Practical Nursing Instructor

Community College of Denver - Denver, CO4.0

Full-timeEstimated: $49,000 - $71,000 a year
Practical Nursing Program Nursing Instructor


CCD's nursing programs are designed to create competent, ethical, and confident health care practitioners in an innovative, inclusive, and supportive learning environment. In a context that purposefully embraces faculty empowerment and an organizational heritage for student learning and programmatic excellence, and in cooperation with nursing faculty and staff, the Practical Nursing Program Director, Chair & Faculty is the leader responsible for the licensed practical nursing program.

The Nursing Instructor is a member of the health science team providing energetic support to the nursing program and initiatives of the health science center. The Nursing Instructor will also provide high quality instruction, ensuring that course, program, and institutional outcomes are met. This position requires active participation in curriculum development program assessment, and ongoing faculty and personnel development.

This is a non-benefitted position providing instruction to PN program students in classroom, clinical or laboratory settings. Employment opportunities are available at the need of the nursing department and posted through the Community College of Denver Human Resources department.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to: assisting with the articulation of the curriculum to the students oversight & teaching in cooperation with other faculty establishing courses, and student progression; and leadership for the Practical Nursing program, including staffing, evaluations, orientations, records, and policy; service to the college; and compliance with the Board of Nursing and Accreditation standards.

Master's degree in nursing from an accredited college or university whose Nursing Education program has national nursing accreditation.

One (1) year of clinical nursing experience as a registered nurse.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Supervise and train staff, including organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
Developing, implementing, evaluating and updating the purpose, mission and objectives of the nursing education program.
Designing, implementing and evaluating curriculum using a written plan.
Developing, evaluating, and revising student policies (admission, progression, retention, & graduation) within the policies of the Governing Body.
Participating in academic advising and guidance of students.
Planning and providing theoretical instruction and clinical or laboratory experiences that reflect an understanding of the mission, objectives and program’s curriculum.
Planning, monitoring and evaluating instruction provided by ANIP, clinical faculty, and preceptors.
Evaluating student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to nursing knowledge and practice.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
Planning, organizing, implementing, evaluating and modifying instructional and administrative support needs related to nursing programs and assess those needs.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Knowledge & skills related to teaching adults, teaching methodology, curriculum development and curriculum evaluation.
Nursing simulation best practices and student services.

Active unencumbered license to practice as a RN in Colorado.

2 years of documented experience with Medical/Surgical, Geriatric, Pediatric, or Obstetrical nursing.
Nursing education experience including didactic, lab or clinical teaching

Community College of Denver is seeking individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and work environment. CCD values the ability to work effectively with students, families, faculty, instructors and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Interested applicants must submit a complete application packet at which includes:

Electronic Application, Click ‘New Resume’ at the bottom of this page
Cover Letter
References - Names, phone numbers, addresses, & email addresses of three professional references
Copies of transcripts, unofficial preferred
Copies of appropriate credentials, if applicable

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***Your resume should clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications. Those applicants that do not meet the minimum qualifications will not be considered. Part-time experience is ½ the equivalent of full-time experience. Example: Four (4) years applicable part-time experience equals 2 years full-time equivalency.

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CCD is a Learning College where policies, programs and practices support learning as the major priority. The Community College of Denver is an Equal Employment Opportunity Educational Employer.

Background checks will be conducted on all finalists for employment consideration.

CCD recognizes that administration, faculty, instructors, and staff reflect the diversity of its students and community and prohibits employment and student discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

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