Located primarily on the Old Charlotte Highway (OCH) Campus in Monroe, NC
- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Sunday, December 31, 2023
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
- Bachelor’s degree in Nursing or higher
- Current, unencumbered NC license as Registered Nurse OR compact nursing license valid for practicing and teaching in NC
- Two years’ work experience as a Registered Nurse
- Obtain a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution within five years of initial full-time employment
- Prior to or within the first three years of employment, have education in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation appropriate to faculty assignment. This education may be demonstrated by one of the following:
- completion of 45 contact hours of Board-approved continuing education courses
- completion of a certificate program in nursing education
- nine semester hours of graduate course work in adult learning and learning principles
- national certification in nursing education; or
- documentation of completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the Board
- Master’s degree in Nursing or higher or currently enrolled in a program
- Minimum of one (1) academic year of teaching experience, preferably at the community college level
- Two years’ work experience in an acute care facility as a Registered Nurse
- Familiarity with a course management system such as Canvas. Upon hiring, faculty must successfully complete Canvas training experience or provide documented proof of Canvas experience.
The Nursing Faculty is a full-time, 9-month position located primarily on the Old Charlotte Highway (OCH) Campus in Monroe, NC. Under the direction of the Executive Director of Nursing Education, the faculty member provides direct instruction to Nursing students within the Department of Nursing, provides all state-regulatory required instruction in accordance with SPCC faculty policy, and maintains all compliance-related documentation as may be required.
Curriculum and Teaching
- Teach a minimum of 42 SHC per academic year (Typically, 21 SCH in both fall and spring semesters
- Promote quality in learning and instruction by using student-centered principles in leadership, management, hiring, scheduling, evaluation, and professional development.
- Actively support pedagogical innovation in seated and distance instruction; encourage the use of technology within the learning environment.
- Coordinate the development of a student-centered course schedule, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of existing courses.
- Provide leadership in program review and student learning outcomes assessment. Annually update and assess program improvement plans.
- Coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of new courses, ensuring appropriate availability and sequencing of new courses.
- Accept teaching assignments, based on the needs of the college, at one or more of the following locations: L.L. Polk campus (Polkton), Old Charlotte Highway campus (Monroe), or in community locations (Anson and/or Union counties)
- Meet with students individually /group sessions through scheduled appointments for the designated hours as assigned to your workload.
- Assess a student’s strengths and weaknesses under guidance from the Academic Support Services.
- Recognize successes in the program, in students, and personally by continually striving to improve through formal and informal feedback
- Follow up with students as required by specific tasks and situations in a timely manner
- Communicate with the Academic Student Success Center regarding issues, concerns, and suggestions as needed.
- Arrive for appointments and scheduled hours on time and as scheduled. If unable to work, the tutor should notify the Nursing Program Director ahead of time or as soon as possible after the related absence
- Perform and maintain focused tutoring responsibilities in an active, highly productive workplace environment that meets the needs of diverse students, faculty, and staff
- Collaborates with Nursing Program Director to establish, review, and research policies, standard practices, and procedures related to the skills and simulation lab with a focus on continuous quality improvement
- Collaborates with course faculty in planning, designing, organizing, and delivering lab and simulation activities to meet the needs and schedule of the course. This includes lesson plans for simulation activities.
- Ensures safety and maintains OSHA standards within the simulation lab; to include appropriate disposal of hazardous waste and sharps
- Keeps current with safety standards and informs the Nursing Program Director and faculty of changes in standards
- Monitors inventory and orders necessary supplies for the skills and simulation lab, including performing the annual inventory.
- Ensures maintenance of simulation manikins and other equipment in the skills and simulation lab; initiates with the Nursing Program Director the repair and maintains appropriate warranties
- Collaborates with the Nursing Program Director and faculty to coordinate the complementary blending of lab practice, simulation, virtual simulation and the clinical experience
- Assists students and faculty in meeting course objectives through the utilization of the skills and simulation lab activities
- Oversees utilization of the skills and simulation lab and equipment
- Utilizes and emphasizes instructional methods that promote the development of critical thinking, problem solving, decision-making, and clinical competency for real life application
- Create clinical rotation schedules for clinical experiences within the specific courses
- Distribute schedules to Nursing Program Director, students, faculty and clinical sites
- Confirm that students have completed required clinical paperwork and confirm compliance with the MCE coordinator
- Assist in orientation and compliance requirements for adjunct faculty
- Communicate with adjunct faculty periodically during the semester to ensure that policies are being adhered to and to allow for questions, concerns, etc.
- Complete clinical rounds at least 2 sites through the semester
- Collect, review, and/or communicate with clinical adjunct regarding the clinical prep tools throughout the semester
- Provide clinical logs for students and make sure they are completed in thier entirety and provide finalized logs to program director at the end of the semester.
- Make sure evaluations of students are ongoing and completed at the end of the term
- Ensure that all evaluations from students are completed.
- Provide backup assignments for days clinical is cancelled.
- Maintain clinical records with cohort information.
- Exhibit an uncompromising commitment to SPCC as a learning-centered college through the College’s mission, vision, values, core skills and learning outcomes, and delivery of instruction and services
- Actively participate in school and college committees and activities and school or college-related community activities and events. Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills
- Exhibit personal and professional integrity which communicates a sense of mission, leadership, and ability to self-start
- Willingness to learn the continuing and community education concepts, processes and practices of the NC Community College System
- Identify problems, creating innovative solutions and managing projects
- Deal effectively, cooperatively and tactfully with students, business/industry, government and community representatives/citizens, faculty, staff, administrators
- Maintain accurate and appropriate student, instructor, and course, and program documentation
- Interact with clinical sites to ensure that policies and procedures specific to the sites are being followed
- Advise Director as to required supplies as needed for the programs
- Ensure that all forms necessary for placement of students on the NA Registry are completed and notarized in a timely manner
- Actively participate in student recruitment and retention activities, admissions, advising, and registration activities.
- Actively participate in grant prospecting, authoring, editing, evaluation, and reporting.
- Maintain current licensure, certification, or other professional credentials required for the position
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Executive Director of Nursing Education, the Dean of the School of Health and Public Services, and the Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer.