St.  Catherine University

Assistant Professor of Nursing, Simulation Lab

May 05, 2021
May 20, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
The Nursing Department at St. Catherine University invites applications for an Assistant Professor in our Simulation Lab.

St. Catherine University nursing faculty educate students to develop the knowledge, technical skills, and professionalism they will need to be compassionate and successful nurses and leaders. Our nursing programs and curricula are delivered in an environment that embraces multicultural and social justice perspectives, relationships, interdisciplinary collaboration, and the liberal arts. We offer nursing degrees at every level and we offer a broad array of courses including clinical experiences. We search for excellent nurse educators in a variety of learning formats and with experience in different specializations. This Assistant Professor in the Simulation Lab plans, designs, implements and evaluates simulation-based learning across the continuum from standardized patients through low, mid, and high-fidelity simulations. Additionally, this role supports ongoing faculty development and coordination of simulation and lab activities across programs and departments.


  • Models and mentors relational presence that is rooted in Catholic Social Teaching and consistent with the mission and values of St. Catherine University and the DoN vision, mission, and philosophy.
  • Facilitates student learning in assigned courses by teaching and advising a diverse student population, modeling socialization to nursing roles, and referring students to appropriate University services.
  • Participates in recruitment, orientation, and advising activities according to POS , DoN, and University requirements.
  • Collaborate with subject matter experts/course coordinators in the development and implementation of high-quality simulation using Standards of Best Practice. This includes:

    • Creating preparatory documents, electronic health records, and pre-work requirements for students
    • Coordinating scheduling of students and faculty for simulation experiences
    • Developing preparatory faculty guides including prebriefing, scenario plan, debriefing, and assignments that foster the development of clinical reasoning, evidence based practice, cultural fluency, interpersonal communication, social justice, and unbiased care.
    • Facilitate/operationalize high fidelity simulation scenarios using a variety of modalities ensuring optimal learning. This includes highly technical mannequins, training of simulated patients, use of trainers, virtual products, and integrate a hybrid of modalities.
    • Utilize debriefing standards to optimize clinical reasoning
    • Integrate the use of assessment tools in simulation and lab activities
    • Implement the evaluation and review of simulation activities and programs
  • Collaborates with Information Technology professionals to design and deliver onsite, web-based or distance learning simulation experiences.
  • Engages in activities that promote positive relationships with students, faculty and professional colleagues, clinical and community agencies, alumnae, and other external groups.
  • Provides clear, timely, and specific evaluative feedback to students about course assignments and/or clinical performance.
  • Establishes, assesses and improves student learning outcomes through classroom and lab assignments and experiences and through clinical placements.
  • Engages in scholarship activities that develop expertise and ability to fulfill faculty responsibilities.
  • Serves on POS , DoN, and/or University committees.
  • Collaborates with nursing faculty, Program Director, Associate Dean of Nursing, and Dean of Nursing to establish and accomplish short- and long-range goals for the nursing program.

St. Catherine University in St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a comprehensive Catholic university and home to one of the nation's largest colleges for women, with associate and graduate programs for all genders. Founded by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet in 1905, the University integrates liberal arts and professional education within the Catholic traditions of intellectual inquiry and social teaching. Committed to excellence and opportunity, St. Catherine enrolls nearly 5,000 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Nursing
  • Licensed and unencumbered registered nurse in the State of Minnesota
  • Experience using healthcare simulation methodology

Preferred Qualifications
  • Doctorate in education, health profession, or a related field
  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator

We seek creative, adaptable faculty and 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

Visit St. Kate Careers 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 May 19, 2021.

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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