Applications will be accepted until the position is
filled and applications will be reviewed as they are received.
APPOINTMENT DATE: August 17, 2021
Bemidji State University (BSU) invites
applicants to join our team as an Assistant or Associate
Professor of Nursing. BSU’s vision is to educate people to
lead inspired lives. To accomplish BSU’s vision, the University
prioritizes creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and
all people are safe, welcome, and validated. BSU also prioritizes
increasing engagement with Indigenous communities to become a
BSU is located amid the lakes and forests of northern Minnesota
and occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji.
BSU balances rigorous academia with the opportunity to enjoy a fun,
robust, outdoor culture. The proximity to the lake and the
surrounding north woods allows easy access to an assortment of
recreation. Major campus facilities are connected by
all-season underground passages for safe and warm travel during the
cold, winter months.
Enrolling more than 5,000 students, BSU offers more than 70
undergraduate majors and eight graduate degrees encompassing arts,
sciences and select professional programs. BSU is a member of the
Minnesota State system of colleges and universities and has a
faculty and staff of more than 550. BSU’s Shared
Fundamental Values include civic engagement and
leadership, international and multicultural understanding, belief
in the power of the liberal arts, and environmental
BSU’s Nursing Program is an established and
fully accredited nursing program with a 30-year history of
providing baccalaureate-educated nurses to the region. The
Program’s mission is to engage in scholarship that supports the
development of critical thinkers, creative problem solvers and
innovative leaders in care delivery; to teach and support
professionalism and professional values in the care of individuals
and populations across diverse cultures, ages and environments; and
to educate the baccalaureate nurse generalist for a future that
includes lifelong learning and professional practice. The Program
is focused on mentoring students on their educational journeys and
through their career planning processes, providing the support and
resources necessary for students to achieve their goals.
BSU’s Nursing Program offers two tracks to complete the
baccalaureate degree — a four-year track for students just
beginning their education and a two-year track for students who are
licensed Registered Nurses with an associate degree or
diploma. The focus of the Program is to give students broad,
practical experiences along with the deep, technical education
required of a nurse. The Program applies a student-centered
approach that mentors students throughout their educational
journeys. With its proximity to the region’s American Indian
population, BSU has a unique opportunity to develop nurses with
cultural awareness. The Program includes cultural-care
coursework aimed at producing practitioners attuned to a
variety of patients and their diverse needs.
The Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing will
have the opportunity to:
- Teach courses in the prelicensure
nursing program and possibly the hybrid
RN-BS completion program. The hybrid program includes online
and possible occasional travel to distance campuses (3
- Teach courses that include, but are not limited to, general
on-campus classroom, lab/simulation nursing classes in the
state-of-the-art lab, and on-site clinical nursing courses.
Some possible content areas include professional nursing,
evidence-based nursing practice, nursing research, community health
nursing, nursing leadership and management, maternal newborn, child
adolescent, family, adult, and geriatric
- Contribute to a program of scholarship within the
discipline, student advising, service to the University and
community, and other associated faculty duties.
- Provide interdisciplinary involvement in activities that
support BSU’s Shared
- Contribute to a collegial and supportive environment that
advances the goals of the Department, including curriculum
development, assessment, and other departmental governance
- Assist with programmatic accreditation.
To succeed in this role, the Department requires
an applicant who has:
- Obtained a Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally
accredited institution at the start of employment.
- Recent nursing practice OR clinical teaching experience.
- Minnesota RN licensure or is eligible for licensure.
- Demonstrated the background study requirements according to
Minnesota Statutes and clinical facilities’ requirements.
- A strong desire to interact with students on campus in a
The Department prefers an applicant who
- Obtained a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree, or PhD in nursing
or an associated health care, leadership, or education field.
- Experience teaching in baccalaureate nursing education.
- Nursing experience in practice OR clinical teaching experience
in an acute care setting within the last five years.
- Experience with use of simulation in prelicensure nursing
- The ability to design and deliver online courses using Desire
to Learn (D2L) or similar software.
- Evidence of successful quality teaching and demonstrated
experience with assessing student learning.
- Demonstrated knowledge of and interest in working with diverse
cultures and populations, including nontraditional and
APPLY ONLINE: https://bemidjistate.peopleadmin.com/
A complete application will include the following
- Cover letter, which addresses the required qualifications and
your specific interest in working at Bemidji State University.
- Resume/Curriculum Vitae.
- Teaching statement documenting teaching experience and success
and demonstrated interest in the teaching-learning process.
Dr. Nancy Hall, Interim Associate Dean of Nursing
Phone: (218) 755-2101
or the BSU Nursing Department at 218-755-2736
If you have general questions about this posting or submitting
an application, contact Teresa Hanson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNIVERSITY / COMMUNITY
Bemidji State University is nestled among the pines along the
shores of Lake Bemidji, just blocks from a thriving downtown
community. In this Northwoods setting, students, staff, and faculty
have a variety of activities at their fingertips. Possessing all
the charm and character of a college town, Bemidji remains a
tight-knit community of good neighbors and engaged citizens who
always come out to cheer for the Beavers. While the city of Bemidji
— named after the Ojibwe Chief Shaynowishkung (nicknamed Bemidji) —
is home to a diverse population of more than 15,000 people, it
serves a regional population of more than 100,000.
Located between three American Indian reservations – Leech Lake,
Red Lake and White Earth, students at Bemidji State University have
the opportunity to experience a dynamic local culture and history.
Bemidji also sits at the center of the legends of Paul Bunyan and
Babe the Blue Ox. The famous statues of Paul and Babe greet
students as they drive in from the south along Lake Bemidji.
Though quaint and historic, the city offers the urban
conveniences upon which college students rely. Bemidji State is
conveniently located minutes away from affordable restaurants, cozy
coffee shops, grocery stores, city parks and more. Small, locally
owned shops and art sculptures line the streets of downtown
Bemidji, while national chains can be found in and around the
Bemidji area, including an uptown selection of department stores
The thriving downtown community presents ample opportunities for
engagement off-campus. Among other things, there are fine-dining
restaurants, cafes, and a natural foods co-op in downtown Bemidji.
The historic Paul Bunyan Playhouse has a calendar of classic shows;
restaurants and lounges offer weekly live music performances; the
First Friday Art Walk provides a tour of new monthly art exhibits;
and annual events such as the Loop the Lake Festival, the Dragon
Boat Festival, the Blue Ox Marathon, Bemidji Winterfest, and The
Minnesota Finlandia bring the community together.
For those who love the outdoors, there are wooded, multi-use
trail systems within minutes of campus and community parks with
walking trails, playgrounds and a skate park. Lake Bemidji State
Park and its miles of navigable trails is located directly across
the lake from BSU, and the Buena Vista Ski Area — just 12
miles north of campus — offers downhill skiing and
BSU-sponsored student transportation in the winter months. Further,
the Mississippi River Headwaters is a mere 45 minutes from
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