Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Full-Time Faculty

Position Description:

Provide instruction to nursing students in the ADN program in the online classroom, campus laboratory and clinical settings.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

1. Demonstrates respect for students, and has a student-friendly manner in the conduct of classes.

2. Teaches passionately to the course learning objectives.

3. Works effectively as part of the overall faculty team demonstrating positive interpersonal relations, collaborating with other faculty members to meet students need, participating in faculty meetings and nursing program committees, and responding to requests from administration.

4. Participates in the budget process to identify resources needed to meet the program outcomes.

5. Participates in ongoing program evaluation activities as needed and confers with the Program Coordinator and Dean of Nursing.

6. Provides expectations and maintain standards for course assignments that demonstrate academic rigor in accordance with the course module.

7. Provides feedback to the student on grammar & syntax and APA guidelines.

8. Communicates with the Program Coordinator and Dean of Nursing as necessary to resolve programmatic issues or concerns.

9. Leads discussions and elicits information from students which demonstrate that students are learning and accomplishing the course objectives.

10. Utilizes course materials effectively, demonstrates thorough knowledge of content, and incorporates real life nursing practice examples.

11. Utilizes multiple teaching methods and techniques including audio/visual aids/computer technologies and group activities.

12. Provides appropriate handouts and supplemental materials to students to enhance learning.

13. Provides clinical instruction to students in approved health care settings, adhering to the policies of the clinical setting and the Institution.

14. Serves as local contact for assigned clinical sites under the direction of the Program Coordinator and/or Dean of Nursing.

15. Provides feedback and develops an individualized remediation plan for students who are not performing successfully in the course.

16. Attends workshops and continuing education sessions aimed at earning the necessary CEU's for license requirements and professional growth.


  • Current active unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse in State of Florida.

  • Earned master's degree in nursing or a related health field or enrolled in a MSN program with a documented anticipate date of graduation.

  • Experience for at least five years in the practice of nursing as a registered nurse.

  • At least two (2) years of classroom and clinical teaching at the post-secondary level.

  • Ability to teach at least three (3) different subject areas in nursing.

  • Previous online teaching experience preferred.

  • Successful completion of the New Faculty Orientation at AHI


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and analytical skills.

  • Excellent teaching and classroom management skills

  • Functional abilities to carry out online classroom, on ground clinical and laboratory teaching responsibilities

  • Competence in introductory and advanced clinical skills in areas of teaching.

  • Ability to teach 18 courses in an academic year each being four (4) weeks in length.

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to work in an accelerated learning format in the online, skills lab and in clinical/simulation environments.

  • Access to a personal computer with Internet connection and telephone connections.

  • Ability to work with others effectively, cooperatively, and flexibly in various learning environments.

  • Competence in using technology: online resources, simulation and online testing.

  • Competent in personal computer applications: word processing, spreadsheet, database, and email.

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