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Adjunct Professor - Nursing Clinical
DATE:   8/2/2013
JOB TITLE:   Adjunct Professor - Nursing Clinical
DEPARTMENT:   Nursing Department
SECTOR:   Academic Affairs


The Department of Nursing seeks adjunct instructors for clinical nursing courses for pre-licensure nurses in an accelerated track and a traditional four year program. Nurses with clinical expertise in obstetrical nursing, or general medical/surgical nursing are both needed. Clinical rotations are at area hospitals and health care facilities, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 7:30AM to 3:30PM or 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, depending on the location. Some Thursday lab time is desired.  Clinical class size is 10 students per section maximum.


Prepares student clinical assignments and experiences in alignment with the course and program goals and objectives;

Instructs and supervises nursing students as they provide comprehensive care to patients in a variety of clinical settings;

Conducts conferences with students to discuss clinical experiences and application of theory to clinical interactions; 

Evaluate the students’ clinical performance according to the course policy and clinical evaluation instrument, in writing and verbal format to the student;

Maintain a class attendance record;

Be available to answer students’ questions and help them with course content;

Interact with clinical agency personnel to maintain effective  communication to facilitate students’ learning experiences.   


Strong knowledge base in clinical area of expertise;

Knowledge of effective methodologies for clinical instruction for nursing students;

Ability to plan student assignments commensurate with learning needs;

Ability to maintain respectful teacher-student relationship and willingness to foster collegial atmosphere in the clinical setting;

Sound professional judgment and demeanor;

Creativity, initiative and resourcefulness.


Physically capable of performing the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.


Licensed professional nurse in New York State (RN); unrestricted RN license;

Master’s degree in nursing minimum academic credentials;

Experience teaching clinical course preferred.

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