Instructor, Nursing Education

Kellogg Community College

Battle Creek, MI

Job posting number: #7071180

Posted: October 20, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Work Schedule
The work assignment is determined by the faculty contract and currently is 166 days of instructional responsibility over two semesters (Spring and Summer semesters) with an expectation of regular campus presence and engagement in college initiatives and activities.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following
1. Provide instruction to students in accordance with the policies and practices of Kellogg Community College (KCC) and of the Nursing Education Department. Instruct and evaluate students in theoretical and clinical applications of nursing in both first and second year level courses.
2. Engage with Healthcare Business and Industry, and with faculty colleagues to ensure current and relevant curriculum is maintained to prepare graduates for the contemporary nursing workforce.
3. Develop curriculum in the nursing program of study. Determine intended course outcomes and develop learning activities, course materials, and assessments necessary to achieve course outcomes in the classroom, lab/simulation, clinical, and/or online learning environments.
4. Collaborate with the program administrators, faculty, and clinical site administrators/educators to ensure correlation between clinical education and didactic education that support student learning outcomes. Supervise students in the clinical setting.
5. Utilize technology to advance student learning, including but not limited to high fidelity medical simulation, and other existing/emerging technologies that serve to bridge theory with practice.
6. Reach out and advise, mentor and remediate students in need.
7. Submit student grades and class records according to the determined policies and deadlines.
8. Identify qualified adjunct faculty and provide mentorship and support.
9. Actively participate to maintain ongoing program accreditation and State Board approval.
10. Serve in the role of program expert for students and others seeking information about the Nursing Program. Participate in activities that promote the profession and encourage enrollment and completion.
11. Engage in collaborative partnerships with local business and industry, K-12 school systems, and other post-secondary educational institutions in efforts to enhance enrollment and provide rich and efficient learning experiences for students.
12. Participate in the Nursing Department’s continuous quality improvement processes to ensure program effectiveness. Develop strategies intended to address student success, cost efficiency, and Perkins Core Performance Indicators.
13. Work with the Nursing Education Department’s director and faculty colleagues to identify equipment, program improvements and professional development strategies that qualify for Perkins funding.
14. Collaborate with Nursing Department Director, faculty colleagues, and College Administration in strategic and budgetary program planning to ensure necessary resources.
15. Assume teaching assignments at all College locations and within all College hours of operation. Collaborate with Nursing Department Director and faculty colleagues to establish program/course schedule to best meet student needs.
16. Maintain regular campus presences through office hours and cooperative attendance and participation in department and institutional meetings and committees.
17. Assume responsibility for an active and collaborative role in committee work or projects. Uphold deadlines and produce expected deliverables.
18. Maintain current knowledge of trends in the professional discipline and of best practices in educational methodology through continuing professional development.
19. Participate in institutional training in online teaching/learning and in instructional design/delivery.
20. Maintain professional credentials as required by the State of Michigan and program accreditation standards for continued qualification as nursing education faculty.
21. Seek out and engage in college activities and initiatives that help to advance the College mission. Provide service to the College through leadership and participation on various college committees and workgroups. Attend college events.

Position Summary
Kellogg Community College is recruiting for a highly motivated individual with strong educational leadership skills to assume the role of nursing instructor. The instructor’s responsibilities include but are not limited to the innovative and cooperative design and delivery of current and relevant curriculum to a diverse community college student population. This instructor is also required to work collaboratively with faculty colleagues to ensure student success through a strong commitment to continuous quality improvement as required by standards of the College, accreditation, and the State Board of Nursing. While this position is for a nursing faculty role, it must be noted that there is a significant amount of collaborative committee work within the department and across divisions.

Kellogg Community College is located in Battle Creek Michigan, a community of about 54,000 people. Leisure activities, natural resources, and learning opportunities provide a wonderful foundation for those who call Battle Creek home. Located along the I-94 interstate, Battle Creek is within 30 minutes driving distance to Kalamazoo and Lansing, 60 minutes to Grand Rapids, and within 3 hours of Detroit, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

Physical Demands
The job responsibilities are performed in an office area and presentation venues. Travel by car required. The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (8 – 45 pounds). Typically requires regular use of one or more physical senses of medium intensity and long duration. Must meet reasonable deadlines, quotas or demands for accuracy, and, may be involved in some mildly unpleasant situations.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Master of Science degree in Nursing (MSN) or with Nurse Practitioner (NP) from an accredited college/university – at the time of application, attach unofficial transcripts showing completed coursework and degree conferred
2. Current RN licensure in Michigan
3. Minimum of two (2) years clinical work experience as a registered nurse

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