FT Instructor Nursing

COCHISE COLLEGE   Sierra Vista, AZ   Full-time     Education
Posted on May 8, 2024
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FT Instructor Nursing - Start Aug 2024

Salary $71,615.00 - $91,520.00 Annually
Location  Downtown Center - District Wide,  Sierra Vista, AZ
Job Type Full-time
Job Number 2401447-000254
Division FT Academics - Nursing and Allied Health
Departments FT Nursing and Allied Health - Nursing
Opening Date 04/09/2024
FLSA Exempt
Remote Work Eligible No
Pay Grade Faculty
Duration/Parameters Full-time; Academic Year

Position Summary

Position Summary: The Instructor of Nursing is responsible for the instruction of nursing students in the didactic, skills lab, and clinical areas. Providing a quality education for program students and performing instructional-related duties and responsibilities in accordance with the philosophy, mission, policies and procedures of the college and the nursing program; serving as a teacher, mentor and facilitator of learning.  

Essential Functions: As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY, and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.

Note: Cochise College requires a post offer, pre-employment background screening of all employees.

Salary is dependent upon qualifications. Minimum rate is Masters’ degree prepared five years experience. Maximum rate in Doctorate degree prepared and ten or more years of full-time, professional relevant experience.  The advertised wage range for this position includes an industry impact stipend of $20,000. 

This position is open until filled, with applications reviewed upon receipt.  The the job posting may close at any time.

Marketing Statement

Cochise College serves the residents of Cochise County from two campuses and four centers throughout Southern Arizona with panoramic views of five different mountain ranges. The college has been recognized nationally for its cost, return on investment, and high success rate; providing over 90 general and technical education programs leading to a variety of workforce certificates and associate degrees.  The college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a designated Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).


2023 Fortune Ranks Sierra Vista Best Places to Live For Families

Our City:  Best Place for Families to Live in U.S. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities: Within the scope of college policies and procedures, this position:

Teaches assigned nursing courses and maintains written instructional standards; facilitates instruction using alternative delivery methods as needed; informs students in writing of instructional standards; posts and maintains office hours; participates in the assessment of student learning outcomes; establishes, maintains and submits accurate student and instructional records in a timely manner 

Develops new courses, curriculum, instructional materials, and evaluation tools; reviews and updates course outlines, textbooks, and course procedure sheets for Nursing courses; assists with the preparation of course proposals, curriculum updates and the construction of degree/certificate programs

Applies and maintains standards of quality operating methods, processes, systems, and procedures; implements changes as necessary to maintain a successful Nursing program; integrates knowledge of industry trends and professional training to continuously improve program quality

Participates in Nursing course scheduling, department, division and college meetings; participates in on-going maintenance for the Systematic Evaluation Plan (SEP) for ACEN accreditation serves on college committees as assigned

Incorporates the Core Competencies of Academic Nurse Educators as defined by the National League of Nursing (NLN)

Participates in nursing student advisement assignments

Contributes to new faculty development and new faculty mentorship when assigned

Performs other related duties as assigned

General Expectations: Employees are expected to accomplish assigned duties in an efficient, effective and competent manner and to strive for improvement and excellence in all work performed. Additionally, employees must understand the comprehensive role of the community college and cooperate and work harmoniously with students, faculty and staff, and the public. Employees will follow all college policies, rules, regulations and guidelines as they relate to this position.


Education and Experience; Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Nursing or Nursing Education from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning recognized by the US Department of Education, with Advance Practice Certification preferred
  • Arizona Registered Nurses Licensure
  • Current Heath Care Provider CPR Certification
  • Five years of experience as a professional Registered Nurse
  • Arizona DPS Fingerprint clearance card for clinical access
  • Successful completion of Cochise College’s Medical History and Physical

An equivalent combination of education and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved may be considered.

 Preferred Qualifications:

Three years’ teaching experience in nursing education, preferably in a community college setting

Exceptional organizational and interpersonal skills

Expertise in providing skills training and individual or small group tutoring


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and ability to follow college policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of trends, developments, new technologies affecting the Nursing program
  • Knowledge of curriculum and program development
  • Knowledge of public relations/marketing practices and methods
  • Skill in current technologies and word processing, database, presentation, and spreadsheet software, specifically Microsoft Office applications
  • Skill in instructing students from diverse cultures and/or backgrounds
  • Skill in using authentic assessment to evaluate students’ needs and progress
  • Skill in creating, adapting, and implementing student-directed, participatory, project-based curriculum
  • Skill in integrating technology into curriculum and other educational services
  • Ability to maintain an awareness of new instructional technology and advances in teaching and learning
  • Ability to learn new skills for enhancing and developing instructional programs
  • Ability to participate in assessment and evaluation processes
  • Ability to participate in continuous improvement processes and strategies
  • Ability to relate to a diverse population and to maintain composure when faced with difficult situations
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with an attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while contributing to team environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, and to relate to others in a professional, helpful manner
  • Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems and to maintain strict confidentiality related to sensitive information
  • Ability to analyze problems, identifies solutions, and takes appropriate action to resolve problems using independent judgment and decision-making processes
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other department staff, faculty, students and the public

Work Environment & Physical Requirements

Work EnvironmentWork is primarily performed under general supervision. Incumbent generally performs work in a typical classroom, clinical, or laboratory settings with appropriate climate controls and includes exposure to biological and chemical hazards.  Online instruction, travel, evening and weekend work may be required. 

Physical Requirements: Essential functions of this position require: lifting, manual dexterity, ability to communicate.

Light Work: Exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently lifting or carrying of objects weighing up to 10 pounds requires a good deal of walking or standing 

 Mental Application:  Utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, critical thinking, adaptability and creative problem-solving skills are important 

Reports toDirector of Nursing