Under the general supervision of the Associate Dean of Nursing and Program Director, the Nursing instructor provides classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction in a variety of Associate Degree Nursing courses. The position may require instruction in other health occupations courses depending upon institutional needs. This position is based on the eight core competencies of nurse educators as determined by the National League for Nursing.
Responsibilities are at the Rhinelander Campus and designated outreach and clinical locations with variable hours. Office hours are maintained in accordance with the college requirements.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
• Using state-aligned curriculum, develop, maintain and deliver performance-based learning-centered instruction. This instruction reflects the mission, vision and philosophy of the health occupations programs and Nicolet College.
• Employ teaching strategies appropriate to student learning needs which incorporate the Nicolet Core Abilities, Nursing Program outcomes and specific course content competencies. Research best practices and adapt curriculum accordingly.
• 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. Demonstrate qualities of a scholar which include; integrity, courage, perseverance, vitality, and creativity.
• Develop working relationships with students, faculty, and clinical agency staff to promote positive learning environments.
• Promote learning environments geared toward socialization to the role of the professional nurse within the larger professional nursing community.
• Facilitate optimal learning opportunities for students’ specific learning styles and needs. Provide timely and constructive feedback to students.
• Conduct clinical and didactic evaluation of students, using assessment and evaluation data and various methods in a variety of cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains.
• Develop syllabi and curriculum in a performance-based instruction model (WIDS).
• Maintain office hours in accordance with College requirements.
• Utilize technology to enhance teaching and learning as well as other aspects of work.
• Engage in student retention strategies as appropriate.
• Provide guidance and resources to students to meet their individual learning needs, determine their academic career paths, and professional nursing opportunities.
• Maintain accurate scholastic records of students and submit required reports according to published deadlines.
• Communicate effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and maintain positive working relationships across the college and within the district.
Professional Development and Service to the College
• Participate in ongoing education for professional growth and to improve teaching practices.
• Use feedback from self, peer, student, and administrative evaluations to improve role effectiveness.
• Develop leadership skills to shape and implement growth and positive change. Act as mentor for new faculty colleagues.
• Participate in professional organizations and activities that facilitate socialization to the nurse educator role.
• Maintain current RN licensure, certification, CEUs in area of expertise. Meet and maintain primary instructor qualifications set forth by the Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services. Meet and maintain WTCS and College Faculty Quality Assurance System requirements.
• Improve program and courses by working collaboratively with nursing faculty, administrators, and the WTCS through program review, curriculum and course development, assessment of student learning and input from the Nursing Program Advisory committee.
• Promote articulations with high schools as well as the four-year degree colleges.
• Participate in department activities including department meetings.
• Graduate degree in Nursing.
• Minimum of two years (4,000 hours) of verifiable occupational work experience as a Registered Nurse. One year (2,000 hours) must be within the last five years.
• Current active registered nurse license or unencumbered privilege to practice in Wisconsin.
• Successful teaching experience in a post-secondary setting.
• Experience with a variety of instructional delivery methods: face to face, clinical, lab, and online.
• Experience with instructional technologies including simulation and/or anatomage.
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 requirement, current health care criminal background check, and American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare providers as required by the clinical agencies.
• The employee must demonstrate strong attention to detail, and must be able to problem solve and perform complex tasks without error.
• The employee must be able 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.
Compensation: Nicolet Area Technical College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in employment, admissions or its programs or activities.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Includes a comprehensive benefits package. View details at nicoletcollege.edu/employment.
Apply at nicoletcollege.edu/employment. Attach a cover letter that addresses how your background and experience are consistent with the requirements of the position, a current resume, and unofficial transcripts of coursework/certificates. Applications received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 3, 2021, will receive full consideration. The position will remain open until filled.