Exploration of RN to BSN students intent for faculty role
Yolanda M. VanRiel, PhD, RN, MEDSURG-BC, OCN, CNE, ANEF - Associate Professor and Department Chair of Nursing, North Carolina Central University, Governor-at-Large, National League for Nursing; Elizabeth A. Gazza PhD, RN, LCCE, FACCE, ANEF - Associate Director, Faculty and Staff Development, Professor, School of Nursing, University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW); Beth Cusatis Phillips, PhD, RN, CNE, CHSE - Associate Professor Emeritus, Duke University School of Nursing, Strategic Nursing Advisor, Ascend Learning
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Aim: The aim of this qualitative study was to explore the factors that RN to BSN students’ intent to become nursing faculty.
Background: The nursing faculty shortage is predicted to worsen as faculty members reach retirement age. The shortage affects enrollment into nursing programs because of the lack of qualified faculty. Increasing the number of faculty available is critical to maintain the number of nurses needed to care for US citizens.
Methods: Using a qualitative approach, RN to BSN students were asked about their intent to become faculty later in their career using open-ended questions.
Results: Eight RNs pursuing their BSN were interviewed. Five themes emerged from the interviews.
Conclusion: Nursing faculty unknowingly can influence RN to BSN students’ intent to become faculty and can intentionally use strategies to attract students to the role such as speaking highly of the role, encouraging and complimenting their abilities as an educator.
|Review Type||None: Sigma Grant Recipient Report|
|Research Approach||Qualitative Research|
|Keywords||RN to BSN;
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