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Mentoring Adjunct Faculty: Innovative Solutions

Peters, Mary Anne DNSc, RN; Boylston, Mary EdD, RN


Rising enrollments in schools of nursing have increased the demand for qualified nursing faculty. In the midst of a nurse faculty shortage, many academic institutions are relying on adjunct faculty to fill the gap. The increasing number of adjunct faculty and their need for orientation to the faculty role presents a challenge to schools and departments of nursing. The authors discuss innovative solutions to these challenges.

Authors' Affiliations: Associate Professor (Dr Peters), La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa; Associate Professor and Chair (Dr Boylston), Eastern University, St. Davids, Pa.

Corresponding Author: Dr Peters, La Salle University, School of Nursing, 1900 W. Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19141 (

© 2006 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.