Clinical Examiner**

Albany, NY
Mar 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Remote Position - Anywhere

For information related to this job posting, please visit Excelsior's CPNE ® information section.

The Clinical Performance in Nursing Examination (CPNE®) is a criterion-referenced performance examination administered over a weekend in a hospital. Students are awarded 8 semester credits upon successful completion. Examiners are responsible for one-on-one clinical evaluation of nursing students enrolled in the Excelsior College distance education nursing program. Part-time clinical examiner positions are available at regional performance assessment centers nationally. The position reports to a regional performance assessment center director or faculty within the Excelsior College School of Nursing.


  • Evaluate student performance in patient care and simulated settings.
  • Orient students to patient care unit.
  • Observe student performance at all times.
  • Document student performance using prescribed tools.
  • Coordinate student assignment with hospital staff.
  • Protect patients from physical jeopardy.
  • Consult, as needed, with the supervisor on site during the examination.
  • Create a student testing assignment according to examination protocols.
  • Assure that the student has the equipment and supplies needed for the examination.


  • Master's degree in Nursing is required.
  • Experience in teaching and evaluating generic nursing students in a school of nursing or experience orienting graduate RNs to clinical practice.
  • Experience in evaluating students during clinical performance test preferred.
Additional requirements for the position
  • Candidate must successfully complete a College-sponsored training program.
  • Candidate must be able to work weekends (from 4 pm Friday to 5 pm Sunday) every four to six weeks.

Application Information

If you are interested in online teaching opportunities, please complete an application for employment.

The application allows you to apply for specific areas within your discipline and upload your vita and other required credentials. The office of human resources reviews your credentials and forwards them to the appropriate program director. If selected to teach, Excelsior College does require an official copy of your transcript.

We will contact you via email as soon as possible following receipt of your submission to further explore how we can work together.

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