Evidence shows that better educated nursing workforce brings improved patient outcomes, higher levels of quality and safety. The advances in technology, expansion of science and dynamic changes in healthcare delivery, and growing globalization underscore the need for nurses who lead. "To be impactful in this context requires strong foundation in the sciences, experience with innovation, practice with team skills, effective collaboration, and deep commitment to the values and ethics of the profession. Knowledge and experiences in these areas, developed through rigorous doctoral education. are required." (Taylor & Terhaar, 2018)
Planning for transition of careers that the doctorate will bring takes time and mentoring. Finding others that reflect the qualities and are perhaps in the position one hopes to attain, helps to clarify opportunities that are open for consideration with a doctorate.
OPPORTUNITIES AT USU
MILITARY FACULTY POSITIONS
The Deputy Corps Chiefs work with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs to fill military faculty positions with preference given to officers with DNP or PhD degrees. Military Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Anesthetists, and Nurse Scientists who are interested in teaching at USU, or who are interested in clinical faculty positions supervising students at MTFs in their clinical rotations for the nurse practitioner and nurse anesthesia programs, should contact their assignment officers and the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.