Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1072.00

Description:

Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
68,600 employed

Projected (2024):
81,800 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Nursing Faculty
  • Advanced Nursing Professor
  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor Nurse Education
  • Assistant Professor of Nursing
  • Associate Professor
  • Clinical Nursing Coordinator
  • Clinical Nursing Instructor
  • Clinical Nursing Professor
  • CPR Instructor (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor)
  • Dean
  • Faculty Member
  • Instructor
  • Instructor Nurse
  • Instructor of Nursing
  • Lecturer
  • Nurse Anesthesia Program Director
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Nurse's Aides Teacher
  • Nursing Assistants Teacher
  • Nursing Coordinator
  • Nursing Department Chairperson
  • Nursing Faculty
  • Nursing Instructor
  • Nursing Professor
  • Practical Nurse Clinical Coordinator
  • Practical Nursing Teacher
  • Professor
  • Professor of Nursing
  • Registered Nurse Teacher
  • Registered Nursing Professor


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Troubleshooting
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pharmacology, mental health nursing, and community health care practices.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
  • Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Coordinate training programs with area universities, clinics, hospitals, health agencies, or vocational schools.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Demonstrate patient care in clinical units of hospitals.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Mentor junior and adjunct faculty members.
  • Maintain a clinical practice.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Ambu bags
  • Anatomical models
  • Angioplasty balloon catheters
  • Apnea monitors
  • Arterial blood gas kits
  • Auto transfusion systems
  • Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Automated medicine dispensing machines
  • Bed trapezes
  • Bilevel positive airway pressure BiPAP ventilators
  • Bladder ultrasound equipment
  • Blood glucose monitors
  • Blood warmers
  • Bulb syringes
  • Cardiac chairs
  • Cardiac monitors
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation CPR boards
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Catheter trays
  • Chemotherapy protective wear
  • Chemotherapy spill kits
  • Chest tube drainage systems
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Computer projectors
  • Conference telephones
  • Continuous passive motion CPM machines
  • Crash carts
  • Crutches
  • Desktop computers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital thermometers
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Drainage tubes
  • Foley catheters
  • Foot cradles
  • Geriatric chairs
  • Handheld microphones
  • Handheld nebulizers
  • Hemodynamic monitors
  • Hoyer lifts
  • Incentive spirometers
  • Infusion control devices
  • Insulin pumps
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Intra-aortic balloon pumps IABP
  • Intracranial pressure ICP monitors
  • Intravenous simulation arms
  • Intravenous tubing
  • Irrigation trays
  • Lancet needles
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Manual blood pressure cuffs
  • Mechanical patient lifts
  • Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Mechanical ventilators
  • Medical examination tables
  • Medical scales
  • Medical scissors
  • Medical staple removers
  • Medical tape measures
  • Microphone podiums
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Noninvasive automatic blood pressure machines
  • Occlusion clamps
  • Opaque projectors
  • Ostomy equipment
  • Otoscopes
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Oxygen flow meters
  • Oxygen masks
  • Patient bed scales
  • Patient bedpans
  • Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps
  • Patient feeding pumps
  • Patient leg restraints
  • Patient transfer boards
  • Pelvic exam simulators
  • Pericardiocentesis kits
  • Peripherally inserted central catheters PICC
  • Permacaths
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Pill crushers
  • Pneumatic boots
  • Portable sitz baths
  • Portable whirlpools
  • Poster printers
  • Projector screens
  • Protective face shields
  • Protective goggles
  • Protective medical gloves
  • Shower chairs
  • Specimen collection containers
  • Sphygmomanometers
  • Stethoscope headsets
  • Straight hemostats
  • Student response systems
  • Suture removal kits
  • Tablet computers
  • Telemetry monitors
  • Television monitors
  • Therapeutic cooling blankets
  • Thoracentesis trays
  • Tourniquets
  • Tracheotomy kits
  • Traction weights
  • Transport cardiac monitors
  • Transvenous pacemakers
  • Urine strainers
  • Urometers
  • Vacutainers
  • Venous oxygen saturation SVO2 monitors
  • Ventricular assist devices VAD
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Walkers
  • Walking canes
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Macromedia software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • Interactive learning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Moodle
  • Presentation graphics software
  • Sakai CLE
  • Web browser software


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    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000