Conference studies shortage of nursing teachers - page 3

A predicted national shortage of nurses in the next decade could be made worse by a shortage of the experienced nurses who train them at community colleges and universities around the country. ... Read More

  1. Visit  rngolfer53 profile page
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    I'd have a better opinion of the chances of something changing if, instead of going to Portland, the conference was held by tele/videoconference.

    Besides the cost of travel/lodging, there's the loss of productive time spent in airports, planes, etc.

    The solution to the problem of finding instructors is simple: offer better pay. To fund that solution, fire some of the ever-growing numbers of administrative people at colleges/universities. The admin:student ratio at US colleges has exploded in recent decades.
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  3. Visit  Otessa profile page
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    I will be completing my MSN with an education focus in 2010. I currently teach in a large clinic system.

    I have been asked by MANY people when I will be sending out applications to colleges and universities for my "new" job as an instructor.

    No plans to leave my job and get a new one for about $20,000 less a year than I make now with less benefits.

    Most are shocked that I wouldn't use my education in a 'true' nursing education role.

    I do educate nurses...and doctors...and PAs...and ancillary staff...:-D
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    Quote from Otessa
    I will be completing my MSN with an education focus in 2010. I currently teach in a large clinic system.
    I have been asked by MANY people when I will be sending out applications to colleges and universities for my "new" job as an instructor.
    No plans to leave my job and get a new one for about $20,000 less a year than I make now with less benefits.
    Most are shocked that I wouldn't use my education in a 'true' nursing education role.
    I do educate nurses...and doctors...and PAs...and ancillary staff...:-D
    I work in Staff Development in a hospital -- and feel similar to Otessa. However, I teach 1 or 2 online classes per year at a local university for some extra money and to continue to development my "academic teaching" expertise. As I near retirement, I might quit my hospital job and just do academic teaching part time.
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  5. Visit  Jerry 75 profile page
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    Why not increase instructors pay scale equivalent to regular Nurses salary? They are preparing future Nurse to do independent and direct Patient Care. Increase teachers salary - improve retention which in turn will draw more Nurses to Teach. Why teach if I am gonna make less money?
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    Quote from Mike SIE
    Why not increase instructors pay scale equivalent to regular Nurses salary? They are preparing future Nurse to do independent and direct Patient Care. Increase teachers salary - improve retention which in turn will draw more Nurses to Teach. Why teach if I am gonna make less money?
    Exactly! I love being a preceptor and teaching. If I would not have moved to a new state I would have become an educator in the hospital where I worked. Love my job teaching in a clinic setting. Wouldn't un-love teaching in a college setting. Pay is a factor as well as correcting papers and careplans for 2 hours every night (that is what my friend who works part time as an instructor does...)

    otessa
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    Quote from llg
    I work in Staff Development in a hospital -- and feel similar to Otessa. However, I teach 1 or 2 online classes per year at a local university for some extra money and to continue to development my "academic teaching" expertise. As I near retirement, I might quit my hospital job and just do academic teaching part time.

    I have thought about teaching part time at a university starting when I am around 60-when I have been fully vested in the retirement plan where I am for at least 25 years and the kids are out of college and the house is paid off and the kids are on their own and money is not as huge of a factor.

    otessa
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  8. Visit  CASTLEGATES profile page
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    Someone contact these ostriches and clue them in we've got a good 4 years at least with JOB shortages. Dumb animals!
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    Quote from rngolfer53
    I'd have a better opinion of the chances of something changing if, instead of going to Portland, the conference was held by tele/videoconference.

    Besides the cost of travel/lodging, there's the loss of productive time spent in airports, planes, etc.

    The solution to the problem of finding instructors is simple: offer better pay. To fund that solution, fire some of the ever-growing numbers of administrative people at colleges/universities. The admin:student ratio at US colleges has exploded in recent decades.

    That's because federal funding was applied. ANy time fed funds hit an arena, prices go up in every case. There's no reason school is increasing disproportionately to incomes. http://docs.google.com/gview?a=v&q=c...4bDXFvsVg0iLcg


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