Faculty Shortage May Impede Nurse Training Pipeline in Upstate NY, UAlbany Study Finds

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ALBANY — A growing faculty shortage at New York nursing schools may undercut efforts to boost the state’s nursing workforce, particularly in upstate New York, new data shows.

One in six full-time faculty positions at nursing education programs in New York state are vacant, according to a June report from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University at Albany’s School of Public Health.

The finding coincides with an increasing number of faculty departures due to retirements, career changes and family commitments. Growing vacancies could reduce the number of students admitted to the programs, which could exacerbate the shortage of registered nurses statewide, researchers said.

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