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J Prof Nurs. 2010 Nov-Dec;26(6):353-9. doi: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2010.08.002.

The lived experience of part-time baccalaureate nursing faculty.

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Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA 15232, USA. begazza@comcast.net

Abstract

Hiring part-time nursing faculty may impact students, faculty careers, and the institution. Yet, little has been studied, particularly in nursing, regarding the experiences of these faculty. This hermeneutic phenomenological study seeks to understand the lived experience of being a part-time faculty member in a baccalaureate nursing program. Through purposive and snowball sampling, nine nursing faculty in part-time positions in northeastern baccalaureate nursing programs participated in in-depth personal interviews. Four themes were uncovered during data analysis, including achieving the dream, a group divided, for the love of the students, and jump in and figure it out. Results of the study seem to indicate that the experience of being a part-time faculty differs in several ways from being a full-time faculty. Understanding part-time faculty experiences provides insight into faculty needs, issues, and concerns while facilitating the development of research-based recruitment and retention strategies. Recommendations for those involved in nursing education, including nursing faculty and administrators, are provided.

PMID:
21078504
DOI:
10.1016/j.profnurs.2010.08.002
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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