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Adjunct Instructor

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by Ashley_113 Ashley_113 (New) New

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Hi everyone,

I’m a Family Nurse Practitioner with 9 years nursing and 2 years of advanced practice experience. I currently work in sports med and have a specialty certification as an othopaedic NP by the ONCB. I have always wanted to teach on the side. I have applied to several online adjunct positions for anything from test prep to MSN programs and I’m getting absolutely no replies. I am currently enrolled in a DNP program and also getting a teaching certification along with it. I don’t understand why I’m having such difficulties? Is it because I’ve only been an APRN for two years? I graduated with a high GPA and I have no disciplinary actions so I just can’t seem to figure out why I have no luck. I even listed myself to be a preceptor for NP students to the college I am currently enrolled in my DNP program. I remember how hard it was for me to find a preceptor. Any recommendations?

thanks!

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Probably because you don't have your DNP and you are seeking to teach at the MSN level.  For online jobs, you are competing with people across the country so it is natural that they are going to select people with completed DNP/PHD degrees.   I teach as an adjunct in BSN and ADN programs and I do clinical supervision of a few graduate students.  I had no trouble getting these positions but I do have in-person responsibilities.  

If you want to teach a clinical, you should have no trouble getting an adjunct position.   Good luck!

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TheSquire has 9 years experience as a DNP, EMT-B, APN, NP and specializes in Urgent Care NP, Emergency Nursing, Camp Nursing.

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At your level, you likely should still be aiming to be an adjunct for RN students - you should have no issues there.  If you adjunct for the school you are attending for your DNP, then you're likely to get a tuition waiver for your trouble - that's how I got mine with no additional debt.

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