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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Description

Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pharmacology, mental health nursing, and community health care practices.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Demonstrate patient care in clinical units of hospitals.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Mentor junior and adjunct faculty members.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain a clinical practice.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Coordinate training programs with area universities, clinics, hospitals, health agencies, or vocational schools.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

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