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Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical Instructor

Job #09-532

Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing

Reports to: Dean, Mark and Huldah Buntain School of Nursing


Continuous Recruitment

Essential Functions

Teach and supervise the learning of junior year, baccalaureate nursing students in medical-surgical clinical settings and the School of Nursing Skills Laboratory.


The successful candidate:

  1. Holds appropriate degrees from accredited colleges or universities:
    1. Masters degree or higher in nursing, or
    2. Bachelors degree in nursing with a Masters degree in a related field.
  2. Holds a current unrestricted license to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
  3. Has current clinical experience of at least three years in the clinical subject area being taught.
  4. Has a demonstrated record of successful teaching of nursing skills, concepts, and critical thinking.
  5. Possesses a deep, personal commitment to Jesus Christ and to the Spirit-filled life.
  6. Demonstrates a commitment to the integration of faith and learning.
  7. Shows willingness and ability to apply the Christian worldview in course design and instruction, and advising.
  8. Indicates a commitment to helping students to achieve overarching nursing program objectives and learning objectives specific to the courses taught.
  9. Establishes and maintains positive relationships with students, faculty, university staff, clinical site personnel and its clients/patients, and the general constituency of the University.
  10. Models best instructional practices in the clinical or skills lab setting.
  11. Continually develops professional skills in aspiring students through coaching, modeling, evaluation, feedback, and direct instruction.

Closing Date Of Search

On or before August 15, 2013, at 4:00 pm, or until the position is filled.


Carl Christensen, Dean of the School of Nursing
Northwest University P.O. Box 579
Kirkland, WA 98083-0579
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Dependent on education and experience and based upon the established faculty salary schedule.

Application Requirements

To be considered as a candidate, the applicant must submit the following documents and information:

  1. Letter of interest.
  2. Curriculum vitae and, if available, a teaching portfolio.
  3. Names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three references.
  4. Statement of your understanding of the relationship between the integration of Christian faith and your discipline of study.
  5. Brief statement of personal faith journey and church involvements.

Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.

Search procedures will be closed, when a sufficient number of qualified applicants have been identified. Applicants are urged to provide sufficient information, so that the application file may be considered complete at the end of the search period.

Northwest University

Northwest University is a Christian coeducational undergraduate and graduate institution, related to the Assemblies of God, offering baccalaureate and master's, and doctoral level education. The sixty-acre campus is located in Kirkland, Washington, just ten miles from downtown Seattle. The campus is an ideal setting for study, recreation, and inspiration and is centrally located and convenient to industry, business, and commercial activities.

Mission Statement

We, the people of Northwest University, carry the call of God by continually building a learning community dedicated to spiritual vitality, academic excellence, and empowered engagement with human need.

In addition, all faculty members at Northwest University must subscribe to our Statement of Faith.

Educational Goals

In view of its distinctive philosophy, Northwest University seeks to provide education which will introduce the student to the organized fields of learning and will acquaint the student with the Christian theistic view of the world and of people and their culture. Such an education is intended to develop the whole person in a balanced and useful manner.

The academic program includes majors and areas of concentration in over forty fields of study including ten graduate programs. Sixty-three full-time faculty members and sixty-one part-time instructors teach 1,582 students. Over sixty-one percent of the faculty holds the doctoral degree, fifty-one percent are tenured, and forty-three percent are women.


Northwest University is a regionally-accredited, Christian coeducational undergraduate institution offering baccalaureate college education under the control of the Alaska, Montana, Oregon, Northwest, Southern Idaho, and Wyoming districts of the Assemblies of God.

Northwest University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (regional). The University is endorsed by the Commission on Christian Higher Education of the Assemblies of God and the Association of Christian Schools International. The University also holds membership in the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities.

Northwest University's School of Business and Management is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The Buntain School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. In addition, the School of Nursing has received approval from the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission. The University is also approved by the Board of Education and Superintendent of Public Instruction of the State of Washington to prepare elementary and secondary education teachers and recommend for certification. It is a member of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.

The University is approved by the Federal and State Governments for student aid programs and for the training of international students. Selected programs of study are approved by a Washington State Approving Agency for enrollment of those eligible for benefits under Title 38 and Title 10, U.S. Code and by Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation. It is listed in the current bulletin, "Accredited Higher Education Institutions," published by the U.S. Office of Education.

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