An evaluation of state-based support-for-service programs targeting nurse faculty.

Journal Article

AIM: The aim of the study was to assess how state-based support-for-service (SFS) programs are used by deans and directors of nursing programs and to evaluate their perceived impact. BACKGROUND: Given projected nurse faculty shortages, stakeholders are looking for ways to address the maldistribution and shortage of nurse faculty. One state-level strategy is the implementation of loan repayment and scholarship programs, which incentivize individuals with, or currently pursuing, graduate degrees to become or remain nurse faculty. METHOD: This study used a mixed-method and multilevel approach to assess the impact of SFS programs in seven states. RESULTS: Programs are perceived to affect both recruitment and retention of faculty and play a role in increasing the educational qualifications of current nurse faculty. CONCLUSION: Nurse educators need to be aware of SFS programs and how best to use them to support nurse faculty.

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Morgan, JC; Oermann, MH; Pathman, DE; Lynn, MR; Konrad, TR; Farrar, BD; Barmon, C

Published Date

  • September 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 280 - 286

PubMed ID

  • 25291922

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-5026

Language

  • eng