Regarding “Nurse-faculty vacancy rate up: AACN”:
I would love to be a full-time faculty member, or return for my doctoral degree, but the pay is horrible. I would take a huge salary cut to teach and just can't afford it. I do not see the faculty shortage improving even with the requirement for nurse practitioners to hold their doctoral degree in 2015. I think more people will be eligible to teach. However, if the pay doesn't change, many will not leave their clinical jobs. I know several faculty members who work a second job to make up for lost pay, but I don't think the majority are willing to do that to make or equal the same pay they had.
Sandra BarnoskyWatertown, Conn.