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Work hours per week for nursing instructor?

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by Kaelif2015 Kaelif2015 (New) New

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Hi! I'm interested in getting my MSN and becoming an RN instructor. My question is what is the average number of hours worked per week for these positions?. I'm ok with working 45 or even 50 hours a week sometimes but currently working what's fairly regularly a 60+ hour per week job and i really need better work/life balance than that, and dont want to go through the time/money to advance my degree if that's generally what's available 

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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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Have you looked into your local colleges and universities to see if they are even hiring MSN-prepared RNs to teach? What is available is going to depend on where you are and hours may depend on what you are hired for — adjunct, clinical instructor, etc. 

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I know what Im doing is volunteering in the community to teach in order to gain experience until a position opens.This might be helpful for you.

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jeanbeth has 6 years experience and specializes in Gerontology, Education.

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I had no education experience other than leading in-services in my clinical setting (LTC) when I decided to switch to education. I found an opportunity in a technical school LPN program and I love it. It is a good way to get your feet wet and gain experience as an instructor. Most require an instructor to have an MSN or to have a BSN and enroll in an MSN program. My goal was to teach in a university nursing program, but I just can't leave my LPNs.

Oh, and I work 8-4:30, 5 days a week. No weekends.

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organichombre has 32 years experience and specializes in critical care, med/surg.

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Where do you live that there are no teaching positions?

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