BSN Instructor

Location: Reno, NV
Unitek College is an award-winning accredited Nursing School in California, Arizona & Utah with high NCLEX pass rates and a reputation for excellence. We are looking for Nurses with a passion for education to join our newest faculty team in our Reno, NV campus. LVNs and RN’s with at least 3 years of direct patient care experience are encouraged to apply! Our compensation is competitive and we recognize that employees are our most valued assets.  Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required. 
Purpose of the position: Instruct the students in their clinical studies for Registered Nursing.
Job responsibilities: Faculty duties and responsibilities:
  • Participate as a member of the faculty teaching team in preparation and presentation of learning activities within the nursing curriculum.
  • Assist with strategic planning and assessment of instructional initiatives to ensure quality of program.
  • Utilize principles of teaching that recognize the characteristics of the adult learner; theory and clinical.
  • Makes continuous efforts to improve quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing different and innovative methodologies / techniques in teaching both in theory and clinical.
  • Demonstrate or be willing to acquire skills for utilizing online activities as enhancers to course content/material during interactive teaching and learning.
  • Review and revise student learning material on a yearly basis and more often as indicated by student input, changes in textbook, changes in community and facility standards and accrediting agency guidelines.
  • Maintains student records / files inclusive of but not limited to attendance, skills check-off forms, tracking sheets.
  • Assist with program data collection.
  • Submit required program reports and forms to the Director of the program in a timely manner.
  • Keep current with new technologies and safety regulations
  • Participate in committee activities that support the mission and function of the nursing program.
  • Attend faculty meetings.
Clinical Site Duties: ( If applicable)
  • Plan (meeting with facility liaison and updating facility requirements) and supervises student clinical experience in assigned health care facilities.
  • Evaluates student performance in relation to clinical learning outcomes in accordance with policies and procedures established by Unitek College, Department of Nursing.
  • Provide feedback of clinical performance or specific event immediately after observation.
  • Assists in maintains student records of clinical attendance, skills check-off forms, and assist with program data collection.
  • Clarifies clinical expectations with students.
  • Responsible for making sure the clinical assignments meet both student and facility needs
  • Determines best method to observe, instruct, and evaluate students. 
  • Determines if clinical facility meet all health and safety requirements for Unitek College students to attend clinicals.
  • Determines if clinical facility is fully staffed to be able to utilize students.
Student Related Duties
  • Provide access to students for ongoing communication through scheduling of office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.
  • Participate in student advising, remediation and tutoring for NCLEX prep.
Education and Experience:
  • A nurse faculty member shall hold a valid, active license issued by the Nevada Board of Registered Nursing.
  • A nurse faculty member is responsible for maintaining immunizations and current physical requirements.
  • A nurse faculty member shall hold a master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university that includes course work in nursing, education, or administration.
  • A nurse faculty member shall have at least one year's experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care.
  • A nurse faculty member shall have one year’s experience teaching courses related to nursing or a course which includes practice in teaching nursing.
  • A nurse faculty member shall have clinical experience within the last five years (Clinical teaching applies toward direct patient care). Clinically competent as defined in CCR Section 1420(c) states that a nursing program faculty member must possess and exercise the degree of learning, skill, care and experience ordinarily possessed and exercised by staff level registered nurses of the clinical unit to which the instructor is assigned.
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