Unclassified Employment Opportunities

Position:  Nursing Instructor - Full Time
Department: Health & Natural Sciences / Allied Health
Reports To: Director of Nursing

Position Summary
The Nursing Instructor will provide students with instruction of the highest standards, evaluate student progress, assist in preparation of syllabi, assist in activities furthering the work of the institution, communicate necessary information to students, provide academic advice to students as needed and serve on standing and ad hoc committees as needed.

Demonstrated Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The ideal candidate must have the ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students, employees, and our local community, one in which every individual feel respected and valued. The Nursing Instructor must demonstrate cultural humility and the ability to work with a college community with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including those with disabilities and veterans.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide competent instruction in the clinical and theoretical areas of nursing.
  • Maintain high standards and promote excellence in education.
  • Participate in and contribute to the team-teaching of classroom and clinical courses and model team-enhancing behavior for students.
  • Serve as a role model for students in professional interaction with other health workers and with clinical facilities.
  • Promote positive and productive relationships with service area hospitals, clinics, businesses, industries, and agencies.
  • Assist the Director of Nursing in scheduling and confirming use of clinical sites.
  • Assist the Director of Nursing in scheduling curriculum content and classroom scheduling.
  • Maintain relationships with clinical sites and professional peers that support the reputation of the College and the Practical Nursing Program.
  • Continue as competent faculty in nursing by seeking new knowledge, improving teaching skills, and updating professional competencies.
  • Be prompt and punctual in reporting for work, in meeting classes, and in keeping office hours.
  • Collect, record, maintain, and submit accurate class records including grades, absences, withdrawal and/or class drop information to appropriate offices.
  • Maintain attendance records for clinical groups and for classes taught and turn these records into the division office promptly.
  • Provide advice to the Director of Nursing and Vice Chancellor on matters pertaining to the instructional program.
  • Serve on Division, College and Nursing Staff committees as needed.
  • Evaluate the progress of students in all classes according to institutional, divisional, departmental, and individual criteria.
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of materials such as those used in academic administration when requested, including course syllabi, program outlines, articulation, and Catalog materials.
  • Participate in scheduled in-service activities.
  • Promote student development through enrichment and mentoring experiences.
  • Serve as academic advisor and mentor.
  • Become familiar with institutional policies and procedures as outlined in the College Catalog and the Faculty Handbook and follow such policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the review and assessment of student learning in the Nursing program.
  • Perform any other professional duties as assigned by the Practical Nursing Program Director, Dean of Nursing and Allied Health, Vice Chancellor for Education, Training and Success and/or the Chancellor of the College.

Education and Qualifications

  • Associates Degree in Nursing (RN).
  • An unencumbered license as a registered nurse eligible to practice in the state of Louisiana.
  • A nurse instructor shall be a registered nurse with a minimum of three years of nursing experience. At least one of these three years must have been as a medical-surgical hospital staff nurse providing direct patient care. An applicant for nurse instructor must have practiced as a nurse for a minimum of six full-time months during the three years immediately preceding application.
  • Applicant approval by the Louisiana State Board of Practical Nurse Examiners will be required to confirm eligibility prior to hire.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Maintain high standards and promote excellence in education.
  • Curriculum Planning & Program Development and Management.
  • Effective pedagogy for adult learners and technical learning, Adult Education.
  • Effective classroom management including maintaining a positive learning environment.
  • Leadership.
  • Mentoring.
  • Records Management.
  • Extensive knowledge of the content area.
  • Ability to effectively handle conflict productively in a professional situation.
  • Knowledge and commitment to institutional mission and values and the ability to work with stakeholders across the college to achieve and uphold those.

Physical Demands: When Applicable

  • Ability to work in excess of 40 hours a week, which may include nights and weekends.
  • Ability to view a computer screen for long periods of time.
  • Ability to function in a high-pressure, stressful environment and meet stringent deadlines.
  • Ability to operate a computer and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to carry <25 lbs., stand, sit, reach, bend, climb, reach and push/pull.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with materials submitted by Friday, July 22, 2022 receiving priority consideration.

All applications are confidential, and references will not be contacted without the expressed authorization of the applicant.

To apply, send cover letter, resume, all unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three professional references to:  resumes@nunez.edu (Include Nursing Instructor in subject line)

Incomplete applications will not be forwarded for review.

It is the policy of Nunez Community College not to discriminate based on sex, creed, color, race, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments and other Federal and State anti-discrimination laws.