Website Nevada State College

Nevada State College School of Nursing has a 12-month, non-tenure track, Lecturer of Nursing position available for Spring 2019. This position is primarily dedicated to the RN-BSN program, which is delivered fully online; based upon operational needs may be required to teach in the on-ground BSN program. The successful applicant will hold a MSN (doctoral degree in nursing or a related discipline preferred); an unencumbered Nevada Registered Nurse license or ability to obtain prior to employment; at least two years of direct-care experience; and at least one year of full-time equivalent online teaching experience in nursing (preferably in an RN-BSN program).

About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the college as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature “smart” classrooms and a 31,000 sq foot Clinical Simulation Center that allows students to use real-world and timely information during class. The average class size in nursing is 48 students. For more information about NSC, watch this video about student life at NSC.

NSC serves approximately 4,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.

At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.

About the School of Nursing at NSC

Do you love nursing? Do you love teaching? If so, then we are looking for you!

We are seeking an outstanding nurse educator to work alongside dedicated faculty and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary environment based on Caring Science. In the School of Nursing, Caring Science is infused throughout the curriculum and influences how faculty, staff, and students interact to achieve the institutional teaching mission. The School of Nursing has partnered with Academic Partnerships (AP) to recruit, retain, and support students in the RN-BSN program. AP provides academic coaches to assist the faculty member when class size exceeds 30 students. As a 12-month lecturer in the RN-BSN program, your primary teaching assignment will be online but you may be required to teach in the on-ground prelicensure program based upon operational needs. Regular visits to campus are necessary to meet service requirements.

Primary Responsibilities

Teach 30 credits per academic year, which amounts to four 3-credit courses per semester for two semesters and two 3-credit courses for one semester.
Teach upper-level courses in the RN-BSN program in an online format.
Serve on departmental and college-wide committees (May be required to visit campus monthly).
Conduct required weekly office hours.
Student advising.
Abide by School of Nursing Faculty By-Laws.
Other duties as assigned by the Dean of the School of Nursing.
Required Qualifications:

MSN from an institution accredited by an organization recognized by the Department of Education
Two years of direct patient care experience
Two years of experience in nursing higher education
Evidence of strong commitment to teaching, mentoring, and working with undergraduate nursing students
Evidence of teaching excellence in nursing at the college/university level
Possession of, or eligibility for, an unencumbered Registered Nurse license in Nevada
Proof of creative activities consistent with a lecturer rank
One years of full-time equivalent experience with online instruction in nursing education
Commitment to creating an academic environment that supports students while holding them accountable for meeting minimum expectations
Commitment to the promotion of Caring Science in every interaction with faculty, staff, students, and stakeholders
Highly effective oral communication, written communication, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications:
PhD in Nursing or related discipline
Certified Nurse Educator
Two years of full-time experience teaching nursing online at the BSN, or higher, degree level with highest preference given to RN-BSN experience
Previous experience with higher education nursing curriculum and/or course development in an online environment
Previous experience with accreditation (CCNE, CNEA, ACEN, or regional academic agencies)
Experience with simulated learning in online nursing education
Active participation in professional organizations

Rank, Salary & Benefits:
Lecturer, 12-month appointment (non-tenure track)
Budgeted salary for a 12-month appointment is $80,000.
Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and two health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.

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