Simulation Coordinator/ Nursing Education Faculty
The Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Education faculty is responsible to provide vision, leadership, organization and direction for simulation and nursing education. The primary objectives for this position include operation of a multidisciplinary simulation lab, with a focus on critical thinking and clinical skills excellence. The Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Education faculty works directly with the Director of Nursing Education Programs and the Assistant Director of Nursing Education Programs with implementation of the curriculum including simulation, laboratory, clinical teaching and classroom didactic.
Develops, implements, updates and monitors simulation lab policies, procedures, use and operation.
Develops, presents, evaluates and refines scenarios for simulation experiences, utilizing role playing, props and dialogue to create a realistic learning environment.
Develops and implements clinical simulation to meet best practice standards with a focus on critical thinking.
Creates and maintains a respectful and professional working environment, incorporating active learning, reflective thinking and a confidential debriefing process.
Performs data analysis to evaluate learning and satisfaction with the provision of services.
Continuously updates and refines simulation experiences based on identified needs and to serve as a resource for faculty utilizing simulation in classroom/lab activities
Maintains the simulation lab inventory, ensures the safe storage and disposal of hazardous materials. Monitors process for use, signing out, and movement of simulation lab equipment and supplies.
Monitors and assures appropriate standards of lab cleanliness, provides for equipment maintenance, repair, and replacement
Trains instructors in simulation procedures, location and use of materials, and operation of equipment
Responsible for business development of the simulation lab, establishes community partners, develops income generated projects, seeks grants and other funding sources. Responsible for program development and growth.
Oversees simulation lab information and technology support
In addition to simulation responsibilities this faculty member is also Nursing Education Faculty. These responsibilities include:
Collaborates with the Director of Nursing Education Programs in developing, implementing, and evaluating the curriculum and program outcomes.
Participates in planning, implementing, and evaluating program policies for admission, progression, and graduation requirements.
Participates in the selection of students by serving on the Admissions Committee.
Assists with establishing clinical groups and guidelines for students.
Assists with coordination of observational experiences with clinical agencies.
Functions as academic advisor and counselor for designated students.
Participates in departmental, advisory, and administrative support committee meetings as scheduled.
Posts office hours for the benefit of students.
Participates in professional activities through continuing education and membership in professional organizations.
Teaches and evaluates designated classroom and clinical experiences.
Follows a flexible schedule between day/evening/weekend semester schedules when necessary to provide faculty and simulation coverage.
Education must be commensurate with the standards as set by the North Carolina Board of Nursing through its regulatory responsibilities granted the Board in Section I, Article 9A, in Chapter 90 of the General Statues of North Carolina, known as the Nursing Practice Act. The NC Nursing Practice Act requires the following per
21 NCAC 36. 0318 Faculty
Nurses licensed pursuant to this Chapter who are full-time and part-time faculty and who teach in a program leading to initial licensure as a nurse shall:
(1) hold an active unencumbered license or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a registered nurse in North Carolina;
(2) hold either a baccalaureate in nursing or a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution;
(3) have two calendar years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse. Full-time registered nurse is a registered nurse employed by the institution who is regularly assigned to work at least 40 hours each week in the position of faculty member;
(4) if newly employed in a full-time faculty position on or after January 1, 2016, hold a graduate degree from an accredited institution or obtain a graduate degree in nursing from an accredited institution within five years of initial full-time employment;
(5) prior to or within the first three years of employment, have education in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation, appropriate to faculty assignment. Once completed, this education need not be repeated if the employing organization is changed. This education may be demonstrated by one of the following:
(A) completion of 45 contact hours of Board-approved continuing education courses;
(B) completion of a certificate program in nursing education;
(C) nine semester hours of graduate course work in adult learning and learning principles;
(D) national certification in nursing education; or
(E) documentation of completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the Board. Criteria for approval shall include content in the faculty role in the curriculum implementation, curricular objectives to be met and evaluated, review of strategies for identified student population, and expectations of student and faculty performance.
(6) maintain competence in the areas of assigned responsibility; and
(7) have knowledge of current nursing practice for the registered nurse and the licensed practical nurse.
(f) Nurse faculty members shall have the authority and responsibility for:
(1) student admission, progression, and graduation requirements; and
(2) the development, implementation, and evaluation of the curriculum.
(g) Nurse faculty members shall be academically qualified and sufficient in number to implement the curriculum as required by the course objectives, the levels of the student, the nature of the learning environment, and to provide for teaching, supervision, and evaluation.
(h) The faculty0student ration for faculty-directed preceptor clinical experiences shall be no greater that 1:15. The faculty-student ration for all other clinical experiences shall be no greater than 1:10.
History Note: Authority G.S. 90-171.23(b)(8); 90-171.38; 90-171.83;
Eff. February 1, 1976;
Amended Eff. December 1, 2016; January 1, 2015; August 1, 2011; November 1, 2008; July 1, 2006; July 1, 2000; January 1, 1996; June 1, 1992; January 1, 1989; January 1, 1984;
Readopted Eff. January 1, 2019;
Amended Eff. September 1, 2021.
Hire date: January 3, 2022
Deadline for applications: November 30, 2021.
Salary is based upon the institutional salary plan.