Nursing instructors perform a variety of tasks related to instructing nursing students. They are in charge of teaching assigned classes and developing coursework needed to instruct students in the program. They also support their organization's director and the coordinator of the teaching faculty in organizing the nursing instruction program and implementing the program's standards. Nursing instructors must also stay up to date on their medical education so they can properly instruct their students in the most up-to-date methods and standards. Additionally, the nursing instructor must support the director and coordinator of the teaching faculty in the recruitment of staff and other faculty members.
This job is normally performed in a classroom setting, although these instructors also work in an office to grade assignments, prepare lessons, and meet with students. This is generally a full-time position, but it may also be part time.
Nursing instructors must have a current nursing license. They are also generally required to have at least a bachelor's degree in nursing from an accredited school. On top of this, the nursing instructor generally needs a minimum of three years' experience as a registered or licensed vocational nurse. A nursing instructor must posses strong verbal and written communication skills, as well as organizational and time management skills.
Nursing Instructor Tasks
Provide lessons, assign homework and administer tests.
Supervise clinical and laboratory based training and work.
Develop nursing curriculums, educate and lead lectures on patient care to new and experienced nurses.