The Transition from Military Nurse to Nurse Faculty: A Descriptive Study
Aim The aim of this qualitative descriptive study was to describe the transition from military nurse to nurse faculty.
Background There is a global shortage of qualified nurse faculty. Recruitment of retiring or separating military nurses is a viable solution.
Methods Content and thematic analysis of semi-structured interviews of former military nurses (N=13) was undertaken.
Results The transition from military nurse to nurse faculty includes acknowledgment of the reality of academic culture, appreciation of the journey to bridge the gap, and culmination of a new identity. Leadership skills acquired during military service proved instrumental to a successful transition.
Conclusions Recognizing this transition and the strengths these nurses offer provides evidence for focused orientation programs to increase recruitment and retention of these faculty.
Chargualaf, Katie A.; Elliott, Brenda; and Patterson, Barbara, "The Transition from Military Nurse to Nurse Faculty: A Descriptive Study" (2017). Educator Scholarship. 23.