Improving the shortage of Nursing and Allied Health Faculty: A Regional Plan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308578
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Improving the shortage of Nursing and Allied Health Faculty: A Regional Plan
Author(s):
Lawrence, Wanda
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Rho lambda
Author Details:
Wanda Lawrence, PhD, RN, MSN, lawrencew@wssu.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The United States is in the midst of a nursing and allied health shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for healthcare grows. Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing in colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for health care. One region in one of the southern states is not exempt as it is experiencing a shortage of faculty. Unless we increase the number of faculty, we will continue to have a shortage in the workforce.  A workforce research project was conducted to  address issues of nursing and allied health faculty shortage using a regional comprehensive approach. A mixed-method research design was employed in this project. Thirty nursing and allied health faculty from nine institutions participated in Five focus groups.  Focus groups targeted reasons faculty continue to teach and changes that need to occur to entice them to remain in academia. In addition,  an online survey focusing on recruitment and retention was distributed to all educators of nursing and allied health in that region with 171 faculty responding.  As a result of the findings, a coalition of nursing and allied health faculty employed in universities and colleges was established and met to review data from the focus groups and the surveys. Strategies to recruit new nursing and allied health faculty in the region were developed using the research data.   This presentation will focus on the findings and recommendations of the study.

Keywords:
recruitment; retention; faculty
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

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImproving the shortage of Nursing and Allied Health Faculty: A Regional Planen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLawrence, Wandaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentRho lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsWanda Lawrence, PhD, RN, MSN, lawrencew@wssu.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308578-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p><p>The United States is in the midst of a nursing and allied health shortage that is expected to intensify as baby boomers age and the need for healthcare grows. Compounding the problem is the fact that nursing in colleges and universities across the country are struggling to expand enrollment levels to meet the rising demand for health care. One region in one of the southern states is not exempt as it is experiencing a shortage of faculty. Unless we increase the number of faculty, we will continue to have a shortage in the workforce.  A workforce research project was conducted to  address issues of nursing and allied health faculty shortage using a regional comprehensive approach. A mixed-method research design was employed in this project. Thirty nursing and allied health faculty from nine institutions participated in Five focus groups.  Focus groups targeted reasons faculty continue to teach and changes that need to occur to entice them to remain in academia. In addition,  an online survey focusing on recruitment and retention was distributed to all educators of nursing and allied health in that region with 171 faculty responding.  As a result of the findings, a coalition of nursing and allied health faculty employed in universities and colleges was established and met to review data from the focus groups and the surveys. Strategies to recruit new nursing and allied health faculty in the region were developed using the research data.   This presentation will focus on the findings and recommendations of the study.en_GB
dc.subjectrecruitmenten_GB
dc.subjectretentionen_GB
dc.subjectfacultyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:33:09Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:33:09Z-
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
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