Visiting Professor-FNP Specialty at Chamberlain University

Remote | Part-time
Chamberlain University

Part-Time Online Visiting Professor – Master of Science – FNP Specialty Track

  • Location US-Remote/Virtual-Remote/Virtual
  • Job ID 2016-80351
  • Institution Chamberlain College of Nursing
  • Department Faculty
  • FLSA Status U.S. – Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Do you remember the professor who encouraged you to believe in yourself and in your ability to be the successful nurse professional you are today? Now you have a unique opportunity to be that professor, to create the “a-ha” moment of sudden insight and comprehension that will change a nursing student’s life forever.

Chamberlain College of Nursing is seeking Part Time Online Visiting Professors interested in teaching students in our Master of Science – Family Nurse Practitioner specialty track. We build long-term relationships with superior nurse educators who are experts in their field and committed to providing the finest in practitioner-focused education.

This is 100% ONLINE teaching, an incredibly flexible and convenient way to share your experience and knowledge with those who aspire to enjoy the career success you already have. We are currently seeking candidates for the January 2020 session which will run from January 6th through February 29th.

Training Provided:

We care for our students and are dedicated to their success. To ensure we are offering the highest quality education we provide thorough training to all new faculty members. Our New Faculty Orientation is a 3 week session, part time and asynchronous, similar to taking online courses. There is no set schedule, you can work at your own pace and will be participating in group discussions, completing assignments, taking quizzes and a final exam.

The specific courses under consideration for the January 2020 session are:

NR-499: Pharmacology, Physical Assessment and Pathophysiology NP Preparatory Course

This course provides a foundational synthesis of pathophysiology, pharmacology and physical assessment principles for aspiring nurse practitioner students. Select pathophysiologic processes of disease will be explored, including physical assessment components and pharmacological treatment.

NR-501NP: Theoretical Basis for Advanced Nursing Practice
In this course, the student examines multiple theories from nursing and relevant fields. The student critiques the components of the theories and explores the value and contributions of the theories to nursing, advanced nursing and evidence-based practice.

NR-505NP: Advanced Research Methods: Evidence-Based Practice
This course provides an integration of evidence-based practice with research in order to foster scholarship and holistic, person-centered care in diverse healthcare settings. Content related to research methodologies, problem identification, critique of findings and literature and application to evidence-based practice is presented.Students will be provided an opportunity to practice learned principles through the development of an evidence-based project that focuses on quality improvement or safety

NR-509: Advanced Physical Assessment
This course expands the knowledge of health assessment principles specific to the role of the APN. The student will develop assessment techniques related to history and physical examination of clients across the lifespan, including psychiatric-mental health and related supportive assessments.
Students will explore, analyze, apply and evaluate these principles in the classroom setting

NR-601: Primary Care of the Maturing & Aged Family Practicum

This course continues to expand the knowledge of health-assessment principles specific to the role of the FNP with a focus on the common health problems and healthcare needs of the middle-aged and older adult and family. The student will explore, analyze, apply and evaluate chronic health conditions frequently encountered in the primary care of older adults. Students will further develop their skills related to patient education, protocol development, follow-up and referral through a clinical practicum experience in a precepted primary-care setting.

NR-603: Advanced Clinical Diagnosis & Practice Across the Lifespan Practicum

This course continues to expand the theoretical and practical knowledge of diagnostic principles specific to the role of the FNP, for the healthcare needs of individuals of all ages. Students will further develop their skills related to health promotion, prevention of illness, diagnosis and management of complex acute and chronic conditions, including behavioral health. Care strategies will include patient education, protocol development, follow-up and referral through a clinical practicum experience in aprecepted advanced practice setting.

NR-661: APN Capstone Practicum
The student will synthesize all elements of clinical management skills and knowledge and continue to analyze, apply and evaluate diverse aspects of patient assessment and healthcare intervention. This precepted clinical practicum will be with an approved provider in an advanced practice
setting. Focus topics include clinical management skills, case studies, chart reviews and practice critique, with a capstone product evidencing increasing complex clinical management skills. At the end of this course, the student will be prepared for entry into clinical practice providing
primary healthcare across the life span after first passing the national certification for the family nurse practitioner.

If you are passionate about nursing and advancing your career through the power of education, we want to talk with you today.

We invite you to read our FAQ’s about teaching for Chamberlain online.


In this role, you will:

  • Inspire students to complete their programs by providing regular, meaningful feedback about their academic performance, development and participation while encouraging them to engage fully in their education.
  • Engage students in meaningful asynchronous threaded discussions at least 4 days per week, moderating participation, evaluating responses and rationales, and responding to questions or comments.
  • Evaluate academic progress and comprehension of course content through assigning and grading quizzes, exams and writing assignments.
  • Exhibit Chamberlain Care™ by displaying behaviors of care, respect and professionalism, creating a culture that fosters collaboration, cooperation and respect among all.
  • Be readily available to meet the needs of a student body that is diverse in age, culture and academic preparation.
  • Identify and embrace opportunities to enhance student engagement by reaching out to students in need and responding quickly to requests for help.
  • Bring your professional experience to life through professional development, introducing industry perspective into courses and sharing information about nursing trends and opportunities with students.
  • Promote student success by demonstrating flexibility in style, schedule, and exhibiting your passion for teaching by devoting time and energy to improve scholarly excellence and subject matter expertise.
  • Foster a positive learning environment by maintaining accurate records, submitting grades on time, and enforcing academic policies.
  • Use appropriate technological options for online technologies and course-related software, including Websites, e-mail, and online discussions for preparing the course and making it accessible to students.
  • Model effective oral and written communications that engage the students, provide clarity, and improve student learning.
  • Set clear expectations for the course by publishing course terminal objectives, assignment/examinations dates, and weight the distribution of various evaluation categories.
  • Ensure that the content and level of material included on exams correspond to the course terminal objectives.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

The Practicum Visiting Professor works online in tandem with an onsite preceptor/clinical professor as students complete 125 hours of onsite practicum experience in a primary-care outpatient setting. Responsibilities for this position will include:

  • Introduce case study-based learning-case presentations in which students are introduced to medical situations and are asked to evaluate, develop a diagnosis, and make recommendations for a course of treatment.
  • Engage up to 6 students in asynchronous threaded discussions about these case studies, facilitating the discussions by asking questions, asking for rationale, and encouraging students to employ critical thinking skills as they encounter increasingly complex issues.
  • Evaluate student progress in the effective use of critical thinking skills and the application of proficiencies developed in their degree program in recommending treatment and guidance for each case study.
  • Communicate with Preceptor at least three times during the 8-week course (beginning, middle, and end) to evaluate and coordinate status of student progress and to ensure that students are logging their hours and patient details in the eLog® software.
  • Applies our Chamberlain CARE Values in all work and interaction with colleagues and students.

The Course Visiting Professor works with students in the online platform

  • During this online course, the Visiting Professor will be available via email or telephone to provide support to the student.
  • Introduce problem based learning presentations in which students are introduced to basic health assessment methods and tools.
  • Engage up to 20 students in asynchronous threaded discussions and facilitating the discussions by asking questions, asking for rationale, and encouraging students to employ critical thinking skills as they encounter increasingly complex issues.
  • Evaluate student progress in the effective use of critical thinking skills and the application of proficiencies developed in the program through practice exams.
  • Communicate with students at least four times weekly throughout the 8-week course and respond to any student inquiries in a timely manner.


You are encouraged to explore this opportunity if you meet these requirements:

  • MSN and DNP or PHD in nursing degree required.
  • A minimum of 2 years teaching experience, preferrably at the graduate level; online teaching experience highly preferred.
  • Must have an active APRN nursing license. For the January 2020 session, it is highly preferred to have an active Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Nevada, or Compact nursing license for select courses. Please note that we are considering applicants with licensure in any states, however, applicants may be considered for future sessions if licensure is not from the preferred states.
  • FNP national certification through the AANP or ANCC required for certain course subjects.
  • RNA , PNP, ANP, AGNP, or GNP national certification may be required for other course subject matter.
  • Must have required subject matter expertise in the course of instruction.
  • Faculty must have excellent communication, motivational, and instructional skills in a diverse and non-traditional environment.

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