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Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC Code: 25-1072.00

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.

Sample of reported job titles: Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Nursing, Associate Professor, Clinical Nursing Instructor, Faculty Member, Instructor, Nursing Faculty, Nursing Instructor, Nursing Professor, Professor

Tasks

  • 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.
  • Demonstrate patient care in clinical units of hospitals.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Mentor junior and adjunct faculty members.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain a clinical practice.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Coordinate training programs with area universities, clinics, hospitals, health agencies, or vocational schools.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.

Technology Skills

  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Computer based training software - Blackboard Learn; Learning management system LMS; Moodle; Sakai CLE (see all 6 examples)
  • Data base user interface and query software - Blackboard ; Data entry software
  • Electronic mail software - Email software; Microsoft Outlook
  • Information retrieval or search software - DOC Cop; iParadigms Turnitin
  • Internet browser software - Web browser software
  • Medical software - MEDITECH software
  • Multi-media educational software - Interactive learning software
  • Office suite software - Microsoft Office
  • Optical character reader OCR or scanning software - Image scanning software
  • Presentation software - Microsoft PowerPoint ; Presentation graphics software
  • Spreadsheet software - Microsoft Excel
  • Web page creation and editing software - Adobe Systems Macromedia Shockwave Player
  • Word processing software - Collaborative editing software; Google Docs; Microsoft Word

Tools Used

  • Anatomical human mannequins for medical education or training - Anatomical models; Intravenous simulation arms; Pelvic exam simulators
  • Angioplasty balloon catheter - Angioplasty balloon catheters
  • Apnea monitors or accessories - Apnea monitors
  • Arterial blood gas monitors or accessories - Arterial blood gas kits
  • Automated external defibrillators AED or hard paddles - Automated external defibrillators AED
  • Bedpans for general use - Patient bedpans
  • Blanket frames or lifters - Foot cradles
  • Blood pressure cuff kits - Sphygmomanometers
  • Blood pressure recording units - Noninvasive automatic blood pressure machines
  • Blood transfusion administration kits - Auto transfusion systems
  • Canes or cane accessories - Walking canes
  • Cardiac output CO monitoring units or accessories - Cardiac monitors; Hemodynamic monitors
  • Cardiac pacemaker generator or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker CRT-P - Transvenous pacemakers
  • Cardio pulmonary resuscitation CPR boards
  • Chest tube - Chest tube drainage systems
  • Clinical trapeze bars - Bed trapezes
  • Compact disk players or recorders - Compact disk CD players
  • Computerized medication dispensing cabinet - Automated medicine dispensing machines
  • Continuous passive motion CPM devices or accessories - Continuous passive motion CPM machines
  • Crutches or crutch accessories - Crutches
  • Desktop computers
  • Dial calibrated intravenous flowmeters or regulators - Infusion control devices
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras - Digital video cameras
  • Digital cameras - Compact digital cameras
  • Digital video disk players or recorders - Digital video disk DVD players
  • Electrocardiography EKG transmitter or telemetry or accessories - Telemetry monitors
  • Emergency or resuscitation carts - Crash carts
  • Enteral feeding infusion pumps - Patient feeding pumps
  • Epidiascopes - Opaque projectors
  • Extremity restraints - Patient leg restraints
  • Facial shields - Protective face shields
  • Floor grade forceps or hemostats - Straight hemostats
  • Floor grade scissors - Medical scissors
  • Flow sensors or regulators or components - Oxygen flow meters
  • Geriatric chairs or accessories - Geriatric chairs
  • Glucose monitors or meters - Blood glucose monitors
  • Goggles - Protective goggles
  • Handheld thermometer - Digital thermometers
  • Hydrometers - Urometers
  • Infusion pump kits or accessories - Insulin pumps
  • Inkjet printers - Poster printers
  • Intraaortic balloon pump and accessories - Intra-aortic balloon pumps IABP
  • Intracranial pressure ICP monitoring units or accessories - Intracranial pressure ICP monitors
  • Intravenous or arterial catheter tray - Catheter trays; Irrigation trays
  • Intravenous or arterial fluid warmers or accessories - Blood warmers
  • Intravenous tubing with catheter administration kits - Intravenous tubing
  • Lancets - Lancet needles
  • Laser fax machine - Laser facsimile machines
  • Laser printers - Computer laser printers
  • Liquid crystal display projector - Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Medical acoustic stethoscope or accessory - Mechanical stethoscopes
  • Medical aspiration or irrigation syringes - Bulb syringes
  • Medical exam or non surgical procedure gloves - Protective medical gloves
  • Medical exam or procedure tables for general use - Medical examination tables
  • Medical incision drain accessories - Drainage tubes
  • Medical oxygen masks or parts - Oxygen masks
  • Medical staff isolation or cover gown - Chemotherapy protective wear
  • Medical staple or clip removers - Medical staple removers
  • Medical tape measures
  • Medical ultrasound or doppler or echo monitors - Bladder ultrasound equipment
  • Mercury blood pressure units - Manual blood pressure cuffs
  • Microphone stand - Microphone podiums
  • Microphones - Handheld microphones; Wireless microphones
  • MP3 players or recorders - MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multimedia projectors - Computer projectors; Multimedia projection equipment
  • Multiparameter vital sign unit or accessories - Transport cardiac monitors
  • Nasogastric tubes
  • Nebulizer or accessories - Handheld nebulizers
  • Non invasive bi level machines - Bilevel positive airway pressure BiPAP ventilators
  • Non invasive continuous positive air pressure machines - Mechanical ventilators
  • Notebook computers - Laptop computers
  • Ophthalmoscopes or otoscopes or scope sets - Otoscopes
  • Orthopedic traction hardware or weights - Traction weights
  • Ostomy appliances - Ostomy equipment
  • Overhead projectors - Overhead data projectors
  • Patient bed or table scales for general use - Patient bed scales
  • Patient chairs - Cardiac chairs
  • Patient controlled analgesia infusion pumps - Patient controlled analgesia PCA pumps
  • Patient floor scales - Medical scales
  • Patient lifts or accessories - Hoyer lifts; Mechanical patient lifts
  • Patient shifting boards or accessories - Patient transfer boards
  • Perfusion oxygen or hematocrit saturation monitors or accessories - Venous oxygen saturation SVO2 monitors
  • Pericardiocentesis needles or kits or accessories - Pericardiocentesis kits
  • Peripheral intravenous catheters for general use - Peripherally inserted central catheters PICC
  • Peritoneal dialysis administration or catheterization sets - Permacaths
  • Photocopiers - Photocopying equipment
  • Pill crushers or splitters for the physically challenged - Pill crushers
  • Portable data input terminals - Interactive whiteboard controllers; Student response systems
  • Projection screens or displays - Projector screens
  • Resuscitation masks or accessories - Ambu bags
  • Scanners - Computer data input scanners
  • Scientific calculator - Digital calculators
  • Shower or bath chairs or seats for the physically challenged - Shower chairs
  • Sitz baths for the physically challenged - Portable sitz baths
  • Slide projectors - Carousel slide projectors
  • Special purpose telephones - Multi-line telephone systems
  • Specimen collection container - Specimen collection containers
  • Spill kits - Chemotherapy spill kits
  • Spirometers or its accessories or its supplies - Incentive spirometers
  • Stethoscope headsets
  • Surgical clamps or clips or forceps or accessories - Occlusion clamps
  • Suture removal kits or trays or packs or sets - Suture removal kits
  • Tablet computers
  • Teleconference equipment - Conference telephones
  • Televisions - Liquid crystal display LCD televisions; Television monitors
  • Therapeutic heating or cooling blankets or drapes - Therapeutic cooling blankets
  • Thoracentesis set or tray - Thoracentesis trays
  • Touch screen monitors - Interactive whiteboards
  • Tourniquets
  • Tracheotomy surgical instrument sets - Tracheotomy kits
  • Urethral urinary catheters - Foley catheters
  • Urinalysis analyzer accessories or supplies - Urine strainers
  • Vacuum blood collection tubes or containers - Vacutainers
  • Vascular or compression apparel or support - Pneumatic boots
  • Ventricular assist devices - Ventricular assist devices VAD
  • Videoconferencing systems - Videoconferencing equipment
  • Walkers or rollators - Walkers
  • Web cameras - Webcams
  • Whirlpool tub - Portable whirlpools

Knowledge

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • 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.
  • Sociology and Anthropology - Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
  • Philosophy and Theology - Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Skills

  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Persuasion - Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Systems Analysis - Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Abilities

  • 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).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
  • Flexibility of Closure - The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
  • Fluency of Ideas - The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity).
  • Memorization - The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
  • Originality - The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
  • Speed of Closure - The ability to quickly make sense of, combine, and organize information into meaningful patterns.

Interests

  • Interest code: SI
    • 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.

Work Context

  • Electronic Mail - 96% responded “Every day.”
  • Face-to-Face Discussions - 79% responded “Every day.”
  • Freedom to Make Decisions - 81% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work - 80% responded “A lot of freedom.”
  • Work With Work Group or Team - 73% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled - 87% responded “Every day.”
  • Telephone - 56% responded “Every day.”
  • Coordinate or Lead Others - 74% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Contact With Others - 60% responded “Contact with others most of the time.”
  • Deal With External Customers - 64% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results - 50% responded “Very important results.”
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate - 45% responded “Extremely important.”
  • Duration of Typical Work Week - 63% responded “More than 40 hours.”
  • Frequency of Decision Making - 44% responded “Every day.”
  • Public Speaking - 69% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Consequence of Error - 42% responded “Extremely serious.”
  • Letters and Memos - 36% responded “Every day.”
  • Physical Proximity - 43% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).”
  • Exposed to Disease or Infections - 50% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results - 38% responded “Moderate responsibility.”
  • Frequency of Conflict Situations - 57% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Time Pressure - 40% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.”
  • Spend Time Sitting - 33% responded “About half the time.”
  • Deal With Unpleasant or Angry People - 60% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.”
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety - 26% responded “Limited responsibility.”

Education

Percentage of RespondentsEducation Level Required
52%Master's degree
37%Doctoral degree
6%Associate's degree

Work Styles

  • 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.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.

Work Values

  • Relationships - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
  • Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.
  • Independence - Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Wages & Trends

  • Median wages (2017)
    • $71,260 annual
  • Employment (2016)
    • 68,000 employees
  • Projected growth (2016-2026)
    • Much faster than average (15% or higher)
  • Projected job openings (2016-2026)
    • 7,300

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