Nursing Instructor or Assistant Professor - Durant Campus

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School of Nursing – Durant Campus

ECU is a student-centered regional state university located in Ada, Oklahoma.  ECU offers thirty-three undergraduate baccalaureate degree programs in arts, business, education, mathematics, sciences, nursing, and the social sciences; and six master's degrees in accounting, education, human resources, psychology, management, and water resources. ECU's 4,200 (average) students come from 35 countries and 22 different states.  About 65% of the 147 full-time faculty hold doctorates.

ECU is seeking highly motivated, self-directed nurse educator with a master’s degree in nursing as a minimum requirement. Doctoral degree and nurse educator certification are preferred. This position is a full-time, 10-month faculty position in the four-year pre-licensure program which is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). Applicants must have a minimum of two years clinical experience. This full-time teaching position requires classroom and clinical instruction (24 credit hours each year), student advisement, curriculum development, program evaluation, professional scholarship activities, and committee membership.  Some travel required.   

ECU nursing faculty:


  • Promote the mission of the ECU School of Nursing among faculty, staff, and students.
  • Serve as a professional role model for students in dress, communication, deportment, problem-solving, care delivery and patient advocacy to facilitate student’s socialization into the profession.
  • Foster a culture of positivity, collaboration, mutual respect, civility, innovation, and continuous improvement throughout the School;
  • Promote inter-professional education and collaboration experiences for students.
  • Promotes student mastery of cultural, ethnic, and socially diverse competencies by providing learning experiences from regional, national or global perspectives.
  • Recognize and promote the dignity and worth of individuals.
  • Demonstrate respect for the student as a new learner by communicating constructive feedback in appropriate ways.
  • Demonstrate an approachable, supportive, encouraging demeanor.


  • Collaborate with other faculty, Campus Coordinator and Director School of Nursing to implement evidence-based curriculum based on professional standards, guidelines and competencies consistent with contemporary practice that prepares nursing graduates to pass NCLEX-RN on first attempt and to master the AACN BSN Essentials.
  • Develop clear and measurable learning objectives.
  • Use technology to engage students in learning using a student-centered approach.
  • Use evidence and teaching/learning theory to guide teaching and curriculum development, searching for the best evidence to back up teaching strategies. 
  • Prepare and deliver classroom, clinical, laboratory and simulation experiences that are organized, innovative and creative.
  • Teach critical thinking and problem solving, using reflection, probing, active listening and other evidence-based teaching strategies;
  • Assist students to master application of the nursing process to include assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care and effective documentation of care; 
  • Support student learning by identifying individual learning needs and teaching students to employ active learning strategies.
  • Demonstrate expertise in facilitating evidence-based classroom, clinical, laboratory, and simulation learning.
  • Provide and maintain a safe learning environment that facilitates student learning and the achievement of desired outcomes;
  • Hold students accountable for learning.
  • Provide student feedback that is timely, frequent, specific, informational and framed positively.
  • Assess student achievement of learning objectives via quality test construction, evaluation of test items, evaluation of papers and other assignments; and development of rubrics.


  • Advise nursing students in the process of nursing program eligibility and completion of graduation requirements.
  • Actively participate in and support School and university-wide participatory governance components and activities and other collaborative processes;
  • Recommend evidence-based curricular changes or revisions to the Curriculum Committee;
  • Participate in ongoing systematic course and program evaluation.
  • Engage in scholarship and professional development activities including writing manuscripts for publication, poster and podium presentations at national conferences and grant writing. 
  • Engage in nursing related community service. 
  • Practice frequent, regular self-assessment and self-reflection of own educational practices.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle and a balance between work and personal life.


  • Maintain expertise and certifications in area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrate experience and familiarity with nursing clinical duties and skills of clinical site.
  • Obtain certification as Nurse Educator, ATI champion and Quality Matters.



  1. Masters of Science degree in nursing
  2. Two years of clinical experience. 
  3. Unencumbered RN license in Oklahoma.  
  4. Demonstrated clinical expertise in the area of nursing that will be taught.


  1. Doctoral degree in nursing
  2. Nurse educator certification
  3. Medical-surgical/critical care, palliative care, maternal-child, mental health, leadership or research experience preferred
  4. Experience with curriculum development/ revision
  5. Experience with program evaluation and the nursing accreditation process
  6. Record of scholarly and/or grant-writing activity
  7. High level of accomplishment in the profession of nursing
  8. Evidence of a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic socioeconomic, cultural, physically challenged, and ethnic background of college students.

TO APPLY: Send cover letter; resume; statement of teaching philosophy; transcripts; name and phone numbers of three Nursing and/or previous supervisor references; and *Disclosure Statement to Tyler Jones, Employment Services, East Central University, 1100 E. 14th Street, PMB D-2, Ada, OK 74820 or Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  For more information about ECU, visit our web site at

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