Instructor of Nursing

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Instructor of NursingArkansas State University-Newport

Arkansas State University-Newport invites applications for two Instructor of Nursing positions on the Newport campus. The Instructor of Registered Nursing demonstrates and teaches patient care in the classroom and practicum setting to nursing students. The successful candidates will facilitate meaningful learning of the course competencies and will proactively support all facets of the learning environment.  ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Supervise student’s practicum experience
  • Evaluate and grade students’ theory and practicum assignments.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to Registered nursing students on topics such as Pharmacology, Medical-Surgical-Nursing-Geriatrics-Pediatrics-Mental Health Nursing-Community Health Care Practices
  • Act as a course and program advisor to students who have interest in and are enrolled in the program
  • Maintain accessibility to students via email, phone, or personal conferences. Maintain course/student records such as student grades, attendance, and training activity details, in accordance with FERPA regulations and submit records by deadlines
  • Remain current in academic or program discipline, including maintaining licensure, certification, or continuing education requirements where appropriate
  • Participate in college professional development activities
  • Post and keep office hours to facilitate interaction with students, the college community, and the public
  • Serve on standing AD HOC committees, advisory boards, hiring committees, faculty senate, or as a student organization advisor. Attend local, regional and state or national meetings where required or necessary for the discipline
  • Mentor and assist in orienting new faculty, either formally or informally where appropriate or required by department or division
  • Other duties as assigned
 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCEA minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Nursing preferred. Hold a valid, unencumbered, license to practice as an RN in Arkansas. Minimum of two (2) years full-time equivalent practice in a clinical setting. Two years of nursing education is preferred.
MINUMUM QUALIFICATIONSTo perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty mentioned satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIESWhen an individual accepts a teaching appointment at the college, he or she also accepts responsibilities and obligations as a professional educator. Under the supervision of the Division Dean, the faculty has as their chief duty the instruction of assigned classes. These duties take precedence over all others. In addition to their teaching responsibilities, faculty should assume responsibility for professional development, service to the college, and other duties as assigned by their supervisors. They are also obligated to abide by and support college policies. Faculty must be committed to the learning college philosophy as well as the goals and objectives of the university.  Each semester's instructional load will be assigned by the faculty member's supervisor, which will be determined by the nature of the position, the needs of the department, and workload guidelines established by college policy. Evening, weekend, as well as on-line instruction may be required. Development of and participation in special college projects, development of new instructional techniques, development of an assessment plan in the discipline, student advising, and participation in other college and community service activities consistent with the mission of the college.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR FUNDS, PROPERTY and EQUIPMENTShares responsibility for the maintenance and upkeep of the laboratory facilities. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIESNone.
COMMUNICATION SKILLSAbility to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. Talking to others to convey information effectively. MATHEMATICAL SKILLSAbility to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to prepare and interpret bar graphs. COMPREHENSION SKILLSAbility to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. SUPERVISION RECEIVEDUnder general direction of Director of Nursing, working from policies and general directives. Rarely refers specific cases to supervisor unless clarification or interpretation of the organization's policy is required. PLANNINGConsiderable responsibility with regard to general assignments in planning time, method, manner, and/or sequence of performance of own work, in addition, the work operations of a group of students. ANALYTICAL ABILITY / PROBLEM SOLVING/DECISION MAKINGAbility to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.  The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.  USE OF MACHINES, EQUIPMENT AND/OR COMPUTERSRegular use office equipment (desktop/laptop computer and software). ACTIVE LISTENING/PERCEPTIVENESS Ability to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.  PROBLEM SENSITIVITYThe ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.  It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. CONTACT WITH OTHERSRegular contacts with students, faculty and staff. Regular contact with other university employees at all levels within the organization. REQUIRED CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONSUnencumbered Registered Nursing License TECHOLOGY REQUIREDKnowledgeable in related program and software.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIESThe following physical activities described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations. While performing the functions of this job, the employee is continuously required to talk or hear; regularly required to stand; frequently required to walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms; and occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. 




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Posted: 4/25/2021
Application Due: 7/24/2021
Work Type: Full Time