Journal of Nursing Education

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Guest Editorial 

By Capturing Good Ideas,You Can Make a Difference!

Jane Marie Kirschling, DNS, RN; Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN

Abstract

EXCERPT

Across the United States, nursing faculty, leaders, and policy makers are struggling with the growing nursing faculty shortage. Deans, directors, and department chairs, in particular, understand the importance of increasing enrollments in nursing programs, knowing that one of the major challenges is the successful recruitment and retention of qualified faculty. Doing business as usual will not be possible as the Baby Boomer generation of nursing faculty enters retirement. Leaders at all levels within nursing education, and within the larger context of community colleges and universities, must challenge the status quo, take risks, and innovate to meet the nation’s need for RNs.

AUTHORS

Jane Marie Kirschling, DNS, RN is Dean and Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Kentucky. Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN is Dean and Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas.

Abstract

EXCERPT

Across the United States, nursing faculty, leaders, and policy makers are struggling with the growing nursing faculty shortage. Deans, directors, and department chairs, in particular, understand the importance of increasing enrollments in nursing programs, knowing that one of the major challenges is the successful recruitment and retention of qualified faculty. Doing business as usual will not be possible as the Baby Boomer generation of nursing faculty enters retirement. Leaders at all levels within nursing education, and within the larger context of community colleges and universities, must challenge the status quo, take risks, and innovate to meet the nation’s need for RNs.

AUTHORS

Jane Marie Kirschling, DNS, RN is Dean and Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Kentucky. Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN is Dean and Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas.

EXCERPT

Across the United States, nursing faculty, leaders, and policy makers are struggling with the growing nursing faculty shortage. Deans, directors, and department chairs, in particular, understand the importance of increasing enrollments in nursing programs, knowing that one of the major challenges is the successful recruitment and retention of qualified faculty. Doing business as usual will not be possible as the Baby Boomer generation of nursing faculty enters retirement. Leaders at all levels within nursing education, and within the larger context of community colleges and universities, must challenge the status quo, take risks, and innovate to meet the nation’s need for RNs.

AUTHORS

Jane Marie Kirschling, DNS, RN is Dean and Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, Kentucky. Alexia Green, PhD, RN, FAAN is Dean and Professor, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing, Lubbock, Texas.

10.3928/01484834-20070401-01

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