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Nurse Educator for BSN Degree Programs (Trad/RN to BSN)

Portland, OR
Warner Pacific University’s Mission:  Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered, urban, diverse, minority-serving, Hispanic-serving, liberal arts University dedicated to providing students with an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. Our hiring practices reflect our missional commitment to being a Christ-centered institution.

Warner Pacific University’s Commitment to Diversity: Warner Pacific University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks a diverse workforce of committed Christians from all racial, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds. Warner Pacific University is committed to hiring staff and faculty with an intentionality that demonstrates the importance of having an employee community that reflects the racial and ethnic diversity of the students we serve. Persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Summary Description:  The Nurse Educator is a full time, benefit eligible position reporting to the Dean of Nursing.  This role refers to a registered nurse who, as a member of the nursing faculty, is responsible for the development and/or implementation of the nursing program including curriculum, policies, student advising, and evaluation, as well as mentoring and collaborating with nurse educator associates and clinical teaching associates.

Primary Job Duties:
The Nurse Educator will hold the core competencies described within the scope of practice of an academic nurse educator (National League for Nursing, 2012):
Competency I: Facilitate Learning
Nurse Educators are responsible for creating an environment in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired cognitive, affective, and psychomotor outcomes.
Competency II: Facilitate Learner Development and Socialization
Nurse Educators recognize their responsibility for helping students develop as nurses and integrate the values and behaviors expected of those who fulfill that role.
Competency III: Use Assessment and Evaluation Strategies
Nurse Educators use a variety of strategies to assess and evaluate student learning in classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings, as well as in all domains of learning.
Competency IV: Participate in Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcomes
Nurse Educators are responsible for formulating program outcomes and designing curricula that reflect contemporary health care trends and prepare graduates to function effectively in the health care environment.
Competency V: Function as a Change Agent and Leader
Nurse Educators function as change agents and leaders to create a preferred future for nursing education and nursing practice.
Competency VI: Pursue Continuous Quality Improvements in the Nurse Educator Role
Nurse Educators recognize that their role is multidimensional and that an ongoing commitment to develop and maintain competence in the role is essential.
Competency VII: Engage in Scholarship
Nurse Educators acknowledge that scholarship is an integral component of the faculty role, and that teaching itself is a scholarly activity.
Competency VIII: Function within the Educational Environment
Nurse Educators are knowledgeable about the educational environment within which they practice and recognize how political, institutional, social, and economic forces affect their role.
The Nurse Educator will participate in the following activities drawn primarily from Competencies I through IV:
  • Prepare to teach face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses in areas of expertise.
  • Co-develop handbooks for faculty and students for the Department of Nursing.
  • Refine courses as outlined in the BSN Curriculum to promote and maintain approvals and accreditation.
  • Introduce prospective diverse faculty to Warner Pacific.
 In addition, the Nurse Educator will integrate within the University through the following expectations:
  • Work collegially with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Understand and promote the mission, vision, values, and core themes of Warner Pacific University.
  • Contribute to the support and implementation of the University Strategic Plan.
  • Exhibit excellent communication skills in all interactions with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities provided by the institution.
  • Adhere to University policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to a Christian liberal arts education by upholding the mission of the University and abiding by the Employment Standards and Lifestyle Agreement.
  • Exhibit commitment to inclusiveness and sensitivity in areas of national origin, ethnicity, culture, gender, and disabilities.
 Minimum Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in nursing (MS) required.
  • Two or more years of experience in nursing higher education preferred.
  • Unencumbered Oregon Registered Nurse Licensure required.
 Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD Degree in Nursing or related field for future leadership roles of the Nurse Educator.
  • Depth and breadth of professional experience in the field, to include: approval and accreditation processes for BSN Degree Programs and knowledge of healthcare delivery in the greater Portland area.
  • College teaching experience in a relevant curriculum.
  • Experience working with diverse populations.
 Physical Demands – Work Environment: 
The position is located in a typical office environment.  Professional/business casual attire is required.

To apply, please read the Employment and Lifestyle Standards statement below, then complete the online application at www.warnerpacific.edu/jobs. Please also submit the following with your application (you may attach these documents at the conclusion of the online application):
*Cover Letter
*Curriculum Vitae or Resume
*Essay Response to the Following Questions:
1. How does your personal faith reflect the principles stated in terms 1, 2, and 3 of the Employment Standards? (listed below)
 2.  How does your personal philosophy of education and commitment to the synthesis of faith and learning reflect the principles stated in items 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8? (listed below)
Employment and Lifestyle Standards: 
Warner Pacific is a Christ-centered urban liberal arts University dedicated to providing students from diverse backgrounds an education that prepares them to engage actively in a constantly changing world. The University was founded in 1937 by the Church of God (Anderson, Indiana). Central to Warner Pacific’s identity as a Christ-centered higher education institution is the policy of hiring persons whose personal and professional lives reflect:
1.   A belief in the deity of and commitment to Jesus Christ and the Christian faith, as interpreted through the historic witness of Scripture and the continuing ministry of the Holy Spirit.
2.  The practice of following Christ through day-to-day personal lifestyle choices.
3.  A vitality of Christian experience maturing in insight and application and appreciative of differing viewpoints.
4.  A commitment to life-long learning and service through personal and professional development.
5.  For teaching faculty, the expression of artful teaching, based on mastery of relevant subject matter and in an environment of purposeful and rigorous inquiry amongst a community of scholars who support one another.
6. A capability, by temperament, preparation, and will, to support students as they confront the intellectual, social, physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of their lives.
7.   A sensitivity to and support for the mission, core themes, vision, values, ethos and traditions of the Warner Pacific University community.
8. A commitment to teaching and serving in harmony with the doctrines of the Holy Bible. 

Employee Agreement:
Mission-based hiring is of critical importance to Warner Pacific University. Employees are expected to demonstrate and articulate a vital Christian faith and to live in a manner consistent with a Christ-centered lifestyle as informed by the Scriptures of the New Testament.
Warner Pacific’s students, faculty and staff are expected to foster an environment of mutual respect and accountability, to care for the personal dignity of others and to exercise integrity in their conduct and communication. The University environment is expected to be free from discrimination and harassment (including bullying). When an individual’s behavior has direct implications for others and/or the well-being of the University community, there may be cause for institutional involvement, regardless of where the situation occurs.
Warner Pacific University desires to provide a safe and healthy environment for staff, faculty, students, visitors and guests. Therefore, smoking is not permitted on University property, in its vehicles, or at any University sponsored event. The use of illegal drugs or non-prescribed controlled substances is strictly prohibited. Use of alcoholic beverages or tobacco products is strictly prohibited on Warner Pacific University campuses.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Warner Pacific provides equal opportunity for employment and advancement for all employees and applicants regardless of race, color, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship status, disability, age, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status and any other status protected by laws and regulations to which Warner Pacific is subject.  All employment decisions, including hiring, promotions, compensation, benefits, transfers, and terminations are made in a manner that does not discriminate against individuals in the categories discussed above.  Because Warner Pacific is a Christian liberal arts University, the University exercises its legal right to hire Christian employees to fulfill its mission and purpose.

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