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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

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

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Learning Strategies

      Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    6
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Written Comprehension

      The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

    Knowledge

    • Medicine and Dentistry

      Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Psychology

      Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 69570/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 2,700
    • Yearly Projected Openings 280

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility
    • Cooperation

    Tools

    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    • Intravenous or arterial catheter tray
    • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories
    • Anatomical human mannequins for medical education or training

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software

    Tags

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