Field Education Coordinator (Virtual)

Walden University
Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jan 05, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
The Field Education Coordinator is responsible for assisting with the practicum and field experience processes for the School of Nursing. This is a full-time position in the School of Nursing within the College of Health Sciences. This position will report to the Nurse Field Education Coordinator Supervisor. The Office of Field Education is supervised by the Director of Operations for Field Education. This position will work with field education coordinators, academic leadership, program directors, specialty coordinators, faculty, academic advisors, the Central Office of Field Experience, as well as other administrators in the college.

STATUS: Full-Time position


SKILLS REQUIRED: To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Appropriate reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Assist School of Nursing students in completing and gaining approval for practicum application materials and locating field placement sites as needed across a variety of nursing programs.
  • Process and maintain student field education files, field education applications, preceptor information and field placement site information.
  • Work in partnership with university contract administrators and serve as an initial affiliation agreement liaison between university and outside practicum agencies.
  • Assist specialty coordinators and field experience faculty in resolving student problems arising out of the practicum experience.
  • Assist in developing and maintaining communications about practicum experience policies and procedures to students, academic advising, program directors, and faculty/specialization coordinators.
  • Assist in managing and administering student evaluations to monitor student practicum progress and satisfaction.
  • Communicate with students via phone and electronic methods to counsel and advise students across nursing programs on field education information, requirements, policies and procedures.
  • Assist in maintaining field education resources (e.g. manual, website, webinars, etc.) outlining the mission, purpose, and objectives of the field experience as well as a description of all field education policies and procedures
  • Prepare, complete and maintain reports, files and documentation in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist in training and mentoring new team members.
  • Assist in identifying and developing new initiatives to increase student practicum experience satisfaction.
  • Work in partnership with field education staff members as a team member to accomplish field education goals.
  • Attend meetings and participate in professional development programs as requested.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Nurse Field Education Supervisor and/or the Director of Operations of Field Education.


  • Must possess a bachelor’s degree, preferably in the health or human services area.

  • Must possess a master’s degree, health related field preferred.
  • RN license preferred.

  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, written and verbal communication, detail-oriented, multitasking, and organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer services skills.
  • Excellent time management skills with an ability to set and meet deadlines.
  • Creative, innovative, and strategic thinking as well as the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to independently work with faculty and graduate students at a distance.
  • Ability to anticipate future trends and problems and plan for them accordingly.
  • Ability to learn Walden’s administrative database and software systems.
  • Successful experience working in a team setting.
  • Experience in the area of academic or other student advising is preferred.
  • Experience in an online distance-learning environment is preferred.
  • Experience working with graduate students in an educational environment is preferred.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in operating Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

    Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment, but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer for six to eight hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting, e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary.

    About Walden University: For more than 45 years, Walden University has served the higher education needs of working professionals. More than 47,000 students from all 50 U.S. states and more than 150 countries pursue their doctoral, master’s or bachelor’s degrees online in a variety of fields, including: Business and Management, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management, Information Technology, Education, and Nursing. As part of the Laureate International Universities network, you’ll be able to touch lives in your community and change the world of education.

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