With the goal of ensuring the equal educational opportunity of all students, Santa Monica College embraces diversity among students, faculty, staff, and the communities we serve as an integral part of our history, a recognition of the complexity of our present state, and a call to action for a better future. Embracing diversity means that we must intentionally practice equity and respect toward one another, and understand that discrimination and prejudices create and sustain privileges for some while creating and sustaining barriers for others. In order to embrace diversity, we also acknowledge that institutional discrimination and implicit bias exist, and that our goal is to eradicate those vestiges from our system. Our commitment to diversity requires that we strive to eliminate those barriers to equity, and that we act deliberately to create a safe and positive environment where individual and group differences are valued and leveraged for our growth and understanding as an educational community.
To advance the goals of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice for the success of students and employees, we must honor that each individual is unique and that our individual differences contribute to the ability of the college to prepare students on their educational journeys. This requires that we develop and implement policies and procedures, encourage individual and systemic change, continually reflect on our efforts, and hold ourselves accountable for the results of our efforts in accomplishing our goals.
We are invested as a community in cultivating and maintaining a climate where equity and mutual respect are both intrinsic and explicit by valuing individuals and groups from all backgrounds, demographics, and experiences. Individual and group differences can include, but are not limited to the following dimensions: race, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, immigration status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, religion, creed, military or veteran status, socioeconomic status, and any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation. We acknowledge that the concept of inclusion and diversity is ever-evolving, thus we create space to allow our understanding to grow through the periodic review of this statement. In service of these goals, Santa Monica College is committed to fostering an employment environment that offers equal employment opportunity for all and an educational environment that ensures the equal educational opportunity of all students.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission) and approved by the BRN; teach nursing theory/lecture, clinical, and skills laboratory in mental health and medical-surgical nursing, and incorporating curriculum threads, such as geriatrics and skills such as critical thinking; remediate and teach in a nursing specialty; function in a manner consistent with the department’s standards, unifying curricular concepts, approved course outlines, and plan of instruction; evaluate the effectiveness of teaching/learning using evidence–based standards; incorporate innovative teaching strategies; participate in curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation; participate in developing policies and procedures; coordinate student learning experiences; contribute to systematic program evaluation reports and self-studies, participate in all ongoing departmental and select institutional activities; utilize mid and high fidelity simulators as a teaching methodology; incorporate on-line teaching methodologies; collaborate and work with peers in creating and sustaining a supportive learning environment; demonstrate commitment to excellence in nursing education by continual professional development and scholarly activities; and adhere to California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) regulations; must meet the health care requirements of the clinical facilities including but not limited to current vaccinations, background check, and drug testing; strong clinical and classroom teaching skills in medical-surgical, psychiatric, and geriatric nursing; hands on clinical experience within the past 5 years and be approved by the BRN; maintain office hours; participate in staff development programs, and college, departmental, and faculty organization activities. Schedule may include day, evening, and weekend classes, and/or short-term classes.
Master's in nursing OR Bachelor's in nursing AND Master's in Health Education or Health Science OR the equivalent* OR the minimum qualifications as set by the Board of Registered Nursing, whichever is higher OR possession of an appropriate valid California Community College Credential authorizing service in the specified subject area(s).
Possession of a license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of California; Master's in nursing as required by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN);
Must have evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the socio-economic, academic, cultural and ethnic diversity within the community college student population, including students for whom English is not their first language, first generation college students, and students with physical and/or learning disabilities as these factors relate to differences in learning styles.
*The Santa Monica Community College District, in its desire to select outstanding faculty members from the largest possible pool of qualified applicants, recognizes the fact that candidates may attain expertise in a discipline through a variety of means. Certain combinations of education, experience and other accomplishments in the field may be judged by the District as equal to the stated minimum qualifications for this position. Candidates who feel they possess such equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply and provide appropriate documentation of their qualifications.
Completion of a course in teaching techniques/methods offered at an accredited institution;
Experience as a registered nurse within the last five years, with at least two years providing direct patient care in a medical-surgical setting;
Full-time teaching experience in nursing education;
Knowledge of test construction and evaluation measures;
Knowledge of curriculum development, contemporary nursing practice, and national health care standards.
Ideal candidates will have recent experience working with African American, Latinx, Native American, and other racially minoritized students in the classroom, and a willingness to use culturally responsive instructional practices.
The Santa Monica Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.