SREB Study Indicates Serious Shortage of Nursing Faculty


This report can help nurse educators recommend actions to ensure the region’s capacity to meet the health-care needs of its residents. Surveys were sent to colleges and universities that offer one or more types of nursing education programs (associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral), and 275 responses were received. These responses help to document the serious shortage of nursing faculty in the 16 SREB states and the District of Columbia. The responses also provide baseline data regarding faculty positions(filled, unfilled and new), resignations, retirements, student enrollment and graduation, and the racial and ethnic diversity of students and faculty.

02N03; 2002