Faculty of Health and Human Services
Up to 28 hrs/wk direct instruction. This posting may be used to fill one or more positions throughout the year.
Appointment End Date
Appointment may end early or be extended
CV/Resume, Cover Letter, Qualifications , Referees/References
The Practical Nursing Program is designed to provide learner with the knowledge skills, judgments and attitudes to perform to the full range of competencies as identified by the BCCNP. The Practical Nursing Program is based on five foundational curriculum organizing concepts: integrative, professional, knowledgeable, competent and client focused. These concepts are integrated across several health concepts including health promotion, acute and chronic health challenges, community nursing and gerontology.
VIU is seeking instructors to deliver clinical placements, lab and /or theory courses within the Practical Nursing program at our Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses for the upcoming year (2020). Please see the website for course information: https://www.viu.ca/courses/practical-nursing. Instructors are responsible for preparation, delivery and evaluation of courses and supporting student learning through the integration and evaluation of student's progress in theory and practice. Instructors participate in instructional advising with students and contribute to departmental and faculty meetings. Instructors may be required to teach at more than one campus.
Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an appropriately accredited institution with current practicing BC College of Nursing Professionals membership (BCCNP)in good standing;
Diploma LPNs may be considered for clinical term instructor positions only;
the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, or its equivalent, completed or in progress (maximum two years to completion) from an accredited institution;
a minimum of five years recent medical, surgical and gerontological nursing experience;
familiar with practice settings in Central Vancouver Island including community, gerontology and acute care;
responsive to a diverse student population; a solid understanding of the scope and role of LPNs in the Health Care System.
Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing and cultural teachings.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.
Master's Degree in Nursing or related field from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience teaching adults in a post-secondary setting. Familiarity with computer applications and learning management systems (D2L) in an educational setting.
Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.