The role of the faculty is to facilitate individual and group opportunities of learning that allow students to meet the educational outcomes of the BSN Nursing Program. To achieve these outcomes, faculty and students form a partnership in an atmosphere of care and mutual respect.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
- Plan, prepare, and organize a variety of culturally relevant teaching/learning strategies and instructional material for clinical, lab, and/or simulation
- Instruct students in clinical, lab, and/or simulation under the oversight of master’s prepared faculty.
- Prepare and maintain student records related to course room and learning activities.
- Maintain scheduled office hours and availability to assist students with learning difficulties.
- Responsible for: completing the syllabus according to department and college guidelines, placement of all course documents on Brightspace, posting final grades to JICS, and posting all course documents to Google Drive/Docs
- Participate in problem solving of student, course, exam, and department issues—and other issues as they arise.
- Participate in the development and evaluation of Nursing Department policies and procedures. Participate in ongoing assessment and revision of the Student Nurse Handbook.
- Participate in Nursing Advisory Committee meetings.
- Attend nursing department meetings; responsible for various action plans arising from department meetings. Responsible for reporting back to the team on solutions/outcomes in the areas of responsibility.
- Demonstrate proficiency in Learning Management System, instructional technology, computer programs, and other computerized teaching tools as needed for their particular areas of responsibility in didactic and/or clinical.
- Demonstrate teamwork; assist others, communicate and collaborate to contribute to the overall functioning of the department.
- Mentoring new faculty as assigned.
- Other duties as assigned.
Clinical Instruction (if applicable; teaching is reduced to take the place of clinical instruction) 15%
- Maintain ongoing and collaborative work relationships with nursing faculty members, clinical facilities, students, and close communication with the Chair of Nursing.
- Effectively communicate clinical guidelines and procedures to students.
- Support student learning throughout the clinical learning experience by maintaining open and professional communication with students and clinical preceptors.
- Maintain communication with students regarding their clinical project for support and to reinforce learning.
- Complete assessment and evaluation tools as requested.
- Attend all staff meetings in the clinical facility if applicable.
- Advise students on a program of study.
- Refer students to appropriate college and community resources.
- Assist students in the course registration process.
- Help students explore their program of study and specific courses based on the students’ short and long-term career and educational plans.
College Service 5%
- Serve on college committees as appropriate.
- Participate in college activities for students.
- Participate in college and reservation-wide cultural activities.
- Attend college-wide staff/faculty meetings and in-services.
Professional Development 5%
- Participate in professional organizations.
- Achieve advanced degrees and certification.
- Maintain proficiency in areas of responsibility of teaching and/or clinical practice.
- Attends selected professional development activities.
- Utilizes ongoing peer review in self-evaluation.
Creative and Scholarly Work 5%
- Participate in research related to Native American Health Care.
- Participate in creative activities such as scholarly writing, presentations, etc.
Community/Professional Service 5%
- Participate in professional and/or civic activities contributing to health care, professional nursing, or nursing education.
- Promote community awareness of SKC Nursing Program.
- Nursing faculty will hold a minimum of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree and a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from both an accredited nursing program and college. If a BSN prepared nurse is currently enrolled in a master’s program, they will be considered as a qualified applicant.
- Nursing education experience preferred.
- Faculty shall hold an unencumbered, active license as a Registered Nurse in Montana or be eligible to apply for one via reciprocity from another state. Recent acute care experience is preferred.
- Faculty will possess a clear background check.