Date of Paper/Work

12-2016

Type of Paper/Work

Scholarly project

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Nursing

Department

Nursing

Advisor(s)

Emily W. Nowak

Abstract

The current shortage of nurse educator faculty is reaching a critical level. In an attempt to address this looming crisis colleges and universities often utilize adjunct faculty in the clinical instructor role. Many of these adjunct faculty have little to no experience in how to effectively facilitate student learning. This scholarly paper presents findings from the literature on the traits student nurses desire in faculty and how faculty are introduced or oriented to these roles and expectations. A discussion of how systems can better support adjunct faculty through the provision of appropriate resources, orientation to role, mentoring, and faculty academies concludes this project.

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