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Full-time Associate Degree Nursing Faculty

In a learner-centered environment, primary responsibilities include teaching the assigned load in the nursing program, maintaining professional development in nursing and education, and contributing to curriculum development and evaluation in collaboration with others.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

 

1. Provide a syllabus or outline to each nursing student which includes at least:

  1. The title of the course
  2. The number of theory hours, if applicable
  3. The number of clinical and laboratory hours combined, if applicable and of this combined number: the total number of planned clinical hours and he total number of planned laboratory hours
  4. The course description
  5. The course objectives and outcomes
  6. The teaching strategies, including the job title, credentials or other information describing the background of an individual providing course content, whose qualifications are directly related to the course.
  7. The methods of evaluation
  8. The name of the faculty who will be teaching the course

  9. The name of teaching assistants that will teach the course, or provide instruction in laboratory or clinical settings, as directed by faculty

  10. The required textbooks and other bibliography of learning resources

2. Design and implement teaching strategies that will assist a nursing student to meet the course objectives or outcomes

 

3. Direct and supervise the activities of a teaching assistant, if utilized

 

4. Evaluate each nursing student’s achievement and progress with input from the teaching assistant or preceptor, if 
utilized.

 

5. At the conclusion of each course, the faculty responsible for teaching the course shall:

  • Compare the number of planned clinical hours as established in the syllabus with the number of clinical hours actually provided to students and report the course data to the administrator.
  • Compare the number of planned laboratory hours as established in the syllabus with the number of laboratory hours actually provided to students and report the data to the administrator                  

 

6. Develop and revise the nursing curriculum through using creativity in designing and implementing teaching strategies that will assist the nursing student to meet the course objectives and outcomes.

 

7. Develop and revise program policies for the ADN program congruent with the OAC and the policies of Belmont College.

 

8. Serve as a resource person to (a) other nursing faculty both full- and part-time, (b) other Belmont faculty in their pursuit of basic skills and adjunct courses.

 

9. Attend faculty meetings and special functions of the College as well as participate in continually personal and professional development.

 

10. Maintain academic standards and integrity through demonstrating expertise in independent decision making, and incorporating the nursing program’s philosophy, goals and objectives.

 

11. Participate in a systematic plan of nursing curriculum and program evaluation.

 

12. Serve on assigned or voluntary committees and/or as an officer of both the nursing faculty and College faculty.

 

13. Adhere to College and faculty policies including the maintenance of office hours as outlined in the union contract

 

14. Other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities of Faculty, teaching assistants and preceptors in a clinical setting (OAC) 4723-5-20

  1. A faculty member of a nursing education program is responsible for planning the student’s clinical experience and for evaluating the student’s performance. Clinical nursing experiences are assigned by faculty based on course objectives and student learning needs. Faculty, teaching assistants or preceptors shall supervise student practice by providing guidance, direction and support appropriate to the clinical situation.
  2. Supervision of a nursing student shall be provided for each clinical experience involving the delivery of nursing care to an individual or group of individuals. This supervision shall be provided only by a faculty member, teaching assistant or preceptor who meets the qualifications set forth in rule 4723-5-10 of the Administrative Code for a registered nursing education program, or rule 4723-5-11 of the Administrative Code for a practical nursing education program.
  3. All experiences for a nursing student in a clinical setting involving the delivery of nursing care to an individual or group of individuals shall be performed under the direction of a faculty member who functions only as a faculty member during the nursing student’s clinical experience. The faculty member providing direction shall:
    1. Establish clinical objectives or outcomes within the framework of the course in which the student is enrolled.
    2. Communicate clinical objectives or outcomes to:
      1. the student;
      2. the teaching assistant and preceptor, if utilized; and
      3. the staff at the clinical site;
    3. Provide for orientation of each student to the clinical site, including introduction to staff.
    4. Make assignments, in conjunction with the teaching assistant or preceptor, if utilized, for the student’s 
experience, consistent with the specific objectives or outcomes of the course in which the student is 
enrolled.
    5. Provide supervision of each student in accordance with Rule 4723-5-20 of the Administrative Code; and
    6. Evaluate the student’s experience, achievement, and progress in relation to the clinical objectives or 
outcomes, with input from the teaching assistant or preceptor, if utilized.
    7. The faculty member may assign an observational experience as appropriate to meet course objectives.
    8. The faculty or teaching assistant to student ratio for direct patient care experiences shall be no greater a 
ratio than ten students to one faculty or teaching assistant, or a smaller ratio in clinical settings where 
necessary to ensure the safe delivery of nursing care.
    9. The teaching assistant or preceptor providing supervision of a nursing student shall at least:
      1. Have competence in the area of clinical practice in which the teaching assistant or preceptor is providing supervision to a student.
      2. Design, at the direction a faculty member, the student’s clinical experience to achieve the stated objectives or outcomes of the nursing course in which the student is enrolled.
      3. Clarify with the faculty member
  •   The role of the teaching assistant or preceptor
  •   The responsibilities of the faculty member
  •   The course and clinical objectives or outcomes
  •   The clinical experience evaluation tool
  1. Contribute to the evaluation of the student’s performance by providing information to the faculty member and the student regarding the student’s achievement of established objectives or outcomes.
  2. A preceptor shall provide supervision to no more than two nursing students at any one time, provided the circumstances are such that the preceptor can adequately supervise the practice of both students.
  3. Plan the rotation of the nurse student group for clinical experience.
  4. Maintain an adequate system of records for the school and clinical lab experience.
  5. Investigate and study trends, and developments in nursing practices and education.
  6. Guide and counsel students in educational and personal adjustments.
  7. Identify general health and welfare of the associate degree nursing student according to policy.
  8. Provide instruction at off campus sites as assigned.
  9. Adhere to College and faculty policies including the maintenance of five office hours weekly.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned.

In addition, full-time Associate Degree Nursing Faculty are responsible for adhering to the requirements of the following Belmont College general full-time faculty position description:

  1. Maintain the academic standards and integrity of the program.
  2. Develop, execute, evaluate, and update the course syllabi and provide Belmont College with the most 
recent official copy in electronic format.
  3. Prepare daily lesson plans, course outlines, and other instructional materials as needed for effective 
instruction.
  4. Develop, teach, and evaluate all assigned courses incorporating active learning strategies.
  5. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate examinations and other assessment methodologies.
  6. Recommend and order texts and other instructional materials to be used for instructional functions.
  7. Maintain a schedule of available office hours for consultation with students and others as may be required.
  8. Guide and counsel the student in her/his educational adjustments. Refer students for counseling and 
tutoring when necessary.
  9. Recognize and adapt teaching style to the educational needs of the individual students.
  10. Communicate tact and impartiality in dealing with students and student related problems.
  11. Demonstrate expertise in independent decision making incorporating goals and objectives of the course.
  12. Demonstrate competency in use of email, voice mail, and word processing.
  13. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate assessment strategies to measure Core Learning Outcomes and 
direct measures of student learning.
  14. Perform instructional duties as assigned.
  15. Provide instruction at off-campus sites as assigned.
  16. Submit attendance and grades for assigned students electronically as required and maintain appropriate 
grading documentation.
  17. Plan, attend, and assist with student, faculty, and college activities including Math Counts.
  18. Participate in enrollment management including marketing, recruitment, and retention of students.
  19. Attend department faculty meetings.
  20. Maintain ongoing professional development.
  21. Establish and maintain professional communication and working relationships with all college faculty, 
administration, and staff.
  22. Serve on assigned or voluntary committees, governance teams, and task forces, and/or as an officer of 
the Faculty Council.
  23. Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate College and faculty policies, including FERPA.
  24. As needed, assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Engagement and the Director of 
Nursing in the preparation of course descriptions and instructional schedules.
  25. Recommend to the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Engagement and the Director of 
Nursing curriculum changes and/or revisions that will improve the instructional process. May be 
assigned to assist in the development of new related proposed technologies.
  26. Design, implement, and evaluate a systematic plan for program evaluation in collaboration with the Vice 
President of Academic Affairs & Student Engagement and the Director of Nursing.
  27. Assist the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Student Engagement and the Director of Nursing in all 
advisory committee functions.
  28. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  1. Completion of an approved professional nursing education program; and.
  2. Experience for at least two years in the practice as a registered nurse
  3. A master’s degree in nursing:
  • *  If the individual does not possess a bachelor of science in nursing degree, the master’s or other academic degree, including, but not limited to a Ph.D., shall be in nursing.
  • *  If the individual possesses a bachelor of science in nursing degree, the master’s degree may be, but is not required to be, in nursing;
  1. Current, active licensure as a registered nurse in Ohio.

To apply, complete application at http://www.belmontcollege.edu/about-us/resources/human-resources/employment- application/. A cover letter, resume, and three professional references must be included or emailed separately to employment@belmontcollege.edu.

 

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