Faculty – Licensed Vocational Nursing

Primary Purpose:

An instructor/faculty member in the Nursing Program is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the Nursing Program, and ensuring program compliance with the Texas Board of Nursing. These responsibilities require leadership in both academic and workforce areas and include meeting student retention goals; participating in educational planning; evaluating student performance; motivating and advising students; and generating program reports as needed. The individual that serves as an Instructor in the Nursing Program is a full-time faculty member.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing, a current license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas or compact state.

Special Knowledge/Skills:

  • Effective teaching techniques adaptable to a variety of learning styles.
  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of community colleges.
  • Subject matter and related and/or relevant topics and issues in the teaching discipline.
  • Sensitive to issues relating to a diverse student body.
  • Effective planning, organizing, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Effectively assist with student learning.
  • Interacting with students of diverse backgrounds.
  • Being punctual for classes and office hours.
  • Maintaining an established schedule, including evenings and weekends.
  • Maintaining confidentiality of student information.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using computer applications, classroom or other current learning technologies for effective teaching at the community college level.
  • Evidence of teaching ability, maintenance of current knowledge and safety.
  • Be an excellent communicator, have superior interpersonal skills, be an innovative, problem-solving thinker, and have demonstrated potential for leadership.

Experience:

  • Three (3) or more years’ experience as a practicing nurse,
  • Prefer experience in college level teaching, preferably in a community college.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist in curriculum development and instructional advancement in the field of Nursing, both LVN and RN.
  • Assess the instructional needs of students in the program and help coordinate the development of a plan to address these needs.
  • Teach courses as assigned, determined by need and/or expertise.
  • Serve as faculty advisor for students.
  • Assist in the annual core curriculum evaluations of the program, assessment of institutional effectiveness and preparation of reports.
  • Assist in the hiring and recruitment of new faculty across the College.
  • Coordinate departmental textbook orders.
  • Maintain communication and work cooperatively with instructors and preceptors.
  • Serve on institutional committees, screening committees for faculty positions as assigned by the College President, Vice-President for Instruction or the Dean of Health Sciences.
  • Maintain quality assurance to remain compliant with all required agencies.
  • Obtain qualified preceptors at clinical facilities and supervise preceptors and students.
  • Conduct student recruitment through information sessions and marketing events.
  • Maintain overload hours if required.
  • Provide instruction in assigned portions of lab, clinical, and didactic instruction as needed.
  • Will require flexible hours and the ability to work well with students, other faculty, and clinical site personnel.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Serve as course coordinator and team leader as assigned.

 

Salary Range:

Commensurate within the Texarkana College pay scale for position.

 

 

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