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Nursing Instructors & Teachers, Postsecondary

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

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:
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.

Knowledge

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

Skills

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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Cooperation

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Computer based training software
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Learning management system LMS
Word processing software
  • Google Docs Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Word Hot Technology
Electronic mail software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft Outlook Hot Technology

Education

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

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$73,490
$40,370
$129,070
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