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Instructor of Nursing

New River Community and Technical College

Job Description


Job Summary
The Registered Nursing Clinical Instructor is responsible for the delivery of quality, safe practical nursing education in the clinical, skills lab, and simulation settings.

Nature of Work
Provide clinical education to no more than 10 practical nursing students in a variety of healthcare settings as they progress through three semesters of course work.


Examples of Duties

Distinguishing Characteristics
Performs other functions as required or assigned.  Also complies with all Policies and Standards.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Maintains credentials, licensure, and certifications required for teaching nursing to practical nursing students.
  • Instructs clinical, skills labs, and simulation courses for the Registered Nursing program based on program schedule/calendar needs.
  • Delivers clinical instruction according to the current course content outline and approved course syllabi.
  • Provides students with opportunities to acquire knowledge and practice skills identified in the course learning outcomes using varied and appropriate teaching methods.
  • Prepares for clinical, skills labs, or simulation by selecting appropriate learning experiences that are well organized and related to course learning outcomes.
  • Provides students with a variety of learning modalities including instructional technology in the clinical, skills lab and simulation settings to augment instruction.
  • Orients students to the facility.
  • Conducts weekly pre-briefing and debriefing sessions during pre- and post-clinical conferences to enrich the clinical experience.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of instructional and student policies and procedures as described in the current Practical Nursing Student Handbook and course syllabi.
  • Demonstrates effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates respect for students as individuals.
  • Provides positive role modeling by maintaining a professional relationship with students and modeling professional behaviors such as accessibility, dress, communication, grooming, and regular, timely attendance.
  • Maintains control of the class and effectively and appropriately handles disruptions in the lab or clinical settings.
  • Maintains open communication with the Lead Cohort/Campus Instructor, the Director of the Practical Nursing Program, and the clinical facility staff.
  • Evaluates students' performance weekly, at mid-term and at the end of the semester using the appropriate course evaluation tool.
  • Counsel students when appropriate and documents the event using the Student Counseling Form.
  • Grades assignments using appropriate grading rubrics in a timely manner with constructive comments.
  • Documents grades in the Brightspace Learning Management System.
  • Communicates students' clinical and lab progress, concerns, absences, and counseling to the Lead Cohort Instructor and the Director off Practical Nursing in a timely manner.
  • Maintains the student clinical skills performance record and communicates need for remediation within 24 hours to the student and the Lead Cohort/Campus instructor.
  • Provides a safe clinical learning environment by assigning appropriate patient care consistent with the student's academic/experience level, ensuring the student is familiar with equipment, following safety protocols of the clinical facility, providing the student with the information required to safely care for the assigned patient, and observing the student during all medication administration and invasive procedures.
  • Performs other related duties accompanying the position.

Professional Development

  • Compliance training is to be completed routinely and timely.
  • Participate in additional professional development opportunities through LinkedIn Learning and professional organization affiliations.



Minimum Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Registered Nurse currently licensed in West Virginia
  • Have experience as a registered professional nurse within 3 years immediately preceding employment as a (full or part-time) faculty member.
  • Have to be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, preferably in nursing, with completion within 5-7 years of date of hire as demonstrated by submission of transcripts to the program coordinator.
  • Have 3 years of experience as a registered professional nurse which should include: 2 years of patient side nursing care experience in an acute, intermediate or long-term care clinical facility; and 1-year experience in one or more of the following areas: teaching supervision or administration: and present evidence of continuing education.     


Supplemental Information

Education Level-Nursing
Bachelor's Degree-Required
Master's Degree-Preferred

In addition to the knowledge/education, the following related work experience is typically required, for this position.  An equivalent combination of education and recent, related experience may be acceptable.
 Experience                    Have experience as a registered
                                        professional nurse within 3 years
                                        immediately preceding employment

                                        Have 3 years of experience as a registered
                                        professional nurse which should include: 2
                                        years of patient side nursing care
                                        experience in an acute, intermediate or
                                        long term care clinical facility; and 1-year
                                        experience in one or more of the
                                        following areas: teaching supervision or
                                        administration: and present evidence of  
                                        continuing education.

License or Certification

License or Certification
Valid Driver's License
Unencumbered West Virginia Registered Nurse License

Employees are expected to adhere to the Mission, Values and Vision of the College.  Each employee's position has attributes that contribute to the achievement of these goals.

New River Community and Technical College provides accessible, affordable, quality education and workforce programs to meet the needs of the region it serves.

Shared values guide New River Community and Technical College in fulfilling its mission.  These values influence thoughts, guide decisions, mold policies, and determine courses of action.  Our employees are expected to support and enact these values in our daily work.


  • Commit to the well-being of others.
  • Model behavior that promotes unity.
  • Demonstrate commitment to the College's mission.
  • Promote a caring and supportive environment.
  • Support continuous personal and professional growth.


  • Practice fairness and honesty.
  • Uphold ethical, professional, academic, and financial standards.
  • Ensure transparency.
  • Be accountable


  • Respect the freedom and dignity of each individual.
  • Respect and promote diversity.
  • Promote positive attitudes toward each other.
  • Provide equal opportunity for success.
  • Prepare students and employees to work in a global and diverse environment.


  • Provide service to each other and to the community.
  • Be a responsive member of the community.


  • Pursue truth, learning and quality scholarship.
  • Commit to increasing he knowledge of all individuals associated with the College.
  • Foster lifelong learning.
  • Maintain high standards in our constant pursuit of excellence.

New River Community and Technical College improves students' lives and enriches communities.

This description does not state or imply that the duties listed are the only duties to be performed by the position incumbent.  Justification for information provided in the job description may be requested.  Employees are required to follow job-related instructions and perform other job-related activities assigned by their supervisor.

All requirements are subject to possible modification in order to provide a reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves, students, other employees, or the general public.


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