Job: Adjunct - Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology - Cohort - College of Nursing and Health Care Professions

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Shape the bright futures of Grand Canyon University students as an adjunct faculty member for the traditional ground campus in the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions, which boasts a rich 30-year history providing outstanding health care and nursing degree programs. Students can earn their RN to BSN, or a master’s in nursing degree specializing in advanced patient care or in the emerging fields of health care administration, management, or public health.

As an adjunct faculty member, you’ll provide program instruction incorporating innovative teaching methodologies, cutting-edge technologies and other industry trends reflecting advancements in your discipline.  If you are highly motivated and passionate about teaching exceptional quality instruction in modern facilities with smaller class sizes, we’d like to hear from you. 

Immediate part-time, Traditional Campus instructors needed for NUR-631: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology. This course is held on Tuesdays from 5 PM - 9 PM. This class runs 1 day a week at the Main Campus starting 8/31/2017-12/20/2017.

Only applicants living in Phoenix and the surrounding areas will be considered.  Candidates that are available during these times are encouraged to apply. 

NUR-631: Advanced Physiology and Pathophysiology.

This course focuses on advanced physiology and pathophysiology principles. This course is used to guide the advanced nursing practice student in understanding normal function and interpreting changes in normal function that result in symptoms and diagnostic markers indicative of illness. Emphasis is placed on the following systems: cellular environment and inflammatory changes; fluids, electrolytes and acid-base balance; genetics, genetic diseases, and the role of the environment; stress, disease, and the development of neoplasms; hematology and alterations in immunity. In addition, the physiology and pathophysiology of the endocrine, pulmonary, renal, digestive and integumentary, cardiovascular and lymphatic, musculoskeletal, reproductive, and neurological systems, including mood disorders, are addressed.


Responsibilities include equipping students with the required skill set, facilitating classroom discussions, assessing student performance and preparing students to be successful leaders in their chosen profession.  Other main responsibilities include the following:

  • Must be able to teach at the Main Phoenix Campus 1 evening a week: 
  • Must be able to teach on Tuesdays from 5 PM - 9 PM, starting 8/31/2017-12/20/2017 at the Main Campus in Phoenix
  • Campus evening course pay is more, as compared to online


  • Preferred: Doctorate in Nursing (DNP/PhD). Minimum: Masters in Nursing. Doctorate in Medicine (MD or DO) or Masters in Physician Assistant Studies.
  • Nurses must maintain an active unencumbered RN license. Current board certification required in area of practice.
  • 2 years professional experience.   
  • Proficient in English, Grammar, and writing in APA format.
  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University.
  • Must be able to teach at the Phoenix Main Campus during the days and times listed above. This course has 2 sections, you can choose to do one or both of the sections, depending on your availability. 
  • Must successfully pass a drug screen. 

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