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Nurs Outlook. 2017 Sep - Oct;65(5):643-651. doi: 10.1016/j.outlook.2017.03.008. Epub 2017 Mar 18.

Long-term outcomes of the New Jersey nurse faculty preparation program scholars.

Author information

1
Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ. Electronic address: agerolamo@mathematica-mpr.com.
2
Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
3
New Jersey Hospital Association, Princeton, NJ.
4
Rutgers School of Nursing, Newark, NJ.
5
NJNI at NJHA/HRET, Princeton, NJ.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Rising concerns over the capacity of nursing education to prepare enough nurses to meet population demand have received national attention. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation implemented the New Jersey Nursing Initiative Faculty Preparation Program to address nursing workforce issues in New Jersey.

PURPOSE:

This paper describes program and scholar outcomes and provides recommendations for nurse faculty development.

METHODS:

This descriptive study uses data from scholar surveys and interviews with grantees.

DISCUSSION:

Findings suggest that a faculty preparation program that targets doctoral students and includes financial support, socialization to the faculty role, and formal education courses produces graduates who maintain a career in nursing education for up to three years after program completion. However, most master's-level students who also received formal preparation in nursing education were employed in clinical practice.

CONCLUSIONS:

Program developers must carefully consider the design of programs that integrate faculty preparation and advanced clinical training for master's-level students.

KEYWORDS:

Faculty preparation; Nurse faculty shortage; Program design

PMID:
28411970
DOI:
10.1016/j.outlook.2017.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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