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Schools adapt to nursing faculty shortage with creativity

Houston Chronicle, October 15, 2012

Nurses continue to be in high demand, yet nursing schools are struggling to find enough nursing educators to fill the teaching positions so enrollment can be increased to meet demand. "There is a misconception about there being a shortage of nursing educators, because there really isn't. The problem is to teach in a nursing school, nurses need a master's and/or doctorate degree. Those with higher degrees are offered much higher salaries in clinical/medical settings than public universities and colleges can offer," said UTMB School of Nursing Dean Pamela G. Watson.


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