- Instructional (Faculty)
Closes: Friday, March 1, 2024
Target Start Date
Expected Work Hours
Bachelor’s degree in Nursing with the ability to complete a Master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution within 5 years of hire. *NOTE: In accordance with NCBON Educational Rule 21 NCAC 36 .0318 FACULTY "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."
Two (2) years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse with an unencumbered license required
Master’s degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
At least one year of community college teaching experience.
At least one year of experience using the Moodle Learning Management System (LMS) or another similar LMS.
At least one year of experience working the Ellucian Self-Service Student Portal or another similar student registration portal.
At least one year of experience using the Watermark Student Success and Engagement (Aviso Enterprise) or similar student success software.
Completion of the Applying the Quality Matter Rubric course, Quality Matters Teaching Online Certificate, or other course development certification.
Note: Licenses and/or certifications used for credentialing purposes must be kept current by the employee, unless noted otherwise.
Under the direction of a Dean of Allied Health and Sciences the nursing instructor is responsible for delivering accessible and high-quality learning experiences in settings such as classrooms, laboratories including the simulation center, clinical environments, and distance learning. The faculty member facilitates the learning process to promote student success. They maintain office hours to provide accurate and reliable academic and career guidance, to empower learners to establish career and college objectives and discover pathways to achieve their goals. Additionally, the faculty member suggests academic interventions and strategies to encourage student success, foster progression, and promote the completion of credentials. The faculty member coaches’ students to NCLEX success, evaluating their weaknesses and providing remediation methods to enhance performance. They actively pursue professional development opportunities to integrate innovative and effective teaching and learning practices within their disciplines. The faculty engages in the institutional effectiveness process and college- and state-wide initiatives, including program review, outcome assessment, and data analysis to continuously improve outcomes, and completes necessary course documentation promptly and accurately. The faculty member contributes to developing student and program learning outcomes, courses, and programs. Furthermore, they are committed to maintaining high ethical standards, ensuring the confidentiality of sensitive data while actively promoting an inclusive environment that respects diversity.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Plan and deliver accessible, high-quality instruction that enhances learning and promotes students’ understanding of course outcomes and NCLEX success. Instruct 18-24 contact hours per contracted semester, in either curriculum, non-curriculum, or business and industry; prepare objectives, assignments, assessments, instructional and supplemental materials, grading standards, and attendance policies; develop, maintain course syllabi; ensure the learning experiences align with program and student learning outcomes for the course and NCLEX. Create an inclusive learning environment ensuring all students have equitable access to education. Ensure availability for all students by maintaining established office hours, offering availability by appointment, and/or responding to electronic communications appropriately and promptly. Maintain, complete, and submit accurate and timely documentation of student attendance and grades as indicated by institutional policy and procedures. Assist students to make informed decisions by disseminating accurate, quality academic/career information and advising about policies, procedures, educational pathways, and/or transfer requirements from community colleges, universities, and the workforce. Provide clinical instruction, supervise, and evaluate students to ensure course objectives are met and safe patient care is delivered. Facilitate students’ understanding of the importance of transferable (soft) skills and their crucial role in achieving college and workplace success. Employ a proactive advising model to encourage student success, foster progression, and promote the completion of credentials utilizing the identified Student Success and Engagement software. Contribute to curriculum development by creating new courses and updating existing course content and student learning outcomes; offer recommendations for course textbooks, supplies, software, and equipment; provide input into developing the program’s course sequence and schedule. Engage in the institutional effectiveness process and college- and state-wide initiatives, such as program review, grants, the College’s Strategic Plan, and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). Demonstrate proficiency in student learning outcomes assessment, including aligning learning experiences with identified outcomes, conducting assessments to measure outcomes, and analyzing resulting data to enhance student learning. Foster a collaborative and team-based work environment, demonstrating a strong commitment willing to follow tasks through to completion. Collaborate with other divisions and departments to align comprehensive credit and non-credit courses and programs where appropriate. Collaborate with clinical agencies and ensure students are adhering to clinical facilities policies and procedures. Champion the College’s retention, progression, completion, and inclusion initiatives, ensuring social and economic success for all learners. Support the College’s mission, vision, and core values by adhering to all policies and procedures.
Participate in college-wide, divisional, and departmental meetings; contribute to advisory and standing committees and focus groups on formulating recommendations concerning educational pathways, courses, policies, and procedures. Develop, strengthen, and advance collaborative partnerships with businesses, industries, community stakeholders, and professional organizations to ensure that educational pathways and courses are up-to-date, pertinent, and aligned with the workforce's evolving needs. Pursue and engage in professional development activities each academic year, including required and recommended employee training offered by the College, research, and remain current in professional literature by participating in professional organizations, taking classes, and attending conferences and workshops, as appropriate, to integrate innovative and effective teaching and learning practices within the disciplines. Participate in the College’s recruitment efforts by reviewing and providing recommendations for program publications, the College’s website, social media, marketing materials, and other community relations activities and attending events to enhance the College’s outreach efforts. Assist with inventory management of programmatic or course equipment and assume responsibility for labs and other facilities designated primarily for the assigned program or course. Attend the College’s convocations, graduation ceremony, and other student and institutional activities and functions. Contribute to the College’s Quality Enhancement Plan. Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean, Vice President for Academic Affairs, or President.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, in settings with people from diverse backgrounds, educational levels, and age groups while exhibiting the ability to maintain the confidentiality of communications.
Cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and community stakeholders. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word and Excel, relevant computer applications, and Internet platforms.
Display skills in planning, organizing, and implementing new initiatives, programs, and services; certify quality through tracking and assessment while effectively managing time and resources, meeting deadlines, and paying attention to details.
Perform complex tasks, prioritize multiple projects, manage interruptions, and demonstrate the ability to work independently without supervision.
Knowledge and practical ability in student/career and workforce development while understanding the significance of fostering a learner-centered environment.
Comprehensive knowledge of the entire student experience, encompassing coaching, mentoring, academic/career advising, student/career services, and academic progression and completion.
Practice high ethical standards and preserve confidentiality when dealing with sensitive data and information.
Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion within the learning environment and the workplace.