Rasmussen College Adjunct Instructor - Fundamentals of Nursing in Rockford, Illinois

Title Adjunct Instructor - Fundamentals of Nursing

City Rockford

State IL


Adjunct Faculty

Rasmussen College

The Company:

Rasmussen College is a regionally accredited private college and Public Benefit Corporation that is dedicated to changing lives through high-demand educational programs and public service. Rasmussen College offers certificate and diploma programs through Associate's, Bachelor's, and Master’s degrees online and across its 22 Midwest and Florida campuses in a supportive, student-centered and career-focused environment. Since 1900, Rasmussen College has been dedicated to being a primary contributor to the growth and development of the communities it serves. As a Public Benefit Corporation, Rasmussen College is committed to helping changes lives through education and making a positive impact on society through public service and a variety of community-based initiatives. For more information about Rasmussen College, please visit www.rasmussen.edu at http://www.rasmussen.edu/ .

Reporting Relationships:

Adjunct Nursing Faculty report to the Dean of Nursing.

Rasmussen College is currently seeking an adjunct instructor for our Rockford campus to teach within the Nursing program.


Adjunct faculty members are primarily responsible for teaching courses in a variety of modalities while promoting and supporting the vision and mission of Rasmussen College. Adjuncts can teach up to 3 working units per quarter (approximately 12-15 contact hours). Minimum expectations for all faculty include focus on the following areas:

  • Teaching Effectiveness: Professionalism, Use of Technology, and Content Expertise

  • Professional Development and In-Service Training

Teaching Effectiveness:

  1. Professionalism:

  2. Model professional behavior and communication for students

  3. Exhibit appropriate behavior, language, demeanor, and dress will be exhibited at all times

  4. Collaborate with student support personnel providing academic and professional guidance for students

  5. Use of Technology:

  6. Research and utilize digital content in courses to connect students to more resources

  7. Adhere to Adjunct Faculty Expectations established by the College

  8. Utilize online grade books and communication techniques to further engage students in their own learning; use online database tools for communicating with campus personnel and documenting necessary information

  9. Content Expertise:

  10. Facilitates highly effective and engaging learning environments in various teaching modalities including residential, online, FLEX and FLAT, meeting the diverse needs of learners

  11. Creates and maintains course materials in compliance with College and regulatory requirements

  12. Assess student learning, provide feedback and support, and refer student for additional support when necessary Professional Development and In-Service Training:

  • Participate in community service and College In-Service Training Programs and meetings

  • Participate in professional organizations and professional development activities including webinars, seminars and conferences in field of study

  • Develop, review and adhere to academic policies and procedures for the college

  • Actively participate in advisory boards, student organizations and system committees

  • Create, implement and evaluate annual professional development plan Experience and Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience as a registered Nurse

  • Self-motivated, flexible, and able to work in a team environment with minimal supervision

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with students, leadership, and peers.

  • Excellent written communication and strong verbal communication skills in the English language.

  • Online adjuncts will need regular access to a computer with the following system requirements

  • Windows XP or greater

  • Microsoft Office 2010

  • An internet connection

Education, certifications and Licensures:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing. Rasmussen College follows the requirements set by the Department of Education, accrediting agencies, and the states in which the campuses operate. (exemptions are made in some fields of study where lower credential is appropriate with approval by School Dean)

  • Active, unencumbered RN License in state of position

  • Must be able to provide official transcripts for each degree earned from an accredited institution before teaching.

  • Active CPR certification administered by either the American Heart Association or The American Red Cross.

  • Clinical faculty must adhere to Rasmussen College’s policy on faculty immunizations and provide proper documentation.

Rasmussen is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here at http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm .

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)