COLLEGE/SCHOOL/DEPT: Department of Nursing, College of Arts & Sciences

DATE PREPARED: 11/10/2021

REPORTS TO: Director of Nursing and Chair of Department of Nursing

FLSA: Exempt

The nursing faculty member ensures course student learning outcomes are met through multiple learning modalities,
including supervising nursing laboratory and clinical experiences. The nursing faculty member is required to promote the
mission of Heritage University Department of Nursing and participate fully in the governance of the department, including
curriculum development and evaluation, and implementation of the systematic evaluation plan for the Bachelor of Science in
Nursing Program.

The nursing faculty member will integrate principles from the Fundamental Patterns of Knowing in Nursing as the theoretical
foundation for nursing practice to teach students to practice according to established standards of psychiatric, mental health
nursing. Faculty also will integrate the curricular theme of family and community as units of nursing care into psychiatric and
mental health nursing. Rank is commensurate with university teaching and scholarship experience and expertise.

1. Represents Heritage University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients,
suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other
customers of our services, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Heritage University.

2. Upholds the Heritage University Mission Statement.

3. Advances the mission, goals and outcomes of the Department of Nursing.

4. Handles confidential information with tact, discretion and in compliance with FERPA regulations.

5. Teaches in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program, including classroom, lab, clinical, supervision.

6. Promotes a supportive a learner-centered culture among faculty and student colleagues.

7. Serves as course lead and clinical faculty to insure students achieve clinical judgment and skill in family health and
maternal/child health nursing.

8. Practices reflective teaching and nursing.

9. Organizes, supervises, and evaluates student clinical practice in the BSN program.

10. Mentors and advises students.

11. Participates in Department of Nursing and University faculty governance.

12. Develops and advances a program of scholarship.

13. Employs experiential learning techniques using a variety of interactive, student-focused pedagogical approaches,
including simulation, low fidelity, high fidelity and computer-based teaching applications.

14. Demonstrates current practice expertise in psychiatric and mental health nursing.

15. Uses an organized approach to lesson planning designed to achieve student learning outcomes, and uses reliable and
valid methods to measure achievement.

16. Contributes to psychiatric and mental health nursing at the state and national levels.

17. Develops a program of scholarship to advance inquiry in psychiatric and mental health nursing.

18. Participates in the Yakima Valley Interprofessional Education and Practice Collaborative (YVIPEC) with students and
faculty from multiple health sciences programs in Washington.

19. Embraces a diverse and inclusive Heritage learning ethos, where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, experience, talents,
capabilities and ways of living are welcomed and leveraged for understanding the human response.

1. Performs other functions as necessary or as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Doctorate in Nursing.

2. Master of Science in Nursing from a nationally accredited program and university.

3. Unencumbered professional license as an R.N. with eligibility for licensure in the State of Washington.

4. Minimum of three years clinical practice experience, and current clinical practice experience and expertise in psychiatric
and mental health nursing.

5. Passion for teaching undergraduate students.

6. Experience in collegiate nursing education including an understanding of experiential teaching/learning concepts and

7. Demonstrated understanding of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Baccalaureate Education.

8. Applicant must be legally eligible to work in the United States on hire date AND legally authorized to work in the United
States for Heritage University without sponsorship.

9. Trajectory of scholarly work and service commensurate with stage of faculty development role.

10. Evidence of inclusive multicultural teaching, advising, supervising, and other professional practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Breadth of expertise in academic nursing with national level contributions in the field.

2. Grant-writing, program evaluation, or other academic program-level experiences.

3. National certification in psychiatric and mental health nursing, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) license,
Clinical Nurse Educator (CNE), or other relevant area of specialization.

Physical Requirements:

1. Ability to participate in both clinical and classroom teaching.

APPLICATION INFORMATION AND DEADLINE: Applications should include a cover letter, vitae/resume,
transcripts (copies acceptable for initial screening), and names, addresses, e‐mail addresses and phone
numbers of 3‐5 current professional references.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

To apply, please email application material to: Humanresources@heritage.edu or Heritage University
Office of Human Resources 3240 Fort Road Toppenish, WA 9894

About Heritage University


Heritage University is an accredited, private institution offering a wide array of academic programs and degrees.  It is grounded in the belief that a college education should be accessible to anyone with the talent and drive to pursue a degree; regardless of economics, culture or geographic locations.

Students enjoy a world-class, multi-cultural education and personalized attention.  Classes are small, averaging only 11 students in each class.  Professors are skilled practitioners with ties deep in their respective fields.

Heritage University makes it possible to earn a college degree while continuing to live and work.  Many undergraduate courses are offered during the evenings and graduate courses are offered on the weekends. In addition to the main campus located in Toppenish, Washington, three regional sites in Tri-Cities, Moses Lake and Wenatchee bring classes closer to students.


Heritage University empowers a multi-cultural and inclusive student body to overcome the social, cultural, economic, and geographic barriers that limit access to higher education. Rooted in the homeland of the Yakama Nation, the University embraces transformational student-centered education that cultivates leadership and a commitment to the promotion of a more just society.


1. Access and Equity: Heritage University strives to identify, recruit, enroll and retain students from a wide range of different types of backgrounds.

2. Academic Excellence: Academic excellence includes all aspects of a high quality liberal arts and career-preparatory educational experience for all students, from the individual course level through completion of their goals. It includes student satisfaction with courses and student services, employer satisfaction with Heritage students, the percentage of courses taught by full-time faculty, and student outcomes (graduation rates, placement rates, and course success).

3. Community Engagement: Community engagement includes partnerships with various organizations across the regions that Heritage University serves. It embraces an outreach mentality leading to immersion in local communities to understand their educational needs and adapt to meet them, and to lead students and graduates to give back to their communities.

4. Institutional Vitality: Vitality relates to the health of the institution itself, such as its financial sustainability.