The Rutgers School of Nursing–Camden will address the national shortage of qualified nurse educators with the launch of a new certificate program next month. Applying the latest methodologies and evidence-based practices, the Post-Master’s Nurse Educator Certificate Program will provide nurses who hold advanced degrees the knowledge and skills needed to educate nursing students in the classroom, in clinical settings, and online.
Faculty shortages at nursing schools across the United States are limiting student capacity at a time when the demand for registered nurses continues to grow. According to the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, nearly 92,000 qualified applications were turned away from nursing programs in 2021 due to insufficient capacity. Cynthia Ayres, associate dean of graduate and professional programs and associate professor at the School of Nursing–Camden, said the program will help fill these faculty roles by creating an accessible, affordable pathway to nursing education. To read the full story.