A mentoring needs assessment validating mentorship in nursing education
Using pilot-tested screening and data extraction forms, two reviewers will independently review the studies in three steps: (1) abstract/title screening, (2) full-text screening of accepted studies, and (3) data extraction of accepted studies.
Studies will be aggregated for meta-synthesis (qualitative) and meta-analysis (quantitative), should the data permit.
Although insufficient statistics are currently available from Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, the Council of Deans of Nursing and Midwifery of Australia and New Zealand have warned that an academic nursing workforce shortage is imminent .
The shortage of graduate students, faculty, and researchers persists in the nursing discipline.
Nursing faculty shortages have not received the same attention as registered nursing (RN) shortages, but the problem is no less critical.
Mentorship is perceived as vital to attracting, training, and retaining nursing faculty members and to maintaining high-quality education programs.The expansion of nursing science has shown to be instrumental in the provision of better patient care and improved health  acknowledged that the number of doctoral students would not sufficiently meet the needs of nursing schools across Canada.Five years later, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and Canadian Association of Schools of Nursing (CASN) reported a need for 3,673 nurses with master’s degrees and 650 nurses with doctoral degrees to meet existing school of nursing faculty vacancies .The cookies contain no personally identifiable information and have no effect once you leave the Medscape site.We recruited 60% ( = 29) of our full-time faculty to complete the Faculty of Nursing Mentoring Needs Assessment survey/questionnaire.