The Mental Health/Community Health Nursing faculty are exempt, full-time, qualified professionals who are able to integrate their Christian faith in the learning environment to prepare the next generation of Christian nurse leaders. The nursing faculty teach theory, simulation, and clinical practicum experiences for nursing students and are responsible for creating and developing the program curriculum and for assessing student learning outcomes. The nursing faculty role includes teaching, scholarship and service, and leadership within the University, the profession, and the community.
Nursing faculty hold 12 month positions and courses within all nursing programs are offered on a 12 month calendar year. Academic rank assignment is commensurate with credentials and experience.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914 on two principles — grace and truth. CCU’s scriptural foundation comes from John 1:17: For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
A leader in higher education, the University has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had nine consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
Scripture states all Christians are called to serve Christ and to minister to others. Because Christians are individuals with different gifts and callings, we serve Christ in a variety of ministry vocations. CCU invites you to explore how you may use your calling and gifts at the University.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Impact students for Christ: Our mission is to provide Christ-centered higher education, transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of preparing students for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
Contribute to our vibrant culture: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and impact our culture in support of Christian values?
We’re looking for candidates who have:
A doctorate degree in nursing or a related field is preferred. A master’s degree in nursing is required.
An active unencumbered Colorado or multi - state Registered Nurse (RN) license.
Two years of full-time or equivalent clinical experience in mental health and/or community health as a practicing Registered Nurse.
Two years of full-time teaching experience in a baccalaureate and higher degree nationally accredited nursing program.
Documented evidence of competency in teaching, curriculum development, program evaluation, and scholarship and service to the profession.
Demonstrated effective organizational, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
High energy, innovation, enthusiasm and commitment to nursing as a ministry.
A passion about faith-based higher education and dedication to student success.
Effective organizational, problem-solving and decision-making skills with a positive outlook and response to change.
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite and Backboard, or a similar learning management system.
Key Job Duties
Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. Nursing Faculty contribute to the University’s mission through their work both inside and outside of the classroom as they teach classes, mentor students, and collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance and advance exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and engagement with the world.
Develop, implement and evaluate the mission, goal outcomes and organizing framework of the nursing education programs in the School of Nursing.
Actively participate in all areas of program and curriculum development, delivery, evaluation and revision.
Integrate biblical principles and concepts into all areas of teaching.
Evaluate student achievement of learning outcomes and clinical competencies.
Collaborate with peers in the evaluation of program effectiveness, including program initiatives for quality improvement.
Actively participate in School and University activities, including participation within the Nursing Faculty Organization (NFO) committee work.
Advise students academically and in their own self-evaluation, career planning, and spiritual formation.
Actively engage in scholarship and service to the University, the profession and the community.
Maintain clinical competency in area of specialty as defined by Faculty Outcomes. Clinical practice activities must be negotiated with and approved by the Dean on an annual basis.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with clinical agencies and clinical community partners.
Perform other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Working irregular hours including evenings and weekends is expected. Local, statewide and national travel is required. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at the computer keyboard or workstation. Faculty responsibilities frequently require extended hours in the work week including evenings and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
Internal Number: 663
About Colorado Christian University
With a heritage dating back to 1914, Colorado Christian University is committed to offering a complete education that develops students intellectually, professionally, and spiritually. Just a few minutes from downtown Denver, CCU is uniquely positioned to offer students a distinctive variety of educational opportunities and experiences.
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