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.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Faculty preparation
- Nurse faculty shortage
- Program design