RN-to-BSN Students' Intent to Become Faculty: A Multisite Study.

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A nursing faculty shortage means fewer nurses, exacerbating nursing shortages.


The purpose was to determine RN-to-BSN students' intent for a future nurse faculty role. A secondary purpose was to evaluate differences between students who indicated high and low intent to pursue a faculty role.


The study was multisite and multimethod using 5 instruments.


Of 137 RN-to-BSN students who completed the online survey, 20% indicated they intended to pursue a future faculty role. Students with high intent to pursue a faculty role reported higher self-efficacy and interests in faculty activities. Only 6 of the high-intent students had been encouraged to pursue a future faculty role.


RN-to-BSN students may be receptive to encouragement to consider a nursing faculty role in the future.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bond, DK; Peery, AI; VanRiel, YM; Gazza, EA; Phillips, BC; Winters-Thornburg, CE; Swanson, MS

Published Date

  • July 2020

Published In

PubMed ID

  • 31498197

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-9855

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0363-3624

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/nne.0000000000000732