Coordinator of Simulation & Clinical Learning Department of Nursing
Western Connecticut State University/CSCU
August 10, 2018
$61,617 – $98,355 and is comme
Higher Education Institution
Western Connecticut State University is pleased to announce applications are being accepted for the position of Nursing Simulation Coordinator. The Coordinator designs, implements and evaluates evidence-based simulation experiences for nursing students at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Position Summary: The incumbent will manage the day to day activities of the Simulation Center. Schedules activities, room assignments, coordinates, as well as designs, implements and evaluates simulation-based learning activities utilizing recognized standards and evidence for students. Creates and maintains an atmosphere of mutual respect and professionalism, and ensures student and faculty confidentiality within the Simulation Center. Tracks student and faculty evaluation data in coordination with program coordinators and the program. Utilizes data to support quality improvement within the Simulation Center. In collaboration with the Nursing chairperson and department faculty, creates a plan for expanding simulation-based learning experiences for nursing students and other members of the School. Assists faculty to integrate simulation-based activities into their courses and into the curriculum. Supports student and faculty simulation research projects and utilizes current research findings in simulation to promote best practices in simulation design and operations. Attends simulation-based conferences, webinars and seminars, and seeks membership in simulation organizations. Develops instructional materialsforstudents,laboratoryassistantsandfaculty. Orientsfacultyandinstructorstosimulationprocedures, location and use of equipment and technology and manages the day to day operations of the Simulation Center. Maintains simulation inventory and provides for equipment updates, maintenance, repair and replacement and continuously updates simulation-based educational experiences to reflect current standards, and best practices. In coordination with IT, troubleshoots technology issues. Serves as a liaison to external vendors. May supervise student workers or other part time staff as needed.
WCSU is committed to enhancing our diverse university community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. We take pride in our pluralistic community and continue to seek excellence through diversity and inclusion.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in Nursing is required. Four (4) years of practice in a relevant clinical practice, which includes two (2) years of experience with simulation education for nursing students; current Connecticut state license as a registered nurse and Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) or NLN Certification for Nurse Educators (CNE); evidence of coursework or education in simulation pedagogy, operations, technology and nursing education is preferred, as is experience with inter-professional simulation, and recognized leadership in simulation leadership at the state or national level.
Application Process: Prospective candidates must apply via email by submitting a cover letter, which includes the contact information for (3) current professional references and a resume, as one (1) complete file (PDF or Word format only) and not via multiple attachments to: Peggy Boyle, Assistant Director of Human Resources - Recruitment. In subject line of email reference: Your Last Name – Sim Coordinator. Submit your one attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About Western Connecticut State University/CSCU
Western Connecticut State University changes lives by providing all students with a high quality education that fosters their growth as individuals, scholars, professionals, and leaders in a global society.
To achieve this, we:
1) Offer undergraduate and graduate programs that weave together liberal arts and professional education and instill a desire for life-long learning.
2) Sustain a vibrant, inclusive campus that connects individuals through co-curricular programs, cultural events, and service to the community.
3) Attract student-centered faculty who are passionate teachers and accomplished scholars.
4) Establish partnerships that create opportunities for internships, research, and experiential learning.