The overall goal is to address the nursing faculty shortage.
A current shortage of nurse educators in
"UW System nursing programs have the leadership, academic programs and curriculum necessary to increase the number of graduates from the baccalaureate programs," Young said. "But a shortage of nurse educators prevents us from enrolling more nursing students in our programs. This collaborative initiative to invest in nurse educators is an important first step in meeting the need to enroll more nursing students for
In 2012-13, 50 to 80 percent of qualified undergraduate students who applied to nursing schools at four UW System institutions were denied admission primarily because there was not enough qualified nursing faculty to teach them.
The initiative will provide fellowships to nurses enrolling in doctoral programs at UW-Madison, UW-Eau Claire, UW-Milwaukee or UW-Oshkosh. All pre- and postdoctoral fellowships will provide opportunities for mentorship in the nurse educator role.
The predoctoral fellowships will support students pursuing either Ph.D. or Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees. Predoctoral nursing fellows will receive tuition, fees, and stipends in exchange for a three-year commitment to teach at a UW System nursing school.
Postdoctoral fellowships to advance nursing research and evidence-based practice also will be supported. The postdoctoral nursing fellows will receive a one- to two-year salaried fellowship, with benefits, as part of a three-year teaching commitment in a UW System nursing program.
In addition, the four project schools are offering loan forgiveness as an incentive to attract new nursing faculty with a Ph.D. or DNP degree. This program will repay up to
According to the
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