St.  Catherine University

Assistant Professor - CNA/Simulation

Dec 14, 2020
Jan 23, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Nursing Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for an Assistant Professor position for a one-year contract. This position is scheduled to begin as soon as possible, is a full-time position and is grant funded.

Situated in the Henrietta Schmoll School of Health, with over 32 health profession programs, the Department of Nursing provides a fertile ground for teaching and interprofessional practice. The nursing community at St. Catherine University is vibrant and dynamic, with a commitment to educate nurses at the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral levels to be excellent and reflective practitioners, fierce advocates for social justice, and visionary leaders who will improve the health care system. We are launching a Certified Nursing Assistant program! The CNA /Simulation Faculty will facilitate curriculum development, didactic, skills lab, clinical experiences, and simulation & skills lab operations. This is a hybrid role that supports the operations of simulation and skills lab activities, contributing to the achievement of student learning and program outcomes.


  • Infuse the CNA program with the mission and vision of St. Catherine University and the Department of Nursing
  • Collaborate with faculty and leaders throughout the school to accomplish program development and department goals and to implement interprofessional simulation activities
  • Design, teach and evaluate course curricula and learning experiences to promote student learning through online, hybrid and in-person delivery of course content
  • Setup and assist in facilitating simulated and skills lab learning environments through using and operating technology, mannequins, and patient acting to optimize learning outcomes
  • Teach the equivalent of eight courses during the academic year to a diverse student population
  • Advise and communicate respectfully and build relationships of trust with students of all cultures, ages and abilities
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor
  • Model socialization to CNA roles, provide information for simulation activities, and refer students to appropriate resources and services that promote their success and learning in simulated learning environments
  • Engage in scholarship activity (e.g. research, grant writing) that develops expertise and that supports and sustains simulation and skills lab learning
  • Ensure that program meets all professional and compliance documentation
  • Monitors and analyzes assessment and evaluative data to improve activities and promote student learning

    Minimum Qualifications

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Master's degree in Nursing or enrollment in a Master's level nursing program
    • Eligibility for, or licensed and unencumbered registered nurse in the state of Minnesota
    • Two years of experience as a licensed nurse or licensed practical nurse
    • Two years of experience teaching peers and/or as a preceptor serving a diverse array of colleagues
    • One year of experience providing long term care services to clients from a variety of cultural perspectives

      Preferred Qualifications

      Preferred qualifications:

      • Teaching experience in nursing education or staff development
      • Experience teaching, advising and mentoring a diverse student body
      • Experience teaching in online, hybrid and in-person formats
      • Experience using course management system platforms, Microsoft office and Google suite, and other technology
      • Certified as a CNA Train the Trainer and Basic Life Support ( BLS ) Instructor
      • Experience in simulation, skills lab, and instructional technology

        We seek creative, adaptable staff who enjoy working in a university climate that promotes cultural diversity, multicultural understanding, and cultural fluency. Consistent with the university's commitment to women, diversity and social justice, preference will be given to candidates who manifest these themes in their experience and service.

        EEO Statement

        St. Catherine University is an equal opportunity employer. Our commitment to inclusion reflects the central value of the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet to “love of neighbor without distinction” and provides a learning and working environment that is enriched by the diversity of all our members. Individuals of religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, nation of origin, or disability groups that have traditionally had less representation in higher education are encouraged to apply. Should you need an interview accommodation please contact us at or 651-690-6565.

        Application instructions for FACULTY

        To apply:
        Visit to apply. Three references and successful completion of a background check will be required for employment. For information, contact Krista Anderson at Application deadline is 12/28/20.

        St. Catherine University
        2004 Randolph Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55105
        Equal Opportunity Employer / Drug Free Workplace / Tobacco Free Workplace

        Our university is a proud member of the Upper Midwest HERC and is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and assisting dual career couples. For more information and to find other higher education jobs in the Upper Midwest region, visit:

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