Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to identify and discuss why aging nurse faculty are highly valued
Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to articulate re-adjustment strategies for retaining the wisdom of aging nurse faculty
Methods: Data Collection - Interviews of Deans of Baccalaureate Nursing Programs. Grounded theory and constant comparative analysis (Strauss & Corbin, 1998) were utilized.
Results: Aging nurse faculty are highly valued, programs and faculty face environmental challenges, when aging faculty fail to keep current—a mismatch, or “stakeholder incongruence” may occur, and re-adjustment can lessen the incongruence.
Conclusion: Deans and educational leaders can implement practical re-adjustment strategies to retain the wisdom of aging nurse faculty. Though this research was conducted in the United States, many re-adjustment strategies can be implemented within non US based programs.
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