I need advice.
I live in an area where there are several community colleges with nursing programs and I want to be a Clinical Instructor.
I have a BSN, 5 years of bedside acute care clinical experience, 1.5 years of Home Health experience, and experience teaching as a BLS instructor.
I currently teach CNA students part-time, and will be getting my ACLS Instructor card in September to teach ACLS at our central CTC. (I am not currently doing direct patient care right now, except for volunteering at our local free clinic.)
The colleges do not post openings for Clinical Instructors, but instead have open applications, and then select resumes from the application pool in August before the school year starts, or when there is a need.
What am I missing or what would be helpful to make my application stand out as a potential good candidate? I'm assuming competition is fierce, as we have a lot of nurses in the area.
I enjoy teaching, and am kicking the tires on getting my MSN in Education, but this is still a long ways off....