Hiring Department Summary
The School of Nursing provides excellent and innovative undergraduate and graduate nursing education designed to meet the needs of a diverse community. Students are prepared for roles in nursing as clinicians, advocates, researchers, educators, and leaders in the changing health care system.
The School of Nursing (SON) transforms health care through innovative nursing education, community partnerships, and policy engagement. We believe that the SON serves its students and the society at large by creating an environment in which faculty and students pursue the knowledge of nursing practice guided by the following core values:
For more information about this department: https://www.csus.edu/college/health-human-services/nursing/
Duties will include:
(1) Classroom management and instruction in the specialty area - Mental Health nursing
(2) Direct supervision of students in community and agency based settings
(3) Participation in course and program curriculum revision and development
(4) Team teaching, including organizational abilities required for leading lecture and clinical courses
(5) Effective and clear communication, verbally and in writing with faculty, students, staff, and clients
(6) Student advising within the major
(7) Engaging in scholarly activities
(8) Serving on School, College, and University committees; assist with Nursing school licensing and accreditation
(9) Providing service to the community of Sacramento and the professional community at large.
In the School of Nursing, many technologies are used. All courses contain an online component, and some lecture courses are entirely web-based. Quality Matters or similar certification encouraged. Applicants must possess the willingness to adapt their teaching strategies accordingly to meet the diverse needs of students. Because clinical placement is variable, direct supervision of students in the community or an agency setting may occur at any time of the day, and on any day of the week. Clinical shifts may exceed eight hours. Applicants should be prepared to have teaching assignments or committee commitments four or five days a week.
Sacramento State faculty teach two 16 week semesters and have
approximately one month off between semesters, late December/January, and also the summer months off June to late August. Salary for the two semesters of work is
paid over 12 months. Salary is dependent on education and experience and starts at $68,000/yr. We offer a comprehensive pension and benefits package.
The School of Nursing encourage applicants who are transitioning from non-academic careers and who are committed to building an equitable and diverse scholarly learning environment. The School of Nursing reminds applicants that it is only necessary to meet the required qualifications in order to apply.
- For appointment to an Academic Tenure Track position, a terminal degree in Nursing (PhD or DNP) or a Master's degree in Nursing and a terminal degree in a related discipline is required. ABD candidates are encouraged to apply. If ABD, candidate will be required to complete the doctoral degree by June 2022
- For appointment to a Clinical Tenure Track position, a Master's degree in Nursing is required. Position conversion to an academic tenure track may be requested if a doctoral degree is completed.
- Demonstrate interest in contributing, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.
- Be eligible for licensure by California Board of Registered Nursing. Licensure must be granted prior to the start of employment.
- Graduate preparation/coursework in the area of teaching specialization (mental nursing)
- Ability to work with a diverse campus community both students and colleagues and integrate diversity issues into the curriculum
- Minimum 1 year cumulative clinical and/or teaching experience in mental health nursing
- Minimum of 1 year recent clinical experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years.
The position requires the applicant to possess a valid California driver's license and a safe driving record at the time of appointment. Before operating a vehicle on state business, the applicant must complete and sign the University's vehicle use form. For further information on driving requirements, please visit http://www.csus.edu/aba/risk-management/driving-on-university-business.html.
If selected for the position, candidates must complete and pass a background screen and drug test in order to satisfy clinical agency requirements. Failure to complete this drug test may affect teaching assignments within the School of Nursing at Sacramento State.
- An earned doctorate in Nursing.
Special Knowledge and Abilities, and Experience:
- Graduate preparation in curriculum and instruction that is global in perspective
- Ability to choose and implement appropriate technologies for enhancing student learning; can teach from multiple theoretical and disciplinary approaches
- Experience with simulation technology
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with faculty and students on diverse community projects and in creating inclusive classrooms
- Experience with, or knowledge of, a variety of teaching methods and curricular perspectives to meet diverse student needs
- Minimum 3 years recent clinical experience as an RN or instructor in the last 5 years
- Graduate preparation in leadership and/or community nursing
- A record of scholarly activities; particularly if applying for the Academic Tenure Track
- Active involvement in professional and community organizations
- Training in online teaching such as Quality Matters certificates
Closing Date/Time: Open until filled