Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-1072 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Include both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Supervise students' laboratory and clinical work. Evaluate and grade students' class work, laboratory and clinic work, assignments, and papers. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pharmacology, mental health nursing, and community health care practices. Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions. Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work. Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records. Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Demonstrate patient care in clinical units of hospitals. Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues. Assess clinical education needs and patient and client teaching needs using a variety of methods. Mentor junior and adjunct faculty members. Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment. Maintain a clinical practice. Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students. Coordinate training programs with area universities, clinics, hospitals, health agencies, or vocational schools. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues. Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities. Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments. Participate in campus and community events.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry   Entry $37,781.00
Mean   Mean $65,325.00
Experience Experience $79,097.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

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25-1072.00 Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary