in response to the growing shortage of nurse educators, the american association of colleges of nursing (aacn) has created an online resource to support nurses considering full- or part-time teaching careers. called faculty career link, this information clearinghouse features a nurse educator career profile, lists of academic programs that prepare faculty, financial aid opportunities for graduate study, and links to faculty development programs.
found at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/careerlink, this resource also includes the most comprehensive list of faculty vacancies in nursing colleges and universities available on the web, with more than 170 teaching opportunities at 125 schools in 43 states, the district of columbia, the virgin islands, canada, and beirut.
recent aacn data show that almost 55,000 qualified applications were turned away from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs last year due primarily to a shortage of faculty. for more information on the nurse faculty shortage and efforts to address this issue, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media/factsheets/facultyshortage.htm.
aacn’s faculty career link is online at http://www.aacn.nche.edu/careerlink/ and will be updated monthly. please feel free to forward this announcement to your graduate students who may be considering teaching opportunities.
for more information on advertising with faculty career link, see http://www.aacn.nche.edu/careerlink/advert.htm or contact anna kathryn pierce at email@example.com.