Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary


Salary Median (2020)


Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+21.5% (much faster than the average)


What Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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 teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Assistant Professor, Nursing Instructor, Nursing Professor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Nursing Instructor ,

Central Carolina Community College

I spend 60-70% of my time preparing to teach: putting together lesson plans, reading, researching, grading papers, etc. Another 5-10% is spent in meetings with colleagues, and then the final 20% of my time is actually spent in the classroom with my students.

Full time Faculty ,

Walden University

I work remotely, so the first thing I do is have my morning coffee while looking out at the countryside. Then, I move to my home office where I organize my day, check emails, complete daily tasks, and put an effort in on bigger projects for Walden University, publishing, research, and volunteer nursing organization work. I like to find time to complete a 30 minute walk each day.

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers.
  • Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.

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