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Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary

Also called: Instructor, Nursing Instructor, Nursing Professor, Professor

Where in the Coast Guard? In the Coast Guard: SC - Nurse Corps - General

What they do:
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
On the job, you would:
  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.


Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • philisophy and religion
  • medicine and dentistry
  • therapy and counseling
Math and Science
  • psychology


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • teaching people how to do something
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions


  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • notice when problems happen
  • remember words, numbers, pictures, or steps


People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others
  • Initiative
  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Leadership


You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Desire2Learn
Word processing software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Google Docs
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook


Education: (rated 5 of 5)
master's degree or
doctoral degree
usually needed

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