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Nursing Instructor

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to: Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at

Position Details


Job Title Nursing Instructor
Department Health Sciences & Outdoor Education
Location Sheridan
Desired Start Date 08/28/2017
Hiring Range
Full Salary Range
Benefits Summary

Employer paid retirement plan (16.37% employer paid; .25% employee paid)

Group Health, Dental and Life Insurance, including Flex Benefits

Four days per year paid personal leave

Paid medical, emergency and bereavement leave

Employee and family tuition waivers

Three free meals per week in modern campus dining facility

Free easy-access parking

Collaborative work environment

Onsite fitness center and walking track

Verizon, Microsoft, Dell and HP employee discounts

Professional development

Months Worked Annually Full-time 9 months
Typical Work Schedule

TBD Per Faculty Schedule

Position Information

Posting Number 20150183P
Job Posting Date 07/27/2017
Initial Review Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

With administrative guidance from the Director of Nursing, the Nursing Instructor is directly responsible and accountable for ensuring the fulfillment of educational goals and objectives of the nursing program, and ensuring program compliance with applicable nursing education regulatory agencies. These responsibilities require leadership in both the academic and clinical settings; participating in educational planning; evaluating student performance; motivating and advising students; and generating program reports as needed. This is a nine-month contract with a load ranging from 240-280 contact hours.

Supervisory and Management Responsibility:

Other nursing faculty who are being mentored, and laboratory assistants as assigned.

Supervises students in lab and clinical settings.

Reports To Assistant Director of Nursing

Master’s degree in nursing or nursing education is preferred for full-time appointment. Faculty members may be hired without a master’s degree in nursing but must earn a master’s degree in nursing or nursing education in accordance with on-hire education plan within five years from date of hire. (Complies with Wyoming State Board of Nursing, governing organization, and governing organization’s accrediting agency requirements.)

Graduation from an accredited school of nursing.

Current licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Wyoming.

Clinical skills to supervise students in three of six areas (med-surg.; OB; psych.; OR, ER, ICU; long term; community, other).

Current BLS for Healthcare Providers or obtains prior to start of employment.

Must successfully pass a background check and drug screen.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Possess exceptional organizational skills.

Maintain strict confidentiality.

Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a wide range of individuals and constituencies.

Analyze and solve basic and routine problems.

Interpret college policies and procedures.

Work as a team member and foster a cooperative work environment.

All nursing faculty will work a combination of class, lab, and clinical as needed by the department.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements

Work is performed primarily indoors in a standard office, classroom, clinical lab, or clinical healthcare environment. There is exposure to hazards related to working in medical waste and/or sharp equipment.

Subject to walking, sitting, standing, bending, reaching, kneeling, and stooping. Frequent lifting of objects up to 30 pounds. Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines. Near vision sufficient to read written communication and computer display screens. Adequate hearing to communicate efficiently in person and by phone.

Work flexible hours as needed. May require work during evening, night, weekend hours.

Travel between campus buildings, clinical sites, and to other locations may be indicated. A valid driver’s license or dependable transportation required.

About Northern Wyoming Community College District

Sheridan College is located in historic Sheridan, WY at the foot of the beautiful Big Horn Mountains, minutes away from a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Sheridan is ranked “America’s Top Western Town” by True West magazine and is a vibrant community. Sheridan College is a vital component in the community.

Gillette College is located in Gillette, WY, the county seat of Campbell County. Located midway between the Big Horn Mountains to the West and the Black Hills of South Dakota to the east. Gillette is a growing, family-friendly community and enjoys a very strong economy due to energy-related industries located there.

NWCCD also includes campus sites in Buffalo, Wyoming and its Spear-O-Wigwam Mountain Campus in the Big Horn Mountains.


Minimum two years’ full-time experience in clinical nursing.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcripts will be required and may be attached to your online application documents under “Transcripts” and for additional space, under “Other Documents” or emailed to:

Letters of recommendation are highly recommended and can be attached to your online application documents (up to three letters), or may be sent to Human Resources at

Job Duties

These are the job duties for required of the position.

Percentage of time 15

Serve as faculty with professional, academic, scholarship, and collaborative responsibilities consistent with the mission and philosophy of both the College and the Nursing Program. Demonstrate competence in nursing education principles, teaching, assessment of learning, and curriculum development. Demonstrate expertise, enthusiasm, and creativity in teaching to produce an environment where learning and self-improvement occur.

Percentage of time 25

Teach nursing courses in accordance with course objectives, the established syllabi, and
the schedule of classes in a classroom/lab/clinical setting over the course of an academic
year. Participate in and contribute to the team-teaching of classroom courses and model
team-enhancing behavior for students. Participate in ongoing evaluation and continuous
improvement of curriculum and course content; evaluate student learning outcomes.
Maintain accurate student records of grades, attendance, and performance.

Percentage of time 15

Serve as a faculty advisor for nursing students. Provide advice and assist students with instructional needs and successful program completion. Refer students to student support services as needed. Maintain comprehensive notes for each advising session. Keep a current schedule of office hours to accommodate student learning and advising needs.

Percentage of time 10

Participate in national accreditation and Board of Nursing approval activities. Assist with program assessment measures, analysis of results and implementation strategies. Actively participate in nursing faculty and other program meetings.

Percentage of time 10

Create and pursue a plan for professional development to keep pace with changes and advances in teaching, learning, and in one’s area of expertise. Willingness to dedicate and commit to pursue continuing education, which may include higher educational degrees and/or certifications, and advance current knowledge of and practice in the profession.

Percentage of time 10

Engage in the assessment of community and regional educational needs and assist the department in meeting those needs consistent with the College mission and program purposes. Demonstrate ability to network and promote the program within the community and to develop clinical education relationships.

Percentage of time 10

Participate in College activities including attendance at faculty meetings, graduation and other college events; sitting on search/hiring committees; membership on college/division committees; and, engaging in student events (orientation, award ceremonies, and club activities).

Percentage of time 5

Perform other duties as delegated and deemed appropriate. The above duties and responsibilities are not an all-inclusive list. Individuals in this position may be asked to perform a wide range of related tasks, within the scope of their education and/or qualifications. All faculty share the responsibility of doing what is required to enhance the College and the Nursing Program.

Supplemental Questions

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    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Letter of Recommendation 1
  3. Other Documents
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3