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Nursing Instructor

Company: Los Angeles Community College District
Location: monterey park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

FY21 - Nursing Instructor, Medical-Surgical


Established in 1945 as part of the Los Angeles Community College District, East Los Angeles College (ELAC) serves students in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, and is the largest campus in its district. The college has an international, multicultural student body that complements the communities comprising its primary service area. The college offers both academic transfer courses which prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities and occupational programs which prepare students for careers in two years or less. For more information about ELAC, please visit our website at .


ELAC offers an Associate in Science Registered Nursing Degree Program (ADN). Program curriculum is based upon the National Council of State Board of Nursing (NCSBN), Quality Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN), and the Nursing Process. The curriculum is structured according to simple-to-complex knowledge and skills attainment. Students are provided with theory knowledge concurrently with clinical experience. The RN program is affiliated with local hospitals and other health care agencies where students administer direct nursing care to patients under the supervision of nursing faculty.


ELAC Registered Nursing Program (RNP) is committed to empowering a diverse student body toward becoming caring and knowledgeable professionals who, through their dedication to lifelong learning, will provide an invaluable service to their communities by performing quality, safe, and competent nursing practice that is based on the most current standards in healthcare.


By focusing instruction on a student-centered approach which provides students with integrated learning experiences in a variety of healthcare and community agencies, ELAC RNP is committed to preparing graduates with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to improve and advance health care in the community.


The ELAC Department of Nursing is seeking to fill a Probationary, Tenure Track position in Medical-Surgical Nursing. The position will begin in the Fall 2021 semester. This position involves theory, laboratory, and clinical teaching responsibility.


In accordance with its mission as a community college, instruction at ELAC includes lower division courses. Faculty members at ELAC are expected to facilitate student learning by designing varied and exciting learning environments. The regular weekly teaching load is 15 standard hours. Evening and/or weekend classes may be scheduled based on department needs. In addition to the regular weekly teaching load, duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Teach theory, laboratory, and/or clinical components of medical-surgical course;
  • Teach courses over an academic year in accordance with established course outline;
  • Provide resource and coaching to students as needed;
  • Participate in the development and the assessment of student learning outcomes (SLO's);
  • Maintain scheduled office hours for student contact;
  • Participate in professional development activities and maintain current knowledge in the academic field;
  • Interface with the assigned clinical facility to maintain a desirable environment for the attainment of learning objectives;
  • Develop and update department course curricula;
  • Develop resources, materials, and strategies, including using multimedia technology platforms to teach students in a multicultural environment;
  • Active involvement in campus responsibilities (committee obligations in accordance to faculty contract, accreditation, etc.);
  • Assist in developing new courses and curricula in Nursing as needed;
  • Assume departmental duties as assigned by the chairperson (e.g., participate in program review, plan and attend advisory committee meetings, revise course outlines, assist with student advisement, and participate actively on campus committees);
  • Develop supplementary materials and incorporate instructional technology to complement textbooks, other published materials, and lecture presentations;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students.


  • Masters degree in Nursing OR
  • Bachelors degree in Nursing AND Masters degree in Health Education or Health Science;
  • OR the equivalent.
  • The minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing which requires at least one year of experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care within the last five years. Also, completion of at least one year of experience teaching courses related to nursing or a course which includes practice in teaching nursing.
  • AND a current California RN License by the start of employment.
  • A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


  • A strong background in Medical-Surgical acute patient care nursing practice (three to five years) and eligibility for California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval as an instructor in Medical Surgical Nursing;
  • A second specialty BRN approval (Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing or Pediatric Nursing) is desirable;
  • Experience in Geriatric Nursing;
  • Possess an excellent academic record and have experience teaching adult medical surgical nursing at the community college level;
  • Exhibit knowledge of current nursing theory and clinical practice in the subject matter to be taught;
  • Possess the ability to assume responsibility and accountability for instruction, evaluation of students, and planning and implementing curriculum content in the content area;
  • Demonstrate a commitment to student success;
  • Facilitating student learning by designing varied interactive learning environments including the use of clinical simulation, virtual reality, and high fidelity simulators;
  • Experience in using Canvas Learning Management System, Zoom meeting, curriculum development, NCLEX-RN Prep, ATI testing service, and previous student success experience will be highly desirable;
  • Demonstrate the understanding of, or have experience in, the use of student learning outcomes (SLO's) in promoting student success;
  • Possess a commitment to collegiality within the instructional environment by interacting effectively with colleagues and maintaining active participation in departmental meetings and committees;
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college faculty, staff and students;
  • Ability to communicate clearly with students and colleagues;
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse student populations;
  • Ability to adapt to changes in nursing education and health care delivery.


  • A medical certificate indicating fitness to instruct or associate with students is required at the applicant's expense after selection from an eligible list and prior to employment.


The current salary starting range is from $59,140 to $92,070 for the 10-month academic year depending on education and experience. The doctoral differential is $3,730 per academic year. The District provides an excellent benefit package including medical, vision, dental, and life insurance to the employee and eligible dependents.

  • Letter of Interest (describing applicants interest in the position and details why the applicant is a good fit for the position).
  • Current descriptive resume that summarizes how the applicant meets the qualifications of the position.
  • Contact information for three (3) references (phone numbers and Email addresses).
  • Copies of all transcripts-undergraduate and graduate (Official transcripts are required for candidates invited to the final interview.)
  • All degrees must be granted by an accredited college or university in the United States. Transcripts from foreign institutions must be submitted with an approved evaluation of equivalency from a foreign evaluation service approved by the California Commission on Teaching Credentialing .
  • Copy of current California Registered Nurse License.
  • Evidence of eligibility for California Board of Registered Nursing approval as an instructor in the content area (Medical-Surgical Nursing) by providing the following:

a. Verification of one (1) year continuous, full-time experience, or the equivalent, providing direct patient care as a Registered Nurse.

b. Verification of either direct patient care experience as a Registered Nurse in the content/clinical area, within the previous five (5) years; or proof of current approval.

In order for the application to be completed successfully, please read the job announcement and upload all the required materials. Applicants will need to edit the application and documents before uploading/submitting them to the system. Applicants will not be allowed to change the application information after having applied for this position. Make sure the documents uploaded are not larger than 5 MB; if they are, please reduce the size for each document or split into more than one document.

The completed application package must be filed no later than Friday, April 30, 2021 to be considered . Application materials will not be accepted by Fax, Mail or Email. Incomplete applications may be excluded from consideration.All materials submitted will become property of ELAC. After review of application materials by the selection committee, candidates will be contacted only if selected for interviews.

Employment is contingent upon verification of qualifications. ELAC reserves the right to modify and/or withdraw these positions at any time. Notification regarding advancement in the selection process will be provided to each applicant.

For questions regarding the application process, please contact:

Dean of Workforce Development and Innovation, Continuing Education and Workforce Development

Note : Hiring will depend on availability of funding. The District does not provide expense reimbursement for those invited to interviews.

Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request an accommodation in the selection/interview process with at least three business days prior notice.Documentation of the need for accommodation may be requested.

Equal Employment Policy

The policy of the Los Angeles Community College District is to implement equal opportunity to all qualified candidates for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, pregnancy, age, disability, marital status, medical condition (cancer related), sexual orientation, or veteran status.Positive action will be taken to ensure that this policy is followed in all personnel practices including recruitment, hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer, demotion, and treatment during employment, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, layoff or termination.A vigorous equal employment opportunity program will be maintained to ensure a diverse work force and to achieve expected representation of qualified members of under-represented groups through the implementation of specific result-oriented plans and procedures (Board Rule 101301).

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Educator

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