DAVID REYES, A UNIVERSITY NURSING PROFESSOR
WCN: What are your top three responsibilities that you would highlight?
- Teaching students and supporting them to succeed
- Engaging in scholarship activities that benefit the communities that I work with to improve their quality of life and inform my teaching and research,
- My professional service activities, which could be participating on a professional board or serving on a university committee
WCN: How would you describe the demand for your nursing role?
There is a great demand for nurse educators, particularly in the face of retirement for the “baby boomer” generation, which compounds the current shortage of nursing faculty. Until we get enough educators, nursing schools will turn away qualified students who apply.