Adjunct Nursing Professor Needs
Overview | Participating Schools | Positions in Healthcare | FAQs
The members of the Denver Area Healthcare Recruiters Association, like many others, are concerned about the impending nursing shortage in Colorado. While there are many components leading to the nursing shortage, one area of particular concern is the lack of qualified nurses providing training to the next generation of incoming nurses. This project is to provide information for nurses potentially interested in becoming an adjunct (part-time) professor.
Benefits of Becoming an Adjunct Nursing Professor:
- Supplemental Income
- Ability to give-back to the community and the profession
- Mentor the next generation of nurses
- Provide a necessary service in reducing the shortage of qualified nurses
- Use skills and knowledge gained through your career
Overview of the Position:
- Adjunct means you are employed someplace else and you may teach but have no direct line toward becoming tenured. You are part-time faculty with no benefits, etc.
- In order to teach Graduate (Master/ doctoral) You must hold a PhD
- In order to teach BSN you must hold a Master’s Degree
- In order to teach ADN/rn and LPN you must have a BSN and community colleges will let you teach with an ADN if you are working on your BSN
- CU, UNC, CSU, REGIS and University of Phoenix offer BSN and Masters while CU and UNC offer PhD in addition to BSN and MS
- Metro State offers a BSN and a specific course in teaching in schools of Nursing
- To become a teacher you must take a methods, curriculum instruction and teaching Practicum courses
- CU, UNC, Metro, Regis, Colorado College and Phoenix should all have teaching curricular
- Someone can teach part-time and work part time especially at a place like Metro where all of the classes are offered on one day.
- Teachers usually teach in their area of discipline. Pediatric Nurses teach Pediatrics, Med/Surg Nurses teach Med/Surg, simply because they have practiced the discipline and know it inside-out
- Team Teaching - where two or three faculty teach portions of a course or different sections of the same course. They collaborate on the curriculum, the syllabus, the exams, and the clinical. It works well when they are all in support of each other’s teaching style and methods.
- Online is the newest mode and it can be one-way or interactive.
- Distance Learning is a concept taught at the University of New York at Albany. The students receive self-paced materials from faculty in New York and do their practicum anywhere else in the country and get tested at the practicum site.
These schools are regularly hiring for adjunct nursing professors:
- UCHSC School of Nursing
Dr. Patricia Moritz, Dean
Campus Box C288
Denver, CO 80262
- Regis University
Dr. Candice Berardinelli, Director
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
- T.H. Pickens School
Ms. Nancy Gay
500 Airport Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80011
- Arapahoe Community College
Linda Stroup, Program Director
P.O. Box 9002
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
- Aims Community College
Ms. Kathy Smith-Stillson
P.O. Box 69
Greeley, CO 80632
- Pikes Peak Community College
Ms. Mary Ann Wermers
11195 Highway 83, RR13
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
For a complete list of healthcare schools throughout Colorado, visit http://cohealthcare.jobing.com/default.asp?PageID=10003135