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Med/Surg Nursing Instructor

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Posting Details


Requisition Number F00060
Position Title Med/Surg Nursing Instructor
Type of Position Academic Faculty
Full-time/Part-time Full-time
Other Position Information

(Academic Faculty 171-Day Contract), Tenure Track, Benefits Eligible.

WNC Faculty should anticipate being assigned to teach one or more classes at any of the WNC campuses or rural centers, and to teach via distance learning.

Administrative Positions: Salary Range
Please select Not Applicable if this is an academic position.
Department Nursing


Minimum Qualifications and Experience

1. A minimum of a Master‘s degree with a major in nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
2. Competency in current medical/surgical nursing practice required. Preference will be given to candidates with additional competencies in psychiatric or pediatric practice or simulation experience.
3. Commitment to maintain clinical expertise in area of responsibility.
4. Commitment to utilize the agreed upon learning system for the purpose of providing students with remediation tools and utilizing learning systems to prepare and administer examinations written at the levels of analysis and application.
5. Minimum of three years clinical practice in medical/surgical nursing within the past five years. Academic teaching experience will be considered in lieu of clinical practice.
6. Current licensure as a registered nurse in Nevada or eligibility for such licensure.
7. Preferred experience includes: college classroom and/or clinical teaching, curriculum development, instructional design, and laboratory simulation and supervision.
8. Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, community resource personnel and patients/residents.
9. Understanding of and commitment to the mission of the college and the philosophy of the nursing program.
10. Fluency in Spanish is a strength.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Assume a leadership role in the delivery of the medical/surgical nursing curriculum in the classroom and in clinical environments.
2. Collaborate with other nursing faculty in the instruction of medical/surgical and other related nursing content.
3. Prepare and present lecture/discussion and laboratory learning experiences which incorporate active and alternative teaching methodologies.
4. Participate in traditional and/or non-traditional classroom/laboratory settings and web-based courses as assigned; work with current faculty to develop simulation learning and evaluation activities.
5. Perform at a level that reflects scholarship and evidence-based teaching and clinical practices.
6. Correct assignments, quizzes/examinations and care plans in a timely manner, using the agreed-upon grading policy.
7. Educate and supervise students in laboratory and clinical settings (days, evenings, and weekends) in Carson City, Reno, and rural sites as assigned.
8. Participate in nursing faculty committee meetings, college-wide/departmental meetings and professional development activities.
9. Complete tasks in a timely manner and be self-directed after initial orientation to assignments.
10. Maintain professional performance that reflects scholarship and evidence-based teaching and clinical practices.
11. Participate in community service activities.
12. Participate in program review and academic program assessment.
13. Perform all responsibilities set forth in Board of Regents Handbook. Title 2, Chapter 4, Section 4.4.2., Standards for recommending Appointment with Tenure.
14. Perform safely in a latex environment.
15. Perform other duties as assigned.

Please list any special instructions to applicants
(i.e., submit art portfolio with slides)

The appointee must be able to work in a latex environment.

Applicants must attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and transcripts in order for their application to be complete. Applicants who have submitted the required materials by the date the committee begins reviewing applications will be considered.

Newly hired faculty must assure that their official transcript is sent by the degree granting institution(s) to Western Nevada College, Human Resources Office within 30 calendar days from the effective date of employment. Academic degrees must have been awarded by regionally accredited institutions.

Employment is contingent on the completion of appropriate background verification, which may include criminal history, credit history, sex and violent offender registry, education verification licensure and employment history to be administered by the Western Nevada College Human Resources office.

WNC does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; disability; age; gender, including a pregnancy-related condition; gender identity or expression; sexual-orientation; protected veterans’ status; genetics; or religion in its programs and activities and provides equal access to facilities to all. Similarly, there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons who file charges of discrimination, participate in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise oppose discrimination. It is our policy to comply fully with the non-discrimination provision of all state and federal regulations in all programs and activities, including, but not limited to recruitment, admission, financial aid, activities, hiring, promotions, training, termina¬tions, benefits and compensation. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of discrimination may be referred to the following individuals: Title IX Coordinator: (775) 445-4231; OR Dean of Student Services: (775) 445-3271; OR Assistant Director of Human Resources: (775) 445-4231; Western Nevada College, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. (Rev. 09/16)


Salary Minimum Starting Salary $60,000.
Pay Basis Annually
Other Pay Basis


Job Close Date 04/15/2017
Open Until Filled No
Date Position Available

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a minimum of a Master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the specified discipline or a closely related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document