Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Campus Nursing Clinical Faculty

Position Summary

The part-time Clinical Instructor will instruct and supervise students within an assigned clinical experience. Clinical experiences include facility based clinical practice. Incumbent is responsible for the overall planning, supervision, and evaluation of student performance in the practice setting. S/he will coordinate with the online/lead faculty members for each assigned nursing course to assure that the students meet the course outcomes.

Key Job Responsibilities


  • Provide a student-centered learning environment which enables students to attain success.

  • Report at-risk students to academic advising as well as perform outreach to students who are not engaging or are behind.

  • Recommend improvements and changes to curriculum in designated course(s).

  • Actively assist in University retention efforts including, but not limited to, phone calls and email to students.

  • Adhere to all faculty standards set by Kaplan University.

  • Participate in institutional assessments as assigned.

  • Regularly participate in on-line and campus based meetings and in-services.

  • Remain current with trends, techniques, and advances in distance learning.

  • Remain up to date with current, relevant content as it pertains to the discipline of nursing.

  • Communicate on a regular basis with clinical and lab faculty members to ensure continuity of instructional content.

  • Serve as course lead over assigned courses. As course lead, they will serve as the primary point of contact for the course(s) for which they are teaching and will be responsible for course content, accuracy and building community with the other instructors teaching the course, clinical or lab component.


  • Coordinate student-learning experiences with didactic concepts through clinical assignments and pre and post conference discussions.

  • Develop student learning experiences and expectations that are consistent with the goals, objectives, and evaluative criteria in the course.

  • Identify and assign appropriate patients for student's clinical experience in collaboration with site staff.

  • Facilitate students' learning of clinical skills, decision-making and critical thinking.

  • Conduct pre and post conferences as appropriate to students' learning needs.

  • Provide formative and summative evaluative feedback to students.

  • Immediately notify the Director of Nursing of any problems or concerns with the clinical site.

  • Conduct an evaluation conference for each student at the conclusion of the clinical experience.

  • Participate regularly in faculty and team meetings as scheduled.

  • Maintain on-going communication with the lead faculty and/or Academic Advisor particularly in instances of academic jeopardy or failure.

  • Provide evaluative feedback to the nursing unit and the lead faculty and the online instructor at the conclusion of the clinical experience.

  • Meet with nursing clinical site director to provide information about the students' learning goals and discuss staff role in the students' educational experience which includes providing the site staff with appropriate student learning materials.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be licensed as a RN in the designated state. Bachelor's degree in Nursing required; Master's Degree in Nursing preferred.

  • 1-3 years related experience.

  • Experience teaching nursing in an on-line environment.

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite. Exceptional computer skills using Microsoft Office applications and adobe connect meeting technology.

  • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor an academically and culturally diverse student population.

  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to change and learn new skills, software and processes rapidly.

  • Excellent communication, organizational and time management skills and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated ability to work within, and support, the school's collegial culture and to interact with other in a consistently honest, courteous and respectful manner.

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