Nursing Instructor (2 Positions Available)
Mendocino College
Ukiah, California 95482

Job Description

Nursing Instructor (2 Positions Available)

Salary: $60,237.00 - $86,420.00 Annually
Job Type: Full-time, Permanent
Job Number: 2021 - Nursing Instructor
Closing: 3/14/2021 11:59 PM Pacific
Location: Ukiah, CA
Department: Nursing

Mendocino-Lake Community College District is currently accepting applications for two (2) Nursing Instructors.

This is a full-time, tenure-track position offering a 10-month contract (August-May). The annual teaching load is 510 lecture hours, 680 lab hours, or a combination of the two. The annual work year includes 164 instructional days and eleven (110 professional development/flex days. This assignment may include day, evening, and weekend classes, as well as travel to, and instruction at off-campus centers within the District and other medical facilities.

We are seeking an equity-minded person who is committed to supporting our diverse student population and the District Mission. Please review our District Mission, Goals, and Values at the following website:

This full-time nursing instructor position reports to the Interim Executive Dean of Nursing. The successful candidate will teach courses from the Registered Nursing Program curriculum which may include nursing fundamentals, beginning and advanced med-surg nursing, leadership, seminar, pharmacology, obstetric/pediatric nursing, and psychiatric nursing. At this time the program has a special need for faculty with medical-surgical, geriatric, pediatric, and/or psychiatric/mental health nursing expertise.


The Mendocino-Lake Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student success and to recruiting and hiring persons from diverse backgrounds. Diversity in the academic environment fosters cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students including first generation students, underrepresented students, and students of color. The District strives to employ and retain faculty, staff and administrative personnel who promote a positive learning environment and are well prepared to serve our increasingly diverse student population.

Mendocino College takes active steps to ensure equal employment opportunity and to create a diverse work and academic environment that is welcoming and inclusive for all.

Mendocino-Lake Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Salary: Faculty are compensated in accordance to the negotiated Salary Schedule and is dependent on education and experience. The annual salary offered at $60,237-$86,420.

Step seven (7) is the maximum step placement based on FTE teaching and or applicable work experience. Instructors will receive year for year credit on the salary schedule for teaching experience and one year credit to two years of related work experience.

Benefits: With no monthly premium contribution from the faculty member, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes family medical, dental, vision, EAP benefits and employee life insurance. Additional voluntary life insurance is available for employee purchase. Benefits are effective the first of the month following hire date.

Paid Time Off: The successful candidate will earn ten (10) days of sick leave per year.

Retirement: This position is eligible for CalSTRS Retirement.


Established in 1973, Mendocino College, a Hispanic Serving Institution, is a vibrant and inclusive academic community, rich in culture, creativity, diversity, and technology. A fully accredited two-year community college, the District serves more than 6,500 students across four locations in the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino Counties. Complete with a friendly small-campus academic setting and a respectfully collaborative work environment, Mendocino College prepares students for a future of innovation and success.

The beautifully landscaped main campus is located in Ukiah, California. With views of oak-covered hills, sprawling vineyards, and distant mountains, the 127-acre campus is equipped with a state-of-the-art Library/Learning Center, high-tech Nursing Facility, and Student Center. The college operates three fully equipped centers in Fort Bragg, Lakeport, and Willits, conveniently providing our valued students with quality instruction, academic support and administrative services in neighboring communities.

With a comprehensive curriculum and engaging instruction, Mendocino College provides a wide variety of degree, certificate, transfer, occupational, and basic skills programs. Mendocino College students learn in a nurturing and supportive environment enhanced by small-sized classes, personalized academic advising, and several hundred dedicated faculty and staff.


Mendocino and Lake Counties include some of California's most picturesque landscape. Because of the geographic location, climate, and natural beauty, Mendocino and Lake Counties attract many visitors. Agriculture, timber, and tourism industries form the economic base of the area with some light manufacturing. Mendocino and Lake Counties have a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state's famous North Coast wine country. A relaxed and friendly lifestyle is characteristic of our communities. Recreational opportunities abound for water skiing, swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, camping, hiking, tennis, and golf.

The Mendocino College Registered Nursing Program works in collaboration with local hospitals and clinics including Adventist Health Ukiah Valley, Sutter Lakeside Hospital, Adventist Health Howard Memorial, Adventist Health Clear Lake, Adventist Health Mendocino Coast, Mendocino Community Health Clinic, and Hospice Services of Lake County.

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Mendocino College welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students.

The successful candidate will support student success by providing instructional support and institutional collaboration. This includes the following duties and/or assignments:


  • Instructs the full range of courses in the Registered Nursing Program curriculum which may include nursing fundamentals, beginning and advanced med-surg nursing, leadership, seminar, pharmacology, obstetric/pediatric nursing, and psychiatric nursing. At this time the program has a special need for faculty with medical-surgical, geriatric, pediatric, and/or psychiatric/mental health nursing expertise.
  • Educates in varied environments including the skills lab, simulation lab, clinical setting, online (using Canvas), and/or lecture environment for first year and/or second year nursing students.
  • Maintains clinical competency with current practice and content expertise per the BRN requirements. Direct patient care experience must be in the designated nursing area (medical-surgical, obstetric, children, psychiatric/mental health, or geriatric) that the faculty will be assigned to teach.
  • Arranges clinical experiences complying with agency requirements;
  • Conducts classes and finals as included in the schedule of classes; prepares classroom presentations, student activities, and assignments; teaches class hours; evaluates student's performance based on quizzes, comprehensive examinations, finals and/or other assignments appropriate to the course outline; teaches courses in accordance with the description published in the catalog, the course outline, and the schedule of classes; prepares a syllabus for each course and distributes it to students at the first class meeting and/or electronically;
  • Reports prepared and on time for classes;
  • Posts and maintains student contact hours;
  • Maintains current knowledge of the discipline and teaching practices; and
  • Prepares and submits accurate and timely student reports.

  • Attends department meetings;
  • Participates in program development and revision;
  • Participates in curriculum development, review, modification and deletion;
  • Develops and assesses student learning outcomes in the discipline;
  • Participates in full-time and part-time faculty evaluations;
  • Provides input and assistance to the Dean regarding the schedule of classes, schedule changes, and the recruitment and assignment of part-time faculty in the discipline; and
  • Collaborates with the campus centers concerning classes in the discipline.

  • Reports prepared and on time for meetings; attends in-service days, commencements, and faculty meetings as scheduled;
  • Completes required flex hours for professional development purposes; serves on college committees;
  • May supervise student workers in the discipline;
  • Participates in the development of an annual budget for the discipline, submits purchase orders, maintains related records; participates in the completion of program review;
  • Participates in the processes of shared governance;
  • Secures and properly stores equipment assigned to discipline; conducts a periodic inventory of equipment;
  • Participates in activities to create and promote career pathways, including articulation with local high schools and four-year colleges; and
  • Actively engages with program advisory committee.

From California Board of Registered Nursing Faculty Qualifications and Changes Explanation of CCR 1425:

  • Must possess and retain a current, clear and active license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
  • Master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration. Degree coursework must be completed prior to August 15, 2021.
  • Direct patient care experience within the previous five years in the nursing area to which he or she is assigned, which can be met by:
  • One year's continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse in the designated area; or
  • One academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience in the designated nursing area or its equivalent that demonstrates clinical competency; and
  • Completion of at least one year's experience teaching courses related to registered nursing or completion of post-baccalaureate course which includes practice in teaching registered nursing.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Two years' experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs
  • One year's experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities consistent with section 420h of the BRN regulations.
  • Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Knowledge of:

Nursing research, evidence-based practice, clinical simulation, online teaching, advanced physical assessment, medication calculations and administration, high-risk medical-surgical, pediatric, and mental health disorders, lab interpretation, nursing leadership, clinical instruction, critical thinking, problem solving, and decision making.

Ability to:

Effectively instruct assigned courses using a variety of techniques, including online teaching with Canvas and Zoom and student training using high-fidelity simulators; evaluate and develop curriculum and instructional materials; update course materials to reflect current nursing practice; assess student academic progress; communicate effectively with students and hospital staff regarding student expectations, course requirements, evaluation procedures and other program requirements; serve as a liaison with community health care facilities and staff; follow faculty mandates of the CA Board of Registered Nursing; develop course schedules; stay current in the subject area through continued professional development and active involvement in professional organizations and activities; evaluate faculty; maintain records; prepare reports; work cooperatively and effectively with others; demonstrate respect for the rights and needs of students; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; work variable locations and hours.

Through this online portal CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE PORTAL , submit the following documents:

  1. Completed online application
  2. Resume/ CV including education, experience, professional organizations, and accomplishments
  3. Copy of transcripts; a foreign transcript evaluation must be attached if applicable. Official copies of transcripts are required upon employment.
  4. If applying through equivalency, equivalency form. Form available online at
  5. Contact information for 3 professional references (no letters please)
  6. Proof of a current, clear and active California RN license
  7. A letter of interest that succinctly addresses how your experience and professional qualifications prepare you for this position. The written response (up to two pages total) should include the following:
  • What attracts you to teaching at Mendocino College?
  • How does your background demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of our community college students, employees, and the community we serve through our healthcare agencies?
  • Describe your experiences creating dynamic and engaging learning environments that meet the needs of students with a variety of learning styles.
  • Describe your teaching philosophy and how it pertains to the needs of Community College students.
All application materials must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date indicated above.

Only completed applications with the above required documents will be reviewed by the committee.

Application materials not required (including reference letters) for this position will not be reviewed.

Remove personally identifiable information such as personal photos, social security number, birth date, age, and gender from your application materials.

Expenses related to the recruitment process are the responsibility of the applicant. The college does not reimburse applicants for related travel expenses.

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Interviews are by invitation only.

Due to the current health crisis, first level interviews will be held via Zoom.

A search committee will review and invite applicants for an interview. Meeting the posted requirements does not guarantee an interview. A written performance exercise and/or presentation may be a part of the interview, and finalists may be invited to return for a second interview. All notifications will be via email.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT (Prior to beginning employment)
In accordance with Federal Law all employees must provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States;
Must be fingerprinted through DOJ and FBI and have background clearance; and must take a TB test (once hired and every four years thereafter).
Within 6 months of employment, must complete required District trainings such as Sexual Harassment Prevention.
Healthcare worker requirements including current CPR training, health exams, and immunizations, as required by clinical locations.

Mendocino College is an equal opportunity employer and actively seeks a diverse pool of qualified applicants. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from all persons. Mendocino College does not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity or race, color, sex or gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, medical conditions, genetic conditions, pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), military or veteran status. Mendocino College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

Persons with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation to complete the employment process must notify Human Resources no later than 72 hours prior to the closing date. Human Resources can be contacted at (707) 468-3065 or via email at

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Preferred Years Of Experience:

1 Year(s)

Education Required:

Masters Degree - MS

Employment/Position Type:

Full Time
Date Posted : 02/03/2021