Date of Award
Program or Major
Master of Science
Susan J Fetzer
The nursing shortage is a growing concern with the shortage of nurse faculty restricting entry of qualified students. A descriptive study of faculty from 11 New Hampshire nursing schools was conducted to determine nurse faculty satisfaction and factors contributing to satisfaction. A modified version, sent electronically of the Nurse Faculty Satisfaction Questionnaire measured faculty satisfaction. Of 159 faculty invited 74 (47%) participated. Overall, NH nurse faculty were highly satisfied as nurse educators with 78.4% rating overall satisfaction of 8 or higher on a 0 - 10 scale. The top three satisfiers were opportunity to work independently, sense of accomplishment from work, and the variety of activities. The highest level of dissatisfaction was rate of pay for position (60.8%), amount of work required (31.1%), and degree of technical support available (29.8%). While NH nurse educators would recommend a nurse become a nurse faculty, pay is a serious detractor in recruiting new faculty.
Puglisi, Patricia Marie, "Job satisfaction of New Hampshire nursing faculty" (2010). Master's Theses and Capstones. 586.