Job Overview

Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing invites applications for:

Clinical Nurse Instructor (Multi-Specialty)

(This position is based at the Sacramento Regional 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.

Rank and compensation are competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Please send letter of interest and CV to the Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at

Thank you for your interest in Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing!