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Postsecondary nursing instructors teach various aspects of patient care in classrooms and in clinical settings. They're teaching includes demonstrating patient care in hospital and clinics. Some instructors combine teaching with research. They teach undergraduate and graduate students subjects such as community healthcare, mental health nursing and pharmacology. Often, they supervise their students internships and research work.

The instructors need good communication and organization skills. They must stay current with the latest technologies and information by attending professional conferences and reading literature. In addition, some nursing instructors are involved with recruiting students.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare course materials
  • Supervise the students' clinical and laboratory work
  • Discuss with colleagues teaching and research topics
  • Offer students advice regarding academic issues
  • Provide career advice
  • Maintain office hours to assist students
  • Moderate classroom discussions
  • Evaluate students' work and provide grades
  • Revise the course content and methods of instruction
  • Maintain student records

Job Characteristics

Typically, full-time nursing instructors have flexible work schedules. Depending on the education setting, some instructors have classes at night and during the weekends, especially at community colleges and schools that have a large number of working adult students. Some of the instructors teach on a part-time basis.

Most colleges require their instructors to teach nine months per year. They're usually required to teach in classrooms from 12 to 16 hours each week and attend meetings. Most instructors provide office hours to assist students, which typically include three to six hours of their time each week. Beyond classroom time and office hours the instructors can mostly choose when they work and how much time to allocate to their various tasks.

Employment Outlook

In 2006 there were approximately 46,000 nursing instructor positions. In 2006, the median earnings for postsecondary nursing instructors was approximately $57,500. The middle 50 percent earned from $43,800 to $70,200. The wages for postsecondary nursing instructors vary by the type of school, the location and the school's ranking. In general, instructors at four-year colleges earn more than those teaching at community colleges.

Some instructors earn additional income from non-teaching work such as providing consultation services to government agencies and pertinent industries. In addition, the growth rate for the profession is expected to be faster than the average for all other types of employment.

Education, Certification, and Licensing

A master's degree is required for employment as a postsecondary nursing instructor. Some colleges and universities prefer to hire instructors with doctoral degrees for full-time teaching positions.

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Major Employers

Colleges, universities, professional schools and junior colleges are the major employers for postsecondary nursing instructors.

Schools for Postsecondary Nursing Instructors are listed in the Browse Schools Section.

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Postsecondary Nursing Instructors jobs , as of 2016

     
Metro Area Total Employment Annual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim 1,690 N/A
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood 990 $62,100
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington 960 $67,490
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach 720 $81,690
Cleveland-Elyria 670 $64,010
Pittsburgh 670 $64,380
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue 670 $78,560
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson 640 $86,890
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land 600 $73,920
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario 570 $90,990

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Most Popular Industries for
Postsecondary Nursing Instructors

These industries represent at least 1% of the total number of people employed in this occupation.

Industry Total Employment Percent Annual Median Salary
Education 42,250 90% $57,820
Hospital 4,200 9% $72,060
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