Nursing Education Specialist

City Colleges of Chicago
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jun 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Cooperative & Experiential Education, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Distance Education Programs, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time



Malcolm X College is currently seeking a Nursing Education Specialist. In this role, you would be responsible for assisting nursing students, using supplemental instruction and programming, to develop cognitive and career-readiness skills that prepare students to successfully complete the CCC Nursing Program and pass the NCLEX-PN and/or NCLEX-RN. This position works with students to identify their strengths, learning styles, and areas requiring further development, and to develop and implement remediation plans as needed.

The City Colleges of Chicago School of Nursing (CCCSON) program is concerned with the individual patient in the context of family and society. We focus our efforts on the promotion, conservation, and restoration of the individual’s patterns of health and health-seeking behavior. Nursing seeks to facilitate the achievement of an optimum level of physical, social, psychological, and spiritual health. Patient-nurse relationships are based upon mutual trust and respect and the nurse’s professional competence. A high level of accountability is required when the nurse assumes patient care responsibilities. To prepare nursing students for the role of the professional registered nurse; CCCSON combines nursing theory and practices with general education. Students are provided clinical experiences and caring for individuals for all ages, through skills lab, simulation, and clinical settings throughout Chicago and surrounding suburbs.

Our nursing education program meets the standards of the Illinois Board of Nursing and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The mission of Malcolm X College is to provide accessible liberal arts and health-focused education that fosters personal and professional achievement. To fulfill this mission, we focus on the following core values: accountability, community, diversity, empowerment, learning, and respect.

  • Collaborates with nursing instructors to develop intervention plans or strategies for students identified as at-risk for not succeeding in a nursing course or the Nursing Program.
  • Develops, schedules, and provides supplemental instruction or training for nursing students year-round. Facilitates and schedules, in conjunction with appropriate faculty, review sessions, workshops, or study seminars for the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN exam.
  • Develops, schedules, and provides supplemental instruction and needed support materials for identified high-risk courses, in collaboration with nursing faculty. Follows up regularly with students to complete required intervention plans.
  • Monitors and tracks completion of intervention plans by students identified as at risk, including nursing graduates who have not taken the NCLEX-RN or NCLEX-PN exams, and provides regular reports to the Nursing Director and faculty.
  • Documents instructional activities and strategies employed, including student attendance, completion and other relevant data, for the purposes of continuous quality improvement and maintaining the Nursing Program’s accreditation.
  • Assists the Nursing Department in coordinating and administering standardized assessments. Develops, recommends, and implements student retention strategies, as appropriate.
  • Develops and implements orientation and boot camp activities for all nursing students in collaboration with the Nursing Director and faculty.
  • Develops activities, in conjunction with the Lab Coordinator and provides instruction that will assist students in obtaining the psychomotor and technical skills necessary to meet clinical requirements.
  • Assesses and evaluates a nursing student’s preparedness for clinical readiness.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Earned Master’s degree in Nursing, preferably nursing education, supplemented by a minimum of 2 years part-time clinical teaching experience.
  • Experience in assessment of student learning outcomes and remediation strategies required.
  • Must have a solid knowledge base of internal ATI, NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN content. Ability to identify trends in specific weak areas of nursing course content to successfully operationalize a district-wide NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN review.
  • Demonstrated current, detailed, and accurate knowledge of exit examinations,the NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN as well as currency in knowledge in the field to provide academic support.
  • Current IL RN licensure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work well as a team player.
  • Must be self-directed and innovative, able to assess current operations in an effort to improve the future goals of the District. Must be able to meet deadlines in a timely manner.
When applying, please attach your unofficial transcripts.

Applications accepted through October 26, 2021.

WE OFFER: Excellent health benefits at a low cost; Investment plans 403(b) & 457(b); SURS Retirement Plan; Generous vacation, holidays, personal and sick days; Tuition Reimbursement. For a more detailed overview of benefits please visit our benefits page.

For the second time in three years, Malcolm X College was selected as aPromising Places to Work in Community Colleges award winner! The award is given by the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), a membership organization committed to promoting and celebrating excellence in teaching and leadership at community and technical colleges, and Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, a leading academic publication.

MXC was recognized for its best-in-class student and staff recruitment and retention practices, inclusive learning and working environments, and meaningful community service and engagement opportunities.

Chicago residency is required for all full-time employees within 6 months of hire.

We are an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

Thank you for your interest in City Colleges of Chicago!

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