Kirkwood Community College Adjunct Instructor, Nursing in Location Flexible, Iowa

Adjunct Instructor, Nursing



Adjunct Instructor, Nursing


Location Flexible, IA

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To advance the college's mission, vision, principles, values and strategic initiatives through continuous improvement decisions.


Under minimal supervision, the nursing adjunct instructor is responsible for fostering student learning in the clinical areas of nursing and general health courses for the Nursing department. The Adjunct Instructor position pays $1,184/ credit hour. The nursing adjunct instructor is responsible for structuring and supervising the learning experiences of students in the partnering clinical agency. The faculty must possess an Iowa Nursing License.


Advocate for Continual Improvement- empowering each other to identify opportunities for excellence.

Collaborate with Mutual Accountability- working together with a willingness to take ownership and account for our actions.

Champion Service- anticipating needs and create a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive environment.

Perseverance- commitment to excellence even in the face of adversity or delay in achieving success.

Lead- regardless of title, through positive influence.


  • Demonstrates professional role modeling for students.

  • Maintains professional objective relationship with students.

  • Makes self familiar with policies and protocols of the program, college, and agency.

  • Provides students clinical instruction for the full required hours, utilizing instructional time effectively.

  • Assists students in identifying strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Acts as a facilitator of learning; discusses, questions, and directs student learning.

  • Prepares assignments and conferences to coincide with theory content, syllabus objectives, and student learning needs.

  • Explains expectations to students at the beginning, supervises, and documents performance; keeps students informed of their progress.

  • Perform other related work duties as assigned.


  • Welcome, value, and nurture people of all backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences, as well as support and promote an environment that accepts differences.

  • Be able and willing to represent the College in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve.

  • Possess the ability to organize and present various concepts to a wide range of students with varying backgrounds and abilities, and adjust teaching techniques accordingly.

  • Manage a clinical setting in a way or manner that is acceptable and consistent with department and College objectives, guidelines, policies and practices.

  • Assume responsibility; deal effectively with problems, and exercise independent judgment when making clinical decisions.

  • Establish and maintain good working relationships with students, colleagues, staff, administrators, and the general public.

  • Read, understand, and express oneself clearly and effectively in oral and written form.

  • Possess strong human relations skills. Get along with diverse personalities.

  • Uphold all Kirkwood Student and Faculty Handbook policies.

  • Grade all student assignments reliably and in accordance with Kirkwood Clinical Coordinator and Course Lead guidance.

  • Attend Fall Faculty Skill Competency Boot Camp annually. (Attendance required for continued employment).

  • Attend Spring Faculty Orientation annually. (Attendance required for continued employment).

  • Attend course specific orientations as scheduled each semester employed.


  • Must have current RN Iowa License with two years' experience in clinical nursing.


Kirkwood Community College shall not engage in nor allow unlawful discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment. This includes all employment practices, hiring practices, and unwelcome harassment of applicants or employees based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or genetic information. Veteran status will also be respected and protected to the extent covered by law.

Kirkwood offers a wide range of employee benefits. Read more about them here!


What is your area of expertise?


Do you have experience teaching nursing students? If so, please explain.


Do you have experience precepting new nurses? If so, please explain.


Clinicals are mostly 2 days in a row during the week. Would you be available T and W or TH and F?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have 2 years of experience working as a RN?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have a BSN? If not, are you enrolled in a BSN program or are you willing to enroll and show yearly progression towards obtaining a BSN?

  • Yes

  • No

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Kirkwood Community College


6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW

Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 52404