Full Time Instructor, Nursing

Victor Valley College

Salary: $55,714.00 – $116,888.00 Annually

Job Type: Full-Time (Exempt)

Job Number: 2023-354 FTINNURS08

Location: CA 92395, CA


Closing: 3/5/2024 11:59 PM Pacific

Basic Functions



10-Month Tenure Track Position

Initial salary placement ranges from $55,714 to $87,247, based upon education and experience. The current faculty salary schedule includes five classes and twenty steps with a maximum annual salary of $116,888. A District-paid comprehensive benefit package which includes medical, dental and vision insurances for the employee and dependents, and a $50,000 employee life insurance policy are provided. For the most updated information please visit our benefits web page.

Appointment to this position is subject to availability of funds. Salary schedule subject to change.

The teaching assignment may include (but is not limited to) classes in the following areas: Application and utilization of the nursing process in the care of patients; Adult, geriatric, pediatric, and maternal child nursing, Critical care nursing; Acute and chronic care nursing; Mental health and psychiatric illness nursing; Critical care nursing; Ethics in and history of nursing; and Role of nursing in current health care delivery systems.

Representative Duties

This assignment includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  • Fulfill assigned lectures/clinical load every semester as assigned by the Nursing Director.
  • Clinical teaching in theory, skills. simulation, clinical teaching in an Associate Degree Nursing Program utilizing a team-teaching approach.
  • Develop and utilize materials for enhancement of student learning and faculty teaching within the changing healthcare environment.
  • Teach in medical-surgical, pediatric, mental health, maternal-child and other assigned courses in a manner consistent with the department's standard and with the contents cited in the approved curriculum guides. Assignments may include evening, weekend, and nights.
  • Perform professional task related to areas of assignment, particularly in student advisement, curriculum design and evaluation, program review. and other assigned tasks as required, insuring the forward direction of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, as well as service benefiting the college, the community, and the profession.
  • Remain current in the subject matter in the techniques of effective culturally responsive instruction.
  • Provide academic remediation resources for at-risk students including:
    • Individual and group review sessions on the nursing process, care planning, critical skills, and clinical judgment, medication calculations, and other Issue as appropriate.
    • Referrals as needed for test anxiety and learning disabilities.
  • Provide demonstration, technical instructional assistance, and remediation to nursing students in practicing and refining performance of clinical skills in clinical laboratory classes, open lab time, and by individual appointments.
  • Perform other assigned task for the benefit of the college, the community, and the profession.
  • Participate in department and school meetings.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of students and colleagues.
  • Perform other assigned tasks for the benefits of the college, the community, and the profession.
  • Train assigned student/short term workers assign duties as appropriate; and review work for compliance with established procedures, policies requirements and standards.
  • Participating in assessment, evaluation, and planning of Student Learning Outcomes and Program Learning Outcomes, Program Review, Curriculum Development.
  • Evidence of interest in teaching students in the diverse multicultural community college setting.


Master's in nursing OR Bachelor's in nursing AND Master's in health education or health science OR the equivalent OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher.
Direct patient care experience within the previous five (5) years in assigned nursing area, which can be met by:
A. Three (3) years continuous full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated nursing area; AND/OR
B. One (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency; AND
C. Completion of at least one (1) year's experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of a post- baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.

Must have sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Preference will be given to those candidates who establish the highest level of professional competency in the following.

  • At least one (1) year of experience teaching courses in an Associate Degree Nursing program within the last five (5) years:
  • Practice in medical-surgical nursing and/or at least one of the following specialty nursing areas: psychiatric, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, specialty care units (ICU, CCU, DOU, ED);
  • Expertise with the student populations included in Victor Valley College;
  • Evidence of computer competency;
  • Knowledge of simulated learning experience;
  • Evidence of ability to communicate effectively, with a diverse population both orally and in writing;
  • Experience in curriculum development;
  • Participate in program development, and/a Program Review

We will be using the guidelines set by the Academic Affairs Division of the Chancellor's Office, California Community Colleges. See their website: California Community Colleges for the most current minimum qualifications for faculty in California Community Colleges. The Minimum Qualifications for Faculty and Administrators in California Community Colleges handbook can be viewed at: Minimum Qualifications | California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (cccco.edu)If you feel you have equivalent qualifications, please review the supplemental information for Faculty Equivalency Qualifications can be viewed at: Faculty Equivalency Qualifications
Submit your request for equivalency ONLY IF your education and/or experience are different, but equivalent, to the minimum qualifications stated in the job announcement. If you have additional questions please contact Human Resources directly at (760) 245-4271 Ext. 2500.

Some specialized courses may require specific certificates (must meet minimum content requirements specified by outside/other agencies based on accreditation).


Office, classroom, lab and/or on-line environment. Position requires ability to communicate and exchange information. The assignment may include day, weekend, and/or evening classes on campus and/or at off campus locations. Position requires ability and schedule flexibility to accommodate active participation in College and Department Outreach Events such as College and Career Fairs and College and Community Presentations.

Knowledge and Abilities


To be considered a candidate for this position, all materials required should be received in the Victor Valley College Office of Human Resources by the First Review Date. Application materials may be accepted after this date, however, if a file is not complete by the First Review Date, the application may not be considered by the Screening Committee. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure that all requested materials are received. All material included in the application packet become District property, will not be returned, and will not be copied.

All information qualifying an applicant for the position must be included on the Victor Valley College application. If it is unclear whether an applicant meets the minimum qualifications for the position from the application, that applicant will be disqualified.
Candidates wishing to apply for more than one position must apply for each position separately.

Please note, communication throughout the recruiting and hiring process will typically be through email. It is your responsibility to check your email for any upcoming testing and/or interview dates. This recruitment may be used to fill future vacancies.
You may check your status at any time by logging into Victor Valley College Online Application Site at School Jobs with your username and password.

A complete file consists of all of the following:
1. A completed Victor Valley College application electronic form
2. A letter expressing interest in the position
3. A current resume
4. Copies of transcripts showing college degrees and coursework. NOTE: Degrees must be from an accredited institution. It is the responsibility of the candidate to include U.S. evaluations of non-U.S. transcripts with their application. Link to – State of California Commission on Teacher Credentialing: https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=bb4f6e6a_2
5. Supplemental Application for Equivalent Qualifications (if applicable)
6. Any attachments must be submitted with the application process and may not be added later.

Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran. Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.

To apply, please visit https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/vvc/jobs/4315720/full-time-instructor-nursing


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About Victor Valley College

Victor Valley College is a progressive and innovative two-year community college serving approximately 10,000 students in the scenic high desert region of southern California. The college core surrounds a man-made lake which is the focal point for academic contemplation and student activities.

In the past few years the college has undergone a millennium growth spurt. Among the new additions is an ultra-modern library and resource center, a multifaceted science building adjoined by a high tech planetarium, a main gym, a construction technology complex, a student activity and community conferencing center, a child care teaching center, an advanced technology center which includes nearly 900 individual computer stations, a 2-story Speech/Drama addition to the existing Performing Arts Center, an Adapted Physical Education Center and the Regional Public Safety Training Center, which opened to students at the beginning of the Spring 2012 Semester. The campus is completely networked and offers the latest computer and communication capabilities.

Victor Valley College has been described by visiting dignitaries as one of the friendliest campuses they have encountered. It is also the home of a large number of award-winning programs taught and serviced by an award winning faculty and staff.

The people at Victor Valley College believe that education is a personal thing, and that is why we are personally committed to the success of our students.

Victor Valley College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Victor Valley College prohibits sexual harassment and assures that all employees will enjoy equal opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or status as a veteran.  Employment acceptance or rejection shall be based on job-related qualifications.



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