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Alignment of intrinsic and extrinsic motivators are required to encourage nurse educators to remain in academia
  1. Rob Allison
  1. Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rob Allison, Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, YO10 5DD, UK; rob.allison{at}

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Commentary on: Tufano VC, Summers EJ, Covington B. Motivators for nurse educators to persist in their profession: A phenomenological research study. Nurse Educ Today. 2023 Apr;123:105725. doi: 10.1016/j.nedt.2023.105725. Epub 2023 Jan 27.

Implications for practice and research

  • Nurse educators are influenced mostly by their intrinsic motivators, but also when aligned with extrinsic motivators, to remain in their academic roles.

  • Increased understanding and consideration of these motivators can improve recruitment and retention of nurse educators.


There is a widening gap between the supply and demand of nurses, to the extent that the WHO1 estimates a global shortage of 5.7 million nurses by 2030. Compounding this, there are also insufficient numbers of nurse educators to educate future nurses. Ensuring there are enough nurse educators is crucial to increasing the nursing workforce. Previous studies have described numerous reasons …

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  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Commissioned; internally peer reviewed.