South Louisiana Community College Says it Needs More Nursing Teachers - Higher Education
Higher Education News and Jobs

South Louisiana Community College Says it Needs More Nursing Teachers

Email




by Associated Press

LAFAYETTE, La. ― The inability to find nursing faculty has stalled the start of South Louisiana Community College’s new registered nursing program at least six months.

In August, the college announced it hoped to start classes by early spring, but it’s been difficult to fill two of the four full-time faculty positions, says Christine Payton, SLCC public relations director.

To allow time for curriculum development, Laurie Fontenot, SLCC’s dean for nursing, allied health and safety, says the Louisiana Board of Nursing requires faculty to be in place at least six months before students are admitted.

Payton tells The Advocate that Fontenot conducted interviews this week for one of the two open positions.

“Attracting the faculty has been a process,” Payton said. “They can earn a better wage being a nurse, rather than teaching nursing.”

Pay is only one factor.

The job requirements include: a master’s degree in nursing, recent clinical experience and experience in education and curriculum development.

Payton says Fontenot, who holds a master’s degree in nursing, plans to ask the Louisiana Board of Nursing to allow her to also serve as a faculty member in the new program to expedite the start of classes.

RELATED ARTICLES >>
Study: Big Data Helps Struggling College Students Graduate WASHINGTON — Getting through college isn’t easy, and it can be even harder for low-income and first generation students with few support resources. A new tool involving big data can help those at risk. Researchers at Georgia State University spent...
DeVos Says Community Colleges Key to Workforce Development WASHINGTON — Community colleges will play an important role in advancing President Donald Trump’s workforce agenda, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said at a meeting of community college leaders Thursday. It was DeVos’ first appearance at a conferenc...
University of Wisconsin Students Demand Free Tuition for Black Students MADISON, Wis. — Black students should be offered free tuition and housing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison because blacks were legally barred from education during slavery and UW-Madison remains out of reach for Black students today, the studen...
Scholar Lara Thompson Navigates an Unconventional Route Take one step into Dr. Lara A. Thompson’s engineering lab at the University of the District of Columbia (UDC), with its high-tech equipment, and you will quickly get a glimpse of why Thompson loves what she does. “None of this was here before,” sa...
Semantic Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *