Vocational Nursing Instructor 
 San Jose, CA
Unitek College is an award-winning accredited Nursing School in Northern California, with high NCLEX pass rates and a reputation for excellence. We are looking for Nurses with a passion for education to join the faculty teams in our San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Bakersfield campuses. LVNs and RN’s with at least 3 years of direct patient care experience are encouraged to apply! Our compensation is competitive and we recognize that employees are our most valued assets.  Prior teaching experience is preferred but not required. 

Vocational Nursing Instructor 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Instruct students and develop coursework for the assigned classes.

  • Make continuous efforts to improve quality of instruction by reviewing and utilizing different and innovative methodologies / techniques in teaching.

  • Assist with reviewing and revising syllabi and instructional guidelines.

  • Regularly evaluate students to measure their progress in achieving curriculum and course objectives and inform them in a timely manner of their progress.

  • Assist with strategic planning and assessment of instructional initiatives to ensure quality of program.

  • Maintain student records of attendance, grades, and skills check-off forms and assist with program data collection.

  • Teach lectures and clinical rotations (clinical rotations can be days, and/or evenings, on week days and/or weekends).

  • Provide access to students for ongoing communication through scheduling of office hours, electronic communication and other appropriate methods.

  • Participate in professional development; maintain CE hours to ensure renewed licensure, and stay current with college updates.

  • Commitment to teaching and working with a multicultural and multigenerational student body.

  • Act as liaison between clinical facilities, community partners and the college



  • Registered Nurse or Licensed Vocational Nurse with current licensure in California (or ability to get a California license)

  • Education:

    • Associates Degree with a California Teaching Credential (or willingness to obtain such credential prior to employment as an Instructor), or 

    • BSN or MSN degree (no California Teaching Credential required)

  • At least 3 years of direct patient care, 2 of which are within the last five years

  • Able to meet the faculty requirements set by California's Board of Vocational Nursing

  • Current immunizations and Basic Life Support Certification

  • Experience which demonstrates: Current knowledge of nursing practice; ability to mentor students in classroom, lab and clinical settings.

  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Three years total direct patient care experience required for any full time position