Feb 07, 2023

Faculty, Nursing

  • Saint Mary's University
  • Winona, MN, USA
Full time Education: University/College

Job Description

A unique opportunity exists to help found a new undergraduate nursing program at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona Campus. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Pre-Licensure program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing and accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The first cohort of freshman nursing students began their studies in Fall 2021. 

As a member of the founding team, the Nursing Core Faculty will join the curriculum development already underway. In Fall 2023, the newly designed nursing curriculum and clinical rotations will begin with our first two cohorts of nursing students.  The Nursing Curriculum uses a concept based approach to teaching and a competency-based approach to assessment.  Canvas Online Learning Platform, ATI learning resources, and CAE simulation technology are utilized to enhance student learning. The Nursing Core Faculty member develops, teaches, monitors, and evaluates courses in the baccalaureate pre-licensure program. Responsibilities may be a mix of classroom, skills lab, simulation, and clinical as suited to the individual faculty member’s area of expertise.

In all job responsibilities, the Nursing Core Faculty member must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution as well as the Nursing Program’s mission. 

Job Responsibilities: 

Faculty Duties:  

  • Collaborate with the Program Director and other Nursing Faculty members in design of the nursing curriculum and mapping at various levels to meet accreditation competencies.
  • Teach in the nursing curriculum either lecture, skills lab, or clinical courses. Faculty load is 22-24 credits per year (Fall and Spring Semesters) 
  • Participate in program and course evaluation which includes program review and assessment of student learning initiatives 
  • Serve as academic advisor. Provide effective assistance to students with achieving success. 
  • Maintain relevant content through the review of relevant journals, abstracts, and scientific literature including underlying educational theories work/interact effectively with diverse populations, showing respect and sensitivity for cultural sensitivity 

Departmental Duties: 

  • Attend and assist in planning Nursing Department meetings. 
  • Assist in the development of program-specific policies as necessary and according to University policy.
  • Prepare and submit reports on program activities, as necessary. 
  • Assist in preparing for the Program’s accreditation process by the CCNE. 

University Duties: 

  • Participate in University activities such as faculty development activities, accreditation visits, convocations, commencements and celebrations. 
  • Attend faculty meetings, faculty workshops, university and program committees as needed and other meetings as required. 

Performs other duties, as assigned. 

Essential Skills and Functions:

  • Knowledge and experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating nursing curriculum. 
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, professionalism, innovation, mission-oriented, and student focused. 
  • Expertise in teaching students in a variety of settings with basic proficiency in educational technology such as Canvas, Panopto, and ATI products. 
  • Skilled in using technology and in engaging learners. 
  • The ability to work collaboratively and effectively within a team structure with other nursing faculty is an essential quality. 
  • Alignment with the Careful Nursing Philosophy and Professional Practice Model© is highly valued. 
  • Excellent communication and organization skills. 
  • Observes safety guidelines and follows safety procedures established by the university. 


Education and Experience:

  • Required:
    • Registered nurse license in the state of Minnesota.
    • Graduate degree. If the Graduate degree is not in nursing, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing is also required.
    • 3 years of clinical patient care experience as an RN
    • 2 years of experience as a nurse educator in a clinical or teaching role 
  • Preferred:
    • Certified Nurse Educator (CNE)
  • May consider other acceptable equivalent combinations of training and experience.


Apply online at https://hive.smumn.edu/about/offices/human-resources/employment-opportunities and please include a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota believes a diverse professoriate contributes to a robust academic environment and is critical to achieving the University's mission in an increasingly diverse society. Individuals with expertise in diverse scholarly and pedagogical approaches and experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The successful candidate must support, respect, and advance the mission of Saint Mary's University as a Lasallian Catholic institution.

 Saint Mary’s offers a comprehensive benefit package including health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending, retirement pension plan, and both undergraduate and graduate tuition remission plans.

 All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background check.

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