Desperate for help from other RNs!!

  1. Hello,
    I am an RN working on my graduate thesis which has to deal with the shortage of nursing school faculty in the state of CA. I would like to get as many RNs as possible to respond to a general survey that I am conducting regarding nursing education as a potential area of interest. I am attaching the questions, and if interested, please respond to the 10 questions.

    To all of you who are willing to assist me in this endeavor, thank you in advance!
    This questionnaire asks important questions about a career as a nurse-educator.
    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (1) Strongly Agree (2) Agree (3) Disagree (4) Strongly Disagree


    Thank you for your time in the completion of this survey.
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   neneRN
    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (2) Agree

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (3) Disagree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (2) Agree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (2) Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (2) Agree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (2) Agree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (3) Disagree

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (1) Strongly Agree
  4. by   HospicePalliativeRN
    Quote from mcrnba
    Hello,
    I am an RN working on my graduate thesis which has to deal with the shortage of nursing school faculty in the state of CA. I would like to get as many RNs as possible to respond to a general survey that I am conducting regarding nursing education as a potential area of interest. I am attaching the questions, and if interested, please respond to the 10 questions.

    Just a few questions for you... Is this survey an actual instrument that you are using in your research study? If so, has your IRB approved its use as an Internet survey for your study? You do not mention anything about informed consent either - Does your IRB require any type of informed consent prior to implementing the survey? I realize that the potential for harm r/t your survey is minimal, but be sure that you follow the proper procedures in your research process...
  5. by   mcrnba
    Hello,
    Thank you for your response. Yes, I have IRB approval for internet surveys as one form of data collection. In addition, I am conducting interviews, which do require informed consent and those agreeing to the interview can choose to either participate or not.
    Thank you for your concerns though. I appreciate all of the feedback, especially knowing how easy it is to forget things or do things incorrectly, regardless of good intentions.
  6. by   mcrnba
    Thank you for participating!
  7. by   zenman
    To all of you who are willing to assist me in this endeavor, thank you in advance!
    This questionnaire asks important questions about a career as a nurse-educator.
    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (2) Agree

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (1) Strongly Agree ....did it before

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (4) Strongly Disagree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (3) Disagree

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (2) Agree


    Thank you for your time in the completion of this survey.
  8. by   NRSKarenRN
    This questionnaire asks important questions about a career as a nurse-educator.

    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (2) Agree

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (4) Strongly Disagree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (3) Disagree -rare thoughout most US

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (1) Strongly Agree
  9. by   christvs
    (1) agree
    (2) agree
    (3) agree
    (4) strongly agree
    (5) strongly agree
    (6) strongly agree
    (7) strongly agree
    (8) strongly agree
    (9) strongly agree
    (10) strongly agree
  10. by   Wgbem
    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (2) Agree

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (3) Disagree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (2) Agree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?

    (3) Disagree

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (1) Strongly Agree
  11. by   RN4NICU
    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (2) Agree - except for the pathetic salary, which is why I'm not going to pursue it.

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (2) Agree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (2) Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (2) Agree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (4) Strongly Disagree - not true where I live

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (1) Strongly Agree
  12. by   aaa rn
    1-5 Agree
    6,7,8 strongly agree
    9 -- agree, however, much more needs to be done to attract qualified RN educators
    10--strongly agree.

    Good luck with you thesis
  13. by   JBudd
    1. Is nursing education for you?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree


    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (2) Agree

    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (2) agree

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (1) Strongly Agree


    This is kind of funny because I just wrote a class paper on faculty shortage last semester! Good luck!
  14. by   mathilda843
    . Is nursing education for you?
    (2) Agree
    2. Is your educational background and experiences enough so that you can teach in a school of nursing?

    (2) Agree

    3. Are you open to alternative educational programs such as online programs to fulfill your educational requirements necessary for teaching?
    (1) Strongly Agree




    4. Are you well organized and flexible, as more nursing programs move away from traditional teaching and learning styles to more computer savvy, high-tech settings?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    5. Are you aware that nurse-educators are in such short supply?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    6. Do you wonder if you would make a good nurse-educator?
    (2) Agree
    7. As a nurse, you teach people every day. Do you enjoy helping others improve their job performance through the teaching/learning process?
    (1) Strongly Agree

    8. Did you know that nurses with graduate degrees are less likely to choose teaching than in the past because so many other options are available to them?
    (2) Agree
    9. Are you aware that incentive programs are in place to increase salaries of nursing school faculty to help attract them to education?
    (2) Agree

    10. Would you encourage others to become a nurse?
    (3) Disagree

    Good luck to you!
    Are you looking at reasons why there is a faculty shortage? How much does money factor into that? (just curious...)

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