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Practical Nursing Instructor - General Posting

Practical Nursing
Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 18-2009
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment. Break in appointment between semesters. Dates subject to change.
Start/End: August 27, 2018 up to September 13, 2019 -
Appointment may end early or be extended.
Workload: Up to 28 hrs/wk direct instruction.
This position may be used to fill one or more positions throughout the academic year.
Employment Group: BCGEU
Position: 00206
Location: Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses
Duties: VIU is seeking instructors to deliver courses within the Practical Nursing program at our Nanaimo and Cowichan campuses for the 2018/2019 academic year.

For information regarding individual courses please visit:
Practical Nursing


Nanaimo Campus
Year I - Sept 4 - Dec 13, 2018
Year II - Sept 4 - Nov 23, 2018
Year II - Consolidated Practice Experience III - Nov 27 - Dec 14, 2018


Cowichan Campus
Year I - Jan 8 - April 26, 2019
Year I - Consolidated Practice Experience I - Apr 30 - May 17, 2019

Nanaimo Campus
Year I - Consolidated Practice Experience I - Jan 7 - Jan 24, 2019
Year I - Jan 28 - May 9, 2019
Year II - Jan 8 - Mar 29, 2019
Year II - Consolidated Practice Experience IV - Apr 2 - May 17, 2019


Nanaimo Campus
Year I - Consolidated Practice Experience II - May 20 - Jun 20, 2019
Year II - Transition to Preceptorship - May 21 - May 24, 2019
Year II - Preceptorship- May 28 to July 5, 2019

Cowichan Campus
Year I - Consolidated Practice Experience I - April 30 - May 17, 2019
Year I - May 27 - Sept 13, 2019

Teach in clinical, lab and/or classroom settings including preparation, delivery and evaluation. Support student learning through the integration and evaluation of students' progress in theory and practice. Participate in instructional advising with students. Contribute to departmental and faculty meetings and program activities related to curriculum and administrative planning activities.
  Successful candidates may be required to teach at more than one campus.
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning, and student success. Successful candidates will participate in activities outside the classroom including student support and department committees.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an appropriately accredited institution with current practicing CRNBC membership in good standing; the BC Provincial Instructor Diploma Program, or its equivalent, completed or in progress (maximum two years to completion) from an accredited institution; a minimum of five years recent medical, surgical and gerontological nursing experience; familiar with practice settings in Central Vancouver Island including community, gerontology and acute care; responsive to a diverse student population; a solid understanding of the scope and role of LPNs in the Health Care System. Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology. Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing and cultural teachings.

Teaching of practice course will involve travel.
Must possess a valid Class 5 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's Degree in Nursing or related field from an appropriately accredited institution. Experience teaching adults in a post-secondary setting. Familiarity with computer applications and learning management systems (D2L) in an educational setting.

Please Submit: CV/Resume
Copies of transcripts/credentials/qualifications identified on resume
Name and contact information for three people willing to provide a reference

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: February 09, 2018 - March 21, 2018
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.