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Coordinator, Nursing Skills Simulation Lab

Southern University at New Orleans
New Orleans, Louisiana (US)
$60,000 - $70,000
Date posted
May 3, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

FLSA Classification
Salary Range: $65,000 - $75,000

Reports to
Dean, School of Nursing

Job Description 

Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) offers students a Bachelor in Science in Nursing (B.S.N) degree program to prepare a generalist in nursing with leadership skills, basic research abilities, and a holistic health approach to professional nursing with a focus on the community. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree is the foundation for professional nursing practice. 

As a professional staff person within the School of Nursing, the Nursing Skills Simulation Lab Coordinator (Lab Coordinator) provides support to all stakeholders of the School, including the Dean, faculty, staff, and students. The Lab Coordinator, ensures the effective and efficient operation of the lab, assesses and provides for meeting programmatic, and student needs, and oversees the operation of high, medium, and low fidelity technology to ensure safe and effective use of the simulation equipment.  This individual is expected to maintain the day-to-day operations of the laboratory while providing strong customer service that is professional, accurate, and timely.  The Nursing Skills Laboratory Simulation Coordinator reports to the Dean of Nursing.

*This position is funded 100% by the Title III-B, Strengthening Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) federal grant.  As such, the Nursing Skills Simulation Laboratory Coordinator assists the Dean of Nursing with implementing the objectives established in the Title III Program for this federally-funded activity.

Essential functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
During the academic year, the Nursing Skills Simulation Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for:

  1. Assists program directors, faculty, and students in the lab setting with integration of simulation into the curriculum.
  2. Supervises and evaluates students’ progress in meeting designated program student learning outcomes (PSLOs) and course student learning outcomes (CSLOs) and reports progress to course faculty and program directors through end of term reports.
  3. Coordinates and schedules use of labs for all functions, including: regular classes, special class sections, open lab, advanced clinical skills, and clinical skills evaluation.
  4. Collaborates with the Dean of Nursing to establish, review, and research policies, standard practices, and procedures related to the skills and simulation lab with a focus on continuous quality improvement.
  5. Collaborates with course faculty in planning, designing, organizing, and delivering lab and simulation activities to meet the needs and schedule of the course.
  6. Collaborates with the nursing faculty to coordinate the complementary blending of lab practice, simulation, virtual simulation and the clinical experience.
  7. Researches, develops, updates, collaborates, and refines lab and clinical scenarios for the nursing programs based on student and faculty needs and reflective of current practice standards.
  8. Ensures safety and maintains OSHA standards within the simulation lab; to include appropriate disposal of hazardous waste and sharps
  9. Keeps current with safety standards and informs the Dean of Nursing of changes in standards.
  10. Monitors inventory and orders necessary supplies for the skills and simulation lab, including performing the annual inventory.
  11. Ensures maintenance of simulation manikins and other equipment in the skills and simulation lab; initiates repair and maintains appropriate warranties.
  12. Provides orientation to instructors regarding the policies, procedures and use of the simulation lab.
  13. Collaborates with the nursing faculty to coordinate the complementary blending of lab practice, simulation, virtual simulation and the clinical experience.
  14. Assists students and faculty in meeting course objectives through the utilization of the skills and simulation lab activities.
  15. Oversees utilization of the skills and simulation lab and equipment.
  16. Serves as a resource and support for Health Programs faculty in utilizing the simulation lab.
  17. Collaborates with Nursing faculty to provide student remediation in the lab setting.
  18. Utilizes and emphasizes instructional methods that promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and clinical competency for real life application.
  19. Conducts tours for internal/external stakeholders.
  20. Provides and develops all training for clinical learning lab faculty regarding the administration of at the beginning of each term to include lab equipment, changes to curriculum, software, and/or supplies to be used.
  21. Orders, prepares, and organizes equipment and supplies to be utilized in the clinical learning lab

During the summer, the Nursing Skills Simulation Laboratory Coordinator is responsible for:

  1. Manages all aspects of the clinical placement process and ensures effective operation of clinical practicums by organizing, supervising, and evaluating clinical sites, preceptors & students. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
  2. Ensuring effective operation of clinical practicums by organizing, supervising & evaluating clinical sites, preceptors & students.
  3. Monitoring student placements and clinical records.
  4. Maintaining and obtaining contracts, mandatory legal documentation (license verification, liability insurance, qualifications of preceptors and preceptor orientation etc.).
  5. Securing and coordinating clinical placement for all assigned programs for incoming and continuing students.
  6. Meet all clinical and other scheduled responsibilities such as office hours and meetings at the designated time.
  7. Creates and manages assigned databases to ensure complete and accurate information. Compiles reports and communicates data to appropriate stakeholders. Databases may include:
  8. 29.    racking of clinical placements
  9. Contracts/Agreements
  10. Documentation
  11. Legal verification (for students, preceptors, and clinical sites)
  12. Other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of college students that come from diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic and racial backgrounds.
  • Develop positive rapport with colleagues and other members of the campus community to develop a sense of teamwork.
  • Strong analytical, observational, and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to be self-directed and solve problems effectively and efficiently.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Positive and professional demeanor

Required education and experience

  • Master of Science with a major in Nursing.
  • Licensed and unencumbered registered nurse in the state of Louisiana.
  • Minimum of five (5) years clinical and/or teaching experience in Nursing.
  • Computer and technology skills are required.

Preferred education and experience

  • Not applicable

Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Non-Discrimination Statement
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws.

This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College-administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

American with Disabilities Act (ADA) Statement
Southern University of New Orleans (SUNO) complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Office of Human Resources. 

An Equal Opportunity Employer
State as a Model Employer - SAME



Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) was founded as a branch unit of Southern University and Agricultural & Mechanical College in Baton Rouge (SUBR) on September 4, 1956.  Our mission is to promote the upward mobility of diverse populations of traditional and non-traditional students through quality academic programs, teaching, research, and service to achieve excellence in higher education using various teaching and learning modalities.  As a member agency of the State of Louisiana and the Southern University System, SUNO employees are offered a wide range of compensation benefits and professional development opportunities.  We aim to attract, enhance, and retain energetic and highly qualified faculty and staff.

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