The aim of the study was to explore relationships among nurse educator life balance, quality of life, and lived experience of life balance that may be used to develop strategies to prevent or minimize challenging aspects of the profession that lead to dissatisfaction and/or burnout.
Nurse educator balance is significant to the national nurse faculty shortage crisis. The inability to achieve life balance contributes to job dissatisfaction and burnout, which contribute to the educator shortage.
Convergent parallel mixed-methods design.
Participants were found to have moderate life balance correlating with greater perceived satisfaction. Four themes emerged from the qualitative data: Support, Demands, Workload, and Personal/Time Attributes.
Findings from this study can be utilized to develop strategies to minimize the nurse educator shortage.