Instructor, Nursing (12 Month)
Nash Community College
 Rocky Mount, NC

Job Description

Responsible for supporting student success by creating an optimal learning environment, responding to student needs, managing effective instructional activities, developing curriculum courses that support a comprehensive nursing curriculum, demonstrating and modeling employability and professionalism skills, maintaining collaborative, respectful working relationships, providing effective instruction consistent with established objectives, effective advisement of students, accurate and timely record keeping and reporting, on-going curriculum and course assessment and improvement, supporting college and program administrative requirements, and maintaining competency and current knowledge in nursing practice.

Essential Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding, commitment, and adherence to the mission, philosophy, and policies and guidelines of the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON), North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS), Nash Community College, the Nursing Programs, and all other applicable regulatory standards.
  • Provide effective learning experiences for students using a variety of teaching methods, contribute to the development and implementation of student-centered education, utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and creation of teaching material, and demonstrate the ability to work with students based on the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) in an effort to increase student retention, success and completion.
  • Assist in the development and revision of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, learning objectives, program assessment and evaluation, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives, provide students at the beginning of each course an ADA compliant syllabus which identifies measurable learning objectives and expected student outcomes following a designated and approved template from NCC or other regulatory entity, and coordinate with the Department Chair, Nursing the submission of course syllabi to the designated College representative prior to the course being taught.
  • Have instructional plans prepared for each class session in accordance with stated objectives of the course and implement on-going curriculum/course assessment and improvement.
  • Enforce College and program policy and procedures and comply with all other institutional and professional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction and general employment.
  • Schedule regular student conference hours, be available out of class to students requiring additional assistance, and serve as curriculum student advisor as assigned and as otherwise requested or needed by College representatives and individual students.
  • Support institutional and program endeavors by participating in registration and recruitment activities, program Advisory Committee meetings, student organizations and community outreach activities, community partnership initiatives, College committee assignments and meetings, graduation/recognition ceremonies and other special appointments, including events outside typical working hours for the position.
  • Maintain office, classroom/laboratory, and student records, assess on a regular basis the performance of students, and process reports, forms, attendance and other required documentation accurately and timely in collaboration with the program director in support of College and program strategic planning and assessment initiatives.
  • Assist the program director and College administration in the safeguarding of inventory and identification, preview and acquisition of educational resources needed to support the delivery of a comprehensive nursing curriculum.
  • Participate in on-going training related to current practice, technology, and instructional quality through on and off campus professional development opportunities supporting College, program and individually developed professional development plans.
  • Maintain proper communication and supportive relations with students, colleagues and community partners and provide assistance to carry out respective functions.
  • Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the program director or other College administration in meeting the missions of the program and institution.
  • Meet the physical demands (with or without reasonable accommodations) of a nurse educator: ability to stand, walk and engage in the classroom environment for up to four (4) hours and in the clinical environment for up to twelve (12) hours with minimal rest opportunity; ability to transition in and out of postures including sitting, standing, and squatting; ability to lift or reposition objects up to 50 lbs; visual and hearing acuity to accurately measure, assess, and document student performance and client-related status; gross and fine motor abilities to perform required job functions of a clinical nurse; ability to travel as needed.
  • Exhibit institutional values of professionalism by demonstrating the following attributes and behaviors: display empathy and positive regard for others in written, verbal, and non-verbal communications; work effectively with colleagues and students by practicing punctuality, individual and collaborative problem-solving, and honest communication; build trusting relationships by acting with integrity, courtesy, and responsibility, even during incidences of high stress or demanding workplace conditions; dress appropriately within College guidelines, clinical policy or as appropriately indicated for situational activities; meet all required standards of confidentiality and safety and maintain a clean and orderly work environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Nursing from an accredited institution, two years of direct patient care as a registered nurse (with demonstration of acute medical-surgical experience), and a current, unrestricted registered nurse license in North Carolina are required.

Applicants without a MSN degree must be willing to complete the MSN-Education concentration within 3 years upon hire.

Applicants must be able to meet the physical and emotional demands in all aspects of

nursing care, maintain current knowledge and competence in nursing practice, and have the ability to maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with students, staff, faculty and representatives from various health care professions and settings. Well-developed clinical, technical, computer, organization, time management, and communication skills are necessary. Additionally, we seek applicants who are flexible, adaptable, optimistic, goal-oriented, and who have the ability to establish and maintain effective, civil, and respectful interpersonal relations in a student-centered, team-focused approach. Primary responsibilities occur during the days, Monday through Friday; however, applicants must be available to teach or attend activities on evenings, weekends, and at off-campus locations, and to attend out-of-town meetings as needed.

Preferred Qualifications

A Master's degree in Nursing education and teaching experience are preferred.

Nash Community College provides a comprehensive, affordable insurance and benefits program. We are continuously investigating new benefit offerings that are responsive to the needs of our full-time employees.

  • State Health Plan
  • Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Additional Supplemental Insurances
  • Disability Plan
  • NC Retirement Plan
  • Leave (Vacation, Sick, FMLA, Civil and Military, Community Service, and Voluntary Shared)
  • Paid Holidays
  • Credit for Prior State Service
  • Supplemental Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program

Please note: Most temporary (part-time or full-time) employees do not earn benefits.