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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary

Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.   (O'Net 25-1072.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Adjunct Instructor, Adjunct Nursing Faculty, Advanced Nursing Professor, Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor Nurse Education, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor, Clinical Nursing Coordinator, Clinical Nursing Instructor, Clinical Nursing Professor, CPR Instructor (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Instructor), Dean, Faculty Member, Instructor, Instructor Nurse, Instructor of Nursing, Lecturer, Nurse Anesthesia Program Director, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse's Aides Teacher, Nursing Assistants Teacher, Nursing Coordinator, Nursing Department Chairperson, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Instructor, Nursing Professor, Practical Nurse Clinical Coordinator, Practical Nursing Teacher, Professor, Professor of Nursing, Registered Nurse Teacher, Registered Nursing Professor
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $43,830   $49,940   $68,440   $79,210   $95,350   $67,690  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
    Yearly $43,350   $48,750   $66,170   $77,910   $94,430   $66,170  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
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    No trend data for this occupation.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Educational services; state, local, and private 94.7%
    Hospitals; state, local, and private 4.5%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 0.2%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 0.2%
    Ambulatory healthcare services 0.1%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
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  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
     
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
     
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
     
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
     
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pharmacology, mental health nursing, and community health care practices.
     
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
     
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
     
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
     
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
     
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Knowledge
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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
     
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
     
  • Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Skills
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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
     
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Abilities
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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Work Activities
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  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Assisting and Caring for Others - Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards - Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Interests
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  • Social - Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
     
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary  updated July 2011
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Adult Health Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Clinical Nurse Specialist.
     
    • Emergency Room/Trauma Nursing. (NEW)
     
    • Family Practice Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Geriatric Nurse/Nursing. (NEW)
     
    • Maternal/Child Health and Neonatal Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Nurse Anesthetist.
     
    • Nurse Midwife/Nursing Midwifery.
     
    • Nursing Education. (NEW)
     
    • Nursing Science.
     
    • Palliative Care Nursing. (NEW)
     
    • Pediatric Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Perioperative/Operating Room and Surgical Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing.
     
    • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
     
    • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
     
    • Women's Health Nurse/Nursing. (NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary 
     

     
     
     
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