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Assistant Professor, Graduate Nursing

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

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Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Nursing
Locations:: Newport, RI
Posted:: Dec 20, 2023
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 171142

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:

Basic Function:

Full-Time, 12-month Tenure Track in the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) program as a member of the Graduate Nursing Faculty develops, implements, and evaluates the coursework and instructs students in the PMHNP nursing program on an ongoing basis. This position participates in advising students, curriculum development, program revisions, program evaluations, textbook selection, teaching in the online classroom, oversee clinical experiences, evaluation of student achievement, and other matters as assigned in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the university.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Full-Time, 12-month Tenure Track in Nursing Faculty performs the following essential functions:


  • Participates in interviewing and makes recommendations for hiring of Adjunct Faculty.
  • Arranges for coverage of classes during own absences and emergency leaves.
  • Promotes rapport within the department, campus, and community.
  • Posts and keeps a minimum of five office hours per week that are convenient to students who seek assistance with counseling, academic advising, and coursework.
  • Maintains punctuality in meeting assigned classes and clinical.
  • Functions as a Lead Faculty for assigned courses. Plans, monitors, and evaluates the instruction provided by Adjunct Faculty assisting with any aspect of the course.
  • Maintains practice hours within healthcare
  • Model professional behavior and standards of practice within the curriculum and clinical workplace.


  • Makes recommendations regarding equipment, software purchases, and equipment maintenance contracts.
  • Participates in budget planning process.


  • Attends and participates in faculty meetings, university and departmental.
  • Oversees the Psychiartic Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Track students.
  • Advicates and evaluates for curriculur, program and recruitment and retention withtin the program.
  • Participates in accreditation reviews and reports.
  • Participates in developing programs, evaluating, and revising student policies, organizational framework and revising curricular offerings.
  • Participates in publicizing and disseminating information about the program.
  • Participates in recruitment, orientation, and coordination of Adjunct Faculty.
  • Participates in the orientation and advisement of students.

Committee/Meeting Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of the Department of Nursing Committee, Graduate Nursing Faculty Committee and participates on one or more of the following committees, Graduate Curriculum Committee, Graduate Process and Evaluation Committee, and/ or Graduate Retention and Progression Committee.
  • Attends and participates in Graduate Nursing Committee meetings.
  • Attends and participates in Salve Regina University Faculty Assembly.
  • Participate in university-wide committees.


  • Serves as an advisor for nursing students.
  • Assists students with course scheduling and provides guidance in their academic and personal development.
  • Develops remediation plans with students.
  • Schedules regular meetings with students who are at risk to be unsuccessful in a course or the nursing program.
  • Assists students in identifying and utilizing resources that may contribute to their success.


  • Implements syllabi, including all course requirements and assignments, for all students.
  • Submits suggestions for changes in master syllabi to the Associate Chair of Graduate Nursing Program, Track Lead, and/ or Nursing Program Chair.
  • Designs and implements new curriculum.
  • Participates in the evaluation of curriculum.
  • Submits teaching summaries and supportive evidence for each course taught.

Teaching Load:

  • Teaching load is a minimum of 9 credits per semester.
  • Teaching load may be divided between theory and clinical instruction if needed.


  • Develops assigned course and clinical syllabi to reflect the
  • department of nursing and university philosophy, theoretical constructs, course description, and objectives and curriculum in conjunctionwith the Associate Chair of Graduate Nursing and Track Lead.
  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of the students.
  • Provides for opportunities for active student involvement through practice and application.
  • Demonstrates a command of the subject matter.
  • Demonstrates considerations for diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Encourages student participation and questions.
  • Models and encourages a collaborative faculty-student relationship.
  • Provides or utilizes course materials (handouts, interactive notes, technology) that enhance student learning and follows the course syllabus.
  • Model professional behavior and standards of practice.
  • Performs additional responsibilities for nursing faculty overseeing clinical supervision in an affiliating agency including:
    • Oversees student clinical orientation as required by the institution.
    • Completes validations as required by contract with clinical agencies
    • Provides students with feedback and evaluation in collaboration with clinical preceptors.
    • Conducts mid-term and final conferences with preceptors & students. If additional meetings are needed, the faculty will conduct as needed.
    • Maintains ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in the clinical area.
    • Provides timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.
    • Guides and counsels with students toward personal development in dealing with clinical stress.
    • Keeps the graduate nursing program director informed on issues that arise with students and clinical sites.


  • Provides the evaluation of students in both didactic and clinical courses.
  • Participates in peer evaluations when requested.
  • Reviews student evaluation summaries of assigned courses and utilizes the feedback for planning and implementing future courses.
  • Participates in program planning in response to student program evaluation feedback.
  • Participates in program planning in response to clinical evaluation feedback.
  • Participates in program planning in response to employer satisfaction surveys.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Work Hours

A minimum of forty hours per week, plus other hours as may be necessary to complete job duties. A combination of day, evening, and weekend hours is required.

Work Conditions:

  • Performing duties, attending events outside of normally scheduled work hours occasionally occurs and is required.
  • Incumbents may be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones, office machines, and nearby oral communications among University personnel and/or students.
  • Any additional area-specific requirements
  • Computer work to offer distance learning education
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, move from one area to the building to another on a regular basis, sit and use a computer for a long period of time.
  • Manual and physical dexterity needed to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents.
  • Sufficient near vision acuity to read information appearing on computer display screen, in hand-written forms, and printed on paper.
  • Adequate hearing and verbal abilities to communicate effectively in person, virtually on computer monitor, and by telephone.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds.


The Full-Time, 12-month Tenure Track in Nursing Faculty must satisfy the following minimum qualifications:

  • DNP or PhD in nursing required from an ACEN or CCNE -accredited institution.
  • APRN with national certification from AACC or AANP
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner required with 5 or more years of experience in clinical practice within mental health.
  • Dual credentialed Family Nurse Practitioner desired.
  • Previous teaching experience preferred; two years of classroom and/or clinical instruction in advanced practice nursing.
  • Knowledge and skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development, and evaluation.
  • Current/unencumbered APRN and RN license; current healthcare provider CPR.
  • Proficient in computer usage
  • Ability to meet changes of adult learners with diverse backgrounds
  • Self-directed and innovative
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Teaching is a 12-month appointment with required teaching in a 3-semester cycle, Fall, Spring and Summer.
  • Required to come to Salve Regina University Newport Campus for Colloquium at least three times per academic year.
  • Work release provided for 8 hours (1 day) of clinical practice. Active clinical practice work is expected.

Skills and Attributes

Full-Time, 12-month Tenure Track in Nursing Faculty must possess the following skills and attributes: management and leadership skills; organizational and research skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills; strong clinical and professional skills.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including (waiting periods apply):

  • health, dental and vision coverage available on the first of the month following date of hire
  • 403(b) retirement plan through TIAA with employee and employer contributions as well as access to advising services
  • long-term disability coverage
  • employer-paid life and AD&D insurance
  • up to 100% free tuition at Salve for eligible employees and qualified dependents
  • robust wellness program and free access to the on-campus Fitness Center

Other available benefits include:

  • supplemental life insurance for employees and dependents
  • supplemental insurance coverage through Aflac
  • Tuition Exchange scholarship program. Application available for qualified dependents of eligible employees working full-time
  • discounted pet insurance through ASPCA
  • student loan forgiveness assistance program (SAVI)
  • employee Assistance Program through Coastline EAP
  • flexible spending health and dependent care accounts
  • health savings accounts
  • 529 collegebound saver program

For more detailed information on Salve's benefits, visit

Salve Regina University strives to cultivate belonging values through diversity, equity inclusion in order to foster a welcoming culture for our staff, faculty and students, as well as the wider community. Salve Regina University embraces all people with grace. No matter the path traveled to get here, the University acknowledges that many identities will intersect. Salve Regina belongs to all in its community.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by providing a cover letter, resume, teaching philosophy, and three letters of recommendation. Salve Regina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University, welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your cover letter, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service might serve to support the University's mission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong learning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify. (Spanish)

The review of completed applications will continue until the position is filled.


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