Job Satisfaction Level Of Nurse Educators

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Faculty satisfaction
All the options presented in part two, if combined could have a positive impact on the nurse faculty shortage; however one option in particular warrants drilling down even further to fully unearth how improving one factor could help to remedy the shortage of faculty. Research supports satisfaction of nurse educators greatly influences recruitment and retention. Two factors that influence faculty satisfaction is their rate of pay and their workload. Since rate of pay varies greatly from institution to institution and a plan to equalize this factor would be difficult to standardize, the focus of this writing will be on faculty workloads.
Workloads play a significant role in the job satisfaction level of nurse educators. A survey conducted by the National League for Nursing (NLN) revealed 45 percent of nurse educators stated they were dissatisfied with their workload, and two thirds had workloads that surpassed what they believed it to be when they first started their career (Ellis, 2013). Even more alarming the same survey made known that one in four nurse educators were contemplating leaving their current job, with the primary reason being workload as the influencing factor. This same research revealed that the typical faculty member works an average of 56 hours a week. Additionally, the average nurse educator picks up shifts outside of their primary institution to keep current on their area of expertise; this on an average can add up to 8-12
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