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Northwest Nazarene University

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adjunct faculty in nursing

Northwest Nazarene University, a comprehensive Christian university with a rich liberal arts tradition, is located in Nampa, Idaho. The university's location in the southwest part of the state allows easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting. The proximity to Boise, the state's capital, offers cultural amenities such as the Boise Philharmonic Orchestra, Boise Master Chorale, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Riverside Jazz Orchestra, and the Boise Art Museum. The university is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. NNU has been rated by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top master's level universities in the west. The university is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene.

Department of nursing

The Department of Nursing at NNU offers a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing and a Master's of Science in Nursing with a nursing education track. The Bachelor of Science program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the graduate program will have its initial CCNE visit October 2010.  Students entering the BSN program are required to have a strong background in the arts and sciences before being admitted into the Nursing program. The BSN program consists of six semesters of nursing.  The Department of Nursing is housed in the new Thomas Family Health and Science Center and has two new labs equipped with state-of-the-art simulation.

Position Description

The Department of Nursing is seeking to fill an adjunct nursing faculty position in the BSN program to begin spring 2011.  The area of focus is Pediatrics, a junior level course.  The lecture portion of the course is one and a half hours of theory on Monday morning.  The clinical is two days per week, Tuesday and Thursday at St Luke's Regional Medical Center.  One adjunct may teach the lecture portion and another may teach the clinical portion.


Master's level preferred. Candidates need to be proficient in the clinical skills required for practice in this area. Candidates are to have a high level of integrity, and personal responsibility must be verified.  Candidates must demonstrate both written and verbal skills, and effective interpersonal relationship skills.  The university requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with an in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU. Candidates are asked to respond to the information items listed on the NNU Christian Mission requirements link below.  Northwest Nazarene University embraces diversity and therefore encourages all who are qualified to apply.


The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant.

Application process

To apply, please send a complete application packet, including the following documentation:

  • application form and the NNU Christian Mission Statement
  • a complete curriculum vitae

Please submit your complete application packet to:

Office of Human Resources
623 S. University Blvd.
Nampa, ID  83686
or e-mail to

Your complete application packet will be forwarded to the appropriate department.  If you are selected for potential employment you will be contacted directly by the department.  Transcripts and letters of reference may be required upon hiring.

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights act of 1964 as amended).


posted may 2013