do so in an expedient manner. The IOM Report on the Future of Nursing (2011) recommended doubling the number of doctorally-prepared nurses by 2020, which may be only the first step to alleviating the shortage of not only faculty, but also practicing bachelors and masters-prepared nurses.

This panel discussion provides a case study presentation on how completing an undergraduate honors program in nursing facilitated quick entry into and/or successful completion of nursing doctoral programs for four students. The honors curriculum provided these graduates with experience in fully developing a research study from proposal to implementation, including the dissemination of the findings at regional and national conferences, laying a solid foundation for doctoral-level studies. Within 5 years of completing the honors program, all four graduates were either nursing faculty members or post-doctoral scholars, demonstrating how the honors program experience has eased the transition to nursing scholar and educator. Facilitated transitions provided by undergraduate nursing honors programs may be integral in alleviating the nursing faculty shortage and helping to meet the IOM goal of doubling the number of doctorally prepared nurses by 2020.

Keywords:
Nursing honors program; Faculty shortage
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleHonors BSN Students to Nursing Scholars: a Fast Track Approach to the Nurse Faculty Shortageen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Chrystal Leighen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFeeley, Christine A.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorRiley, Bettina H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSlater, Larry Z.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNuen_GB
dc.author.detailsChrystal Leigh Lewis, MSN, RN, chrystal.l.lewis@gmail.com; Christine A. Feeley, MSN, PhD, RN; Bettina H. Riley, PhD, RN; Larry Slater, PhD, CCRN, RN-BCen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308184-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>An underlying problem fueling the current national nursing shortage is a crippling paucity of nursing faculty. AACN (2012) estimates the current faculty vacancy rate at 7.6%, which is compounded by the advanced average age (52 - 61 years based on rank) of doctorally-prepared nursing faculty that are nearing retirement. Thus the largest unanswered questions consistently echoed throughout nursing education are how to increase the number of nursing faculty and how to do so in an expedient manner. The IOM Report on the Future of Nursing (2011) recommended doubling the number of doctorally-prepared nurses by 2020, which may be only the first step to alleviating the shortage of not only faculty, but also practicing bachelors and masters-prepared nurses. <p>This panel discussion provides a case study presentation on how completing an undergraduate honors program in nursing facilitated quick entry into and/or successful completion of nursing doctoral programs for four students. The honors curriculum provided these graduates with experience in fully developing a research study from proposal to implementation, including the dissemination of the findings at regional and national conferences, laying a solid foundation for doctoral-level studies. Within 5 years of completing the honors program, all four graduates were either nursing faculty members or post-doctoral scholars, demonstrating how the honors program experience has eased the transition to nursing scholar and educator. Facilitated transitions provided by undergraduate nursing honors programs may be integral in alleviating the nursing faculty shortage and helping to meet the IOM goal of doubling the number of doctorally prepared nurses by 2020.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing honors programen_GB
dc.subjectFaculty shortageen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:28:00Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:28:00Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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