Nurs Educ Perspect 2021 Jun 17. Epub 2021 Jun 17.
About the Authors Lynette V. Apen, DNP, RN, CNS, CNE, is division dean of nursing and allied health, Evergreen Valley College, San Jose, California. Ruth Rosenblum, DNP, MS, RN, PNP-BC, CNS, is associate professor, Valley Foundation School of Nursing, San Jose State University, San Jose, California. Nanette Solvason, PhD, is regional director, Employer Engagement for Health, Health Workforce Initiative. Garrett K. Chan, PhD, APRN, FAEN, FPCN, FCNS, FNAP, FAAN, is president and CEO, HealthImpact, Oakland, California, and associate adjunct professor, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California. Lynette V. Apen acknowledges Colleen O'Leary-Kelley, PhD, RN, director and professor, The Valley Foundation School of Nursing, for her support on this project. Dr. Nanette Solvason acknowledges John Cordova, PHN, RN, statewide director for health, Health Workforce Initiative, for his guidance and support of this project. For more information regarding this publication, contact Lynette V. Apen at
Aim: The aim of the study was to describe the California nursing academic leader workforce shortage, identify succession planning activities, analyze driving and restraining forces of the role, and distinguish critical leadership competencies and onboarding strategies.
Background: Several studies have projected a workforce shortage for nursing academic leaders and studied the leadership competencies and driving and restraining forces impacting the role.
Method: The study was a secondary descriptive analysis of an existing cross-sectional needs assessment survey administered to California nursing academic leaders of prelicensure programs. Read More