Associate Instructor of Practical Nursing

Job Title: Associate Instructor of Practical Nursing

Job Code: EF, Faculty 12 Month

Location: TCAT McMinnville

Reports To: Allied Health Program Director

FLSA Status: Exempt

EEO-1 Category: Faculty 12 Month, Full Time Grant Funded

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology McMinnville is accepting applications for the position of a Practical Nursing Associate Instructor to be located at the main campus in McMinnville. The typical work schedule will be 7.5 hours per day and 37.5 hours per week Monday through Friday, with a 30-minute lunch break.

POSITION SUMMARY: To provide quality instruction for student learning and to maintain a positive learning environment in the classroom. The major emphasis will be placed on teaching and evaluating students in the classroom and laboratories.

PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM: The Practical Nursing Program is approved by the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Graduates will obtain a diploma in Practical Nursing and may then be eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) used to obtain nursing licensure in Tennessee. Practical Nursing is entry level nursing. Graduates are prepared with the background and skills to give knowledgeable, basic nursing care to patients with varying degrees of physical needs. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work under the supervision of registered nurses and doctors. Positions are available in hospitals, long term care facilities, physician's offices, home health agencies, and various other health care settings.

LEADERSHIP AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to exchange ideas, facts, information, and opinions effectively and accurately with others; arrive at decisions, develop conclusions, or develop solutions; ability to communicate effectively with a diverse workforce and student population; ability to prioritize and delegate projects; ability to meet timelines and follow-through; ability to present materials effectively to individual students or groups; ability to manage interpersonal conflict situations requiring tact, diplomacy and discretion; demonstrate ethical conduct and professionalism; establish and maintain effective working relationships with faculty, staff, other departments, students, and the public; excellent customer service skills; comply with policies, procedures, and instructions.

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE: Utilize current College and/or department information technology including but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Teams, Outlook, Ellucian Banner, etc.; office machines such as telephones, fax machines, and copiers.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Environment: Work is performed in a classroom and shop setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. The majority of work performed (30 hours per week) will be instructing and training students with remaining 7.5 hours utilized for grading, recording attendance and individual student meetings. Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a classroom and clinical health care setting. SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience according to Tennessee Board of Regent guidelines.

APPLICATION SUBMISSION & REVIEW: To be considered for a position at TCAT McMinnville, you must create and submit an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using what is recorded on your application. Please be sure to include the complete Begin and End Dates under your Employment History. Scan and attach required documents to the online application in Word or PDF format. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Resume Educational transcripts/diploma Industry licensure and/or certifications


EMPLOYMENT DOCUMENTS: Current federal law requires identification and eligibility verification prior to employment. Only U.S. citizens and aliens authorized to work in the United States may be employed. An offer of employment is contingent upon a successful background check.

Required Qualifications

ASN and current licensure in good standing as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee. Three (3) years of clinical practice as a Registered Nurse within the past five (5) years.

Preferred Qualifications

BSN; Prior post-secondary nursing curriculum teaching experience.


Ability to effectively apply a multi-method approach to enhance student understanding of materials, including demonstrations, lectures, and hands-on activities.

Ability to understand which teaching methods best serve the student’s needs, interests, and ability to learn. Ability to develop accurate and objective standards to measure learning or administer testing or other evaluations to determine effectiveness and ensure a high level of comprehension has been achieved. Ability to teach basic and advanced nursing courses to include fundamentals; basic IV; anatomy and physiology; pharmacology; medical and surgical nursing; pediatrics; obstetrics; and clinical practice. Build and maintain relationships with area employers to facilitate the referral and employment of career and technical students. Work in cooperation with other departments and the community to enhance employment opportunities for students. Responsible for surveys, records and reports of program graduates. Communicate effectively in a professional, tactful and courteous manner with students, employees, faculty, and the general public. Ensure that all activities are conducted within the established guidelines of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). Perform assigned responsibilities, duties, and tasks according to established practices, procedures, techniques, and standards in a safe manner and with minimal supervision. Contributes to a safe educational and working environment by participating in all drills and training and being prepared to take action should a health or safety emergency occur. Perform other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of college policies, procedures, and practices; knowledge of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), Title VII, Title IX, ADA and other applicable laws pertaining to employment and education; ability to plan, organize and implement assigned responsibilities and to work well under pressure to meet deadlines; excellent organizational, analytical and planning skills; ability to participate as a team member, ability to understand and interpret rules and regulations, and ability to adjust to change; ability to handle confidential material judiciously; understanding of education programs and tools related to community colleges.

Salary Range

Commensurate with education and experience according to Tennessee Board of Regent guidelines.