I would like to be a nurse educator in an ADN or BSN program. I have been a homecare nurse for 10 years. My present position is Supervisor of Assisted Living. Geriatrics has been my main focus since I graduated. My question to all of you is: Do you need acute care experience to become an instructor? I would love to teach new nursing students the fundamentals, community health and geriatric nursing. Would you suggest I get back in the hospital and get some med/surg. experience even though I have no desire to return to that setting? Of course, if I have to I will. I am also curious about the availability of instructor positions. How hard is it to get a position? What is the basic contract? 10 mos. full time? Are you on campus a full forty hours? I live in Connecticut. Thanks for helping me with my research.