Nursing Instructor

Website Iowa Lakes Community College

Position:                    Nursing Instructor

Classification:       Faculty

Department:            Nursing

Report to:                             Dean of Health Education

General Job Summary:  This is a full-time position which may include days/evenings/weekend hours on the Emmetsburg Campus providing education to our Nursing IV students that includes current ER/ICU/CCU experience. Primary responsibilities are to deliver classroom instruction and provide clinical supervision for nursing students.

% of TIME                                         Essential Duties/Responsibilities

Constant(67-100%)1.      Effectively organize and teach assigned course work in classrooms and clinical settings in accordance with established or developed syllabi. Assignments may include various delivery formats, methods, work schedules and locations. This may include evening and/or weekend class/clinical assignments.2.      Instruct, supervise and evaluate students in the clinical area as assigned.

3.      Assist with setting up, coordinating and instructing/testing in classroom labs.

4.      Evaluate, report and record student performance and progress according to College and nursing program guidelines.

5.      Maintain current course syllabi and provide student guide for all courses taught.

6.      Monitor student files for properly completed physical exam forms, immunizations, completion of CPR training, and all other necessary documentation and prerequisites.

7.      Maintain established office hours.

8.      Promote and support communications within the Nursing Program, College and community.

Frequent(34-66%)1.      Serve as academic advisor to students in all areas of the nursing program and make referrals when necessary to other College personnel, such as the Executive Dean, Counselor, Financial Aid, etc. for more specialized information and assistance.2.      Coordinate and supervise observational and preceptor experiences.

3.      Facilitate the entry of new nursing students and assist with student recruitment and orientation.

4.      Communicate student progress to Director of Nursing Education.

5.      Participate in Success Planning and due process committee.

6.      Record and report student attendance and grades according to College policy.

Occasional(10-33%)1.      Regularly engage in professional development activities and keep current with developing trends and ideas in profession.2.      Assist in the process of requesting and maintaining instructional equipment and supplies for classroom/laboratory use.

3.      Attend and serve on assigned and voluntary program and College committees.

4.      Encourage and foster student participation in professional organizations.

5.      Assist in the development of new courses and revisions of existing courses within the nursing program.

6.      May be required to serve as advisor for the student club.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, staff and the community.
  2. Ability to organize and present various curriculum concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.
  3. Have current ER/ICU/CCU experience. Knowledge and application of Assessment Technology Institute (ATI).
  4. Present oneself in a classroom setting in a manner that is acceptable and consistent with program and College guidelines, policies, and practices.
  5. Assume responsibility, deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making decisions.
  6. Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and other contacts.
  7. Read, understand and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.
  8. Possess strong human relations skills and ability to effectively relate to diverse personalities.
  9. Be a creative, energetic, and self-motivated individual with demonstrated leadership and organizational skills.
  10. Possess a working knowledge of personal computers and educational media equipment.

Special Demands:  Position involves sitting or standing most of the time in a classroom/laboratory setting. Constant (67-100%) reaching, standing, walking, lifting, manual dexterity, grasping, talking, hearing, repetitive, motion and viewing various types of close visual work. Frequent (34-66%) stooping, kneeling, crouching, pushing, pulling, carrying and perceiving attributes of objects such as size, shape, temperature, texture by touching with skin, particularly in fingertips. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally (10-33%). Required to travel between facilities utilizing personal vehicle. Must have valid driver’s license, good driving record and provide proof of insurance.

Employment with Iowa Lakes Community College is dependent upon successful passage of a criminal background check. Must be legally eligible to work in the United States without employer sponsorship.

*      May potentially be subject to bio-hazardous waste, hazardous chemicals, fumes and odors.

*      Persons must satisfy OSHA requirements for Bloodborne Pathogens training or complete the College’s programs.

*      Comply with Iowa Administration Code Rules (59.12 (3)) regarding health exam and tuberculin test.

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the essential functions, job duties/responsibilities, and performance expectations of the job, which should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s Degree preferred. Bachelor’s Degree with significant progress towards Masters’ Degree required. (Either Bachelor’s Degree or Masters’ Degree must have a major in Nursing.) Three years clinical nursing experience in Medical/Surgical Nursing is required. Prior teaching experience and experience in medical/surgical nursing desired. Must be currently licensed as a registered nurse in Iowa. (Individuals are currently licensed when licensed in another state and recognized for licensure in Iowa, pursuant to the nurse licensure compact contained in Iowa Code Section 152E.1.) Must be in good standing and able to work at all clinical sites/hospitals affiliated with the Iowa Lakes Nursing Program.

Salary:  Commensurate with education and related experience for a 219-day contract.

Fringe Benefits:  Paid sick leave, personal leave, and holidays. Employee health, dental, and vision insurance. Partially funded family insurance available. Employee life and disability insurance. Employee retirement plan.

Application Process:

The following items must be included in your application packet before it will be considered a complete application:

  • Employment Application form
  • Applicant Confidential Information form (This data is used to comply with government required affirmative action record keeping only and is not used for applicant screening purposes.)
  • A letter addressing your qualifications for the position
  • A resume
  • A copy of transcripts, with originals due upon hiring

Only complete application packets will be considered for the position vacancy.

Review of applications will begin July 15, 2024. View complete job description and application process at Contact Lynn Miller at or 712-362-0409. Iowa Lakes Community College, Human Resources, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334.

Non-Discrimination/Equal Opportunity Statement

It is the policy of Iowa Lakes Community College not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age (employment), sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion and actual or potential parental, family or marital status in its programs, activities, or employment practices as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C §§ 1681 – 1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact Trudy Ahrens, Equity & Title IX Coordinator, 19 South 7th Street, Estherville, IA 51334, 712.362.0433, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, phone number 312-730-1560, fax 312-730-1576, TDD 800-877-8339, email

A formal discrimination complaint process is published in the Student Handbook, Employee Handbook, and the Affirmative Action Plan of the College.

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