St.  Catherine University

Adjunct Lecturer - CNA Certification

Oct 15, 2021
Dec 16, 2021
Employment Status
Full Time
St. Catherine University and the Nursing Department invite applications for several Adjunct Faculty positions for our combined Certified Nursing Assistant ( CNA ) and Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers ( BLS ) Certificate Training program.

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.

Our Certified Nursing Assistant ( CNA ) program now has approval from the Minnesota Department of Health as an official training site! This program is designed to allow students to efficiently and economically earn the CNA certification and AHA card. Students are registering now for courses in January, May, June, July and August! These adjunct roles will involve working 40-45 hours every two weeks to teach the skills lab, simulation and clinicals.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver course content that is based upon the Minnesota State long term care nursing assistant curriculum via lectures, skills demonstrations, simulation, class discussion, and virtual meetings.
  • Lead lab instruction that promotes educational and learning processes that foster the development of Certified Nursing Assistant skills.
  • Model procedures for safe, effective, and efficient use of the lab space, equipment, and supplies.
  • Promote a positive atmosphere to facilitate optimal learning within the classroom, lab, and clinical setting.
  • Assess and evaluate student success through monitoring learner performance and skills testing.
  • Collaborate with other faculty, staff, and learners to implement and evaluate learning activities that meet student learning outcomes goals.
  • Foster a culture of inclusive excellence through authentic relationships with students as an educator, an advisor, and a mentor.
  • Ensure that program meets all professional and compliance documentation.

Model and teach the following:

  • Caring for older adults and their physical, emotional, social, mental, and spiritual well-being.
  • Giving high quality patient-centered care and services to residents including feeding, dressing, hygiene, and mobility.
  • Ensuring safety and helping residents to attain their highest level of functional capabilities in an environment that promotes caring, respect, and value of the individual.

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 students in certificate, associate, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral programs in traditional day and evening/weekend/online formats.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate's degree in Nursing
  • Unencumbered license as a registered nurse in the state of Minnesota
  • Two years of experience as a registered nurse
  • Experience in facilitating curriculum for adult learners

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience in simulation methodology
  • Experience working with learners in a skills lab environment
  • One year of experience providing long term care services as a licensed nurse ( LPN or RN) to clients from a variety of cultural perspectives

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 Sherry Hemauer at . Applications will be considered as they are submitted until the positions are filled. The ad will close on December 15, 2021.

Given the way campus life inherently puts people in close proximity to each other, including residence and dining halls, classrooms, and gatherings, the University has determined that a vaccination requirement is the best way to keep our community safe and prevent potential outbreaks as we return to more regular, in-person operations. St. Catherine University is requiring all students, faculty (including adjuncts contracted for the fall semester and beyond), staff, and residents age 12 and older to complete their COVID -19 vaccination series unless the University approves a medical or religious accommodation or other accommodation/exemption as required by applicable law. New employees must submit vaccination documentation or be approved for an exemption/accommodation before beginning work. For more information, visit .

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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