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Nursing Faculty

Posted: 08/14/2022

Nursing Faculty
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)
Faculty Qualifications
  1. Holds a current, unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.
  2. 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.
  3. Shows evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject areas of teaching abilities.
  4. Excellent teaching and classroom management skills.
  5. Competence in clinical skills in areas of teaching.
  6. Demonstrated ability to be flexible in evolving situations.
  7. Excellent written and oral communication skills and analytical skills.
  8. Competent in personal computer applications (word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation, and email) and Electronic Health Records.
  9. Fluency in Spanish a plus.
Successful completion of criminal background check and drug screening, required immunizations, and current BLS and HIPAA certifications are a requirement of employment.
Nursing Faculty Responsibilities
  1. Implements the school's philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through teaching and service to the School.
  2. Creates and maintains syllabi and distributes to students in timely fashion.
  3. Provides quality instruction in classroom, lab, and clinical setting that meets course objectives while promoting clinical judgment.
  4. Provides input into curriculum development, instructional methods, materials, objectives, and philosophy.
  5. Provides a positive, inclusive learning environment that respects the diverse learning needs of students.
  6. Participates in the identification of students with academic or other needs and directs them to available resources, consistent with the goals of the program.
  7. Develops and implements appropriate assessment techniques to measure students’ performance in achieving course and program goals and objectives.
  8. Maintains accurate records in accordance with the Faculty Handbook and departmental policies.
  9. Attends faculty meetings, professional development activities, and other instructional meetings as required.
  10. Collaborates with Adjunct General Education faculty.
  11. Participates in the Student Success Program.
Clinical Teaching Responsibilities
  1. Plans, directs, supervises, and evaluates students’ clinical experience and performance according to clinical objectives.
  2. Communicates clinical objectives to students, preceptors, and clinical site staff.
  3. In conjunction with hospital partners, orients students to the clinical site, staff, and policies.
  4. In conjunction with the preceptor, if appropriate, evaluates students’ clinical performance.
  5. Makes assignments, with input from preceptors, for students’ experience that are consistent with course objectives.
The Nursing Faculty reports to the Chief Academic Officer.

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