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Assistant Professor of Practice- Nursing

University of La Verne
La Verne Central Campus

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Assistant Professor of Practice- Nursing

Job Description Summary:

The University of La Verne invites applicants for an Assistant Professor of Practice for our Nursing program. This position will be assigned to our RN to BSN program. The curriculum is designed to be delivered online, remote work arrangement possible.

The University of La Verne

Located in Inland Southern California, the University of La Verne, founded in 1891, is a comprehensive private, not-for-profit university offering a distinctive and relevant educational experience to a diverse population of traditional-age, adult, and graduate students, preparing them for successful careers. The university’s core values of lifelong learning, ethical decision making, civic and community engagement, and diversity and inclusion shape the graduates’ commitment to enhancing their communities and their professions.

The University of La Verne serves more than 6,000 students across four colleges: The College of Arts and Sciences, the LaFetra College of Education, the College of Business and Public Management, and the College of Law. The university is currently launching a fifth college: The College of Health and Community Well-Being. The university delivers its educational programming on the La Verne Campus as well as online and across nine additional regional locations throughout Southern California. Across these colleges and nine regions, the university delivers bachelor’s, master’s, law, and doctoral degrees.

College of Health and Community Well-Being

The guiding vision of the College of Health and Community Well-Being is to contribute significantly to the intellectual, social, and economic vitality of La Verne and surrounding region(s). To achieve this goal, the College of Health and Community Well-Being will model the core values of the University in addressing health inequities and social determinants of health and community well-being. The first new program for the College will be an RN to BSN beginning in Fall 2022. The University of La Verne has an opportunity to be a leader in inclusive and equitable approaches to preparing future healthcare and community well-being leaders and at the forefront of a holistic approach to health systems. La Verne’s nursing program will continue to expand with a BSN (Fall 2023) and MSN (2024) in development.

Reporting directly to the Associate Dean for Nursing Programs, this position is responsible for providing didactic and clinical education to students in the RN to BSN program.

  • Facilitate delivery of curriculum utilizing online, asynchronous and synchronous, pedagogies to support student learning and engagement.
  • Support students during clinical rotations.
  • Mentor and guide students during capstone project
  • Participate in program assessment and accreditation as assigned by the Associate Dean.
The University of La Verne is a private not-for-profit university founded in 1891 located in La Verne, California. The core values that we live by are Ethical Reasoning, Diversity and Inclusivity, Lifelong Learning and Community and Civic Engagement.If you’re passionate about these values, join us at the University of La Verne!

Specific Duties:

Responsibilities include: teaching courses in the RN to BSN program in area of expertise; scholarly and clinical engagement; academic advisement of students within the program; mentoring of student research and senior thesis projects; and service to the program and university.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BSN, MSN preferred.
  • Experience with and demonstrated ability to work with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Strong commitment to equity, cultural humility and an ability to work well in diverse context.
  • Licensed as a registered nurse, in California preferred.
  • Experience in RN education program (pre- or post-licensure)
  • Experience with online, asynchronous delivery preferred

Benefits Summary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and internal equity. Benefits include a comprehensive health and wellness plan, tuition remission program for employee, spouse, and dependent children, a generous contribution to the University’s 403B retirement plan, and a generous time off plan.Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of a background check and employment verification.


La Verne Central Campus

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The University of La Verne is a 124 year old, independent, comprehensive, doctoral granting institution in southern California with an emphasis on research and publication. Classified by Carnegie as a Community-Engaged University, La Verne offers high quality, liberal arts and professional degree programs at the undergraduate to doctoral levels to traditional-age and adult learners. The main campus is located in La Verne, 35 miles from downtown Los Angeles, along the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains.

The University is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution with 40% of the student population identifying itself as “Hispanic/Latino,” 55% students of color, 10% international students, and a large proportion first-generation. All programs have high retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minorities.  The University has a strong commitment to diversity and places a high priority on creating an environment that supports the growth and success of underrepresented and underserved populations.

The La Verne Experience is at the center of a strategic plan that is focused on serving an ethnically and economically diverse student population, one that is representative of the demographics of California.  The La Verne Experience pedagogical features include learning communities, theory-to-practice, experiential learning, community engagement and reflective practice.  Two prominent annual rankings of America’s Best Colleges - U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes Magazine recognize the University of La Verne as one of the nation’s top national universities. 

For more information regarding the University of La Verne, visit our website at

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