Teacher deficits are being felt across the board, but in the rural areas, the problem is confounded by the very fact that they are rural. In times past, for example, it would not be surprising to receive 150 applicants at a rural college for one open English position, today the number is more like 30 and few of them are qualified for the position.
You would think with the rising cost of tuition, (approximately twice the rate of inflation) college staff would be well paid and content. Unfortunately, the only entity benefiting from higher tuition is the college proper. Here are just a few reasons why adjunct professors and those they teach are suffering despite higher costs.
Community Colleges are responsible for teaching up to 70% of the college population, and even before the economic recession, they were struggling to make ends meet. Lower state funds has equaled drastic measures to cut cost while simultaneously raising tuition rates.
It’s surprising to note that not a doctor, but a nurse’s job is predicted to be the most in-demand job for the year 2017. This is attributed to a few reasons – a shortage of specialty nurses, the aging US population requiring more health care services and because about 62% of the existing nurses are expected to retire in the next three years.
It is never a secret that new nurses are anxious whenever they enter the health care workplace to which they were assigned, for the first time. All their years of studying in classrooms and spending hours as interns just fly out the window at that moment. Most of the time, they end up with their minds blank, shocked at what’s expected of them. This is when they approach the nurse preceptor’s desk apprehensively. What does the nurse preceptor do? Simple. Help the novice nurses acclimate to their department, to the staff, and to their duties.
Have you thought, why use a recruitment agency to fill empty positions within your university? There are several answers to define the benefits of having someone else look for active or passive individuals that fit your institution’s culture, mission, and strategic outcomes.
Colleges thrive when the best talent has been drawn into the fold. Without effective management and support staff, an educational institution would find it extremely difficult to operate in the most effective manner possible. Doing what is required to attract top talent must become a top priority. This means effective work must go into properly branding the university’s Nursing Program.
A LinkedIn profile is critical for professionals hoping to present themselves in the most professional manner possible. LinkedIn is a unique social media platform in the sense the online platform creates a combination resume/professional profile. A lot of information can be drawn from a LinkedIn page and, if the information impresses, the profile could help a career in a number of ways.