Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2022

Publisher

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

Source Publication

Nurse Educator

Source ISSN

0363-3624

Original Item ID

DOI: 10.1097/NNE.0000000000001242

Abstract

Background:

Nursing programs are challenged with retaining nurse faculty due to many complex factors, one being the problem of suboptimal transition to the role.

Purpose:

The purpose of this project was to assess the impact of an onboarding and orientation program, the Teaching Excellence Program (TEP), on the transition of newly hired nurse faculty.

Methods:

Program assessment data, including quantitative and qualitative measures of 14 participants' needs and experiences, were collected over one academic year.

Results:

A Wilcoxon signed-rank test found no discernible difference between the preprogram and postprogram survey responses. Qualitatively, participants reported positive experiences with the TEP, highlighting the value of being in a cohort that created a sense of belonging within the college and university.

Conclusion:

The inclusion of programming such as the TEP can be used as a recruitment and retention tool, especially as we navigate faculty shortages and develop clinicians as faculty members.

Comments

Accepted version. Nurse Educator, Vol. 47, No. 6 (November/December 2022): 347-351. DOI. © 2022 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc. Used with permission.

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