Nursing Instructor

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Job Title :

Nursing Instructor


Academics GC



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Benefits Summary:

• Employer paid retirement plan (17.37% employer paid; .75% employee paid)
• Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits
• Four days per year paid personal leave
• Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave
• Employee and family tuition waivers
• Free easy-access parking
• Collaborative work environment
• Onsite fitness center and walking track
• Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts
• Professional development

Months Worked Annually:

Full-time 9 months

Typical Work Schedule:

TBD; per class schedule

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Job Summary:

With administrative guidance from the Director of Nursing, the Nursing Instructor is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the nursing program and ensuring program compliance with applicable nursing education regulatory agencies. These responsibilities require leadership in both the academic and clinical settings, participating in educational development and planning; evaluating student and program performance; motivating and advising students; creating an environment of teaching and learning excellence; partnering with community agencies; and complying with organizational and accreditation policies and standards. Full-time nursing faculty work on a 9-month contract with a load comparable to other full-time faculty in the college.

Reports To:

Louise Posten


•Master’s degree in nursing or nursing education is preferred for full-time appointment. Faculty members may be hired without a master’s degree in nursing but must earn a master’s degree in nursing or nursing education in accordance with on-hire education plan within five years from date of hire. (Complies with Wyoming State Board of Nursing, governing organization, and governing organization’s accrediting agency requirements.)
•Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.
•Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Wyoming.
•If not complete prior to hire, must complete at least ten (10) clock hours of educational preparation in principles and methods of teaching, learning, and evaluation of performance outcomes within six (6) months from date of hire.
•Current BLS for Healthcare Providers or obtain prior to start of employment.
•Must successfully pass a background check, drug screen and complete clinical site requirements as applicable.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

•Possess exceptional organizational skills.
•Maintain strict confidentiality.
•Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.
•Analyze and solve basic and routine problems.
•Interpret college policies and procedures.
•Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.
•All nursing faculty will work a combination of class, lab, and clinical as needed by the department.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

•Work is performed primarily indoors in a standard office, classroom, clinical lab, or clinical healthcare environment. There is exposure to hazards related to working in medical waste and/or sharp equipment.
•Subject to walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, and stooping. Frequent lifting of objects up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines. Near vision sufficient to read written communication and computer display screens. Adequate hearing to communicate efficiently in person and by phone.
•Work flexible hours as needed. May require work during evening, night, weekend hours.
•Travel between campus buildings, clinical sites, and to other locations may be indicated. A valid driver’s license or dependable transportation required.

About Northern Wyoming Community College District:

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

NWCCD also includes a small campus site in Buffalo, WY.


Minimum of two years’ full-time experience in clinical nursing.
Clinical skills to supervise students in three of six areas (med-surg.; OB; psych.; OR,
ER, ICU; long term; community, other).

Special Instructions to Applicants:

All NWCCD job postings are contingent on funding.

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: [email protected]

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at [email protected]

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Serve as faculty with professional, academic, scholarship, and collaborative responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of both the College and the Nursing Program. Demonstrate competence in nursing education principles, teaching, assessment of learning, and curriculum development. Mentor and support faculty colleagues. Serve as a role model of professional nursing. Promote innovative practices in educational environments.

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Teach nursing courses in accordance with program goals, course objectives, established syllabi, and the schedule of classes for the classroom/lab/simulation/clinical setting. Implement a variety of evidence-based teaching strategies appropriate to student needs, desired learner outcomes, content and context. Demonstrate expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity in teaching to produce an environment where learning and self-improvement occur. Maintain accurate student records of grades, attendance, and performance. Provide timely, constructive, and thoughtful feedback to students. Use information technologies skillfully to support the teaching learning process.

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Serve as a faculty advisor for nursing students. Provide effective, individualized advisement and counseling strategies that help the student meet his/her professional goals. Provide the student with resources, including referrals to student support services, to meet individual learning needs. Maintain accurate notes for each advising session. Keep a current schedule of office hours to accommodate student learning and advising needs.

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Participate in national accreditation and Board of Nursing approval activities. Assist with program assessment measures, analysis of results, and implementation strategies. Actively participate in program and nursing department workgroups/teams. Participate in ongoing, systematic evaluation and improvement processes of the program. Collaborate and develop partnerships with internal/external constituencies to support program goals. Demonstrate leadership skills to promote excellence in nursing education.

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Create and pursue a plan for professional development to keep pace with changes and advances in teaching, learning, and in one’s area of expertise. Willingness to dedicate and commit to pursue continuing education, which may include higher educational degrees and/or certifications, and advance current knowledge of and practice in the profession. Maintain or attain expertise in assigned areas of responsibilities.

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Participate in College activities including attendance at faculty meetings, graduation and other college events; sitting on search/hiring committees; membership on college/division committees; and, engaging in student events (orientation, award ceremonies, and club activities). Assume a leadership role in various levels of institutional governance.

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Perform other duties as delegated and deemed appropriate. The above duties and responsibilities are not an all-inclusive list. Individuals in this position may be asked to perform a wide range of related tasks, within the scope of their education and/or qualifications. All faculty share the responsibility of doing what is required to enhance the College and the Nursing Program.




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Posted: 4/11/2021
Application Due: 4/17/2021
Work Type: Full Time