RESEARCH BRIEFSA Pilot Study to Explore Nurse Educator Workforce IssuesWestphal, Judith; Marnocha, Suzanne; Chapin, TammyAuthor Information About the AuthorsThe authors are faculty at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh College of Nursing, Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Judith Westphal, PhD, RN, NE-BC, is associate professor/assistant dean and post-licensure programs director. Suzanne Marnocha, PhD, RN, CCRN, is professor/assistant dean and pre-licensure director. Tammy Chapin, MSN, RN, is an instructional academic staff member. Funding for this study was received from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Office of Grants and Faculty Development. For more information, contact Dr. Westphal at[email protected]. Nursing Education Perspectives: May/June 2016 - Volume 37 - Issue 3 - p 171-173 doi: 10.5480/14-1332 Buy Metrics Abstract As the demand for nurses continues to rise, the recruitment and retention of qualified nurse educators (NEs) is essential. The purpose of this descriptive study was to explore NE workforce issues using the Faculty Satisfaction Survey at a single nursing program. Respondents were somewhat to very satisfied with their job; however, they were less satisfied with salary/compensation and stated they would leave academia for higher wages. Satisfaction differences were noted between full-time and part-time NEs. Job motivators may be the key to recruitment and retention of NEs and a way to avoid a nursing shortage crisis. © 2016 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.