Welcome to Ignite
Hello, we are Andy and Heather!
We are passionate about encouraging community in nursing education and fostering connection, collaboration, and growth amongst nurse educator peers.
Please join us as we encourage YOU,
the professor, nurse manager, hospital-based nurse educator, charge nurse, or whatever awesome nursing leader that you are, to provide the most effective education around!
We are glad you are here,
Andy and Heather
Through awareness and awakening, we engage in our best work.
Encouraging community in nursing education.
Nursing needs the educator you were made to be.
Available in diverse styles,
we come to our profession
with our own brands of
creativity to ignite growth.
Discover the possibilities of your strengths? Sure you can!
Nurse educators are visionaries.
Are you facilitating online, face-to-face, or hybrid learning?
Piece by piece, build up your presence and show your excitement in your work. When you come through the door each day, bring to work your aged patina. No matter where that is for you, your work is your craft.
Nursing Education Statistics
Percentage (rounded) of nursing programs that sought to hire new faculty
Percentage of nursing units that found it somewhat difficult to recruit and hire new nursing faculty
Percentage of associate degree granting institutions
Percentage of full-time tenured nurse educators
Percentage of public nursing schools
National League for Nursing Faculty Census Survey 2019
Top Challenges to Filling Educator Vacancies
Not enough qualified candidates. 34%
Not able to offer competitive salaries. 37%
Faculty jobs less attractive than others. 12%
Not enough budget lines available. 6%
Other difficulties. 11%