Reporting directly to the Campus Associate Dean Nursing Academics (theory) or Manager
Clinical Faculty (clinical) Campus Dean and/or Program Chair, the Instructor I, Nursing (Undergraduate) supports the University in
fulfillment of its mission, purpose and goals. Focuses extensively on facilitating student learning associated with prescribed course and
program learning outcomes. Provides professional leadership and support, and serves as an educator, role model, mentor and facilitator.
Creates an educational environment which fosters innovation, responsiveness, and accountability. Provides
and is actively engaged in relevant department initiatives. Supports University, Campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure
compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet student learning,
workplace and placement expectations. Actively and substantively participates in assessment of student learning activities to maximize the
potential for students to learn what is necessary to meet prescribed outcomes. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.
- Must have the minimum higher education background required by the program.
- Must provide
a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including, but not limited to: education theory and
practice, current concepts relative to specific subjects one will be teaching, current clinical practice experience or distance education
techniques and delivery.
- Master’s degree in specialty field required.
- Graduates from the West Coast University Master of
Science in Nursing program who meet the minimum experience requirement as a registered nurse are eligible for consideration as a clinical
faculty immediately following graduation.
- If applicable, certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required.
California, must meet the Board of Registered Nursing requirements as stipulated in their statutes:
- Section 1425(c) states, ” An
instructor shall meet the following minimum qualifications: 1425(a)(1) A Master or higher degree from an accredited college or university
which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration. If degree other than in nursing submit information verifying course
work in nursing education.”
- 1425(c)(3) Completion of at least one (1) years’ experience teaching courses related to registered
nursing or completion of a post-baccalaureate course which includes PRACTICE IN TEACHING REGISTERED NURSING. Submit official course
description to verify course content.
- 1425(c)(2) Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in the nursing
area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by: (A) One (1) year’s continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing
direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated nursing area; or (B) One (1) academic year or of registered nurse level clinical
teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent.
unencumbered Registered Nurse License in state with no pending actions against one’s license required; other current professional licensure
by state or national board if applicable (e.g. Family Nurse Practitioner, FNP).
Must meet and maintain the qualifications and
standards set forth by the state Board of Nursing for nursing faculty if required for assigned subject matter instruction.
and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accrediting body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of
obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.
maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.
Clinical RN – Must have
approval by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) (if required by the state) prior to assuming the role of clinical faculty member.
Current certification in basic life support procedures including healthcare provide CPR with an Automated External Defibrillator.
Health certifications for an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Category I classified position (potential for exposure
to infectious diseases at work). As an essential component of the West Coast University infection-control program immunizations and
tuberculosis clearance documentation is required in accordance with current CDC and OSHA recommendations and guidelines for Health-Care
Personnel. Below are health certification details which are subject to change as required by OSHA and CDC.
Immunizations – based on the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Recommended Immunizations for Health-Care Personnel (HCP),
all HCPs must submit documentation of immunization to Hepatitis B (HB) (series of three doses with anti-HBs serologic testing 1-2 months
after dose #3), proof of immunity to Hepatitis B, or a signed declination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella (chickenpox); and
Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (booster every 10 years). Highly recommended immunizations for the HCP include COVID-19, Influenza
(yearly), Hepatitis A, and Pneumonia. For some individuals, a titer test will be indicated vs. vaccinations. Titer tests showing immunity to
listed pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative response require appropriate immunizations and follow-up titers must be
completed and submitted. If one or more of the listed immunizations are contraindicated, documentation must be submitted clearly identifying
the reason(s). Clinical laboratory reports with facility stamp and medical doctor’s signature are required.
Clearance – the CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings are
intended to protect the HCP and patients.
Two Options (consult with supervisor for specific program requirements)
(1) The TB
screening program consists of two major components: (1) baseline single test for M. tuberculosis infection and (2) serial
testing/screening for M. tuberculosis infection. The HCP must have a baseline single test followed by serial skin testing once per
year. If the HCP has a baseline positive result or has previously had a positive result, a chest radiograph must be completed to exclude a
diagnosis of TB disease. Thereafter, every year the HCP must receive a symptom screen.
(2) The TB blood test (also called
interferon-gamma release assays or IGRAs) measures how the immune system reacts to the bacteria that cause TB. An IGRA measures how strong a
person’s immune system reacts to TB bacteria by testing the person’s blood in a laboratory. IGRAs are the preferred method of TB infection
testing for people who have received bacille Calmette-Guerin (BCG) as this is a vaccine for TB disease. There is no problem with repeated
IGRAs. Two IGRAs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and are available in the United States: (1) QuantiFERON®-TB
Gold In-Tube test (QFT-GIT) and (2) T-SPOT®.TB test (T-Spot). Positive IGRA: This means that the HCP has been infected with TB
bacteria. Additional tests are needed to determine if the HCP has latent TB infection or TB disease. A health care worker will then provide
treatment as needed. Negative IGRA: This means that the HCP’s blood did not react to the test and that latent TB infection or TB
disease is not likely.
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