Qualifications for Adjunct Instructors?

  1. Can one be an adjunct instructor for clinicals at a college with only a BSN? Or must one have an MSN for that?
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Rose_Queen
    Refer to your state's nurse practice act. Sometimes, it is specified there. My state specifies that instructors must be at least one degree higher than the students.
  4. by   Shanua
    I was an adjunct with a BSN but was required to be enrolled in an MSN program. Most BSN's can teach at ADN programs. A general rule of thumb is you should have one degree higher then what you are teaching. They prefer MSNs for teaching at the university level but can file exceptions with the state board. Each program is different.
  5. by   TheSquire
    Quote from Rose_Queen
    Refer to your state's nurse practice act. Sometimes, it is specified there. My state specifies that instructors must be at least one degree higher than the students.
    Agreed; Faculty for RN students in my state must have a Master's degree and two years experience. In practice, the former can be waived in certain circumstances, but the latter is non-negotiable.
  6. by   Rod, Male Nurse
    In florida...an ADN nurse can teach LPN clinicals but nothing else. BSN can teach LPN clinical and lecture and also ADN clinicals. An MSN is required to teach ADN level lectures.
  7. by   MCRNBSN
    I have a BSN and I am an adjunct clinical instructor for two RN programs. I am also currently enrolled in an MSN program.

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