Job Description

Grand Canyon University!  One of Arizona’s leading institutions of higher learner. 

Are you looking to shape the nurses of the future? Have you always thought about teaching? Are you prepared to pass on your knowledge to the next generation of Nurses and Healthcare professionals? We may have the opportunity you have been looking for.

The College of Nursing and Health Care Professions has an immediate opening for a Full Time, Nursing Faculty Instructor for Critical Care. The Critical Care Instructor provides indirect and direct support in the development and provision of clinical instruction and student evaluation incorporating current teaching methodologies, technologies, and other trends that reflect advances in specific areas of the discipline associated with the individual’s teaching assignments.

We invite applications from individuals who are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with our Nursing students.


Please note, the home base for this position is located at the Tucson, AZ. However, this position requires travel daily within the greater Tucson area to directly observe student performance when scheduled for clinical rotations.

Site address: 3500 N Campbell Ave., Tucson, AZ

Schedule: Lab, Standard business hours; M-F, 8-5; Clinical Rotations TBD

What we are offering:

  • 12-month faculty role teaching undergraduate students

  • The opportunity to contribute to the development of the next generation of Nursing professionals

What you will do:

  • Reinforces didactic content and teaches in the context of the clinical and lab application of knowledge and skills related to pre licensure Nursing
  • Collaborates with content area faculty to provide expert evaluation and documentation of student progress toward clinical and lab objectives
  • Participates in grading written and Clinical/Lab performance check-offs
  • Preserves lines of communication with program faculty and director including attendance in select faculty meetings
  • Remains current with new trends and development in the specific field of nursing practice
  • Maintains compliance with requirements for program accreditation
  • Upholds the tenets of nursing as a holistic profession as well as the pillars of the University
  • Requires travel to student clinical sites to directly observe student performance

What you need:

  • Master’s degree required (MSN)

  • 2 years of direct patient care nursing experience

  • Unencumbered, active, and current RN Licensure in Arizona or a compact state required

  • Prior teaching experience at the collegiate level preferred

  • Evidence of involvement in one’s professional area (e.g., membership in professional organizations, presentations, research, and/or publications)

  • Must successfully pass a drug test

  • Excellent communication skills, and the ability to build positive relationships with students and preceptors

  • Participation in and/or support of the university program in all areas including an evident congruence with the philosophy and direction of the institution, and service to the community.

  • Provide a positive example to students by supporting the University’s Doctrinal Statement, Ethical Position Statement and Mission of Grand Canyon University

Why work at GCU:

  • Exceptional workplace benefits include medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, a 401K savings plan

  • We also offer full-time employees an Education Tuition Discount Program of up to 100% of tuition costs

  • Generous holiday and paid time off package - we aren’t kidding, it’s good!

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