1. Quinn, Margaret DNP, CPNP, CNE

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To address the faculty shortage, many schools recruit experienced clinicians into full- or part-time nurse educator roles. These highly skilled nurses can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the classroom, clinical practice, and other settings. Academia can provide nurse educators with tenure or nontenure track positions with renewable contracts, which may be an employment alternative for nurses from a clinical background. New faculty, however, may be unfamiliar with developing an academic dossier for consideration for reappointment or promotion. The standard triad for successful advancement in the academic role is quality teaching, scholarship, and service. The dossier should reflect a concise yet comprehensive overview of the faculty member's professional contributions since hire, last reappointment, or promotion and should be relevant to the criteria for the rank they aspire. Reviewers should get a clear understanding of the successes during the faculty member's review period. Examples are institution-specific, but often include a personal statement, student and peer teaching evaluations, a summary of internal and external service obligations, and scholarship. General exemplars are provided in Supplemental Digital Content, This process is a careful, thoughtful gathering of materials that demonstrate self-evaluation, which supports personal reflection to identify areas of improvement and goals, as well as evaluation by others of effectiveness in the educator role.