Arapahoe Community College was established in 1965 as the first two-year college in the greater Denver area. ACC provides students with innovative and responsive educational and economic opportunities. We are committed to preparing learners for success by upholding the highest academic standards and supporting the growth of each individual. The Nursing Department advances professional nursing practice by delivering high quality, accessible education which prepares learners to meet complex health and wellness needs of diverse clients and communities.
Nursing Faculty perform instructional duties and related activities for the Nursing Department. Faculty generally teach 15 credits each fall and spring semester and may have the option to teach courses during the summer semester for additional compensation.
Faculty will develop and evaluate curriculum using an equity framework, advise students, assess student learning and provide consistent and timely feedback, and maintain required office and campus hours. Additionally, faculty will serve on College committees and engage in other professional activities that contribute the mission and goals of the Department and College.
Well qualified candidates will have two years of full-time clinical nursing experience with an understanding of how to best serve Black, Indigenous, and other people of color as well as populations from low-income backgrounds. Additionally, they will demonstrate success in building professional relationships and working collaboratively, a high level of organization skills, and the ability to communicate effectively as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
ACC’s Nursing Program prepares graduates to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and for employment as a registered nurse. Students develop entry level skills to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation units and clinical settings in the areas of Medical/Surgical, Obstetric & Pediatric, and Psychiatric Nursing. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing helps students develop their nursing skills, increase their perspectives of current clinical practice beyond the AAS/ADN/diploma level, enhances their leadership abilities, and help them advance in their careers.
Master’s degree, or higher, in Nursing from an accredited institution.
Possess a current, unencumbered Colorado RN license, or possess a current, unencumbered RN license from another state and have the ability to obtain an unencumbered Colorado RN license by the date of hire.
One year of full-time postsecondary instructional experience or training experience in a clinical, lab, or classroom environment. Part-time experience will be prorated; two years part-time experience is equivalent to one year of full-time experience.
Must hold, or qualify to obtain a Colorado Career and Technical Education (CTE) credential including 4,000 paid non-teaching occupational hours within the past five years.
Demonstrated commitment to creating inclusive and equitable classroom environments.
Ability to work effectively both autonomously and as a member of a collaborative team.
Understanding of adult learning theory concepts; ability to utilize these principles effectively in the learning environment.
Additional Salary Information: The salary range for this position is commensurate with education and experience. This salary is based on 166 contract days within an academic year (August - May). The projected start date for this position is August 2021. This is a full-time, 9-month, FLSA exempt position.
Internal Number: 600
About Arapahoe Community College
Founded by the residents of Littleton, Colorado in 1965 as Arapahoe Junior College, ACC was the first two-year college in the Greater Denver Metropolitan area. Today, ACC is a part of the 13-institution Colorado Community College System (CCCS). In 2020, ACC’s unduplicated enrollment totaled 21,465 students with 15.84% full-time and 84.16% part-time, and 35% of ACC students are first generation college students. Programs of study include seven guided pathways: Arts, Communication and Design; Business; Global, Human and Social Sciences; Health; Math and Science; Public Services, and; Technology. In partnership with local businesses and school districts, the College also operates a robust workforce development program. Much of ACC’s success comes from its collaboration and partnerships, both with other secondary and post-secondary educators and the wider community. ACC is number one in the state of Colorado for concurrent students, with 6,345 in 2020, serving 77 schools within seven school districts. It boasts over 30 transfer agreements with Colorado colleges and universities, and its economic impact in service in the region measured $337 million. The culmination of such collaboratio...n came in May 2018, when ACC broke ground on the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus, a project between ACC, Colorado State University, and Douglas County School District.
ACC is known throughout the region and the CCCS system for its willingness to test new learning models and educational platforms while matching the needs of its students with those of the community. Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, ACC offered over 200 online courses and 36% of its students were enrolled in online classes.