Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Committee Chair

Colleen Burgess


A well-documented and growing problem impacting the nursing shortage in the United States is the increasing shortage of qualified nursing faculty. Many factors contribute to the nursing faculty shortage such as retirement, dissatisfaction with the nursing faculty role and low salary compensation (American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2005; Allen, 2008; National League of Nursing (NLN), 2010; American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), 2011). Academic incivility has been identified as contributing to nursing faculty role dissatisfaction (Clark & Springer 2010). Academic incivility diminishes the presence of a caring environment, lowers an individual's self-esteem, and negatively impacts the formation of caring relationships (Luparell, 2007). Nursing faculty members who experience significant and ongoing academic incivility indicate they will leave nursing education as a career. (Luparell, 2005). The purpose of this Academic Incivility in Nursing Education (AINE) Project was to promote the utilization of evidence-based strategies to develop a civil educational environment for nursing faculty through active engagement and dialogue among a group of nursing faculty to address academic incivility. This AINE Project purpose was achieved by surveying a group of nursing faculty regarding their perceptions and experiences with academic incivility, and providing two continuing education sessions to address academic incivility, and to promote a civil educational environment. The findings from this AINE Project supported when academic incivility is perceived as mild within an educational environment there is increased work satisfaction and a positive relational engagement between the nursing faculty members.

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