Faculty Shortages in Baccalaureate and Graduate Nursing Programs: Scope of the Problem and Strategies for Expanding the Supply

The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) recognizes that the shortage of faculty in schools of nursing with baccalaureate and graduate programs is a continuing and expanding problem. Over the past several years, the deficit of faculty has reached critical proportions as the current faculty workforce rapidly advances toward retirement and the pool of younger replacement faculty decreases. The purpose of this white paper is to summarize the scope of the problem, discuss issues contributing to the shortage of faculty, and put forth strategies for expanding the capacity of the current and future pool of nursing faculty.


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