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Nursing Student Success Specialist and Instructor
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Nursing, the Nursing Student Success Specialist is primarily responsible for collaborating with department heads and nursing faculty to facilitate success of pre-licensure students enrolled in the nursing BSN program. Responsible for the teaching/learning process and will also participate in the necessary operations of the institution; Work hours: Mon-Fri; 8 AM-5 PM or as teaching and work requirements indicate. This position requires 40 hours per week on campus.
50% Administration, specifically remediation and retention of pre-licensure nursing students
The Nursing Student Success Specialist collaborates with the department heads and nursing faculty to facilitate retention and graduation success of Junior 1, Junior 2, Senior 1, and Senior 2 nursing students. The Success Specialist delivers and maintains a comprehensive NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination) success plan and develops strategies to improve & maintain NCLEX-RN first time pass rate for pre-licensure students in Tarleton State University programs. The Nursing Student Success Specialist works with students who seek assistance and coordinates with nursing faculty who refer students for additional academic support.
Duties include but are not limited to: Delivering nursing test-taking workshops; Assessing student learning styles to recommend individual success strategies; Creating individualized remediation plans for high risk nursing students based on criterion-based and standardized examinations, and course and/or clinical outcomes; Meeting one-on-one with high risk students for clinical and/or academic remediation and coaching, as referred by faculty or indicated by student performance outcomes; Meeting with students regularly to discuss progress; Conducting content review sessions in collaboration with department heads and course lead faculty; Chairing the School of Nursing Next Generation NCLEX (NGN) Committee; Collaborating with department heads and faculty to promote student success; Preparing reports demonstrating program outcomes compared to nationally normed benchmarks; Participating in professional development activities focused on remediation and retention; Mentoring students in professional development by role modeling appropriate behavior and clinical judgement; Attending nursing faculty meetings as needed; Maintaining confidential file documentation of all remediation sessions and communication; Serving as the SON liaison with the selected national standardized testing service;
Teaches 7.5 SCH per long semester, or a total 15 hours teaching in the academic year; Develop, implement and review effective teaching/learning processes, incorporating appropriate methodology, technology and other tools; Develop and teach a credit generating course on nursing clinical judgement. Remain current in discipline and update course content when appropriate to reflect the current levels of knowledge in the discipline; Exhibit willingness to work in partnership with immediate supervisor through a formal system of evaluation of instruction to identify professional development activities which will lead to effective student learning outcomes. Design and /or implement course(s)/clinical(s) consistent with the programs curriculum; Create a positive, effective, learning environment for students in all areas; Collect and use evaluation data to improve teaching, learning, and student competency; Function as an effective, cohesive team member; Be present on campus and available for student access and inquiry.
Required Education and Experience:
Must have a Master of Science degree in Nursing from a nationally accredited school approved by the University and recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Teachers of record must possess minimum Southern Association of Colleges and Schools credential standards which normally include a Masterâ™s degree with 18 graduate semester credit hours in the subject area or suitable approved justification.
Must have at least three years of previous experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care.
Must have a minimum of one year previous experience in nursing academic or clinical education; or a Master of Science in Nursing Education; or a post-masterâ™s certificate in nursing education; or hold the Certified Nurse Educator credential.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledgeable in the discipline. Demonstrate the potential for effective instruction as evaluated by their peers, department head, associate dean, and college dean. Must demonstrate a commitment to student success, and strong interpersonal, advising, public speaking, and data management skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact well with students, colleagues, and general public. Must also demonstrate the ability to work as a member of a team and exercise exceptional organizational skills, independent judgement, initiative, and confidentiality. Demonstrated aptitude in technology use such as but not limited to: Microsoft Office; Outlook; Learning Management Systems; and various other forms of technology and applicable computer application systems. Able to perform work independently. Familiar with the NCSBN Test Plan, Bloomâ™s Taxonomy, Data Analysis, Student-Centered Remediation, and a variety of teaching strategies. Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as the Texas Board of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education accreditation.
Experience in academic coaching preferred.
Required Registrations, Certifications and Licenses:
Must be eligible for current R.N. licensure in Texas.
Internal Number: R-026485
About Tarleton State University
Tarleton State University, offering its own brand of personal attention, a unique history, and an exciting future, is founding member of The Texas A&M University System.
Founded as John Tarleton College in 1899, today's university offers cutting-edge academic facilities and world-class faculty with extensive real-world experience.
With its main campus in Stephenville, Tarleton offers centers in Fort Worth, Waco, Midlothian, RELLIS-Bryan and a global campus for state-of-the-art online programs. Extending the reach of educational value, Tarleton has boosted its selection of online graduate and undergraduate programs through classes in these centers.
Students may select areas of study from six colleges: Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Business Administration, Education, Graduate Studies, Health Sciences and Human Services, Liberal and Fine Arts, and Science and Technology.
More than 60 bachelor's programs and 30 graduate degrees, featuring doctoral studies in educational leadership, have led more than 13,000 students from 45 states and more than 20 foreign countries to make Tarleton State their collective choice for a college education.
Tarleton's research cent...ers are daily searching for solutions to global problems. For instance, the Texas Institute for Applied Environmental Research conducts analyses to address environmental issues facing the state and nation, while the Southwest Regional Dairy Center, using an almost $1 million grant, is working on ways to turn animal waste into a viable energy source.
Tarleton's blueprints for a brighter-than-ever future include a new applied sciences building with engineering laboratory space on campus in Stephenville, a new academic building on the university's planned 80-acre Fort Worth campus near Chisolm Trail Parkway, and $24 million in upgrades and improvements to the institution's venerable Memorial Stadium.
Tarleton State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.