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Avg teaching load

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SRDAVIS has 10 years experience and specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education.

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Hey guys what is the average teaching load these days.

At the community college and university level?

I'm hearing 12-15credit hours per semester.

My experience hasn't been at the community college or university level so I'm having a hard time seeing how I could teach 3 or 4 classes per semester.

Is it like 2 of the same classes and the clinical that goes with each class

Sdavis

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HouTx has 35 years experience as a BSN, MSN, EdD and specializes in Critical Care, Education.

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You'll need to get specific information from the school, but clinical courses are generally weighted higher than classroom courses. I have seen a lot of online 'chatter' among adjunct faculty - some schools are trying to increase the course load to 5... but it is being met with stiff opposition. It is already difficult enough to try to carve out sufficient time for office hours.

If you will also be responsible for creating lesson plans/exams as well as grading them (no TAs) it is an overwhelming workload. It is especially ludicrous when one considers the paltry salary.

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Whispera is a MSN, RN and specializes in psych, addictions, hospice, education.

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....there are also meeting, and meetings, and more meetings!

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SRDAVIS has 10 years experience and specializes in Tele, Stepdown, Med/Surg, education.

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I'm pretty sure the offer is coming, I meet with the Dean next week. I'm nervous because I'm sure they will be offering will be a pay cut for me. I currently teach in a PN program. It's fairly new (3years) I would love to have the "big university" on my resume but it is set up different than what I'm accustomed to in my last 6 years of teaching. I teach one class at a time. This is for full time not adjunct and they teach all year round (Spring Summer and Fall) 12hr/semester/ That sounds pretty busy to me. But now here's the bull vs the horns. But there is a "different student" at the BSN level compared to the PN level. I know students are students. But I see the difference even at the ADN level compared to the PN level.

I'm trying to keep from thinking the grass is greener. I think professionally the university would be a great experience to add but not for 10k less and a work load that's impossible.

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