Title: Instructor of Nursing 12 Month (Term)
Location: Cookeville Higher Education Campus/Livingston Campus
Position Summary: This position is responsible for providing guidance, instruction and leadership to registered nursing students enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program at the assigned program site. Assist with evaluation, scheduling, and advising of students. Provide classroom and clinical instruction to students enrolled in the AASN program utilizing team teaching methodology in an academic environment.
Duties and Responsibilities: Provide instruction in theory and clinical practice in one or more of the following nursing areas: Medical-Surgical, Women's Health-Mother/Infant, Mental Health/Psychiatric, Gerontology/Geriatrics or other nursing practice specialty.
o Instruction may include: Personal hygiene, client abuse, human sexuality, cultural diversity, ethnicity, nutrition (nursing, therapeutic aspects), pharmacology, legal, social and ethical aspects of nursing, nursing leadership
Participate in division activities associated with the instructional program.
Communicate clearly with students and colleagues.
Work effectively with traditional and non-traditional students including but not limited to the culturally and ethnically diverse.
Demonstrate a willingness and commitment to extra-curricular responsibilities on behalf of the department of nursing, college and district.
Participate in professional organizations related to nursing and teaching.
Adapt to changes in the nursing program.
Apply theories and principles of learning to instruction.
Adapt instruction to the entry level knowledge and skills of students.
Recommend course and program changes to the Division Dean when appropriate.
Develop syllabi which meet college requirements and student needs.
Use alternative instructional strategies where appropriate.
Orient students to objectives and procedures before beginning instruction.
Establish and communicate clearly defined grading procedures and standards.
Use evaluations to revise and update content, objectives, and instructional strategies.
Give examinations and other types of evaluations necessary to determine student level of performance and understanding.
Keep students aware of their progress in the course.
Perform record-keeping responsibilities related to teaching and advising.
Respond in a timely fashion to all reasonable deadlines.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Qualifications: Minimum of a Master of Science Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited college and at least 18 graduate semester hours in the discipline.
Must be endorsed with appropriate credentials of and unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Tennessee, CPR
certification for healthcare professionals, advanced preparation and experience in a nursing practice specialty.
Minimum of three years’ related work experience as an RN with at least one of those years teaching in a pre-licensure program.
Preferred Qualifications: Collegiate level teaching experience.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Work Characteristics: Knowledge and/or experience using a variety of instructional delivery modes.
Ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications.
Pay Rate: 51,500.00 - 64,380.00 annual salary depending on experience
Posting Date: 1/16/2019
Open until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the application process. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.
Applicants may be subject to a background check.
Work Location: The primary work location will be on Volunteer State’s Livingston campus, but the position will require frequent travel throughout the college’s service area and beyond depending on clinical site locations.