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educational mobility, faculty pipeline, faculty shortage, nursing faculty, state workforce planning, supply forecasting



  1. Cleary, Brenda PhD, RN, FAAN
  2. Bevill, James W. MSN, RN
  3. Lacey, Linda M. MA
  4. Nooney, Jennifer G. PhD


The North Carolina Center for Nursing (NCCN) examined the projected supply of nursing faculty in the state of North Carolina. Coupled with a longitudinal educational mobility study of the state's registered nurses, the forecast shows that the growing faculty shortage is real and that its root cause is a growing shortfall in the pipeline of RNs prepared educationally to pursue graduate education and assume faculty roles.