NJCCN published a one-page summary of nurse faculty vacancy rates from 2015-2017. This summary uses data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and NJCCN’s own Educational Capacity Report. Click here to view a printer-friendly version of the report. In September of 2018, NJCCN formed a committee to address address the growing nursing faculty shortage and review solutions.

National Data (aacnnursing.org)

  • S. nursing schools turned away 64,067 qualified applicants from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2016 due to insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors and budget constraints.
  • AACN 2016 survey of 832 nursing schools with baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs:
    • 1,567 vacancies were identified
    • An additional 133 faculty positions are needed to meet student demand
    • National nurse faculty vacancy rate = 7.9%
    • 8% of vacancies were for faculty positions requiring or preferring a doctoral degree.
  • AACN 2015-2016 report average age of doctorally-prepared nurse faculty:
    • Professor – average age 62.2 years
    • Associate Professor – average age 57.6 years
    • Assistant Professor – average age 51.1 years
  • Average salary for a master’s prepared Assistant Professor in schools of nursing = $77,022. (AACN, 2016)

New Jersey Data (njccn.org)

  • Educational Survey 2017 – Full-time position vacancies = 51 (8.1%)