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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, FNP Clinical Decision Making

Simmons University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 30, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Assistant/Associate Professor of Practice, FNP Clinical Decision Making

Remote - National

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a woman-centered institution with strong traditions of empowering students and challenging gender roles. Simmons University was one of the first higher education institutions to focus on preparing women to become leaders and has evolved to become a university offering a women-centered undergraduate program, with graduate programs open to all. Nursing education at Simmons dates back to 1933, when Simmons College implemented a five year baccalaureate program in Nursing and became a charter member of the National League for Nursing. Today, Simmons University continues its proud tradition of educating nurses. In addition to our robust undergraduate offerings, the School of Nursing at Simmons University began educating Nurse Practitioners in 1978 and launched our fully-online Nursing@Simmons FNP program in 2013. Additionally, our graduate programs offer paths for a direct-entry MSN and doctoral-level education.

The Department of Graduate Nursing is housed within the College of Natural, Behavioral and Health Sciences (CNBHS). CNBHS is a collegial and supportive community of teachers and scholars within a uniquely multidisciplinary College. Simmons faculty and staff are truly committed to our mission of preparing students to become champions of social justice and leaders in their professions and their communities. This commitment and pride make for a dynamic workplace. Simmons University was recently named among the top 10 Online Family Nurse Practitioner programs in the nation by US News. One of our strategic institutional goals is to become the most inclusive university in New England, which is part of our mission of striving for excellence within our community As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented demographics.

Job Summary:

We are seeking applicants for a full-time, remote 12-month contract faculty position focused on Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Clinical Decision Making (CDM) to begin in Fall 2022. As a mission-driven institution, we invite applications from candidates who share our passion and commitment to empowering students to thrive in their careers. CNBHS is an innovator in healthcare education with nationally recognized faculty members and alumni who are leaders in their fields. The successful candidate will join a vibrant faculty delivering an online program that uses a robust set of online course delivery tools to support high-level student engagement through synchronous and asynchronous sessions.

The CDM faculty is responsible for the successful delivery of the master course content and objectives and the management and oversight of assigned Section Instructors. The candidate must be highly knowledgeable about the subject matter for the specific course they are assigned to oversee, and must maintain current expertise in the subject area. The CDM faculty will support all Section Instructors by any means that are necessary, appropriate, and available to ensure student success. Depending on the candidate's experience and professional goals, we offer several different possibilities for faculty rank.

Primary Responsibilities

The CDM faculty will have the opportunity to teach courses in clinical decision making as well as be the Course Lead for Section Instructors. The faculty member is expected to mentor graduate students, participate in curriculum development, and actively engage in service to the Simmons community. Additional responsibilities include attending immersive student clinical preparedness events during the academic year, held on our Boston campus.

  • DNP preferred; MSN, APRN required
  • Experienced board certified Family Nurse Practitioner required
  • At least 2+ years clinical and nursing education experience required; at least 5 years of experience for candidates without a doctoral degree
  • Graduate level, clinical didactic teaching experience required
  • Online teaching exposure/experience preferred
  • Must obtain/maintain Massachusetts RN license
  • Demonstrated commitment to collegiality when interacting with others within the university community
  • Demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit the following electronically with their application: (1) a cover letter including key qualifications for the position and relevant interests; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; and (4) the contact information for at least three professional references. Additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of courses taught, are optional and welcomed.

Instructions to Applicants: Please upload all applicable application materials (e.g. resume/cv, cover letter, writing sample, teaching philosophy, etc.) in the Application Materials box on page 2 ("My Experience") of this application. Documents can be uploaded individually or as a combined document (e.g. PDF).

Simmons University is committed to inclusive excellence in all aspects of an individual's community experience. As a university committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, Simmons encourages applications from all under-represented groups. Simmons is committed to creating, developing, promoting, and enhancing inclusive hiring practices-at all levels, for all positions-ensuring diverse talent pools and the delivery of a consistent positive candidate experience. Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body, and curriculum.

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Located in Boston’s historic Fenway area, Simmons College is a small, private, non-sectarian College which has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse and mission-driven community of educators and professionals.

We prepare students to be leaders for themselves, their communities and the world. Our faculty and staff members lead by example - sharing a commitment to excellence and putting the students first.
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