With administrative guidance from the Director of Nursing, the Nursing Instructor is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the nursing program and ensuring program compliance with applicable nursing education regulatory agencies. These responsibilities require leadership in both the academic and clinical settings, participating in educational development and
planning; evaluating student and program performance; motivating
and advising students; creating an environment of teaching and
learning excellence; partnering with community agencies; and
complying with organizational and accreditation policies and
standards. Full-time nursing faculty work on a 9-month contract
with a load comparable to other full-time faculty in the
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
15% Serve as faculty with professional, academic, scholarship, and collaborative responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of both the College and the Nursing Program. Demonstrate competence in nursing education principles, teaching, assessment of learning, and curriculum development. Mentor and support faculty colleagues. Serve as a role model of professional nursing. Promote innovative practices in educational environments.
25% Teach nursing courses in accordance with program goals, course objectives, established syllabi, and the schedule of classes for the classroom/lab/simulation/clinical setting. Implement a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies appropriate to student needs, desired learner outcomes, content and context. Demonstrate expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity in teaching to produce an environment where learning and self-improvement occur. Maintain accurate student records of grades, attendance, and performance. Provide timely, constructive, and thoughtful feedback to students. Use information technologies skillfully to support the teaching learning process.
15% Serve as a faculty advisor for nursing students. Provide effective, individualized advisement and counseling strategies that help the student meet his/her professional goals. Provide the student with resources, including referrals to student support services, to meet individual learning needs. Maintain accurate notes for each advising session. Keep a current schedule of office hours to accommodate student learning and advising needs.
15% Participate in national accreditation and Board of Nursing approval activities. Assist with program assessment measures, analysis of results, and implementation strategies. Actively participate in program and nursing department workgroups/teams. Participate in ongoing, systematic evaluation and improvement processes of the program. Collaborate and develop partnerships with internal/external constituencies to support program goals. Demonstrate leadership skills to promote excellence in nursing education.
15% Create and pursue a plan for professional development to keep pace with changes and advances in teaching, learning, and in one’s area of expertise. Willingness to dedicate and commit to pursue continuing education, which may include higher educational degrees and/or certifications, and advance current knowledge of and practice in the profession. Maintain or attain expertise in assigned areas of responsibilities.
10% Participate in College activities including attendance at faculty meetings, graduation and other college events; sitting on search/hiring committees; membership on college/division committees; and, engaging in student events (orientation, award ceremonies, and club activities). Assume a leadership role in various levels of institutional governance.
5% Perform other duties as delegated and deemed
appropriate. The above duties and responsibilities are not an
all-inclusive list. Individuals in this position may be asked to
perform a wide range of related tasks, within the scope of their
education and/or qualifications. All faculty share the
responsibility of doing what is required to enhance the College and
the Nursing Program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required by the Position:
- Possess exceptional organizational skills.
- Maintain strict confidentiality.
- Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
- Analyze and solve basic and routine problems.
- Interpret college policies and procedures.
- Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
- All nursing faculty will work a combination of class, lab, and clinical as needed by the department.
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
- Work is performed primarily indoors in a standard office, classroom, clinical lab, or clinical healthcare environment. There is exposure to hazards related to working in medical waste and/or sharp equipment.
- Subject to walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, and stooping. Frequent lifting of objects up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines. Near vision sufficient to read written communication and computer display screens. Adequate hearing to communicate efficiently in person and by phone.
- Work flexible hours as needed. May require work during evening, night, weekend hours.
- Travel between campus buildings, clinical sites, and to other locations may be indicated. A valid driver’s license or dependable transportation required.
Supervisory and Management
- Other nursing faculty who are being mentored, and laboratory assistants as assigned.
- Supervises students in lab and clinical settings.
Minimum Qualifications including education, experience, required licensures, certifications, and registrations:
- Master’s degree in nursing or nursing education is preferred for full-time appointment. Faculty members may be hired without a master’s degree in nursing but must earn a master’s degree in nursing or nursing education in accordance with on-hire education plan within five years from date of hire. (Complies with Wyoming State Board of Nursing, governing organization, and governing organization’s accrediting agency requirements.)
- Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
- Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Wyoming.
- If not complete prior to hire, must complete at least ten (10) clock hours of educational preparation in principles and methods of teaching, learning, and evaluation of performance outcomes within six (6) months from date of hire.
- Current BLS for Healthcare Providers or obtain prior to start of employment.
- Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen and complete clinical site requirements as applicable.