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Nursing Practical Faculty

Posted: 05/12/2024

Northwest Technical College (NTC) invites applicants to join our team as a Nursing Practical Faculty member. To accomplish our mission of “preparing students for rewarding careers”, we prioritize creating a culture in which diversity is embraced and all people are safe, welcome, and validated.  NTC has prepared students for fulfilling careers in high-demand fields for more than 50 years. The college’s accessible, affordable, hands-on programs also help the region’s employers meet their ever-growing need for a highly skilled workforce. NTC serves more than 900 students with an excellent education, an open-enrollment policy and affordable tuition. Students may pursue nearly 40 degree, diploma and certificate programs in six distinct career paths. Classes are offered on campus, online, or as a combination of both.  NTC is a member of the Minnesota State system of colleges and universities. 

The mission of NTC’s Nursing Program is to educate diverse students to become quality entry-level healthcare team members who provide compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic care in a variety of settings. During this process, students undergo a transformation where a spirit of inquiry, collaboration, resourcefulness, and professional identity are nurtured. Programs offered include Nursing Assistant, Practical Nursing (Diploma), LPN Step-In Track (AS) and Nursing Generic Track (AS).

Responsibilities of the Nursing Faculty member include: 
  • Provide instruction in the PN and AD Nursing programs, with priority for PN program.
  • Delivery face-to-face and online teaching in the PN classroom lab, simulation, and clinical settings.
  • Develop new, and follow and improve established curriculum, course outlines, and program sequence.
  • Provide teaching in on- and off-site locations in the Bemidji region.
  • Being flexible and wanting to grow with our nursing students and programs.
  • Engaging in the established curriculum and course outlines.
  • Striving to incorporate evidence-based practice and participating in continual quality improvement.
  • Maintaining and submitting necessary student records according to published guidelines.    
  • Participating in professional development, advisory board meetings, student and other educational activities in accordance with college policies.
  • Contributing to a program of scholarship within the discipline, student advising, service to the College and community, and other associated faculty duties.
  • Working cooperatively with individuals/groups in various agency settings.
  • Enjoying the opportunity to participate in college governance, committees, and accreditation.
Minimum qualifications for this position include:
  • Education Requirement
    • Bachelor's degree in nursing or a graduate degree in support of the field of nursing and/or education with a Bachelor's degree in Nursing if the graduate degree is not in Nursing.
    • A nursing program director must hold a graduate degree in nursing, nursing administration, nursing education, public health nursing or a nursing clinical specialty.
  • Occupational Experience Requirement
    • Two full-time years (or equivalent) of verified related paid work experience as a registered nurse at the professional level.
    • As a registered nurse at the professional level, experientially qualified to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected student and faculty outcomes; including experiential preparation in the areas the faculty will teach.
  • Recency Requirement
    • One year of this work experience shall be within the five years immediately preceding the date of application for the credential field. The recency requirement shall be waived if the individual has two years of successful full-time (or equivalent) postsecondary teaching experience in the credential field within the last five years.
  • Professional Requirement
    • Current unencumbered licensure as a registered nurse (RN) with current registration in Minnesota.
    • Other Requirement: Compliance with clinical affiliate policies for attending on-site clinical teaching assignments.
  • Teaching and Learning Competency Requirement
    • Course construction (credit course)*
    • Teaching/instructional methods (credit course)*
    • Student outcomes assessment/evaluation (credit course)*
    • Philosophy of community and technical college education (credit or non-credit course)**
    • Faculty shall have a degree in education or three years of successful full-time (or equivalent) teaching experience prior to being hired, or shall be required to complete coursework in the above content areas (or their equivalent) prior to being granted unlimited status.
    • * These courses shall be waived for individuals who at the time of hire have: a degree in education, or have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework in the specified teaching and learning content areas, or have three years of successful, full-time (or equivalent) secondary, postsecondary, industry, or trade apprenticeship teaching experience in the field for which they are being hired. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.2)
    • ** This course shall be waived for individuals who, at the time of hire, have documented evidence of successful completion of equivalent coursework. (Procedure 3.32.1 College Faculty Credentialing, Part 5, Subpart B.3)
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Master’s Degree with a major in nursing, nursing administration, nursing education, public health nursing or a nursing clinical specialty.
  • Face-to-face teaching in the classroom, lab or clinical setting, and online teaching.
  • Teaching in a two-year post-secondary setting.
  • Proficient in maternal child, medical-surgical and long-term care content and application.
  • Experience with D2L BrightSpace.
  • Experience with simulation experience.
  • Experience with nursing accreditation (ACEN).
  • Experience with curriculum development.
  • Professional communication skills.
  • A demonstrated commitment to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism.
Apply online:
If you have any questions, please contact Mary Miller at