An innovative new Associate Degree Nursing program is seeking full-time Nursing Faculty to implement a new prelicensure nursing program in the Texas Rio Grande Valley. These nursing positions will have an opportunity to provide a high-quality, creative education to student nurses in close collaboration with the school’s hospital partners. Texas School of Health Sciences is a new, private educational institution in Weslaco, TX, established to address the need for Registered Nurses in the Rio Grande Valley by offering a comprehensive academic program that graduates high-quality nurses who will continue to work in the area.
Qualifications for these positions include:
- Meets all requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing for RN program faculty
- A minimum of two years experience in a pre-licensure RN program with a track record of success
Texas School of Health Sciences (TSHS) Nursing Faculty (Full-time and Adjunct)
- Holds a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
- Holds a master’s or Doctoral degree, preferably in Nursing. If the faculty holds a master’s or Doctoral degree in a subject other than Nursing, the faculty must hold a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an approved or accredited baccalaureate program in nursing; and have at least six (6) graduate semester hours in nursing appropriate to assigned teaching responsibilities.
- Shows evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject areas of teaching abilities.
- Excellent teaching and classroom management skills.
- Competence in clinical skills in areas of teaching.
- Demonstrated ability to be flexible in evolving situations.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and analytical skills.
- Competent in personal computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email) and Electronic Health Records.
- Fluency in Spanish a plus.
Nursing Faculty Responsibilities
- Implements the school's philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through teaching and service to the School.
- Creates and maintains syllabi and distributes to students in timely fashion.
- Provides quality instruction in classroom, lab, and clinical setting that meets course objectives while promoting clinical judgment.
- Provides input into curriculum development, instructional methods, materials, objectives, and philosophy.
- Provides a positive, inclusive learning environment that respects the diverse learning needs of students.
- Participates in the identification of students with academic or other needs and directs them to available resources, consistent with the goals of the program.
- Develops and implements appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course and program goals and objectives.
- Maintains accurate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and departmental policies.
- Attends faculty meetings, professional development activities, and other instructional meetings as required.
- Collaborates with Adjunct General Education faculty.
- Participates in the Student Success Program.
Clinical Teaching Responsibilities
- Plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates students’ clinical experience and performance according to clinical objectives.
- Communicates clinical objectives to students, preceptors, and clinical site staff.
- In conjunction with hospital partners, orients students to the clinical site, staff, and policies.
- In conjunction with the preceptor, if appropriate, evaluates students’ clinical performance.
- Makes assignments, with input from preceptors, for students’ experience that are consistent with course objectives.
The Nursing Faculty reports to the Chief Academic Officer.