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Continuing Education Instructor- Nursing (Part-time)

Kirkwood Community College
Cedar Rapids, IA, IA

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To advance the college’s mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.

This position can be flexible around your availability. The pay rate is variable dependent upon the assignment.


Instructors play a vital role in the program's overall instruction. Instructors bring with them a variety of backgrounds and professional experiences, which serve to foster growth in the program and enrich student learning. Instructors are responsible for structuring and supervising students' learning experiences in the classroom, labs, and clinical agencies. Must be a registered nurse with 2 years + of experience working with IV”s and PICC lines. Additional education or certification is preferred. Instructors will provide instruction and supervision in various learning environments to Allied Health students in noncredit areas of continuing education and professional development venues.


  • Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.
  • Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.
  • Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.
  • Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.
  • Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.

  • Effectively teach assigned courses.
  • Serve as a professional role model.
  • Assist students in achieving course objectives.
  • Set up and take down classroom materials and equipment as needed.
  • Provide discipline in the classroom as needed.
  • Prepare lessons and presentations for continuing education and credit classes.
  • Maintain necessary required records.
  • Assist in promotion and support of the program including recruitment activities.
  • Assist in the maintenance and enhancement of communications within the program, the College, and community.
  • Establish a means of being accessible to meet individual student needs.
  • Provide grade reports and feedback to the students in a timely manner.
  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.

  • Demonstrates professional role modeling for students, professional appearance and positive attitude.
  • Maintains familiarity with policies and protocols of the program, college and clinical agencies.
  • Be knowledgeable concerning the latest trends and issues in Central Sterilization Health education.
  • Provides student instruction for the full required hours, utilizing instructional time effectively.
  • Assumes responsibility, is prompt and dependable in attendance, and effectively applies problem-solving skills.
  • Assists students in identifying strengths/areas for improvement.
  • Acts as a facilitator of learning' discuss, questions, and directs student learning.
  • Expresses high expectations of student performance concurrent with course objectives.
  • Prepares instruction to coincide with curriculum content and student learning needs.
  • Explains expectations to students; supervises and documents performance; keeps students informed of their progress.
  • Provides immediate feedback to students regarding performance.
  • Maintains confidentiality with patients, students, agencies, and college.
  • Represents the college/program in a positive manner.
  • Establishes rapport with agency personnel and colleagues.
  • Maintains communication with course instructors, program director, and the Instructor/Coordinator.
  • Welcomes, values, and nurtures people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as supports and promotes an environment that accepts differences.
  • The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential job duties/responsibilities and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.


    Position involves sitting, standing and/or walking most of the time in a classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive motions, and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying, and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching. Exerting up to 50 pounds occasionally (10-33%). Will travel to other on-campus facilities, off-campus facilities and agencies to teach, attend meetings, etc.


    • Must be a registered nurse with 2 years + experience working with IV”s and PICC/Central lines. Additional education or certification is preferred.
    • Must be able to demonstrate all technical skills required of students.
    • Person in this position must satisfactorily complete Kirkwood’s Blood borne Pathogens training, TB training.

    Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information or actual or potential parental, family, marital status or veteran status. If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with the policy please contact the Vice President of Human Resources at Kirkwood Community College, 313 Kirkwood Hall, 6301 Kirkwood Blvd., SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404, Telephone: 319-398-5572, Email: or the director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email:


    Working at Kirkwood Community College 

    Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids is a globally recognized leader in higher education where learner success has always been a focal point. For more than 50 years, Kirkwood faculty and staff have cultivated a welcoming and motivating environment that meets students where they are, and helps them get exactly where they want to be. With one of the lowest tuition in the state, more than 130 programs to choose from, flexible class offerings, and convenient locations across seven counties in Eastern Iowa, Kirkwood makes higher education more accessible for people in all walks of life. Through affordable, innovative educational training and many impactful community partnerships, Kirkwood hopes to continue strengthening the regional workforce for years to come.

    As one of Cedar Rapids' top employers, Kirkwood strives to reward employees with a generous benefits package and perks, including:

    • Professional development opportunities
    • Free use of the Kirkwood Recreation Center
    • On campus retail discounts at places like our bookstore, Eagle Tech, cafeteria and hotel (yes, we have a hotel too!)
    • Free admission to performing arts and athletic events
    • Computer and software purchasing program through Eagle Tech, our Apple-authorized campus store
    • Employee tuition discounts and half-price tuition for family members
    • Generous leave policies that provide a work-life balance
    • Choice of retirement programs and unheard-of employer contribution
    • Competitive Total Rewards packages

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