- Bachelor's Degree
- Doctoral Degree
- Master's Degree
Faculty, Contributing - RN/BSN
Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 40 years. Offered online, Walden's doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others.
Walden continues its tradition of quality as it grows. Walden's School of Nursing seeks part time faculty members for RN-BSN programs with a strong background and scholarship in nursing practice. The School seeks faculty with expertise in at least one of the following areas, research methods, evidence-based practice, quality and safety, informatics, population health, policy, and current issues in health care, and leadership in nursing to commit to part-time positions. This is an opportunity for candidates to share their professional experience and academic knowledge with students across the country and around the world. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, the faculty member can teach on his or her own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.
Walden's BSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.
The School of Nursing provides academically rigorous and culturally and contextually relevant educational programs, based in the scholar-practitioner model, for a diverse array of nursing professionals seeking enhancement of critical thinking skills, abilities to select and implement evidence-based practices, and core and specialty nursing knowledge in order to transform society.
Walden University seeks a dynamic, innovative faculty member for this contributing (part-time) position in the RN-BSN program. Key responsibilities of this position include teaching courses.
What to Expect as a Walden Faculty Member
Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources so that knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to and shared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well written, and timely communications. This is accomplished in an environment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member, Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty member is involved.
All new faculty members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques of online teaching; use of an electronic learning platform; specifics of the policies, procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in which they are going to teach; socialization into the Walden University culture; and assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of www.turnitin.com). Teaching assignments are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned a faculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their new instructor training. Peer mentors will continue to support instruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regular basis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Faculty members must be appropriately credentialed, possess an earned degree from an accredited institution or an institution that is recognized by a country's ministry of education in the discipline being taught, and may be expected to be licensed or license-eligible in order to teach in specific programs. Faculty members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University. Faculty members are also expected to maintain currency with research by reviewing articles, journals, and presentations. If participating in research, the faculty member may publish and acknowledge Walden University.
Contributing faculty members may have the opportunity to travel to university events and residencies. When traveling to these events, the faculty member will be expected to fully participate in the event. For core faculty, there will be required travel throughout the year.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Earned Masters in Nursing and Doctorate(PhD, DNP, DNSc) in nursing (preferred) or in a health related field from an accredited institution preferred.
Expertise in at least one of the following areas: research methods, evidence-based practice, quality and safety, informatics, public health nursing, population health, health policy, and current issues in health care, and leadership
Candidates should possess a record of intellectual and professional contributions to the field of nursing especially as it applies to the BSN Completion Program courses.
Experience teaching online undergraduate or graduate courses in nursing.
Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment; teaching, advising, and mentoring
Possess excellent leadership, communication, team, and human relations skills
Current RN licensure in one of the 50 states in the US required.
Experience with distance learning preferred.
Work is performed primarily in a standard office environment but may involve exposure to moderate noise levels. Work involves operation of personal computer equipment for 6–8 hours daily and includes physical demands associated with a traditional office setting (e.g., walking, standing, communicating, and other physical functions as necessary).
Faculty members are expected to have a personal computer with virus protection and Internet access. Walden University provides a Walden e-mail account and access to the learning platform, password-protected faculty sections of the website, university and college listservs, and other faculty communications tools.