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Responsible to provide excellence in teaching consistent with the mission, philosophy, and program outcomes of the School of Nursing (SON). The responsibilities of the faculty member are to individual courses to which he/she is assigned. The faculty member is responsible for theory preparation and delivery, course preparation, course outcomes assessment, syllabi, and classroom/clinical activities/experiences.
Essential job responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Meet University and SON Faculty requirements in the areas of Qualifications, Service, Student Support Service/Advising, Scholarship (Scholarship of Teaching, Practice, and Discovery/Inquiry), and Integration of Faith and Learning.
Support and accept the mission and philosophy of the University and the SON.
Abide by all University and SON policies.
Uphold University contracts with healthcare agencies (i.e. Fairview) and other SON agencies/partners (i.e. ATI, ProjectConcert).
Represent the University and SON in a positive light when interacting with internal and external communities of interest and healthcare partners.
Serve on and chair University and Faculty Committees, as elected.
Participate in the planning, implementation, evaluation, and continuous improvement of SON program offerings.
Contribute to meeting the established purposes of the School of Nursing.
Follow and assume responsibilities within the SON’s Systematic Evaluation Plan for comprehensive review of program offerings.
Participate in the SON’s Standing and Special Committees (Task Forces/Ad Hoc).
Participate in the development, implementation, and evaluation of the SON curriculum.
Report to Course Coordinator and the Chief Nurse Administrator all incidents or serious problems occurring related to students and students’ wellbeing.
Assess for potential resources (i.e. potential adjuncts, community partners, donors) that could enhance program offerings.
Assist in student recruitment and admission activities as designated by the Chief Nurse Administrator.
Foster academic growth and development of students by serving as an academic advisor for an assigned number of students.
Serve as a resource and role model for students.
Assess, refer, or report to proper office and follow-up on all students who need tutoring, remedial help, counseling services, and/or other supportive services.
Collaborate with other departments within the University as necessary.
Maintain confidential student records.
SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHINGRESPONSIBILITIES
Create an enriching environment where learning can occur.
Assume total responsibility for supervising students and evaluating students in classroom, laboratory, simulation, and clinical areas.
Assume total responsibility for all teaching assignments given, working in close collaboration with other faculty members as required.
Evaluate student assignments, Competency Based Assessments (CBAs), Competency Performance Evaluation Tools (CPETs), and Competency Performance Simulation Assessments (CPSAs), providing grading rubrics and upholding grading policies of the SON.
Participate in the selection, use, and evaluation of student learning activities, audiovisual materials, textbooks, library resources, computer software, and other course materials to facilitate student learning.
Maintain up-to-date files on all details of the portion of the teaching program delegated to him/her. The file remains a part of the SON on termination of contract.
Maintain current test bank and CBA analysis documentation for all courses taught.
Participate in creation and implementation of clinically based integrated simulations in the NLC.
SCHOLARSHIP OF PRACTICE (APPLICATION) RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain or upgrade clinical competence in clinical teaching areas.
SCHOLARSHIP OF DISCOVERYANDINQUIRYRESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain education competence.
Use evidence-based practice and best-education principles for improvement of classroom and clinical teaching.
INTEGRATION OF FAITHANDLEARNING
Because our community is a significant part of our mission and the development of our students, all employees act as a minister of the gospel of Jesus Christ by actively partnering with the University to disciple students in growing intellectually and spiritually, and with Northwestern Media to lead people to Christ and nurture believers to mature in their faith.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Education: hold a minimum of a Master’s Degree in Nursing and a Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing; a doctoral degree preferred, from a regionally or nationally accredited college or university, or the equivalent if degree is from a foreign country
Experience: demonstrated competence in a clinical area of nursing and as an educator; minimum of three years of RN experience
Licensure: eligibility for a Registered Nurse license in the state of Minnesota and possession of an unencumbered Registered Nurse license in the state of Minnesota upon assumption of duties
Scholarship: demonstrated leadership ability, membership, and active participation in professional nursing organizations
Character: Christian character, adhere to professional standards of nursing, uphold university mission, uphold Minnesota Nurse Practice Act
Maintain a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ; maintain a kind, Christ-like attitude in dealing with and ministering to people within and outside of Northwestern; and faithfully uphold and embrace Northwestern’s mission, doctrinal statement, and Declaration of Christian Community.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to maintain a flexible schedule
Ability to integrate Christian worldview into classroom instruction
Ability to interact with a variety of individuals in a professional, courteous and tactful manner
Ability to remain current in the field of nursing
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong organizational and problem solving skills
Knowledge and understanding of basic computer skills; ability to type accurately and use computer to carry out various job responsibilities
Understanding of and agreement with Northwestern’s Declaration of Christian Community and Doctrinal Statement is essential
Ability to pass a background check upon hire and periodically throughout the course of employment
Work Environment: The work environment involves working in a suburban, Christian university, working alongside those with a demonstrated commitment and personal relationship with Jesus Christ, a commitment to the mission and values of the University, and an agreement to abide by all University policies.
About University of Northwestern St Paul
University of Northwestern - St. Paul is an evangelical, non-denominational Christian institution offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Northwestern is an intentional community of faith, living, and learning located in St. Paul, Minnesota. Since 1902, Northwestern has been committed to providing Christ-centered, academically excellent education for men and women from around the world. Northwestern’s 100-acre campus is nestled along the shores of Lake Johanna. The downtown areas of both Saint Paul and Minneapolis can be reached within 15 minutes, providing easy access to hundreds of cultural and recreational activities in the Twin Cities.