Clinical Instructor - Nursing (part-time)

  • Eastern Washington University
  • Cheney, WA 99004, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Nursing

Job Description


Clinical Instructor - Nursing (part-time)

About Eastern Washington University:
Eastern Washington University, a regional, comprehensive public university with an enrollment of over 10,000 students, is one of six state-funded four-year institutions of higher education in Washington, each governed by its own board of trustees. EWU’s 300-acre main campus is located in Cheney, a community of 12,000 residents 16 miles southwest of Washington’s second largest city, Spokane. Eastern also offers programs in downtown Spokane at the innovative, energy-efficient Catalyst building and at Riverpoint, a campus shared with Washington State University. In addition, EWU programs can be found at select locations throughout the state, aligned with the needs of the community. Eastern contributes to the vitality of the region and the state through its wide array of bachelor’s and master’s degrees in over 100 fields of study, as well as applied doctorates in physical therapy and educational leadership, offering accessible pathways to career success and personal development to students of all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds.

Eastern Washington University has been recognized for its commitment to helping undergraduate students learn, grow and succeed by Colleges of Distinction, a nationally trusted resource guide for college-bound students. The honor recognizes Eastern as a ’22-’23 College of Distinction (CoD). Money magazine recently named EWU as one of its Best Colleges in America 2023.
Tribal Land Acknowledgement
Eastern Washington University resides within the traditional homelands of the Spokane People and other tribes who are connected through their shared history of this region. This land holds their cultural DNA and it is their Ancestors who are here and bring forth the knowledge of this place—the knowledge that comes from the land.

Job Summary:
Clinical Instructors report to the School of Nursing (SON) Director. As special faculty, clinical instructors are responsible for teaching in clinical, laboratory, and simulated learning environments. Clinical Instructors collaborate with semester-level faculty to ensure that direct care assignments and focused clinical learning activities enable achievement of the integrated practicum learning outcomes.


Provide clinical instruction in approved health care settings and the nursing simulation laboratory

  • Maintain positive relationships with partners in the assigned clinical setting
  • Assist with instruction in the nursing skills lab
  • Serve as a professional registered nurse role model
  • Guide student reflection for practice improvement in post-clinical conferences
  • Maintain clinical expertise in assigned clinical area (e.g. pediatrics, obstetrics, medical)
  • Evaluate student performance and achievement of clinical learning outcomes
  • Communicate evaluation with students on a weekly basis
  • Complete written evaluations at midterm and final
  • Assign pass/fail grades based on objective assessment
  • Identify students at risk of not passing; collaborate with course clinical lead, Director of Clinical

Education and other faculty as needed to design remediation plans

  • Contribute to clinical site evaluations at the completion of a clinical rotation
  • Capstone instructors evaluate clinical preceptors after each capstone course
  • Participate in ongoing teaching and learning development activities offered by the SON
  • Participate in continuing education to maintain clinical competence in area of expertise
  • Maintain knowledge of the BSN curriculum, student policies, and clinical requirements

Benefits: Faculty eligibility rules are complex and depend on the nature of your appointment. Faculty with a quarter-to-quarter or semester-to-semester appointment who are in an EWU paid appointment of at least 50 percent or more are eligible for PEBB insurance on the first day of the month following the start of their second consecutive academic term. See WAC 182-12-114 section (3)(a)(ii) for more details.

Required Qualifications:
Demonstrated expertise is required for teaching as a clinical instructor; expertise is normally demonstrated by one or more of the following:

  • Master’s degree in nursing or Bachelor’s degree in nursing and a graduate degree in a health or education-related field
  • Unencumbered Washington Registered Nurse license, or eligible for licensure
  • Current healthcare provider CPR certification
  • At least three years recent clinical experience in assigned clinical area
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with individuals from diverse backgrounds and identities

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Five years recent clinical experience in assigned clinical area
  • Master’s level course work in nursing education
  • Prior experience teaching in a clinical, laboratory, or simulated learning environment
  • Experience working with Canvas or another learning management system

Other Skills and Abilities:

Job Duties:
% of Time: 100
Responsibility / Duty: Teaching workload for individuals appointed to a clinical instructor position will be specified in their individual letter of appointment.

Teaching includes the following additional related responsibilities as defined in the faculty CBA:

  • Meet all scheduled classes
  • Plan, organize and inform students of the course content, texts, readings, assignments, attendance regulations and methods of evaluation including grading scales
  • Schedule and attend office hours
  • Turn in grades according to established deadlines

Additionally, all faculty are expected to engage in effective teaching and assessment of student learning.
Essential Function Indicator: Yes

Conditions of Employment:
Appointment is as specified in the letter of appointment. Appointment as an clinical instructor member does not confer any right to subsequent appointment for additional semesters.

To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than the date specified in the letter of appointment.

This position, during the course of university employment will be involved in the receipt of, or accountability for, university funds or other items of value, as well as the unsupervised access with the developmentally disabled, vulnerable adults or children under the age of 16. The offer of employment is contingent upon successful completion and passing of a background check prior to beginning employment.

All new employees must comply with EWU immunization Policy 602-02 and provide proof of immunity or vaccination to MMR before beginning work at EWU. Waivers for the immunization requirements are available for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Salary Information: Semester Clinical Instructors will be compensated at the rate of at Two Thousand ($2000) per credit.

Posting Date: 04/19/2023
Open Until Further Notice: Yes
Closing Date:
Screening to Begin: Continous screening to meet departmental needs

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Submit your application materials through our online applications portal provided below. If you are unable to submit through the applicant portal, please contact Human Resources Services at (509) 359-2381.

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EWU does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, citizenship or immigration status, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, age, marital status, families with children, protected veteran or military status, HIV or hepatitis C, status as a mother breastfeeding her child, or the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal by a person with a disability, as provided for and to the extent required by state and federal laws.

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