Employment Opportunity at Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing


PLU School of Nursing is seeking an ABSN Coordinator/Assistant Professor or Clinical Instructor of Nursing for our Lynnwood, WA program.

To Apply: https://employment.plu.edu/postings/7395

Position Description

Pacific Lutheran University launched an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program in Fall 2022. The program is housed in a newly renovated space in Lynnwood, WA. Utilizing a hybrid delivery mode for didactic content, the space provides a state-of-the-art clinical lab, three simulation suites and classroom space. The program admits three cohorts per year (fall, spring and summer) and is 16 months in duration.

The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing Coordinator provides direct oversight for the ABSN program within the School of Nursing. With support from the Associate Dean and the Director of Nursing Services, the ABSN coordinator oversees staffing, scheduling, curriculum and clinical/simulation in support of ABSN program and course delivery. The ABSN coordinator collaborates with the BSN Coordinator to facilitate staffing, scheduling, curriculum, and clinical/simulation in support of course and program delivery for prelicensure programs. This position is a 12-month appointment.

Work Schedule

Full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor or Clinical Instructor position available immediately. Monday – Friday. Schedule varies dependent upon need of program and courses assigned. The Clinical Instructor position is renewable contingent on university enrollment and programmatic needs, pending satisfactory reviews. Must have the ability to be onsite in Lynnwood several days per week.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Serve as the lead for delivery of ABSN programs (includes academic and advising issues).
  • Provide role and content expertise for the ABSN programs.
  • Ensure that the hybrid content in the program are current and evidence-based.
  • Participate in program and curricular review and revision of the ABSN program.
  • Participate in program and curricular review and revision of the BSN program.
  • Ensure that the ABSN programs remains congruent with national professional standards and guidelines for BSN educational programs.
  • Establish new networks and relationships to expand community-based placements and partnerships.
  • Work with the Clinical Placement Coordinator to secure and negotiate clinical placements.
  • Provide ongoing support, development, and mentoring of faculty.
  • Participate in the support, development and mentoring of course lead and clinical faculty.
  • Validate, with course lead faculty, that clinical faculty are evaluating student progress and addressing any issues accordingly.
  • Participate in the admissions process for ABSN students by reading applications and interviewing when appropriate.
  • Review clinical, student, and preceptor feedback and evaluations at the end of the semester to determine areas for improvement and validate student learning outcomes met.
  • Serve as a professional role model for faculty and students.
  • Support accreditation activities.
  • Participate in the SON committee as assigned, attend meetings and collaborate on committee activities.
  • Attend PLU University faculty assembly meetings.
  • Participate in university service.
  • Perform other related duties as required or assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of patient simulation, technologies and applications.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in teams and provide program leadership.
  • Ability to maintain confidential information.
  • Demonstrated skill in working with diverse faculty, staff, and student populations.
  • Recognition of ABSN student’s educational education and life experiences as adult learners.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and be a self-starter.
  • Working knowledge of how to use MS software applications including MS Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint as well as Internet and database applications.
  • Self-motivated and ability to work effectively in team environment.
  • Ability to be onsite in Lynnwood several days per week.

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree (PhD, DNP). ABD will be considered, but a doctorate degree must be in hand by the hire date for appointment at the tenure-track, Assistant Professor rank. Master’s degree required for appointment at the Clinical Instructor rank.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Nursing.
  • Hold unencumbered or be eligible for RN license in WA.
  • 3 years clinical experience in related area.
  • Experience in hybrid education.
  • Program development experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, submit the following materials:

  • Cover Letter summarizing your knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position;
  • CV;
  • Three professional references including contact information;
  • Diversity statement in which you describe how you will contribute to advancing diversity and equity related concerns through your teaching, research, and/or service.

Other Information

For questions or more information, please contact Jodi Erickson, at ericksja@plu.edu.

Pacific Lutheran University purposefully integrates the liberal arts, professional studies and civic engagement in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Our faculty lead with a bold commitment to expanding well-being, opportunity, and justice and instill this commitment in their students. PLU educators work to create an environment where students feel heard and valued, nurturing lifelong learners who aren’t afraid to do things differently to make the world better for everyone. PLU supports faculty as they help students turn ambition into purpose, skills into tools, and their caring into a transformative force.

Because PLU is a community committed to the creation and advancement of knowledge through diversity and inclusion, the university actively recruits a diverse faculty, staff, and student body from all religions, races, socioeconomic groups, sexual orientations, and gender expressions and from all over the world. For the 2021–22 academic year, 34.3% percent of PLU undergraduate students are from the first generation in their families to attend college; 43.7% percent self-identify as students of color; and 34.4% percent are Pell Grant–eligible.

Offering distinctive opportunities for global engagement, collaborative student-faculty research, and purposeful learning, our faculty guide 2,900 students from all faiths and backgrounds to discern their purpose through relevant coursework, inclusive mentoring, and internships at world-class Puget Sound-area businesses and institutions. PLU is located on a 156-acre woodland campus in the Parkland neighborhood of Tacoma, Washington and about 40 minutes south of downtown Seattle. The campus reflects consciously green practices and is in proximity to the natural beauty of Mount Rainier, the Cascade and Olympic mountain ranges, and the Puget Sound.

PLU administration supports and respects the strong culture of faculty-shared governance by working closely and collaboratively with faculty leadership to sustain and strengthen existing structures and procedures while working together on key institutional, academic and curricular decisions. PLU is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented and minoritized groups, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research, or other work activities. For general application questions or if you need accommodations at any point in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 253-535-7185 or humr@plu.edu. Click here for detailed benefits information.