Faculty Position: Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing Program

Position Overview

Position Rank – Commensurate with experience and education
Department – School of Nursing
Supervisor – Dean of Nursing
Benefits – Yes
Status – Full-time, 12 month

Faculty needed immediately to teach the following courses:

  • Mental Health Clinical
  • Nursing Care and Management of the Chronically Ill (Theory)
  • Nursing Care and Management of the Chronically Ill (Clinical)

About Bushnell University

Bushnell University is a Christian, private, liberal-arts, comprehensive university closely affiliated with churches of the Stone-Campbell/Restoration Movement. From this unique heritage Bushnell University embraces the ideal that we are “Christians only” – but not the “only Christians” – and offers its resources to students and congregations of many church traditions. These students are affiliated with denominational and non-denominational groups, such as Presbyterian, Baptist, Methodist, Foursquare, Lutheran, Nazarene, Episcopal, Assembly of God, Catholic, and Community Churches. The University was founded in 1895 and is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.

Position Information

Job Summary

Bushnell University’s School of Nursing, located in Eugene, OR invites applications for nursing faculty to teach primarily in the University’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science Nursing program. This on-campus position has a negotiable start date. Job duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Working collaboratively within the Accelerated Baccalaureate pre-licensure nursing program.
  • Development, implementation, and evaluation of the accelerated BSN curriculum.
  • Full-time teaching, primarily in the Accelerated BSN pre-licensure program, and online courses in RN to BSN, and/or nursing graduate program(s) as assigned.
  • Working collaboratively with the Dean of Nursing and other nursing faculty to deliver high quality education to nursing students.
  • Working collaboratively with University faculty, staff, and other departments across the campus.
  • Participate in promotion of the Accelerated BSN and other nursing programs in the community, among the Bushnell student population and prospective students at on and off-campus sponsored events.
  • Support the missions of Bushnell University and School of Nursing.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Duties & Responsibilities

Specific to this Position

  • Commits to creating a learning environment for students inclusive of diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds.
  • Provides instruction for clinical and/or didactic nursing theory courses as assigned.
  • Supervises student clinical experiences in long-term care, acute care community health and/or other settings as assigned.
  • Engages with students to provide a meaningful presence in their clinical learning and in their achievement of course outcomes.
  • Provides current course content, in collaboration with the other faculty, that is informative, well organized and supports student learning and success and is consistent with national standards.
  • Keeps professionally current by participating in professional development and other activities.
  • Maintains current credentials or licensures and immunizations as required by the program and clinical agencies.
  • Creates and maintains a positive learning environment that focuses on safety, respect of clients and colleagues, and effective communication, both verbally and in writing, utilizing tact, patience and courtesy.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Models professional nursing practices and behaviors for students.
  • Complies with all Oregon State Board of Nursing policies and administrative regulations.
  • The position may require the ability to complete 12.5-hour nursing shifts in a supervisory capacity.
  • Must successfully pass a criminal background check.
  • All faculty assigned to a clinical position must undergo a urine drug screen
  • Support the missions of Bushnell University and School of Nursing
  • Fulfill any other duties as assigned by Dean of Nursing.

General for all Faculty

  • Maintain a full time teaching load (or equivalent) as described in the Faculty Handbook and as assigned by the Dean of Nursing.
  • As a ‘teacher-scholar’ actively engage with students in collaborative research and learning activities.
  • Provide a solid role model of wisdom, faith, and service.
  • Maintain and post regular office hours as specified in the Faculty Handbook.
  • Attend all regular and special faculty meetings.
  • Serve on faculty committees, as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty within Faculty Handbook guidelines.
  • Submit updated course syllabi each semester to the Dean of Nursing and the office of the VPAA for each course taught.
  • Complete embedded course assessment and/or program assessment activities in TaskStream.
  • Facilitate the evaluation of each of your classes each semester and contribute to the evaluation of the curriculum and instruction, ensuring the delivery of quality academic programs.
  • Contribute to development of library resources in area of teaching expertise.
  • Provide mentorship for students in the program.
  • Follow the current Faculty Handbook and The School of Nursing’s Faculty Manual as it pertains to faculty roles and responsibilities.
  • Interact with the Registrar’s office in transcript evaluation and recording of student progress, as required.
  • Actively participate in marketing of the programs as well as forming partnerships with colleagues and students where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the integration of faith and learning by addressing this issue in class and in curriculum standards.

Experience and Qualification Requirements

  • Earned nursing graduate degree (graduate degree may be in process, terminal degree preferred)
  • Minimum of three years nursing practice experience.
  • Eligible for or possess an active, unencumbered Oregon RN license.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly.
  • Must be actively engaged in a Christian congregation and able to identify with and support the Bushnell Theological Context for Community statement.
  • Ability to utilize Windows based software including, Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Experience utilizing e-mail for the purposes of organizational communications.

Working Conditions/Special Requirements

  • Bushnell University employs faculty and staff who embody Christian faith and live in compliance with the duties and expectations as detailed in the Employee Handbook.
  • The position requires a strong commitment to multiculturalism and diversity.
  • The position requires working in a non-smoking, drug free environment.
  • The employee must adhere to FERPA guidelines and student confidentiality at all times.
  • All employees of Bushnell University are “mandatory reporters” under Oregon law. See http://www.oregon.gov/dhs/abuse/pages/mandatory_report.aspx for specific information.
  • The employee must have knowledge of strong office management techniques; operations, procedures, specific rules and precedents of the office; research methods and report writing techniques; record-keeping techniques; operation of office machines including computer equipment and specified software; principles of training and providing work direction.
  • Listening skills and the ability to speak and write clearly are essential to this position. Must possess exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The employee must have high personal motivation, with great attention to detail and accuracy.
  • This person must project a positive, vibrant and professional attitude in assisting people.
  • This person must have high ethics of honesty and confidentiality, with a genuine and gracious presence pertaining to the students, faculty, staff and business of the department and the University.
  • This position may require lifting up to 25 lbs, as well as bending, stooping, kneeling.
  • This position description is subject to change at any time.

Application Instructions

Bushnell University employees are expected to abide by the Theological Context for Bushnell Community Life. Please read this document before continuing.

Required Application Materials

To be considered for this position:, please submit the following materials:

  • Bushnell Employment Application
  • Cover letter addressing skills, experience, and knowledge
  • CV/Resume
  • A Personal Reflection essay (maximum 2 pages) that:
      1. Addresses how the applicant’s Christian faith is expressed in his or her personal life which may include family and/or community life, and church membership.
      2. Provides examples of how the applicant has integrated or envisions how they would integrate faith into his or her professional life.
      3. Affirms the applicant’s understanding and support of Bushnell University’s Theological Context for Community Life statement.
  • Official transcript/terminal degree transcripts
  • Contact information for three references. One reference is to be for the applicant’s pastor or other appropriate church leader, Christian friend, colleague, or associate who is able to address the applicant’s Christian faith engagement.
Contact Dr. Linda Veltri, Dean of Nursing, for more information about this position (lveltri@bushnell.edu).

How to Send Application Materials

Option 1: Email application materials to lveltri@bushnell.edu.

Option 2: Mail application materials to:

Bushnell University
Academic Affairs Office
ATTN: Linda Veltri
828 E. 11th Ave.
Eugene, OR 97401

Please note: Incomplete application packets may result in disqualification. Final candidate will be required to undergo a criminal background investigation.


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