Professor for the School of Nursing

Dec 7, 2021

Professor for the School of Nursing

1 full time opening in Bartlesville, OK


Teaching responsibilities are predominately in the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program. This position requires a faculty person with a specialty in medical-surgical or maternal-child nursing, and documented leadership experience in nursing who shares the vision of the School of Nursing: to be Christ’s hands and heart to touch the world one person, family, and community at a time. 

Supervision Given or Received:

Work is primarily performed under the supervision of the Dean for the School of Nursing.  Performance reviews are conducted on an annual basis by the Dean of Nursing in the spring semester.

Educational Requirements and Qualifications:

A Master’s Degree in Nursing or a baccalaureate in Nursing with evidence of continued progress toward a master’s degree in Nursing at a rate of no less than six academic semester credit hours per calendar year is required. A Doctorate in Nursing or a related field, from a regionally accredited institution, is preferred.  Must have a current unencumbered nursing license in the state of Oklahoma, multi state license preferred.

A current practice with a minimum of two years full-time equivalent practice as a Registered Nurse is required.  At least one year of full-time teaching experience in a baccalaureate program is preferred.  Evidence of commitment to the integration of Christian faith and living with the theory and practice of nursing is expected.  A personal and vital Christian faith is required along with a connection to The Wesleyan Church or one of the many denominations comprising the historic Wesleyan-Armenian tradition is preferred.

Examples of Work Performed:

NOTE: Examples are illustrations only. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the job description.  

  • To teach in at least two clinically based undergraduate nursing courses per year. 
  • To participate in the coordination and oversight of clinical experiences. 
  • To evaluate students per policy. 
  • To advise, mentor and support students. 
  • To participate in School of Nursing and University wide committees as assigned. 
  • To participate in the on-going planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of the nursing program. 
  • To contribute to the Nursing budgeting process. 
  • To develop and distribute course syllabi. 
  • To participate in the development of required documents such as, self-studies, Oklahoma Board reports, etc. 
  • To support and contribute to the institutional strategic mission, vision and goals. 
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.
  • To be members of the OKWU Faculty Council and Nursing Faculty Council. 
  1. Facilitates the application of theory to the practical world of nursing.
  2. Participates in all School of Nursing Council meetings. Meetings are held throughout the school year and summer time as needed.
  3. Provides the class with a written outline of course expectations and grading criteria (a syllabus) on the first day of class. Syllabi are due to the dean for the School of Nursing August 1 (for Fall term), November 1 (for Winter term), January 1 (for Spring term), and April 1 (for Summer term).
  4. Obtains prior approval from the Dean for any substitutes, guest speakers, or changes in the class schedules or sites.
  5. Maintains regular class and office hours. A maximum of 4 office hours per day.
  6. Provides a careful review, evaluation and timely feedbackon students’ work.
  7. Submits grades and attendance sheets to the Registrar according to established deadlines.
  8. Coordinates and conducts make-up sessions as needed.
  9. Represents Oklahoma Wesleyan University in a professional manner.
  10. Attends regularly scheduled faculty meetings (this includes but is not limited to: Faculty Council or other assigned committees), pinning, and commencement exercises.
  11. Faculty must submit requested changes in curriculum to the Nursing Faculty Council before implementing a curricular change.
  12. Prior approval from the Dean of Nursing or Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost is required for non-emergency absences from assigned teaching.
  13. All changes to the original class schedule such as cancellation of class, scheduling an alternate class, longer session, etc. must have prior approval from the Dean of Nursing or a designated representative.
  14. Faculty are to complete scholarly activity on an annual basis. Professional development funds are available.
  15. Clinical Coordination Activities- Faculty members who are the core instructor over a course are responsible for the clinical activities. This includes coordinating the clinical site, orientation, student/ patient assignments, clinical scheduled, preceptors if applicable, evaluations. If a clinical instructor is used for the course the Core instructor is responsible to coordinate with the Dean for placement of a clinical adjunct. For more details please see the Nursing Faculty Handbook. Faculty are given 3 credit load for Clinical Coordination Activities.
  16. Each semester the faculty member is responsible to place their textbook order for the following semester by the established due date.



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As an evangelical Christian university of The Wesleyan Church, Oklahoma Wesleyan University models a way of thought, a way of life, and a way of faith. It is a place of serious study, honest questions, and critical engagement, all in the context of a liberal arts community that honors the primacy of Jesus Christ, the priority of Scripture, the pursuit of Truth, and the practice of Wisdom. Nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and Forbes, the University offers a thriving academic community. It is located in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, a city of approximately 30,000 residents known for its strong schools and its appreciation for the arts. Bartlesville is the home of the annual OKMozart Festival and of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Price Tower. It is located in the beautiful Green Country region of northeast Oklahoma, forty-five miles north of Tulsa.

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