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Southeastern Community College Nursing Instructor in West Burlington, Iowa

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Job Title Nursing Instructor

Classification Title

Rank Instructor

Tenure Information Term

Job Description

The nursing instructor at Southeastern Community College provides educational services as assigned, in accordance with general college guidelines, board policies, and administrative guidelines. The individual instructor is the key to the successful accomplishment of the nursing education program goals. The instructor is part of the Health Professions Division and reports to the Associate Dean of Nursing. His/her attitude, personality, knowledge, skills, and motivation contribute to the creation of an effective learning environment. Familiarity with the comprehensive community college philosophy is highly desired.

The primary qualifications include meeting position and education requirements established by the college’s Quality Faculty Plan with additional requirements determined by the position held. The nursing instructor position functions under the auspices of the Iowa Board of Nursing.


Provide classroom/lab/clinical/simulation instruction and evaluation over PN and/or ADN level nursing students in a variety of nursing areas as assigned; maintain currency in all areas of the nursing curriculum; collaborate with the nursing team for development and evaluation of the nursing program; participate in faculty and other institutional meetings as directed; provide leadership and mentoring of clinical adjunct instructors in tandem with the dean and clinical coordinator. Day, evening and/or weekend hours may be required to accommodate the schedule of students.

Functions of faculty:

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the purpose, philosophy/mission, and outcomes of the program.

  • Design, implement, evaluate, and revise the curriculum as demonstrated in the program evaluation plan.

  • Provide students with written policies as specified.

  • Participate in academic advisement and guidance of students.

  • Provide for admission, progression, and graduation of students.

  • Provide for student evaluation, self-evaluation, and peer evaluation of teaching effectiveness.

  • Participate in activities to ensure competency in areas of responsibility.

The term of employment is as per the Bargaining Agreement between the SCC Board of Trustees and the SCCHEA , employment contract, and relevant policies of the Board of Trustees.

This position will have an extended contract to compensate for the summer assignment.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved nursing program.

  • Must be a licensed Registered Nurse in the state of Iowa with an active and unencumbered license.

  • Master’s degree in Nursing required or making annual progress towards an advanced degree. Master’s degree or higher in Nursing Education preferred.

  • Two years of experience in clinical nursing required; five years preferred.

  • Two years of experience in nursing education preferred; knowledge of the course and curriculum development process, active and collaborative instructional techniques, instructional materials, as well as knowledge of the educational processes for adult learners preferred.

  • Strong human relations and interpersonal skills to interact positively and effectively with diverse populations.

  • Ability to use instructional technology and computer software applications to perform work duties.

  • Ability to interpret policies and regulations in the performance of work duties including but not limited to Board Policies, Administrative Guidelines, and the State of Iowa administrative rules and regulations, Iowa Board of Nursing regulations, and Nursing program accreditation standards.

  • Excellent communication skills (listening, speaking, writing).

  • Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion and perform with a high level of personal and professional integrity and ethics.

  • Must be able to work cooperatively with health officials, other agencies, faculty and students, staff, and administrators.

  • Must have the ability to make effective decisions in day-to-day operations.

  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Must meet Iowa Core Performance Standards and Essential Functions for Healthcare Professionals.

Other qualifications and responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Ability to motivate, interact and communicate effectively with students, faculty, administration, industry, and the general public in a civil and respectful manner.

  • Participate in annual review and revision of course goals, course development, implementation, and related testing and grading policies.

  • Actively participate in a new or revised course or program design and modification; including curriculum, syllabi, course outlines, and course standards according to the college’s approved curricular guidelines.

  • Meet with classes regularly and promptly according to the schedule and maintain regular posted office hours.

  • Participate in student assessment activities and reports as directed by the Assessment Council.

  • Participate in college activities and initiatives beyond instructional duties including recruitment and retention, advising, and membership on standing committees.

  • Supervise students according to the curricular requirements of the course/program. This may include work-study students, internships/preceptorships, clinical, and other work-based experiences.

  • Implement varied and/or supplemental learning activities to compensate for and/or accommodate individual student needs.

  • Willingness to teach using SCC’s learning management system ( LMS ) and in online and/or hybrid format(s).

  • Actively participate in the budget process of the college, including timely requests for instructional materials.

  • Promptly reports unsafe practices, in accordance with the nursing program and college policies and guidelines, including classroom/lab/clinical safety, following also the college’s program standards and judicial codes.

  • Actively supports the college’s non-discrimination policy and conscientiously complies with the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act.

  • Assume full responsibility for the development and maintenance of a current individual Professional Development Plan ( PDP ), in accordance with standards set forth in the college’s Board approved Quality Faculty Plan ( QFP ).

  • Exhibit commitment to the comprehensive community college philosophy.

  • Model professional behaviors, values, and attitudes for students, colleagues, and the community.

  • Maintain professional growth and continuing education requirements by attending conferences, participating in workshops, and keeping abreast of developments in the nursing profession.

  • Demonstrate a willingness to work with others as a team member.

  • The assignment will be at the Keokuk or West Burlington campus with the flexibility and adaptability to accept teaching assignments at both SCC campuses required as well as other off-campus sites within the college district and be adaptable to a variety of classroom and clinical settings as academic business dictates.

    Preferred Qualifications

SCC’s Department of Nursing is committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

EEO Statement Summary

It is the policy of Southeastern Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, employment, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

Individuals having questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy should contact Title IX / Equity Coordinator, Southeastern Community College, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339 Email: OCR ( .

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F060P

Open Date 05/06/2024

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please answer the screening questions and make sure and upload your resume, cover letter and transcripts in order to be considered for the position. Thank you.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    • How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
(Open Ended Question)

    • Are you currently a Registered Nurse with active and unencumbered licensure in the State of Iowa?
  • Yes

  • No

    • Have you earned a Master's Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning?
  • Yes

  • No

    • How many years of experience in clinical nursing do you have?
  • 0 - 1 years

  • 2 - 4 years

  • 5 or more years

    • Briefly describe your work history and professional experiences.

(Open Ended Question)

    • How would your background and experiences strengthen the academic department in nursing?

(Open Ended Question)

    • How would you go about being an advocate and resource for the use of technology in the teaching and learning process?

(Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents

  • Resume

  • Cover Letter

  • Transcript #1

    Optional Documents

  • Letter of Recommendation

  • Transcript #2

  • Transcript #3

  • Transcript #4

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Pursuant to the Campus Security Act of 1990 (Publ. L. 101-542), colleges and universities are required to provide information about crime and crime statistics. Prospective students and employees may review the Southeastern Community College annual crime statistics

Report by contacting: Student Services, Southeastern Community College, P.O. Box 180, 1500 W. Agency Road, West Burlington, IA 52655 - 0180 or on - line at

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1500 West Agency Rd

West Burlington, Iowa 52655

Phone: (866) 722-4692

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