A Comparison BSN versus ADN Faculty Role - page 3

by VickyRN 14,907 Views | 22 Comments Senior Moderator

The ability to shape and mold future nurses – and thereby indirectly impact countless patients’ lives “downstream” – is what makes a nursing faculty career so rewarding. Educating the next generation of nurses is an awesome... Read More


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    VickyRN,

    I am a graduate student working on my Master in Health Administration with emphasis on Education and have been researching the difference in pay for nurse educators and staff nurses. I am curious as to your thoughts about why there is such a difference in pay when you as a clinical educator are responsible for the actions of each of your students just as the staff RN is responsible for the actions of her LPN and/or CNA. I also believe that the nursing shortage is directly related to the shortage of nurse educators, what are your thoughts about this correlation?
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    I currently work for a Diploma RN program, that has emphasizes retention ie tutor and counselors available. Our graduates are sought out by local hospitals due to their first rate clinical skills. The school is changing into a BSN program, within the next year or so. Has anyone else survived this metamorphisis? Any advice would be greatly appreciated.:icon_roll
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    VickyRN,

    I am a graduate student working on my Master in Health Administration with emphasis on Education and have been researching the difference in pay for nurse educators and staff nurses. I am curious as to your thoughts about why there is such a difference in pay when you as a clinical educator are responsible for the actions of each of your students just as the staff RN is responsible for the actions of her LPN and/or CNA. I also believe that the nursing shortage is directly related to the shortage of nurse educators, what are your thoughts about this correlation?
    I agree. And it's not getting any better in this bleak economy. Monies just aren't available to give faculty the raises they deserve. The relatively low salaries serve as a formidable barrier to recruiting new nurse faculty. And now, not only faculty, but regular nurse salaries are being called into question: http://allnurses.com/nursing-news/re...ng-360710.html Truly, challenging times for nursing lie ahead.


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