Assistant Professor - CNA/Simulation

Minnesota, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details Position Title Assistant Professor - CNA/Simulation Division Academic Affairs Department/Office GHR- General Position Summary

TheNursing DepartmentatSt. Catherine Universityinvites applications for anAssistant Professorposition for a one-year contract. This position is scheduled to begin as soon as possible, is a full-time position and is grant funded.

Situated in theHenrietta Schmoll School of Health, with over 32 health profession programs, the Department of Nursing provides a fertile ground for teaching and interprofessional practice. The nursing community at St. Catherine University is vibrant and dynamic, with a commitment to educate nurses at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels to be excellent and reflective practitioners, fierce advocates for social justice, and visionary leaders who will improve the health care system. We are launching a Certified Nursing Assistant program!TheCNA/Simulation Facultywill facilitate curriculum development, didactic, skills lab, clinical experiences, and simulation & skills lab operations. This is a hybrid role that supports the operations of simulation and skills lab activities, contributing to the achievement of student learning and program outcomes.


  • Infuse theCNAprogram with the mission and vision of St. Catherine University and the Department of Nursing
  • Collaborate with faculty and leaders throughout the school to accomplish program development and department goals and to implement interprofessional simulation activities
  • Design, teach and evaluate course curricula and learning experiences to promote student learning through online, hybrid and in-person delivery of course content
  • Setup and assist in facilitating simulated and skills lab learning environments through using and operating technology, mannequins, and patient acting to optimize learning outcomes
  • Teach the equivalent of eight courses during the academic year to a diverse student population
  • Advise and communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with students of all cultures, ages and abilities
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Model socialization toCNAroles, provide information for simulation activities, and refer students to appropriate resources and services that promote their success and learning in simulated learning environments
  • Engage in scholarship activity (e.g. research, grant writing) that develops expertise and that supports and sustains simulation and skills lab learning
  • Ensure that program meets all professional and compliance documentation
  • Monitors and analyzes assessment and evaluative data to improve activities and promote student learning
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or enrollment in a Master’s level nursing program
  • Eligibility for, or licensed and unencumbered registered nurse in the state of Minnesota
  • Two years of experience as a licensed nurse or licensed practical nurse
  • Two years of experience teaching peers and/or as a preceptor serving a diverse array of colleagues
  • One year of experience providing long term care services to clients from a variety of cultural perspectives
Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in nursing education or staff development
  • Experience teaching, advising and mentoring a diverse student body
  • Experience teaching in online, hybrid and in-person formats
  • Experience using course management system platforms, Microsoft office and Google suite, and other technology
  • Certified as aCNATrain the Trainer and Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor
  • Experience in simulation, skills lab, and instructional technology

    We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university’s commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.
EEO Statement

St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

Application instructions for FACULTY

To apply:
Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Krista Anderson at Application deadline is 12/28/20.

St. Catherine University
2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

Our university is a proud member of the Upper MidwestHERCand is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

Posting Number 20200035-FAC Posting Start Date 12/14/2020 Application Deadline 01/22/2021 Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. *What is your highest level of completed education?
    • Some high school
    • High school diploma or GED
    • Some college
    • Associate's degree
    • Bachelor's degree
    • Some graduate school
    • Master's degree
    • ABD
    • Professional degree (e.g., JD, MD)
    • Doctoral degree
  2. *Do you have a current and unencumbered nursing license in the state of Minnesota? Or are you eligible for same?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. *How many years of experience do you have as an RN or LPN?
    • None
    • Some to 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 or more years
  4. *How many years of experience do you have teaching peers, acting as a preceptor, or both?
    • None
    • Some to 1 year
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years or more
  5. *If you are certified as a Certified as a CNA Train the Trainer, tell us your certification number.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. *If you are certified as a Basic Life Support (BLS) Instructor, tell us your certification number.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. *Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are part of the St. Catherine University strategic plan. Give two specific examples of actions or contributions you made in your current or previous roles to promote a culture that values diversity, equity and inclusion. What were the outcomes?

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. *Are you presently legally authorized to work in the United States for any U.S. employer? Please be aware that St. Catherine University is only able to consider candidates who are authorized to work in the United States.
    • Yes
    • No
  9. *St. Catherine University welcomes applications from candidates who are traditionally under-represented. We are happy to consider candidates who are currently in possession of a temporary work visa, however, please be aware that we do not offer employment visa sponsorship. Will you now or in the future require an employer to sponsor you for an employment-based visa/status in the U.S. (e.g. H-1B status)?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Maybe
  10. *Can you perform the essential functions of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. *How did you hear about this opportunity?
    • St. Catherine University website
    • St. Catherine University employee
    • Academic Jobs
    • American College Personnel Association (ACPA)
    • Association of Catholic Colleges/Universities
    • Association of Student Affairs at Catholic Colleges and Universities
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • College or University website
    • Council of Independent Colleges
    • Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
    • Facebook
    • Google Jobs
    • HigherEdJobs
    • Higher Education Case Managers Association (HECMA)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
    • Hispanic Outlook on Education Magazine
    • IMDiversity
    • Indeed
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Insight Into Diversity
    • Latinos in Higher Ed
    • LGBTQ in Higher Education
    • LinkedIn
    • Minnesota College Professionals Association
    • Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
    • Workforce Center
    • Minority Jobs
    • NAFSA: Association of International Educators
    • National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
    • National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
    • National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)
    • People of Color in Higher Education
    • Pioneer Press
    • Pollen Midwest
    • Saint Paul Chamber of Commerce (SPACC)
    • Star Tribune
    • Twin Cities Senior Student Affairs Officers listserv
    • Twitter
    • Women in Higher Education
    • ZipRecruiter
    • Other
Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents

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