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Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, is accepting applications for nursing faculty to teach in the nursing program. Appointments are non-tenure-track, fixed term for 36 weeks and will begin in the 2018-2019 academic year. Positions will initially be for one year with an excellent chance for annual renewal based on programmatic needs.

Doctoral degree required. Will consider MSN with completion of doctorate in 5 years. Master’s degree in Nursing Education and prior teaching experience is strongly preferred. Must have experience in pediatrics and medical-surgical nursing. Responsibilities include teaching, clinical supervision, student advising, and participation in the campus and university governance. Candidates must be student-centered, committed to maintaining currency in nursing, and open to innovative program delivery using technology. All applicants must be eligible for licensure as RN in Pennsylvania.


Nursing Assistant Professor Opportunities at University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg  

Nursing – Assistant Professor (2 positions)

University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg within the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, invites applications for full time, non-tenure track position beginning in August, 2019. Initial appointment will be for three years and is renewable. Evidence of teaching effectiveness and commitment to undergraduate teaching are expected. Knowledge and background in pediatrics, medical surgical and/or obstetric nursing are required. Responsibilities include didactic and clinical instruction. Faculty also serve as advisors, participate in ongoing recruitment program evaluation and improvement activities, and engage in scholarly, professional and community service activities.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, a four-year liberal arts college, offers 29 undergraduate degrees, 24 minors, and numerous pre-professional options as part of the highly-ranked University of Pittsburgh system. With low tuition, and incredible hands-on learning opportunities, we offer personalized education with dedicated faculty.

Nestled in Pennsylvania’s beautiful Laurel Highlands, Pitt-Greensburg is surrounded by nature trails and the rich history of Westmoreland County. It’s just down the road from uptown Greensburg’s coffee shops and restaurants, art museums, theatres and boutiques, and it’s less than an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh.

Candidates should submit the following: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current Curriculum Vita, 3) statement of teaching philosophy and 4) contact information for three professional references at

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Marie Fioravanti at or 724-836-9692.

A PhD or DNP in nursing or a related field is required, as is RN licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Clinical Faculty – Adjunct (multiple positions)

The Nursing Program at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, within the University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing, is seeking part-time clinical instructors with expertise in medical-surgical nursing, obstetrics, and pediatrics beginning in September, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg, a four-year liberal arts college, offers 29 undergraduate degrees, 24 minors, and numerous pre-professional options as part of the highly-ranked University of Pittsburgh system. The University offers low tuition, incredible hands-on learning opportunities, and personalized education with dedicated faculty.

The successful candidates will possess at least a Master’s degree in Nursing and current PA nursing license required; teaching experience preferred and a proven record of teaching excellence.

Application Process:  The University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg accepts online applications only. The application submission package should include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a current curriculum Vita, 3) undergraduate and graduate transcripts and 4) contact information from three professional references. You may apply and upload your information using the following link

Review of application materials will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions may be directed to Dr. Marie Fioravanti at or 724-836-9692.


Administrative and Faculty Opportunities

York College of Pennsylvania

About York College of Pennsylvania:

York College of Pennsylvania,, is a private-sector, independent institution of higher education, offering over 60 baccalaureate majors in the arts and sciences and in professional fields as well as master’s programs in business, education and nursing and a doctoral program in nursing. The College has an enrollment of over 4000 full time, over 500-part time undergraduate students and over 200 graduate students from 33 states and 37 foreign countries. The campus is located in South-Central Pennsylvania (50 miles north of Baltimore, MD, 30 miles south of Harrisburg, and 90 miles north of Washington, D.C.) and offers competitive salaries and fringe benefits.

York College is committed to building a diverse college community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Additional Information:

York College of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For a copy of York College’s Annual Security Report, you may contact the Office of Campus Safety or visit the website: Annual Security Report

York College of Pennsylvania School of Nursing and Health Professions is currently hiring for the following positions:

Director of Graduate Nursing Programs

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by March 1, 2019.

Director of Simulation Experiences – Nursing  

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduation transcripts and contact information for three references.

Review of applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by February 28, 2019.

Detailed requirements for each position and the application can be found using the following link:



The Division of Nursing invites applications for Nursing Faculty in the Nursing Associate Degree Program. Openings currently exist in the following specialty areas: Med-Surg; Mental Health; Pediatrics; Critical Care


A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college focusing exclusively on the field of health care. In addition to associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, PA College offers a number of certificate programs as well as professional development courses for those working in health care. Located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the College attracts a select group of approximately 1,800 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.


The ASN program recognizes the level of care and compassion it takes to be a nurse. This is reflected in the program’s low student to faculty ratio within the clinical setting. Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the ASN program offers hands-on learning at the College’s main clinical affiliate, Lancaster General Health, as well as neighboring facilities. Students are exposed to a variety of clinical settings, including Medical-Surgical, Critical Care, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Mental Health, Community Health, Physician Offices, Home Health and others, allowing students to learn the area in which they want to specialize. Student learning is also facilitated in the College’s state-of-the-art simulation labs. Training in the simulation labs allows students the opportunity to witness firsthand a variety of scenarios that they may or may not see in an actual clinical setting.


The ASN Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the pre-licensure BSN Programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).


Faculty provide classroom and/or clinical/laboratory instruction for students including the coordination, preparation and presentation of course materials and the evaluation of student progress. Integral aspects of the position include implementation of the College’s philosophy, curriculum, program outcomes, and course objectives through classroom, clinical teaching, and service to the college and community.


  • Master of Science in Nursing degree
  • Current Pennsylvania RN license
  • Didactic (classroom) teaching experience preferred
  • Recent experience in chosen specialty(within 2-5 years

Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity and fosters a culture of inclusiveness.

PA College of Health Sciences is committed to providing all employees and prospective employees with information regarding safety and security data pursuant to the Clery Act.  This information includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on campus; in certain off-campus owned or controlled by the College, and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus.  To access this information, please click here. A printed copy of the report may be obtained by contacting the PA College Office of Security at The Office of Security is located at 850 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17601

Administrative and Faculty Opportunities

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. It is located in Chester, Pennsylvania, nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with satellite campuses in Harrisburg and Wilmington, Delaware.  Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. For more information about the University, visit our website at

The School of Nursing’s unique, powerhouse programs serve the needs of nurses at all stages of their career. Bachelor’s programs are offered at our Main Campus in Chester, PA and master’s and doctoral programs (DNP and PhD) are offered online and in person at our Main Campus in Chester, PA and in Harrisburg, PA. Experiential learning, rigorous academics, and civic engagement are the hallmarks of the SON programs. The SON is designated as an NLN Center of Nursing Excellence for Advancing the Science of Nursing Education. Students and faculty have opportunities to learn and practice in the Widener Community Nursing Clinic.

Widener University’s School of Nursing is currently hiring for the following positions:

  • A full-time 12 month Associate Dean for Graduate Programs beginning July 1, 2019.
  • Full-time, tenure-track or clinical track, 10-month faculty positions(Pediatrics//Psychiatric–Mental Health/FNP) on the Chester, PA campus, beginning fall semester of 2019

For more information and to apply go to


Director of the RN to BS in Nursing Program

Full -Time Faculty Position

The Nursing Department at King’s College, located in Wilkes-Barre, PA, is currently accepting applications for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position starting August 2019, with the possibility of a contract for Summer 2019, beginning in May available.

Specific duties of the position include:

  • Assuming the role of Director of the RN to BS in Nursing program
  • Teaching responsibilities within the Department of Nursing as assigned
  • Collaboration with the Nursing Department Chair in the preparation of the self-study materials for a CCNE accreditation visit, scheduled fall 2019

Qualifications include:

  • Current Pennsylvania nursing license or eligible for PA license
  • Doctoral degree in Nursing or health related field
  • Minimum of five years experience teaching
  • Teaching experience with traditional and non-traditional formats, preferred
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written

For confidential consideration, please submit a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of three references by email to You may send via mail addressed to the Office of Human Resources, King’s College. 133 North River Street, Wilkes -Barre, PA. 18711.   Applications are being accepted until February 28, 2019.

King’s College is a private, Catholic, teaching college of the liberal arts & sciences and pre-professional programs sponsored by the Congregation of Holy Cross.  The College serves over 2400 FT & PT undergrad & graduate students.  A rigorous core curriculum provides the foundation for all majors.  The College is located near downtown Wilkes-Barre, on the edge of the Pocono Mountains.  King’s is committed to recruiting a diverse faculty and student body and welcomes applications from persons of traditionally under-represented groups.  EOE


For Immediate Release

AACN Applauds Bipartisan Commitment to Support
Investments in Nursing Education and Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 23, 2019 – The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) applauds the introduction of the Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 by House Nursing Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives David Joyce (R-OH) and Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI); House Nursing Caucus Vice Co-Chairs, Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) and Rodney Davis (R-IL); and Representatives Doris Matsui (D-CA), Kathy Castor (D-FL), David McKinley (R-WV), and Lauren Underwood (D-IL).

Keeping America healthy demands continued investment in the nursing workforce, including those that provide direct patient care and the faculty who educate them. With four million registered nurses nationwide, support for these Title VIII programs is critical to creating, maintaining, and promoting high-quality patient-centered care across settings, including in rural and underserved areas. For more than five decades, Title VIII has been essential in bolstering nursing education, recruitment, retention, and faculty preparation. This legislation would reauthorize the Nursing Workforce Development Programs (Title VIII of the Public Health Service Act) through Fiscal Year 2024 and align them with current trends in the profession.
“As the proud husband of a nurse and co-chair of the Congressional Nursing Caucus, I know that nurses are truly the backbone of our nation’s healthcare system,” said Rep. Dave Joyce. “I’m proud to re-introduce this bipartisan legislation to address our nation’s pending nursing shortage and ensure those who are interested in pursuing a career in nursing have access to the high-quality education and training opportunities necessary to do so.”
“AACN commends the bipartisan efforts of our champions in the House to advance this vital legislation,” said Dr. Ann Cary, Chair of AACN’s Board of Directors. “As a recipient of Title VIII funding myself, I recognize how powerful these programs are in shaping future nurses and in providing educational opportunities to ensure exceptional nursing care.”
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Co-Chair of the House Nursing Caucus, said: “Too often, nurses are unsung heroes who provide lifesaving care to our communities in the most trying and stressful times. As our country faces an aging population, an increase in chronic diseases, an ever-worsening opioid epidemic, and so much more, our healthcare workers must have the training and support needed to care for our people. Our bipartisan legislation will help ensure that nurses in Hawai’i and across the country have the education, training, and support they need to continue their service.”
This legislation is a long-term investment that will help academic nursing leaders to meet the healthcare challenges of today and in the future. “For many of our member schools, these programs serve as a lifeline by attracting new nurses and faculty into the profession,” said AACN President and CEO Deborah Trautman. “AACN is delighted to work with our Congressional champions to see the successful passage of this legislation in the 116th Congress.”
AACN believes that workforce development and the creation of evidence-based research to transform care delivery is paramount to meeting America’s healthcare needs. The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act of 2019 propels the profession forward and elevates the impact that nursing has on improving the health of the nation.

AACN joins the Nursing Community, a coalition of 61 national nursing organizations, in support of this legislation. This legislation has a clear goal – establishing funding opportunities for the future generations of nurses. For more information on the Title VIII programs, AACN advocacy work, and our policy statements, see AACN’s Policy and Advocacy web page.

Instructor in Nursing (Pediatrics/Medical-Surgical)

The College of Nursing seeks applicants for an instructor position in the undergraduate program at our Hershey Campus site. This full-time, benefits eligible appointment is for one year or multi-years. The person in this position will be expected to teach fall and spring semesters with a start date of August 16, 2019. Primary responsibilities will include coordination and instruction in the pediatric course, including both clinical and classroom teaching; additional teaching responsibilities will be in the adult medical/surgical clinical setting. In addition to teaching, responsibilities include advising students and participating in committees and other program activities. The successful candidate must have earned a doctoral degree or demonstrate significant progress toward completion of a doctoral degree in addition to a Master’s degree in nursing and eligibility for RN licensure in Pennsylvania. The successful candidate will have experience in academic teaching and simulation education. We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience. To be considered, candidates must apply electronically on the Penn State job site at and submit the following: a cover letter of application detailing relevant qualifications for this job; a current curriculum vitae; and, the names and contact information for three professional references. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Information on the College and its programs can be found at

Apply online at

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Calling All Nurses Interested in Becoming an Educator

Just announced: HRSA Nursing Faculty Loan Forgiveness Fall 2018


  • Enrollment in a Carlow MSN or DNP graduate program with a focus on education
  • Must obtain employment as an educator within 1 year of completion of program of study (can be full time, adjunct with hourly accrual of full time commitment, or clinical education.)

Loan Forgiveness:

  • Up to 85% of student loan forgiven within 4 years of graduation.
  • Must fulfill requirements of award:
    • Regularly scheduled meetings with director
    • Work with a nurse educator to be immersed in learning about the role of advancing nursing education
    • Other requirements to be discussed upon award notification

Call for applications will occur in July and funding will be applied to financial aid in the fall 18.

Contact: Dr. Renee Ingel for details

Details at HRSA website


The accuracy of state NCLEX-RN© passing standards for nursing programs

New Dean Toolkit : contact Rita Trofino at with any questions or for more information.

Below announcement has been shared by Anne Fink, Villanova University:
Dear ANHE Nurses,
I am so excited to announce that Environmental Health in Nursing is now live on our website.
The Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) is delighted to announce the publication of Environmental Health in Nursing – an open access textbook for nurses and other health professionals.  Leading environmental health nursing experts have joined together to share their environmental health knowledge, expertise and experiences.
The book offers essential information for nurses new to the topics as well as those with advanced environmental health experience. What is so exciting about this book is that our electronic format provides direct links to authoritative resources such as the EPA, ToxNet and WHO.  In addition it provides ease of accessing information because of the electronic search features.  We want this to be a living document and we welcome ideas for new topics and potential authors in subsequent editions.
Thank you to our amazing and incredibly hardworking editors –  Jeanne Leffers, Claudia M. Smith, Ruth McDermott-Levy, Katie Huffling, and Barbara Sattler. This truly was a labor of love. And thank you to all of our contributors your breadth of knowledge and dedication to environmental health nursing is inspiring.
I hope this e-Textbook will become the go-to resource for nurses, in the coming months and years ahead, as the work of environmental health nurses becomes even more vital to the health of our nation.
Take care,
Katie Huffling, MS, RN, CNM
ANHE Director of Programs