Nursing, Practical, Program Director/Instructor

Hennepin Technical College Brooklyn Park , MN 55443

Posted 5 months ago

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

Hennepin Technical College seeks a Practical Nursing Instructor dedicated to excellence in career and technical education who desires to become part of an environment that values trust, integrity, pride, passion, respect, collaboration, innovation, continuous improvement, and diversity. The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to embrace quality and innovation in career and technical education, workforce development, and lifelong learning.

Expected Start Date: August 23, 2019

NOTE: Candidate must be available to work a flexible schedule which could include days, evenings and/or weekends and able to travel between campuses and to off-site locations.

PLEASE NOTE: To be qualified for this position, you must meet all of the following Minimum Qualifications. Ensure that your resume contains descriptions of your work experiences sufficient for comparison against the requirements stated below. Official transcripts will be required of the successful candidate upon hire.

Examples of Duties: NOTE: This position functions as both the program director and nursing faculty.

The Program Director is responsible for the development and administration of a Minnesota Board Nursing approved educational program. We will be seeking initial programmatic accreditation in October 2019. This includes the coordination/facilitation of didactic and clinical education; coordination of program faculty as appropriate; evaluation of student progress; maintenance of program records; and the instruction of students. The position also includes coordination of and participation in advisory committee activities.

General Statements:

  • All of the job standards and skills are considered to be above and beyond the diverse professional responsibilities of the typical faculty and will be performed and documented according to established policies and procedures.

  • These Program Director job duties are required for specific national program accreditation and/or industry specific state board approvals.

Director duties include:

  • Implement/maintain program accreditation

  • Coordinate program course schedules development

  • Oversee the development and revision of courses

  • Oversee student supervision/performance in the clinical setting

  • Completes any College Program Assessments as directed

  • Instruct units of education as required.

  • Coordinate student progress through the curriculum.

  • Responsible for program fiscal planning.

  • Take leadership role in student recruitment.

  • Pursue ongoing continuing education in professional practice, instructional methodology and management skills.

  • Act as liaison/program representative with other educational programs/institutions, organizations locally, statewide, regionally and nationally, and governing/regulating agencies.

  • Where applicable, work with the Program Advisory Committee in evaluating and integrating Quality Assurance activities and services.

Faculty duties include:

  • Continuous curriculum development, including the design, revisions, and implementation of instructional materials and assessment of learner outcomes

  • Integration of assessment activities into teaching practices and participation in department and college-wide assessment of student learning

  • Support of the success and development of students through the use of a variety of instructional methods, available office hours, and by providing additional resources

  • Development and implementation of on-campus, online and hybrid courses

  • Availability to teach at any of our locations during the daytime, evening or weekend in order to maximize enrollment and meet the needs of our diverse student population

  • Contribution into department decisions on budget, scheduling, textbook selection, etc.

  • Participation in discipline, team, campus, and college matters through service on committees; attendance at regular meetings; and continued professional development

  • Support and advance the department and college mission through ideas and projects


Minimum Qualifications:

Education Requirement

  • Master's degree with a major in nursing, nursing administration, nursing education, public health nursing or a nursing clinical specialty. (Program accreditation requires the program director to hold a master's degree.)

Occupational Experience Requirement

  • Two full-time years (or equivalent) of verified related paid work experience as a registered nurse at the professional level.

Recency Requirement

  • One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full-time (or equivalent) postsecondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.

Professional Requirement

  • Current Minnesota Registered Nurse (RN) license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with accreditation.

The following is required by the end of the third year (6th semester) of unlimited employment.

Teaching and Learning Competency Requirement

  • course construction (credit course)*

  • teaching/instructional methods (credit course)*

  • student outcomes assessment/evaluation (credit course)*

  • philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course)

  • Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired, or shall be required to complete coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.

  • These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, postsecondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)

  • This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)

For additional information regarding the Credentialing requirements, please refer to the College Faculty Credentialing website:

Founded in 1972, Hennepin Technical College is the largest technical college in Minnesota. With campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie, Hennepin Technical College has a diverse student population of more than 9,500 and offers degree and non-degree coursework in over 45 programs. Achieving a 99% job placement rate within its network of industry partners, Hennepin Technical College prepares students for in-demand and high-paying employment opportunities Hennepin Technical College is a member of Minnesota State, which includes 30 community and technical colleges and seven state universities serving approximately 400,000 students. It is the fourth-largest system of two-year colleges and four-year universities in the United States.

Supplemental Information: You must apply online and attach an electronic cover letter, references and copy of your transcript(s) to your online application in order to be considered for this position. You may also attach your resume. References will not be contacted unless you become a finalist. Paper applications or resumes will not be considered. Application Procedures: To apply for this position, please continue the process via this website or

Hennepin Technical College with campuses in Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System. The college is strategically positioned to meet the economic and workforce development needs of business and industry throughout Minnesota. Hennepin Technical College faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to be successful in obtaining the education and skills that can result in employment and a career. Curriculum is industry validated and delivered in an environment that emulates the work setting. Students receive a well-rounded educational experience that gives them the skills and ability to secure the first job in their career as well as to advance in their career. For more information about Hennepin Technical College, please visit our website at:

NOTICE: In accordance with the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities (MnSCU) Vehicle Fleet Safety Program, employees driving on college/university business who use a rental or state vehicle shall be required to conform to MnSCU's vehicle use criteria and consent to a Motor Vehicle Records check.

Hennepin Technical College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity educator and employer.

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