Western Washington University, with over 16,000 students in seven colleges and the graduate school, is nationally recognized for its educational programs, students and faculty. The campus is located in Bellingham, Washington, a coastal community of 83,000 overlooking Bellingham Bay, the San Juan Islands and the North Cascades Mountain range. The city lies 90 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia. Western is the highest-ranking public, master's-granting university in the Pacific Northwest, according to the 2019 U.S. News & World Report rankings.
About the Department
The RN-to-BSN Program is housed within the Health and Community Studies Department in Woodring College of Education. Western’s RN-to-BSN Program is based directly upon the collaboration between multiple educational institutions, healthcare advocates and practice partners. As a result of these collaborations, students experience a needs-driven, community-built model that allows them to engage directly with the public as they address issues of social justice and devise new ways of delivering healthcare. Students attend classes one day per week to allow students balance their pursuit of continued nursing education with a busy work, family and personal life. Students can complete the program in four continuous academic quarters. The Nursing Program is nationally accredited (CCNE) and approved by the state nursing commission (NCQAC). Information about the RN-to-BSN Program can be found at https://wce.wwu.edu/bsn/rn-bsn-program
The Woodring College of Education and the Health & Community Studies Department support Western's mission, which states that together with our students, staff, and faculty, we are committed to making a positive impact in the state and the world with a shared focus on academic excellence and inclusive achievement. We encourage applications from women, people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and other candidates from underrepresented backgrounds and with diverse experiences interested in this opportunity.
About the Position
Under the direction of the Director of the Nursing Program, the successful candidate may instruct a course in the plan of study or provide clinical practice experience instruction to students at off campus practice sites. You must have your students evaluate your course(s) using the standard University evaluation forms and made available to the program director and department chair for review.
The RN-to-BSN Program maintains a vacancy pool of qualified persons interested in temporary, part-time teaching positions. In anticipation of possible openings throughout the academic year and summer quarter, applications are accepted continuously for non-tenure track teaching positions. Positions in the rank of Instructor may become available at any time and are typically filled on a quarterly basis. Courses are face to face hybrid instruction; Clinical Practice Experience Instructors will travel to practice partner sites.
Master’s degree from an accredited institution in nursing or health related field
RN Licensure in Washington State
Potential for successful University teaching
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse social identities and backgrounds, including a commitment to cultivating equitable and inclusive learning environments for all students
Health and certification requirements
Earned doctorate in nursing, education or health related field with at least one graduate degree in nursing (masters or doctorate)
Successful teaching experience in higher education
Ability to work collaboratively across disciplines and with community practice partners
Commitment to the WWU mission and Institute of Medicine recommendations on the future of nursing
Experience with instructional technology
Commensurate with experience and qualifications
United Faculty of Western Washington
Please login and submit your application via Western PageUp. The following materials are required and should be uploaded as instructed in Western PageUp:
A letter of application addressing your ability to meet the required as well as any preferred qualifications. Please ensure your letter specifically addresses your ability, record and specific courses you are qualified to teach.
Current curriculum vitae
Names and contact information for three references (no reference letters)
Verification of highest degree (unofficial transcript is acceptable and may be scanned for electronic application and email purposes) for review of application. Official transcripts will be required if hired.
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With 15,000 students, 160 academic programs, and an energized campus community, Western offers the focus on students and the faculty access of a smaller college and the academic choice, resources, multicultural diversity, and room to grow of a large university. Western is located in beautiful Bellingham, a scenic coastal city of approximately 80,000 situated between Seattle, Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia. With easy access to both the Cascade mountain range and the Pacific coast, the region is rich in cultural events and attractions as well as many recreational activities. Western is known nationally for its successes, including being named the top public master’s granting university in the Pacific Northwest by U. S. News and World Report and one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by the Chronicle of Higher Education.