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Any tips on how to become faculty?

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bug2621 has 6 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Cardiology.

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So I currently work as a nurse educator at a large teaching hospital for two units. During my time in this position, ive been responsible teaching numerous classes as well designing some. I’ve done clinical teaching as well for nursing students. I recently graduated with my MSN as an NP but I would really like to continue teaching because I truly enjoy it. I don’t think I would have time to do clinical instruction, work and maintain a work/life balance. I’d really like to find something as an adjunct instructor that would allow me to maybe teach a day a week or even do online teaching. Any tips on where to look or maybe just how to get my foot in the door? Many thanks!

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dudette10 has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Academics.

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Most brick-and-mortar schools use adjuncts for clinical teaching and full-time faculty for classroom teaching (along with clinical responsibilities).  Online teaching may be a different situation for online only schools.  Others may have input on that.

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Hazel11 specializes in Cardiology Stepdown, LTC.

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There are lots of schools now that hire remote nursing faculty that are classified as PRN positions and you don't have to relocate. There was a job recently posted on LinkedIn for an ATI nurse educator where you help students with NCLEX review. Hope this helps!

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PediatricRNTX specializes in Pediatrics.

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online instruction is challenging to come by. You need a phd.

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Pixie.RN has 11 years experience as a MSN, RN, EMT-P and specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN.

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On 4/1/2019 at 6:50 PM, PediatricRNTX said:

online instruction is challenging to come by. You need a phd.

Not necessarily. I teach online with an MSN. I am just limited to teaching below my degree level, so I teach in an RN-to-BSN program. But it isn't easy to get these positions, that is true! 

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