Dec 15, 2014
Report: Nursing Faculty Workforce Challenges in Massachusetts
Massachusetts higher education and health care leaders have been working on initiatives to advance and expand the nursing workforce, with the goal of raising the percentage of Registered Nurses with a BSN or higher from 55% to 66% by 2020. Achieving this goal is contingent upon many factors, such as classroom and laboratory facilities, clinical opportunities, and sufficient faculty capacity within nurse education programs.
A December 2014 report (attached) explores the complex challenges of nursing faculty capacity and identifies strategies to address challenges from both the recruitment and retention lens, as well as the retirement perspective.