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Career Details :: Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Instructs and lectures nursing students in principles and application of physical, biological, and psychological subjects related to nursing.
- Participates in planning curriculum, teaching schedule, and course outline with medical and nursing personnel.
- Supervises student nurses and demonstrates patient care in clinical units of hospital.
- Directs seminars and panels.
- Conducts classes for patients in health practices and procedures.
- Evaluates student progress and maintains records of student classroom and clinical experience.
- Prepares and administers examinations to nursing students.
- Cooperates with medical and nursing personnel in evaluating and improving teaching and nursing practices.
- Issues assignments to students.
- Conducts and supervises laboratory work.
- Biological Technicians
- Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Registered Nurses
General Work Activities
- Teaching Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Updating & Using Job-Relevant Knowledge
- Monitor Processes, Material, Surroundings
- Communicating With Other Workers
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Consequence of Error
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Responsible for Others' Health & Safety
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results