| The instructor of Associate Degree Nursing is primarily responsible for the planning, delivery, and evaluation of classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction, and for providing those related services and support activities required for optimal student learning and effective educational programming. As a member of the Associate Degree Nursing program faculty, the instructor is also accountable for assisting and supporting the program director and/or department dean, as needed, in meeting the instructional and curricular requirements of the program, department, and division. More specifically, and consistent with the employee's current contract of appointment, the instructor is responsible for the following duties and responsibilities:
- Teach a minimum load of 18 to 20 contact hours per semester in a flexible schedule as determined by the needs of the program and as approved by the Dean, Health Technologies;
- Have instructional plans prepared for each class session and in accordance with the stated objectives of the course;
- Enforce academic policy and procedures at all times, and comply with all other institutional rules and regulations pertinent to classroom/clinical instruction and general employment;
- Serve as educational advisor to students, as formally required and as otherwise requested or needed by individual students;
- Assist in the development and enforcement of policies and procedures related to student admission, progression and graduation;
- Be available to students requiring additional assistance;
- Assist in the revision and development of course outlines, syllabi, curriculum plans, and other instructional documentation required to meet program objectives;
- Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of competency-based education and utilize available educational resources for the improvement of instruction and the creation of teaching materials;
- Assist the program director in the identification, preview, and acquisition of needed educational resources, including textbook selection, library materials, laboratory supplies, and other instructional provisions.
- Participate in registration activities each semester, as assigned, and assist in the recruitment of students and in the placement of graduates;
- Participate in program, departmental, divisional, and instructional meetings and other announced activities;
- Maintain complete office and student records, as needed; processing reports, forms, and all other required paperwork in a timely, efficient manner, checking for the accuracy, correctness, and completeness of all data;
- Fulfill committee assignments and other special appointments within the educational community as well as the community-at-large, and otherwise give appropriate support to institutional endeavors;
- Maintain posted office and on-campus hours sufficient to fulfill all contracted duties and individual professional obligations, as well as to meet the needs of the program, department, division, and the College;
- Take advantage of in-service training and other opportunities for continued professional development, including attendance at off-campus activities, as feasible, and generally staying abreast of developments in the field of instruction;
- Maintain proper communication and supportive relations at all times with all other units and branches of the division and the College, providing assistance to them in carrying out their respective functions;
- Assume other necessary responsibilities and perform additional tasks as assigned by the program director, department dean, senior vice president, and/or president in meeting the needs of the program, department, division, and the College.
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have a master’s degree with a major in nursing;
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have a current unrestricted licensure as a registered nurse in the state of North Carolina;
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must also have two calendar years full-time employment or the equivalent experience in clinical nursing practice as a registered nurse in a hospital or primary care facility;
- Prior to or within the first three year of employment, the Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to assignment. This preparation may be demonstrated by one of the following:
- completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses
- completion of a certificate program in nursing education.
- nine semester hours of education course work
- documentation of successful completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the Board Criteria for approval include content in the faculty role within the curriculum implementation, objectives to be met and evaluated, review of strategies for identified student population and expectations of student and faculty performance.
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor should also have one year of current teaching experience with appropriate clinical supervisory skills at the Associate Degree level or above, or the equivalent in professional clinical education;
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor should have background experience in the areas of Mental Health and Medical-Surgical Nursing or Women's Health and/or Medical Surgical Nursing.
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility: and
- The Associate Degree Nursing instructor must have knowledge of nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.