Pursuing Graduate Studies in Nursing Education: Driving and Restraining Forces
, by Heather Cathro, RN, BN, MN, was recently published to The Nursing Shortage: Is This Cycle Different?
OJIN: The Online Journal of Issues in Nursing topic. In this article, the author articulates the growing shortage of nursing faculty and identifies factors that impact nurses’ decisions to pursue graduate studies in nursing education. Kurt Lewin’s Force Field Analysis and a Decision Matrix are applied to the process of pursuing graduate studies in nursing education. The implications of this analysis for nurses, academic nurse leaders and nursing faculty, nurse employers, and governing bodies are presented.
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