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Instructor of Nursing

Walters State Community College

Job Description

Job Title: Instructor of Nursing

Location: Niswonger & Morristown Campus (Employees are assigned to a “home” location but may occasionally or regularly be required to work at other WSCC locations.)

Job Purpose: Develop and teach courses in the nursing discipline in classroom/laboratory/clinical settings.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Develop and teach courses in the nursing discipline in classroom/laboratory/clinical settings with particular emphasis on fundamentals and medical/surgical nursing. Instruction in other specialty areas may be required. May teach large or small groups.
  • Prepare course syllabi, course materials, and examinations. Collaborative teaching with a team of peers.
  • Participate in student curriculum development, recruiting, student advising, departmental and divisional meetings, and college boards and committees as well as accreditation activities.
  • Evaluate student learning and maintain class records.
  • Advise nursing and health program majors.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with clinical agencies to facilitate student clinical learning experiences.
  • Establish and complete goals and objectives for the individual and department.
  • Assess educational outcome measures and complete academic reporting as required.
  • Provide instruction in technology enhanced class settings including interactive streaming and online distance technology as well as instruction with simulation clinical equipment.

Leadership & Supervisory: This position has no supervisory responsibilities, but is expected to participate as part of a team in conjunction with other Health Programs faculty.

Qualifying Standards:


  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Minimum of three years recent clinical experience.
  • Possess current license as a nurse in Tennessee (or be licensure eligible).
  • Teaching experience with a group of individuals.
  • Have ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships with others.


  • Expertise in curriculum development is recommended.

Behavioral Core Competencies:

  • Empowers and motivates students to learn effectively.
  • Works effectively with other faculty and administrators within the department, the division, and the college to provide well-developed courses and programs of study.
  • Is a team player and contributes to the department and the division with new ideas and approaches, and uses professional development opportunities to expand instructional vision.
  • Inspires improvement to advance the College’s mission while preserving institutional principles and character; recognizes and rewards people whose actions support organizational change efforts.
  • Considers the impact and efficiency of decisions prior to deciding on a specific course of action in deference to WSCC’s benefactors and supporters.

Environment & Working Conditions: Office environment is temperature controlled with occasional fluctuations, well lit, and free from loud noises and unnecessary interruptions. Exposure to disease could be potentially hazardous. Exposure to bodily fluids can occasionally occur.

Physical Demands: (including requirements for travel or working nights/weekends/holidays)

  • Large amounts of time spent looking at computer monitors could lead to some eye strain, stress, or headache issues.
  • Repetitive stress injuries could occur.
  • Travel to local areas may be required.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as needed.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties of this job.

Posting Closes: Saturday, December, 17, 2022

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