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Job Overview

Samuel Merritt University (SMU), located in Oakland, California, has been educating health science practitioners who are committed to making a positive difference in diverse communities since 1909.  Nearly 1,400 students are enrolled at SMU, with campuses in Oakland, Sacramento, and the San Francisco Peninsula.  The University offers an undergraduate degree in nursing; master’s degrees in nursing, occupational therapy, and physician assistant; and doctoral degrees in nursing, physical therapy and podiatric medicine.

Clinical Nurse Instructor
Sacramento Learning Center

The full-time Clinical Nurse Instructor is responsible for creating a positive learning environment for students in accordance with the educational objectives of the courses and for implementing the policies identified in the course syllabus to ensure the successful achievement of course objectives.  CNIs do not have responsibility for scholarship hours and are responsible for a limited number of service hours to accommodate participation in course and content meetings as well as office hours. CNIs may teach in clinical rotations in in-patient, community, laboratory, and simulated clinical settings as well as internship/preceptorship courses.  They may also teach a limited number of didactic hours.

• Masters in Nursing or related field required.
• Registered Nurse or eligible for licensure in California.
• Demonstrated current competence in at least two of the following areas:  Medical Surgical, Critical Care, Maternity, or Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.
• Effective leadership and communication skills.
• Past experience in clinical teaching preferred.

To apply, please forward your letter of interest and C.V. to:

SMU School of Nursing is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving success in higher education for under-represented students.