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Practical Nursing Instructor

Ozarka College is seeking applications for Practical Nursing Instructor at the Melbourne campus.  The Practical Nursing Instructor, acting under the direction of Division Chair of Allied Health, ensures excellence in teaching and learning by providing high quality, relevant, and valued instruction in their assigned classes. 

The Practical Nursing Instructor is a nine-month position with a minimum of 15-hours teaching load per semester.  Responsibilities include classroom and clinical instruction, course development and assessment, participation in campus committees and activities, developing student internships, and other duties as assigned. 

Position Specific:

  • Develop course syllabi, teaching resources, related activities and provide instruction for assigned developmental and college-level courses, and other courses as necessary.
  • Encourage students to participate in professional organizations to enhance their learning.
  • Obtain and coordinate clinical or internship sites for students if applicable.
  • Provide leadership, direction and oversight to all assigned program course offerings.
  • Work effectively with the Director of Nursing Programs and Division Chair of Allied Health to develop, enhance, and promote curriculum and the program.
  • Work effectively with colleagues for continued growth and quality of assigned programs.
  • Effectively advise and register Ozarka College students.
  • Serve on Ozarka College committees as assigned to assist in providing programs and services that develop and enhance students as members of the college community.
  • Perform all duties and responsibilities of an Ozarka College faculty member as outlined in a timely and effective manner.

College Wide:

  • Seek and implement activities, services and programs which assure that Ozarka College is a vibrant contributor to the quality of life of the North Central Arkansas and Ozark Mountain region.
  • Treat all who choose to use the College’s resources with dignity.
  • Challenge all learners to maximize their potential.
  • Implement systems whereby all learners are given the opportunity to accept the challenges and responsibilities for learning and growing as students and citizens.
  • Promote and help develop a College environment of respect, dignity and cooperation where ideas, questioning and the continued pursuit of self-development are valued as a means toward learning and grow.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Registered Nurse with a current unencumbered license to practice in Arkansas.
  • Minimum of two years clinical nursing experience in the acute care setting.
  • Current knowledge of practice.
  • Teaching experience in higher education preferred.
  • Must submit to background checks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the responsibilities and skill required to fulfill the position responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of a computer as it relates to specific position requirements.
  • Demonstrated effective communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated commitment to learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community college philosophy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to assisting students and faculty.
  • Demonstrated effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and team building skills.
  • Demonstrated effective organization skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Deadline for submitting applications will be Friday, November 17, 2023. To apply, submit a detailed letter of application addressing experience and qualifications to meet listed position duty requirements and expectations, Ozarka Employment Application, résumé, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references.

Remit to:
Ozarka College
Office of Human Resources
Attention: Practical Nursing Instructor Search Committee
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-2002/FAX (870) 368-2094

Adobe PDF Document Ozarka College Application (PDF)

Ozarka College and the State of Arkansas does not discriminate in access to employment opportunities or in employment or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

Here to Help

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DeEdra Steed
Director of HR
Contact Information:

Director of Human Resources
Ozarka College
P.O. Box 10
Melbourne, Ar 72556
870.368.2094 fax