WHAT MAKES US UNIQUE?
A customized approach based on over 75 combined years of nursing education consulting experience
WE’RE WORKING WITH NURSING EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO TURNAROUND A PROFESSION AT-RISK
Carpenter and Johnson is a group of widely experienced nursing educators, administrators, and leaders. Because of this we understand the challenges that nursing education institutions face as they address the multiple and complex demands and needs of your students, institution, accrediting bodies, clinical partners, professional organizations, and faculty colleagues.
We know how to assist you with developing quality programs that can help your institution address the nursing and faculty shortages. We understand first hand what it takes to create a supportive environment where your faculty feel appreciated, and their contributions to your program’s mission and goals are valued, all of which are critical for your institution to meet the needs of your multiple communities of interest.
Our goal is to help your nursing education institution thrive so that together we can assure that nursing remains one of the most trusted, vital professions in our country.
“Connie Carpenter and Julie Johnson, of Carpenter and Johnson Nursing Education Consulting, recently provided guidance during a situation in which the nursing school needed external guidance and an unbiased perspective. They were clear on what they were comfortable doing, offered various levels of help, and throughout the work were professional, courteous and approachable. If your needs matches their expertise, I strongly recommend that you contact this consulting group.”
Dean of Nursing
Loma Linda University
“Dr. Julie Johnson was invaluable to our recent reaccreditation preparation. Her attention to details and insightful tips helped us do well during our site visit. She adapted her consultation based on our school’s uniqueness as a program but making sure all required elements were meticulously considered. We also used her for our initial reaccreditation and we are very happy with the results.”
Edna R. Magpantay-Monroe Ed.D., APRN
Professor and Chief Nurse Administrator, School of Nursing
Chaminade University of Honolulu, Honolulu, HI
“Dr. Carpenter and Dr. Johnson, of Carpenter and Johnson Nursing Education Consulting, conducted an excellent 2-day consultation visit with our faculty that resulted in effective outcomes that directly related to our accreditation self-study, test-item writing and analysis, and curriculum mapping across all programs. I especially liked their ability to capture the attention of the faculty by making the material applicable with explicit examples from our undergraduate and graduate programs. The faculty left the visit with “real” tools and plans to enhance the programs and prepare for accreditation. I would highly recommend Carpenter and Johnson Nursing Education Consulting to any nursing program!“
Mario Ortiz, Dean
Decker School of Nursing
The future of nursing is in jeopardy on two fronts:
Among practicing nurses… the shortage of practicing nurses has reached critical numbers due to an aging RN workforce, combined with the changing healthcare realities and an increasing demand for care.
Among nursing education faculty…there’s also a growing shortage. As with practicing nurses, retirements and burnout are big factors, but there’s also reduced enrollments in PhD programs, poor academic salaries, the multiple demands of the academic setting, and even a troubling increase in incivility and bullying.
All of this is putting stress on the pipeline of nurses with master’s and doctoral degrees, who are necessary for professional success in critically recognized nursing programs.
We must inspire and educate the next generation of “bedside” nurses, educators, and researchers.