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Faculty – FNP Immersion (Full Time) blended online/remote

United States University College of Nursing and Health Sciences is seeking an full-time Faculty member for the Family Nurse Practitioner Program.

The Immersion Faculty of CONHS serves as a member of the faculty and supports the College by coordinating all operational activities of the Immersion Learning and Simulation Center. Immersion faculty responsibilities are varied and can include activities such as keeping records, scheduling standardized patients, organizing and supervising student experiences, ordering supplies and stocking, making recommendations for best practices especially as it relates to simulation and use of learning technologies. Working on campus periodically, including about one weekend a month is a must. This position also carries a teaching load commensurate to meet the needs of the College and the availability of the manager. The position allows for weekly release days for FNP clinical work outside of the University.

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate and teach immersion experience courses.
  • Maintain appropriate inventory and all supplies needed for immersions and clinical/lab instruction
  • Organize and schedule the standardized patients for immersions.
  • Collaborate with full-time faculty to develop curricula for simulation education.
  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate immersive learning scenarios, procedures, and practices.
  • Collaborate with faculty to develop methods for competency testing.
  • Identify opportunities for improvement and innovation in curricula, instructional technologies, and operational systems.
  • Develop strategic plans for and prioritize current resources to ensure that the mission and vision of the center is achieved.
  • Maintain security and integrity of facilities, equipment, and supplies while maximizing their availability for educational exercises.
  • Maintain data security and confidentiality in accordance with applicable, federal, state, and local guidelines.
  • Mentor and orient students and adjunct faculty to the equipment and the Center.
  • Be familiar with and teach utilizing telehealth equipment
  • Teach Health Assessment techniques
  • Other duties/responsibilities as assigned.

Position Requirements – Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree or doctorate in nursing with advanced practice nurse credentials (FNP) required
  • DNP or PhD or terminal degree in Nursing strongly preferred.
  • Current unencumbered California RN/APRN License or willingness to obtain
  • 3-5 years of active clinical experience as an APRN.
  • Experience managing operations in a simulation education center or working in a nursing skills lab
  • Expertise in business development or working with vendors

Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of advanced practice nursing in primary care
  • Knowledge of principles and methods of adult education
  • Knowledge of educational theory and instructional technology
  • Knowledge of simulation education and testing
  • Knowledge of management and leadership theory and practice
  • Knowledge of innovation theory and practice
  • Knowledge of project management and coordination
  • Knowledge of relevant information technology, to include software and hardware used to run a simulation/nursing skills lab or education center
  • Knowledge of relevant analog and digital audiovisual technology, to include software and hardware used to run a simulation education center
  • Skills or familiarity with suturing, splinting, toenail removal, and digital blocks
  • Skill in setting priorities, making critical decisions, and remaining flexible in high pressure situations
  • Skill in executing responsibilities in a timely, meticulous and professional Skill in creating and maintaining human and automated systems to protect physical security of persons and equipment and confidentiality of data and records
  • Skill in creating and coordinating complex schedules, calendars, activities, and events
  • Skill in creating, managing, and using data systems to support decision making
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing
  • Ability to lead inter-professional teams with diverse educational backgrounds and levels of expertise in simulation education
  • Ability to interact effectively with university administrators and leaders in the public and private sectors

Certification, License, Registration:

  • Current unencumbered California RN/APRN License with family nurse practitioner


  • The essential functions of the job are usually performed in an environmentally controlled facility where the noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. This position may involve working in a combination of office and classroom environments. Travel by car, plane, train and other modes of transportation may be required for this position.
  • While performing the job duties, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee may sometimes be required to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Weekend work is required once every other month and possibly up to two times every other month, as immersions take place Thursday through Sunday.
  • The work environment and physical demands described are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Job Type: Full-time

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Job Type: Full-time

To apply, please send your resume/CV and cover letter to Please include relevant unofficial copies of transcripts, copies of nursing licenses or similar certifications, and any other pertinent materials for consideration.