Clinical Instructor in Nursing - 070411

Health Sciences

The Department of Nursing in the Beaver College of Health Sciences (BCHS), Appalachian State University invites applications for one full time, non-tenure-track, nine-month or twelve-month option, position in nursing available August 1, 2018.  Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Nursing, the position requires teaching and service responsibilities.  A master of science in nursing or doctor of nursing practice is required.  Candidates who are enrolled in a MSN or DNP program are eligible to apply if all degree requirements will be completed by the date of appointment. 

Required qualifications for the positions include licensure as a registered nurse in good standing, in North Carolina or a compact state, meeting the North Carolina Board of Nursing’s requirements for nurse educator, an earned MSN or DNP by the time of appointment and a commitment to excellence in teaching compatible with the BCHS mission. Special consideration will be given to individuals who have a  minimum of one year full-time teaching in a nursing program, experience with online instruction, simulation lab experience, and clinical expertise in medical/surgical, obstetrics, pediatrics, community/mental health or critical care nursing. All invited candidates will be asked to give a formal presentation during the campus visit. 

The Department of Nursing, has programs including a BSN, a RN to BSN, and a MSN program with a concentration in nursing education.  The RN to BSN and MSN programs are taught in online formats. The BSN and RN to BSN programs are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Accreditation will be sought for the MSN program.  

The successful candidate’s responsibilities may include teaching in the classroom, clinical settings, simulation lab or online in any of the programs.  There are no on-line only teaching positions within the Department of Nursing. Teaching may include capstone projects or thesis committee participation.  In addition, responsibilities include service on committees, advising students, assisting with program development, and participation in official activities of the Department, College, and University. The salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The BCHS is the second largest college at Appalachian with approximately 3300 undergraduate and graduate majors served by 150 faculty and staff. The BCHS was established in 2010 by reorganizing and bringing together existing departments and degree programs to meet the growing healthcare needs in North Carolina and beyond. The College is poised to be the preeminent and most comprehensive academic center for health professionals in western North Carolina. Committed to interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching, scholarship, service, and clinical outreach, the BCHS will transform the health and quality of life for the communities we serve. The BCHS is home to 10 undergraduate and 6 graduate programs of study and is committed to developing new health programs that meet regional needs. In addition, the BCHS is home of the Blue Cross Blue Shield NC  Institute for Health and Human Services, the Human Performance Lab at the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, and has a collaborative partnership with Wake Forest School of Medicine. A new state-of-the-art $80 million, 203,000 square foot facility for the BCHS is to be completed Fall 2018 and will form the cornerstone of the Appalachian Health Science Campus. Nestled high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of northwestern North Carolina, the region is renowned for its scenic beauty and outdoor recreation such as hiking, skiing, biking, fishing, and canoeing, and Boone is conveniently located approximately two hours from Asheville, Charlotte and Greensboro, NC. 

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A complete application consists of the following: (1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, and experience related to the position description; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) official copies of all transcripts; and (4) a list of three professional references including name, current position, email, address, and phone number.  Applications should be submitted electronically (preferably in PDF format) to Dr. Susan H. Lane, Search Committee Chair, Place ‘Applicant last name, first initial, 2017 Clinical Position BCHS DON’ in the email subject line to aid receipt and response to your email application. 

Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/ Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or sexual orientation. Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting Dr. Susan H. Lane at  

Proper documentation of identity and employability of the applicant will be required before the hiring process can be finalized. Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory background report and ability to meet clinical facility requirements.