Online adjunct faculty?

  1. Hi all-

    I am a FNP with my MSN looking to start teaching some online courses, perhaps undergrad, maybe grad, at my alma mater.

    I started looking at this option as I have a 2.5 yr old and a new son on the way, due in about 5 weeks. I would love to hear any experiences any of you have had teaching online including barriers to completing your coursework, hours required per week (obviously this is largely dependent on what course(s) you are teaching and how many students you havve enrolled) and any helpful tidbits to making the semester/ term successful for all.

    I appreciate any & all responses!

    Thanks- Joy
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    FNP; from US
    Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience in Adult internal med, OB/GYN, REI.


  3. by   OkieNP
    Did you decide to try it? I have toddlers as well and thought about doing this (I taught previously full time in an undergrad program before I became an FNP) but the pay vs the time spent working on the course does not really compare to just working a shift a week at an urgent care or something and hiring a babysitter. I would love to hear if you actually made it work with busy bodies at home!
  4. by   joyrochelle
    Hi OkieNp!

    I did for a few sessions. It was very tough! I ended up doing a lot of work after bedtime, or while my husband watched the kids. It was very labor intensive, and I am not doing it any more.