1.The Associate Degree Nursing instructor should have a master’s degree with a major in nursing;
2.The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have a current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina;
3.Prior to or within the first three year of employment, the Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment. This preparation may be demonstrated by one of the following:
a.completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses
b.completion of a certificate program in nursing education.
c.nine semester hours of education course work
d.documentation of successful completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the Board Criteria for approval include content in the faculty role within the curriculum implementation, objectives to be met and evaluated, review of strategies for identified student population and expectations of student and faculty performance.
4.Nursing practice experience in assigned clinical area.
5.The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility:
6.The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have knowledge of nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.
1.The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have two calendar years full-time employment or the equivalent experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse in a hospital or primary care facility;
2.The Associate Degree Nursing instructor should also have one year of current teaching experience with appropriate clinical supervisory skills at the Associate Degree level or above, or the equivalent in professional clinical education;
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1.An understanding and commitment to the mission and philosophy of the North Carolina Community College System.
2.Ability to establish and maintain effective, civil, and respectful interpersonal relations throughout the college and the community.
3.Ability to respect and work with social, cultural, spiritual, and intellectual diversity.
4.Competence in oral and written communication skills.
5.Understanding of principles of adult education and student-centered active learning strategies.
6.Proficiency in computer technology as evidenced by competence with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word and current instructional technology.
7.Ability to function effectively under stress.
8.Demonstrated conflict resolution abilities.
9.Ability to adapt to change.
10.Awareness of needs and expectations of student, colleagues, and community groups.
11.Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action.
12.Ability to make presentations to small and large audiences.
13.Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality.
14.Familiarity with OSHA standards as they apply to health technologies education
15.Evidence of strong organizational and priority setting skills.
16.Ability to recognize and evaluate unsafe patient care situations and take appropriate action.
The instructor of Associate Degree Nursing is primarily responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of clinical instruction, and for providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the Associate Degree Nursing program faculty, the instructor is also accountable for assisting and supporting the program director and/or department dean, as needed, in meeting the instructional and curricular requirements of the program, department, and division.
1.Teach a minimum load of 18 to 20 contact hours per semester in a flexible schedule as determined by the needs of the program and as approved by the Dean, Health Technologies;
2.Have instructional plans prepared for each class session and in accordance with the stated objectives of the course;
3.Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times, and comply with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom/clinical instruction and general employment
4.Serve as educational advisor to students, as required and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students
5.Assist in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures related to student admission, progression and graduation;
6.Be available to students requiring additional assistance;
7.Assist in the revision and development of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives;
8.Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of competency-based education and utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials;
9.Assist the program director in the identification, preview, and acquisition of needed educational resources, including textbook selection, library materials, laboratory supplies, and other instructional provisions.
10.Participate in registration activities each semester as assigned and assist in the recruitment of students;
11.Participate in program, departmental, divisional, and instructional meetings and other announced activities;
12.Maintain complete office and student records, as needed; processing reports, forms, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data;
13.Fulfill committee assignments and other special appointments within the educational community as well as the community-at-large, and otherwise give appropriate support to institutional endeavors;
14.Maintain posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as to meet the needs of the program, department, division, and the College;
15.Take advantage of in-service training and other opportunities for continued professional development, including attendance at off¬-campus activities, as feasible, and generally staying abreast of developments in the field of instruction;
16.Maintain proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the division and the College, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions;
17.Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the program director, department dean, senior vice president, and/or president in meeting the needs of the program, department, division, and the College..
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
Mobility sufficient to:
•Move around in classrooms, labs, patient rooms, workspaces, and treatment areas
•Administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
•Stand, squat, reach above head, push, pull, and lift at times, 10 lbs
•Walk the equivalent of several miles daily at work
•Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
Motor skills sufficient to:
•Calibrate and use equipment, e.g. administer injections, insert catheters, manipulate intravenous equipment, and position and transfer patients
Hearing sufficient to:
•Hear monitor alarms, emergency signals and patient verbal communication
• Auscultate sounds (Blood pressure, breath and heart sounds)
Vision sufficient to:
•Observe patient/client responses such as see a change in skin color, read the scale on a syringe.
Tactile ability sufficient to:
•Perform palpation, functions of physical examination and/or those related to therapeutic intervention. e.g. insertion of catheters, palpate a pulse
Required Working Hours A minimum of a 40-hour work week as determined with the supervisor to allow the employee to fulfill the assigned duties and responsibilities, including occasional evening and weekend hours. Summer schedules may vary.