Applying at local community college for ADN nursing faculty position. This is the same community college from which I graduated 6 years ago. Went on to get my BSN (RN-BSN program at local university).
Due to the severe nursing shortage and the fact that the community college has TWO nursing faculty positions to fill, they are willing to accept BSN's for the position with the stipulation that the candidate agrees to pursue a Master's degree. (I believe the state will pay the cost of Master's education for the hiree also
). I have found a Master's program which I like--at the School of Health and Human Performance at the state university (which is only 30 miles from my house). This would be a Masters of Art in Teaching in Health Education and would supply, upon graduation, a teacher's license to boot!!! The program is mostly online, does not require a master's thesis, and seems very student friendly (I REALLY liked the academic advisor for this program--good "feel" about it all). I had been in a FNP program a few years ago, but dropped, because of personal circumstances (which are MUCH better now) and the fact I really questioned whether FNP was for me. The Master's nursing curriculum at the university doesn't seem to offer much besides FNP-type stuff (phased out nurse specialist programs). I think I am more an education-type person than primary care provider person.
I have yet to go to the job interview
--however, application is complete and turned in. I know it would help in the interview to let them know that I already have a Master's program lined up for the fall (have tentatively enrolled in the MAT-Health ED).
Anyway, I would appreciate all insights, advice, pointers that you experienced nurse educators out there could offer me