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SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Chairperson and Director of Nurse Practitioner Program

POSITION SUMMARY: The Moravian University Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health is seeking a full-time clinical faculty member to teach full-time in its Nurse practitioner program. A family nurse practitioner certification is required. This position will add to a growing academic program with three specialty pathways for nurse practitioner education, including Family Health Across the Lifespan, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care, and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care. Candidates with national certifications as Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners (CRNPs) are invited to apply. This is a twelve-month, renewable, non-tenure track position with eligibility for promotion in academic rank.

The successful candidate will teach courses required for students in the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) programs. Effectiveness in didactic and clinical instruction with experience and expertise in the nurse practitioner practice role is essential. The faculty member will be expected to teach and serve within an integrated liberal arts and sciences tradition that values professional and civic engagement. The nursing programs embrace an interdisciplinary, creative, and innovative approach to nursing education that works towards advancing health equity and reducing health disparities.

ABOUT MORAVIAN UNIVERSITY: In 2021, Moravian was granted university status, another important transition in the institution's 279-year history. It is an exciting time as faculty (the university) implement a new strategic plan, develop additional graduate programs, renew its commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice, and continue Moravian University's long history of excellent academic programs in the health fields. Moravian's nursing graduates have contributed to the wellbeing of the larger community of Bethlehem and the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania for nearly 20 years. It is truly an exciting time to join the nursing faculty team.

The Helen S. Breidegam School of Nursing and Public Health provides students with an education that blends compassionate art with scientific inquiry to achieve a transformative education deeply rooted in a rich liberal arts tradition. Its faculty are committed to the quality of its academic offerings, development of new programming, and dedicated to meeting requisite standards of professional regulatory bodies.

Moravian University offers CCNE accredited undergraduate and graduate programs, including those for pre-licensure nursing students, Registered Nurses (RN to BSN), and a 16-month accelerated post-baccalaureate program for non-nursing graduates. For their MSN degree, students may select among Clinical Nurse Leader, Nurse Administrator, and Nurse Educator tracks, along with Nurse Practitioner programs preparing for roles as Family Nurse Practitioners and Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioners in Acute or Primary Care.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

General

  • Participates in ongoing curriculum and course revisions with updates to reflect program outcomes, AACN essentials, professional accreditation standards, Pennsylvania State Board of Nursing nursing standards, as well as current evidence, and best practice.
  • Teaches graduate nurse practitioner students, fostering student learning through positive, constructive student-faculty relationships
  • Collaborates with the clinical coordinator, clinical agencies, and faculty to optimize the clinical education of graduate nursing students.
  • Applies evidence from best educational practices to curriculum and new program development.
  • Contributes to the mission and strategic priorities of the University and School of Nursing and Public Health.
  • Participates in the Nursing Faculty Organization and its standing subcommittees within the School of Nursing and Public Health.
  • Contributes to service at the university, profession, and community.
  • Engages in clinical scholarship or research.
  • Complies with University and departmental policies as outlined in faculty handbooks with regard to issues of employee, patient, and environmental safety and follows appropriate reporting requirements.

Supervision/Mentoring

  • Serves as an academic advisor for graduate nursing students.
  • Establishes positive faculty-student relationships with effective intercultural communications in formal and informal contacts.
  • Serves as a professional role model for students in clinical and classroom settings.
  • Recruits, mentors, and evaluates clinical faculty.
  • Collaborates with the clinical coordinator, clinical agencies, and clinical faculty to optimize the clinical education of graduate nursing students.

Teaching and Scholarship

  • Includes a typical teaching load of seven (7) courses throughout the year with one-course release to maintain professional licensing requirements.
  • Fosters student learning through a positive student-faculty relationship.
  • Evaluates student learning outcomes in various classroom and clinical agencies.
  • Applies evidence from best education practices to curriculum and new program development.
  • Evaluates student performance in accordance with established standards defined by professional nursing organizations and further described internally by the Nursing Faculty Organization.
  • Utilizes pedagogies appropriate for a diverse student population and a pluralistic society.
  • Develops a plan for professional growth that supports and maintains a scholarly trajectory.

POTENTIAL ON-THE-JOB RISKS: Cuts and punctures: caution should be taken when assigned to risk areas. Assault and battery: security department is available for assistance. Radiation exposure and chemical and biological hazards: gloves and protective aprons available.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

Education: Preparation as a Family Nurse Practitioner is required. An earned doctoral degree is required, with the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree preferred. The CRNP candidate with sIgnificant progress towards a doctoral degree in Nursing will be considered.

Training and Experience: A minimum of one year of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner is required. Demonstrated previous or current competence as a nursing instructor, with experience in simulation, instructional media, technology, and the online learning environment preferred. Effective verbal and written communication required with other faculty, administration, hospital and clinical agency personnel, visitors, and external professional agencies.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

  1. Have current and unencumbered Registered Nurse and Advanced Practice Registered Nursing licenses in the state of Pennsylvania
  2. Established national certification as a Nurse Practitioner.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a letter of interest; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) three letters of recommendation; Please attach documents as a single PDF file.

Moravian University will not sponsor applicants for this position for a U.S. work visa.

DEI STATEMENT: Moravian University aspires to be a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. Learn more about the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and the DEI Action Plan here: https://www.moravian.edu/dei-action-plan.

Deep respect for others is fundamental to the Moravian University community. Moravian University does not discriminate against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or applicant for admission on the basis of actual or perceived race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, age, ancestry, national origin, caste, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, marital status, citizenship status, veteran/military status, disability status, or any other protected category under applicable local, state, or federal laws.

Concerns regarding all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and/or sex discrimination in employment:

Leah M. Naso

Executive Director for Equity & Compliance (Title IX Coordinator)

210 Colonial Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 861-1529

equityandcompliance@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding gender and equity in athletics: 

Rebecca May

Assistant Athletic Director (Deputy Title IX Coordinator)

108 Johnston Hall

Moravian University

1200 Main St.

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018

(610) 625-7791

mayr@moravian.edu

Concerns regarding the application of Title IX:

U.S. Department of Education

Office of Civil Rights

100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

Philadelphia, PA 19107-3323

(215) 656-8541

ocr.philadelphia@ed.gov

Report sexual harassment/sex discrimination online anytime (can be anonymous) at www.moravian.edu/titleix. Grievance procedures can be found in the institutional Equal Opportunity, Harassment, and Non-Discrimination Policy at www.moravian.edu/policy.

Please visit moravian.edu/benefits to review benefits offered at Moravian University.*

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job.

The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.

Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor. Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at hr@moravian.edu or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.

The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements and criteria necessary to successfully perform the job.

*Please visit this link to review the benefit eligibility status associated with this position.

ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit moravian.edu to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.