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Nursing Lab/Simulation Assistant

Colorado State University - Pueblo
Pueblo, Colorado (US)
$52,000.00 - $59,000.00 Annually
Date posted
Apr 10, 2024

Job Details

The School of Nursing facilitates the learning process of students in achieving the Doctor of Nursing Practice, the Master of Science with an emphasis in education and the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degrees.   The school currently manages recruitment, admission and retention of 230 undergraduate and 90 graduate students.  National Accreditation through ACEN is maintained to insure delivery of quality nursing education. The School of Nursing is committed to building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff and faculty.


This 12 month in-person Nursing lab/ Simulation Assistant is responsible for preparing all on campus skills labs, working with work study students and faculty to maintain inventory, maintenance, tracking, and record keeping methods for costs and storage of all equipment and supplies. Assists with uploading and monitoring faculty and student records. Assists with simulation and other simulation center activities. (Some weekends required with appropriate hours release during the week. Some off-site assistance may occur).

Primary Duties

Communicates with course instructors, maintains inventory, and sets up/clean-up and assists faculty as needed for lab courses.

Maintains knowledge and skills to operate equipment and provides technical support during simulation-based course experiences. (Some weekends required)

Sets up equipment and supplies maintaining inventory for scheduled labs, simulations, practice, and check offs.

Reports issues and collaborates with other simulation staff to complete maintenance, cleaning, repair of all lab and simulation equipment in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

Maintains lab and simulation rooms for day-to-day simulation equipment and supplies. Sets up and takes down lab equipment as needed.

Collaborate with the Simulation Coordinator to negotiate prices for supplies and equipment updates and inventory.

Collaborate with faculty and Simulation Coordinator to schedule and provide supplies for, and distribute supplies for open practice labs.

Manage Equipment check out system for students and faculty.

Develop a student work-study schedule with activities each semester collaborating with Simulation Coordinator and Technician.

Assists with uploading, monitoring, and reporting faculty and student records for clinical compliance requirements including clinical facility attestations and certificate renewals in Blackboard and Castle Branch.

Collaborate with the Simulation Coordinator and Environmental Health and Safety Officer to update/ develop policies to maintain a safe simulation/ lab environment.

Assist with student and faculty orientation and participate in simulation public activities and tours.

Schedule and Conduct CPR training sessions, as needed.

Ancillary Duties
Assists with ancillary department functions as directed by the Director of the School of Nursing

Salary Range:
$52,000 - $59,000


Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree 
  • Knowledge Computer Technology 
  • Experience using MS Office products and other spreadsheets 
  • Knowledge of utilizing inventory tracking systems 
  • Knowledge of healthcare terminology
  • American Heart Association or other related Health Professional CPR (Instructor) OR willingness to attain the certification within one year.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail with individuals and groups
  • Strong customer service and collaborative team skills 
  • Commitment to value diversity, equity and inclusion in nursing education and the nursing profession 
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Simulation License or Certificate 
  • RN, LPN, paramedic, or other allied health professional license or certificate
  • Knowledge of university nursing programs and lab management 
  • Understanding of hospital medical equipment, both electronic and mechanical
  • Experience working with computer technology specialists 
  • Experience with healthcare Simulation Operations 
  • Experience utilizing inventory tracking systems 
  • Experience with human or other healthcare simulators 


Supplemental Information


All interested candidates must apply through the on-line application system. No other format of application materials will be accepted.

Applicants must attach the following documents, in order to be considered for this position: 

  1. a letter of intent (cover letter)
  2. a current resume or CV
  3. official or unofficial transcripts showing required degrees conferred
  4. three professional references with contact information either within the on-line application or as an attachment

Applications submitted without the required attachments above will be considered incomplete and will not move forward in the selection process. Once submitted, applicants will not be able to make changes or add information to their application packet, with the exception of their personal contact and demographic information.

Early submission of application materials is encouraged. Screening of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; applications received by 5pm Friday, April 5th, 2024 will receive full consideration.

About Colorado State University Pueblo
Colorado State University Pueblo is a comprehensive state university with an enrollment of 4,000 students. CSU Pueblo provides relevant professional coursework and superior instruction with a small professor-to-student ratio for an ever-changing global economy. Students can choose from 38 undergraduate programs with 70 fields of study in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; the Hasan School of Business, the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences; and the College of Health, Education, and Nursing; and 15 graduate programs.

CSU Pueblo is equally committed to serving the diverse population of the region; this emphasis is reflected in the demographic characteristics of the student body. Because more than 25 percent of our students are Hispanic, the Federal Government has designated CSU Pueblo a Hispanic Serving Institution. Besides reflecting our commitment to serve this critically important and rapidly-growing segment of the student population, that designation also allows the University to compete for certain federal grant funds to support its ability to better serve all students. The University also seeks to provide a rich and diverse cultural environment that allows freedom of expression within a spirit of civility and mutual respect. The public service expected of all members of our community benefits our society--local and global--and builds our sense of citizenship.

Among its unique features, CSU Pueblo is one of seven schools in the nation to offer a degree in mechatronics, which combines electrical and mechanical engineering. The Hasan School of Business ranks among the top 15 percent of all business schools internationally with graduate and undergraduate programs in business administration accredited by the AACSB International Board of Directors. The College of Education, Engineering and Professional Studies houses an undergraduate engineering program that was ranked in the nation's top 100 by U.S. News and World Report. CSU Pueblo has an ever-changing campus landscape that features a newly renovated Library, a new general academic classroom building, and a newly renovated and expanded student center.

At CSU Pueblo, Student Life offerings have increased significantly with the transition of the campus from a commuter environment to a more traditional collegiate experience. Competing at the NCAA Division II level, CSU Pueblo is a member of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference and offers 22 varsity intercollegiate sports and also has active intramural and club sports teams that allow students to get involved in campus life.

Colorado State University Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical and prescription insurance
  • Dental insurance 
  • Vision insurance 
  • Flexible benefit plan 
  • Basic term life insurance 
  • Voluntary term life and AD&D lnsurance 
  • Long-term disability insurance 
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Travel accident insurance 
  • Voluntary critical illness and accident insurance 
  • Annual and sick leave
  • Retirement plans
  • Employee and dependent tuition discounts
  • State employee discounts via BenefitHub

     Other incentives include various on-campus event, recreation, and meal discounts.

About Pueblo, Colorado 
The city of Pueblo is a historically and culturally rich, diverse city of more than 100,000, located in the southern part of the state along the Arkansas River near the Wet Mountains and the majestic Sangre de Cristo range. Pueblo enjoys ideal year-round climate with four distinct mild seasons, crisp mountain air and 300+ days of sunshine per year. Pueblo attracts outdoor enthusiasts to a full slate of summer and winter recreational activities, encompassing water sports at Lake Pueblo, biking or running along Pueblo's beautiful river trail system, golfing, tennis, hiking or skiing in the mountains to the west. The region is heavily agricultural, with large and small-scale farming and ranching, and a diverse mix of service, manufacturing, and technology industries.

CSU Pueblo is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history (felony and misdemeanor), national sex offender search, and/or motor vehicle history. Candidates who are extended an offer of employment must submit to and pass a background check prior to beginning employment. Some positions depending on the job duties may be required to complete a DMV and/or credit check.

The University reserves the right to check additional references, with prior notification given to the candidate.

Note: The successful candidate must provide official transcripts of academic work completed and, under U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations, be able to submit evidence of the ability to accept work in the U.S. by the day employment begins.

It is the policy of Colorado State University Pueblo to provide reasonable accommodations for employees and applicants with disabilities.  If you need accommodations, please contact the Human Resources at (719) 549-2441 or

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1990, the University's annual security report is available at: 

Colorado State University Pueblo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Additionally, the University complies with all other relevant, federal, state, and local laws regarding employment practices. 



Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo) is dedicated to interdisciplinary learning and entrepreneurship that elevates our people and our community, creates educational opportunities, fosters unique collaborations, and supports inclusion, access, and affordability as a gateway to the world. CSU-Pueblo’s success will be measured by the resilience, agility, and problem-solving abilities of our diverse student population and the ways in which our graduates are able to navigate work in a rapidly changing world.
Our work is driven by eight guiding principles. At CSU Pueblo, we strive to:
Develop people who have meaningful lives and make significant contributions to their families, communities, and world.
Transform learning and create new opportunities by reimagining academic experiences.
Live sustainably and dedicate resources and focus toward programs and policies that support sustainable living.
Cultivate entrepreneurship by creating educational, economic, cultural, and global innovators
Engage place and embraces our regional histories, diverse cultures, socioeconomic realities, and physical location.
Build knowledge by advancing research and scholarship that serves the public good.
Empower students and promote whole-student success in and out of the classroom.
Impact society and elevate the region through our commitment to the health and well-being of our people and our communities.

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