Instructor I, Nursing
at West Coast University

Date Posted: 9/21/2017

Job Description

West Coast University (WCU), a private university with the singular focus of educating health care professionals, is currently seeking a Nursing Instructor to teach Medical Surgical courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at our Los Angeles campus. This is an outstanding opportunity for a professional to join a growing university as we expand our academic programs in health care and related fields.

SUMMARY:
Reporting directly to the Campus Dean and/or Program Chair, the Nursing Instructor supports the University in fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. 
  • Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and program learning outcomes.
  • Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator.
  • Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability.
  • Provides program-specific expertise and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives.
  • Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning, workplace and placement expectations
  • Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities to maximize the potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes.
  • Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.

Job Requirements

EDUCATION: 
  • Must have the minimum higher education background required by the program. 
  • Must provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including, but not limited to: education theory and practice, current concepts relative to specific subjects one will be teaching, current clinical practice experience or distance education techniques and delivery.
  • Master’s degree in specialty field required.
 If applicable, certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required.
Clinical RN – Bachelor’s degree in nursing or in natural, behavioral or social sciences relevant to nursing practice from an accredited college or university required. Graduates from the West Coast University RN-BSN program who meet the minimum experience requirement as a registered nurse are eligible for consideration as a clinical faculty immediately following graduation.
LICENSES/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Current unencumbered Registered Nurse License required; other current professional licensure by state or national board if applicable (e.g., FNP).
  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by the state Board of Nursing for nursing faculty if required for assigned subject matter instruction.
  • Current CPR card.
  • Clinical RN - Must have approval by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) prior to assuming the role of clinical faculty member.
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  • Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accrediting body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents. 
  • Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
  • Current certification in basic life support procedures including healthcare provide CPR with an Automated External Defibrillator.
EXPERIENCE:
  • Minimum of three years of experience in teaching in a university or college setting required as defined by University’s faculty handbook.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite Products, especially Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and other MS office products as needed.
  • Working with online learning management systems to further engage the student learning process desirable.
  • Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as state Board of Nursing, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) or other regulators and/or accreditation bodies.
Clinical RN - Must have a minimum of five (5) year’s prior experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and have a minimum of one year experience in the field in which they teach.
To learn more about West Coast University and apply for this exciting opportunity please visit our website: www.westcoastuniversity.edu

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

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