Each year hundreds of qualified students who want to become nurses are turned away from nursing schools in Oklahoma.
Why? Because there aren’t enough nursing faculty to teach all the would-be nurses, who are of critical need in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and schools.
Why aren’t there enough faculty? Because faculty pay is generally less than that in clinical settings, there’s little incentive for working nurses to gain additional degrees in order to teach.
Have you applied to nursing school and been turned away? How has that changed your career goals? Did you re-apply and get in another year or program?
I want to know how the faculty shortage has impacted you. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Simpson, Education Writer