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8th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 17-19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA

October 17 -19, 2024 | Baltimore, USA
NWC 2024

Shannon McCrory Churchill

Speaker at Nursing Conference - Shannon McCrory Churchill
D’Youville University, United States
Title : Exploring and responding to increasing burnout among higher education nursing faculty in the United States


Nursing faculty are at high risk for stress and burnout. This risk is poised to worsen with the current nursing faculty shortage. According to AACN’s report on 2022-2023 Enrollment and Graduations in Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs in Nursing, U.S. nursing schools turned away 78,191 qualified applications from baccalaureate and graduate nursing programs in 2022 due to an insufficient number of faculty, clinical sites, classroom space, clinical preceptors, and budget constraints. Most nursing schools responding to the survey pointed to faculty shortages as a top reason for not accepting all qualified applicants into their programs (AACN, 2023). Nursing faculty are experiencing burnout which includes lack of job satisfaction, low morale, decreased social and peer support, exhaustion, and other psychological and physiological effects. The United States’ experience with the pandemic has placed the reality of our current nursing shortage, and it’s widespread implications into the spotlight. While burnout has been addressed in clinical nursing, nurse faculty have not received as much attention related to chronic stress and burnout or recognition of personal chronic stress potentially leading to burnout.


Dr. McCrory-Churchill is a Dean and Associate Professor in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing at D’Youville University and practicing Board Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner.  Dr. McCrory-Churchill holds a DHEd, CPNP-BC, and is a certified nurse educator.  Through her international endeavors with students, her research interests have evolved to include, cultural competence, faculty burnout and the scholarship of teaching and learning. She has been awarded the Buffalo Business First 40 under 40 award, and the Ruth T. McGrorey Award for Nursing Leadership.