Iowa Wesleyan University is accepting applications for Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Nursing.  This is a part-time, temporary exempt position on a semester-by-semester basis dependent upon the needs of our students and the university.


As a Clinical Instructor the responsibility is teaching nursing students in the clinical environment.  A typical workload for a clinical Instructor is 100 clinical hours per semester for a 2-semester hour clinical attached to a nursing course.


Responsibilities include:


  • Follows the policies and procedures contained within the Faculty Handbook for Iowa Wesleyan University (IW).


  • Promotes rapport between the DoN and other educational programs at the clinical site.
  • Models professional behavior and standards of practice while in the workplace


  • Participates in the publicizing and disseminating information about the program.
  • Actively participates accreditation reviews and reports.


  • Develops remediation plans for students when necessary.
  • Assists students in the identification and utilization of resources that may contribute to their success.


  • Implements syllabi, including all course requirements and clinical assignments for all students.
  • Submits suggestions for changes in master syllabi to the Nursing Program Chair or the Chair’s Designee
  • Designs and implements new curriculum.
  • Participates in the evaluation of curriculum.


  • Utilizes a variety of teaching methods to accommodate the learning styles of students.
  • Provides opportunities for active student involvement through practice and application.
  • Demonstrates command of the subject demonstrates consideration for diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Addresses students by name
  • Encourages student participation and questions.
  • Models and encourages a collaborative faculty-student relationship.
  • Provides or utilizes course materials (hand-outs, interactive notes, technology) that enhance student learning and follows the course syllabus.
  • Maintains eye contact with the class.
  • Responds appropriately to student cures of confusion or boredom.
  • Models professional behavior and standards of practice
  • Performs additional responsibilities for nursing faculty performing clinical supervision in an affiliating agency including:
  • Participates in clinical orientation as required by the institution.
  • Completes validations as required by contracts with clinical agencies, orients students to clinical facilities.
  • Makes clinical assignments for students at clinical setting.
  • Supervises students in patient care areas in collaboration with staff.
  • Conducts pre and post conferences with students.
  • Schedule make-up clinical as needed.
  • Maintains ongoing weekly evaluation of individual student progress in clinical area.
  • Provides timely ongoing verbal and written feedback to students.
  • Guides and counsels students toward personal development in dealing with clinical stress.
  • Keeps the nursing program chair informed on issues that arise with students and clinical sites.


  • Provides evaluation of students’ clinical courses.
  • Participates in the evaluation of the nursing program chair when requested.
  • Reviews student evaluation summaries of assigned courses and utilizes the feedback for planning and implementing future courses.



  • Registered Nurse in the State of Iowa or eligible for licensure within the State of Iowa.
  • Minimally, has a baccalaureate degree in nursing or an applicable field or shall make annual progress toward the attainment of such a degree.
  • A clinical instructor must possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of management and leadership, organizational strengths, strong interpersonal and communication skills, current clinical, and professional skills.


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Qualified candidates must submit their letter of interest, resume/CV, transcripts, and contact information for three professional references below.  No phone calls please, candidates will be contacted if the search committee is in need of further information.  Iowa Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer.

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