The FNP program is located on the Western Carolina University Biltmore Park instructional site in Asheville, North Carolina.
The School of Nursing at Western Carolina University (WCU) invites candidates to join the growing and well respected FNP program for a full-time 9-month, fixed-term faculty position in the School of Nursing beginning August 1, 2021. Faculty rank is commensurate with experience. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
Though currently offered at the Master's degree level, the FNP program will transition to the DNP degree in Summer 2022. Successful candidates will have an enthusiasm for nursing and the impact of advanced practice nurses combined with outstanding communication skills and experience as a nurse practitioner in primary care. Responsibilities include classroom, online and clinical/laboratory teaching, student project supervision, and student advisement. Additional responsibilities include service on committees and participation in official activities of the School, College, and University. WCUSON is accredited through Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Western Carolina University has adopted the Boyer Model of Scholarship to support its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement in teaching. The College of Health and Human Sciences' faculty are committed to creating and implementing a program of inter-professional experiences for students enrolled in the health professions, and opportunities for inter-professional research/collaboration are extensive. The FNP program's growing integration of telehealth combined with western North Carolina's rural location and medically underserved populations provides numerous and rich opportunities for research and grant acquisition.
Doctoral Degree in nursing required by start date; eligibility for RN licensure in NC; current national certification as a family nurse practitioner; minimum of two years' experience as a nurse practitioner. Degree must be from an appropriately accredited institution.
Prefer two years teaching experience at the BSN level or higher.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Apply online at https://jobs.wcu.edu. Hard copy materials will not be considered. Applicants must include the following attachments:
Cover letter; Vita; Unofficial transcripts from highest earned degree; List of three professional references with complete contact information
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WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.