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Nursing Instructor - UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing


Are you a Registered Nurse passionate about delivering the best care possible and want to make a difference in the lives of your patients? Join us at UPMC Shadyside's School of Nursing as we provide Life Changing Medicine to our community!

UPMC Shadyside School of Nursing is currently hiring Full-time Nursing Instructors to join their rapidly growing team of life changers. A Master's degree is preferred but this position will accept candidates with a BSN if enrolled in MSN program with a degree completion plan. Final candidates will be selected for a job title within the career ladder that reflects the level of education, experience, and manager discretion at the time of offer.

About the Position:

The nursing instructor is a nursing professional who has the authority, responsibility, and accountability for both the didactic and clinical instruction of students in utilizing the nursing process to provide quality patient care. This position requires the ability to effectively instruct nursing students in the classroom as well as lead the faculty within the course to provide meaningful learning experiences, guide and evaluate the students in the clinical environment while utilizing the nursing process during the provision of care to ensure safe nursing care and quality patient outcomes.

Why Work at UPMC?

UPMC is committed to investing in nurses like you – financially, personally, and professionally – starting on day one of your career. From tackling student loans to advancing your career later in life, UPMC is the partner you need to succeed and thrive in your nursing career.


  • Initiates opportunities to maintain the mission and values of the parent organization. Serves as a role model for communication with other healthcare team members to enhance and influence nursing within the organization. Incorporates the values of trust, respect, collegiality, professionalism, and caring to build an organizational climate that fosters the development of the student and other faculty. Develops strategies to incorporate principles of dignity and respect in meeting the diverse learning needs of students in both the classroom and clinical practice area. Works productively and effectively within a complex educational environment. Resolves and manages conflict effectively and promptly. Coaches students on cultural diversity and civility in the educational environment. Creates an environment that recognizes and values differences in peers, patients, families, and communities.

  • Maintains active membership in professional nursing organizations. Engages in educational activities that promote professional growth in the role of a nurse educator. Utilizes feedback gained from self, peer, and student evaluations to improve role effectiveness. Seeks opportunities to share expertise with other faculty and members of the healthcare team. Promotes innovative practices in the educational environment. Engages in the shared leadership of the school by participating in school committees.

  • Maintains professional practice knowledge base through continuing education programs and conferences. Provides resources and coaching to diverse learners to assist them in meeting their individual needs. Establishes and maintains positive, caring relationships with students, faculty, management, patients/families, and all other members of the health care team. Utilizes critical thinking skills to lead students in the application of the nursing process in the classroom and the clinical area. Demonstrates clinical judgment with critical thinking, analytical, and problem-solving abilities required as related to various aspects of the teaching-learning process. Instructs and evaluates multiple students and creates meaningful learning assignments both in the classroom and in the clinical area. Demonstrates mastery of course content and clinical competence. Contributes to the development of school policies.

  • Utilizes teaching strategies grounded in educational theory and evidence-based teaching practice. Provides quality classroom and clinical instruction to groups of nursing students. Uses personal attributes in facilitating student learning. Recognizes the influence of teaching styles and interpersonal interactions on learner outcomes. Creates opportunities for learners to develop critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.

  • Utilizes current literature to design evidence-based teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical settings. Participates in quality improvement projects and/or scholarly work. Shares learning from outcomes with other faculty and schools of nursing. Participates in the Systematic Program Evaluation Process. Utilizes assessment and evaluation data to improve student performance.

  • Promotes creative and innovative teaching-learning strategies in the classroom and during the clinical experience. Participates in strategy development for educational changes at UPMC Schools of Nursing. Utilizes leadership skills to shape and implement change across all the schools of nursing. Demonstrates a commitment to nursing, the school, and the program goals. Serves as a professional role model for students in the classroom and the clinical area. Demonstrates leadership abilities in working with multiple faculty and students in the educational environment. Serves as co-chair of school committees as assigned.



  • Master's degree preferred, will accept BSN if enrolled in MSN program with degree completion plan.

  • Minimum of 3 years of clinical practice.

  • Precepting experience required; clinical teaching experience in a prelicensure program preferred.

  • Previous teaching experience preferred.

  • Certified Nurse Educator certification preferred.

  • Appointment to this position and retention of this position is contingent upon the approval of the PA State Board of Nursing.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Current Pennsylvania licensure as a Registered Professional Nurse (RN).

  • UPMC-approved certification, is preferred.

  • Have Act 33, 34, and 73 (FBI) clearances.

  • Appointment to this position and retention of this position is contingent upon the approval of the PA State Board of Nursing.

  • Basic Life Support (BLS) OR Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is required based on AHA standards that include both a didactic and skills demonstration component within 30 days of hire

UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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