Part-time Adjunct Instructor - Nursing
Nicolet College is establishing a pool of qualified applicants to provide laboratory and/or clinical instruction in a variety of Associate Degree Nursing courses when part-time assistance is needed. The Nursing Adjunct Instructor will report directly to the Dean of Health Occupations.
Responsibilities will be at the Rhinelander Campus and designated outreach and clinical locations with variable hours depending upon the individual teaching assignment.
The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.
- According to statewide aligned curriculum, deliver performance- based learning- centered instruction. Utilize technology to enhance teaching and learning as well as other aspects of work.
- Maintain accurate attendance and scholastic records of students, including student evaluations, and submit required reports according to published deadlines.
- Carry out various teaching strategies appropriate to student learning needs which incorporate the College Core abilities, Nursing Program outcomes, and specific course content competencies.
- Base teaching methods in educational theory and evidenced- based practices.
- Participate in on-going education so as to promote professional growth and to improve teaching practices.
- Model critical thinking and clinical reasoning for students in a variety of classroom and clinical settings and promote opportunities for students to develop these skills.
- Maintain professional practice knowledge in order to help students prepare for contemporary nursing practice.
- Develop working relationships with students, faculty, and clinical agency staff to promote positive learning environments.
- Engage in student retention strategies as appropriate.
- Provide guidance and resources to students so as to meet their individual learning needs.
- Promote learning environments that are geared toward socialization to the role of the professional nurse within the larger professional nursing community.
- Conduct clinical and didactic evaluation of students.
- Use various methods to assess and evaluate student learning in a variety of cognitive, psychomotor, and affective domains.
- Use assessment and evaluation data to enhance teaching and learning.
- Provide timely and constructive feedback to students.
- Act as a role model for ethnic and cultural diversity when advocating for change.
- Provide leadership at both the college and program level to enhance the visibility of contributions to the local and regional communities.
- Demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning.
- Use feedback from self, peer, student, and administrative evaluations to improve role effectiveness.
- Maintain professional affiliations and certifications.
- Demonstrate qualities of a scholar which include; integrity, courage, perseverance, vitality, and creativity.
- Maintain professional, educational, and clinical relationships. Participate in department activities including department meetings.
- Meet and maintain Nicolet College Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements for adjunct faculty. See: https://www.nicoletcollege.edu/about/employment/faculty-quality-assurance-system-requirements
Education and Experience:
- Current license or eligibility for licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Wisconsin is required.
- Master's Degree with a major in Nursing is required.
- Minimum of two years of full-time or equivalent (4,000 hours) direct care experience as a practicing nurse is required; will consider other related occupational experience. One year (2,000 hours) of occupational experience within the last five years is required.
- Teaching experience at the collegiate level is highly preferred.
- Employment experience in a variety of professional nursing settings.
- Knowledge of emerging healthcare trends and implications for healthcare education.
- Ability and motivation to effectively teach students of varied ages, learning styles, academic levels, and cultural backgrounds in classroom and non-classroom settings. Successful teaching experience in a post-secondary setting preferred.
- Ability and motivation to work both independently and collaboratively to create and facilitate student learning.
- Experience with alternative delivery methods preferred, such as ITV, Online, Blackboard, and Accelerated Learning methods.
- Ability to communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and maintain positive working relationships across the college and within the district.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Maintain health requirements, current health care criminal background check, and American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare providers as required by the clinical agencies.
- Demonstrate strong attention to detail, and must be able to problem solve and perform complex tasks without error.
- Ability to read and understand documents/displays, type, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be exposed to normal office conditions and usual office equipment, as well as a variety of health care agencies and related equipment.
- The employee must have gross motor skills: ability to maintain balance, move within confined spaces, reach, push, pull, or stabilize and move and/or lift 50 pounds.
- The employee must have fine motor skills: pick up and grasp small objects, pinch/squeeze or work with fingers, twist/turn objects using hands.
- The employee must maintain physical endurance (work on your feet 8 hours or more).
- The employee must maintain mobility: ability to squat, stand, walk, and climb stairs.
- Specific hearing abilities required by this job include hear normal speaking-level sounds, hear faint voices or whispers.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include see objects up to 20 inches away, see objects up to 20 feet away, use depth perception, use peripheral vision, distinguish color and color intensity.
- The employee must use tactile senses: feel vibrations, detect temperature (skin, solutions, environmental), feel differences in surface characteristics.
- The employee must be able to detect body and environmental odors and tolerate exposure to allergens, heat, and humidity.
- The employee must maintain emotional stability: provide emotional support, adapt to changing environment/stress, focus attention on task, cope with strong emotions, and respond to the unexpected.
- This position requires regular and punctual employee presence.
Adjunct instructors are extended a contract for each course instructed. Benefits are not included with these part-time positions.
Apply online at nicoletcollege.edu. Attach a letter of interest, which includes a statement about your philosophy of community college education, a current résumé, and unofficial transcripts of coursework. Qualified applicants may be contacted as needs arise.
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