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Professor of Nursing/Student Success Specialist

Oklahoma City Community College
Oklahoma City, OK

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Health & Medical, Nursing
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Posting Number:


Classification Title:

Faculty 10 Month

Working Title:

Professor of Nursing/Student Success Specialist

Datatel Position ID:


Annual Hours:


Placement Range:

$66,402.57 - $75,532.92

Position Type:


General Description:

The Professor of Nursing/Student Success Specialist position will directly teach at-risk nursing students in large and small group settings. This position will also participant in planning and providing orientation, instruction, pre-semester jump starts, success workshops throughout the semesters, dosage calculation, NGN NCLEX preparation activities, and one-on-one meetings with students geared to improving knowledge and skills for retention and graduation. The Professor of Nursing/Student Success Specialist will provide at least one yearly professional development activity for all full-time and adjunct faculty regarding best-practices for student retention, including test taking strategies and engagement in the classroom.

This appointment is contingent upon availability of grant funding. Once the funds from the grant that provide funding for this appointment are no longer available, this appointment may be terminated without cause upon written notice to the employee.

Reports To:

Assistant Dean of Health Professions / Nursing Program Director

What position(s) reports to this position?:


Minimum Education/Experience:

Master’s Degree in Nursing or related field.

Hold an active, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma.

Minimum (2) years’ full-time teaching experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Positive human relations and communications skills.

Basic computer skills, proficient in the use of Microsoft Office or similar software.

Flexible teaching style to accommodate individual learning styles.

Committed to helping students achieve his/her goals to be successful and attain a college education.

Knowledge of or willingness to learn computer programs used in the department and on campus (such a learning management systems).

Organization and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and coordinate work with colleagues and peers.

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit.

Ability to communicate and articulate concepts in an organized manner both verbally and in writing.

Ability to read and understand content in order to assist students when he/she is having difficulty interpreting concepts.

Ability to interact in an effective and encouraging manner with students individually and in groups.Must be punctual and reliable.

Support and willingness to teach in a competency-based instructional system.Available to teach day and evening classes.

Ability to work well as a team member in an instructional unit.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

Light work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

Standing: Particularly for sustained periods of time.

Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.

Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.

Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.

Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.

Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.

Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.

Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which one must convey detailed or important spoken information or instructions to others.

Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction. Ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and make fine discrimination in sound.

Repetitive Motions: Substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.

Requires close visual acuity to perform activities such as but not limited to: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of of parts at distances close to the eyes.

Subject to inside environmental conditions: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes.

Exposure to infectious diseases.

Required to occasionally function around prisoners, mental patients, or agitated, hostile patients.

Preferred Qualifications:

Doctorate degree in Nursing or related health field.

(3) years of teaching experience at the community college or university level

Work Hours:

This is a full-time position. Teaching schedules can include online, days, nights and/or weekends. Required institutional activities (other than attendance at pinning and commencement) usually occur in the classic eight-to-five Monday through Friday work week.


Division of Health Prof.

Job Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


HR Contact:

Rose Sanchez

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants are to thoroughly complete the online application and attach the following required documents: cover letter, resume, copy of active Nursing license, and transcript conferring Master’s Degree in Nursing.

Applicants must upload a copy of an active, unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Oklahoma. Please upload nursing license in “other document” section.

Candidates who do not attach all the required documents (cover letter, resume, transcript, nursing license) will not be considered for the position.

Applicants needing assistance with the application are encouraged to call Human Resources at 405.682.7542, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday.

Job Duties (Position Specific):

(The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Job Duties (Duties Assignment Statement):

A faculty member is primarily responsible for supporting student learning by providing quality instruction in courses and assignments that the faculty member and the dean agree will be taught. Additional assignments may occur.

Quality instruction includes clear course objectives, prepared, and relevant class activities, effective and understandable presentations of learning materials, fair and understandable grading practices, timely responses to students, and a positive atmosphere in the classroom.

In addition to the primary responsibility for supporting student learning, a faculty member is expected to:

Maintain posted office hours with a minimum of ten (10) hours per week.

Serve as an academic advisor.

Serve as an appropriate mentor and role model for students.

Manage program and course curricula by helping select textbooks, evaluating learning materials, and writing course syllabi.

Maintain a flexible schedule to meet program and department needs.

Contribute to developing, implementing, and evaluating approved academic programs and developing new academic programs to meet community needs.

Fulfill course, program, and department goals and objectives.

Participate in the assessment of student learning outcomes for the program and/or department.

Respond in a timely fashion to information requests from program, division, and college administrators.

Attend department, division, and college meetings.

Acquire new knowledge and skills as appropriate for the academic discipline.

Maintain current Oklahoma licensure, CPR training, TB testing, and other required immunizations, and maintain clinical expertise.

Participate in on-campus staff development opportunities.

Participate in mutually agreed upon committees.

Satisfy objectives for mutually agreed upon special assignments.

Participate in faculty-related activities that attract and retain students.

Demonstrate team-building skills by functioning in a positive and collegial manner.

Support the College’s vision, mission, goals, and priorities.

Job Duties (Safety / Policy & Procedures):

Abide by the policies and procedures published in the Board of Regents Policies
and College Policies & Procedures.

Contribute to a safe educational & working environment.

Adhere to established safety and health procedures and practices of providing injury and illness prevention for self and others.

Complete quarterly health and safety training pursuant to OCCC’s established
safety and health procedures and practices.

Participate in all applicable OCCC emergency, evacuation, shelter in place
drills, and be prepared to take action and assist others in taking appropriate
action should a health or safety emergency occur.


Oklahoma City Community College provides the people of Oklahoma and our community with broad access to certificates of mastery, associate degrees, community education, and cultural programs of exceptional quality, empowering our students to achieve their educational goals and our community to thrive in an increasingly global society.

OCCC promote's student success through: open access to the College; quality in the learning environment; excellence in the faculty and staff; competency based learning; comprehensive and innovative programs and services; cooperation in the development and improvement of programs and services; and holding students, employees, and programs accountable for high performance standards.

Oklahoma City Community College serves more than 28,000 students annually. For most of our students, completing a college degree is life changing, not only for the student who receives the degree, but also for the student's family; and in a collective sense, transformational for our community. At OCCC, we have always been committed to helping every student realize their educational goals.

We believe our responsibility for our student's success does not end at graduation. We offer a solid background and a firm foundation for a lifetime of learning and accomplishment.

This year we have made another major commitment toward that responsibility. OCCC was chosen as one of 79 community colleges in 16 states to participate in Achieving the Dream: Community Colleges Count. This national initiative focuses on the success of community college students and is designed to help OCCC remain focused on helping our students reach their goals.

The dark red buildings of Oklahoma City Community College have become a landmark in the southwestern section of Oklahoma City. Situated on a 143-acre site just south of Interstate 240 on South May Avenue, the College is easily accessible to the entire metropolitan Oklahoma City area. The distinctive architectural design of the buildings creates a positive environment for quality education

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