CF Nursing Faculty Shortage Prompts Delayed Admission
Aug. 8, 2012
The College of Central Florida has informed some students accepted into the fall 2012 Associate Degree Nursing program that their enrollment will be delayed because of four unfilled full-time nursing faculty positions.
“Despite advertising and calls to qualified nurses, health care agencies and other nursing programs we have been unable to fill these positions with full-time or part-time faculty,” said Dr. James Henningsen, CF president. “We regret that these students may need to put their education on hold. However, we can’t bring these students to the classroom when there are no instructors.”
Of 36 students who previously were informed that they were accepted, 12 will be admitted to the program at the Citrus Campus; 24 will be delayed admission until January 2013. The 36 students were rank ordered with the most qualified students having first chance at the Citrus Campus seats. Whether students begin at the Citrus Campus this semester or are delayed admission until January, the college will adjust schedules to ensure the students who meet requirements are eligible to graduate in May 2014.
The nursing students were informed of the change through personal telephone calls and a formal letter. Students who are currently enrolled in the nursing program at CF will not be affected.
“There is a chronic shortage of qualified nursing faculty which is coupled with college and universities expanding their nursing programs,” said Dr. Mark Paugh, vice president of Academic Affairs at CF.
Faculty nursing positions require a Master’s Degree in Nursing and recent clinical experience. Teaching experience is preferred. Individuals who are interested in a faculty nursing position are encouraged to contact Gwen Lapham-Alcorn at email@example.com or 352-854-2322, ext. 1275. CF employment information is also available at Employment at CF.