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Coordinator of Nursing

The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville is now accepting applications for the full-time position of Coordinator of Nursing. The position will be located at the TCAT Shelbyville, Shelbyville campus, and the TCAT McMinnville, McMinnville campus with responsibility to cover academic responsibilities at all TCAT-Shelbyville and TCAT-McMinnville campuses and clinical locations.

Minimum Qualifications

The Coordinator of Nursing shall have a baccalaureate degree and hold current licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Tennessee.  A  Master’s degree is preferred. The candidate must provide documentation of five (5) years nursing experience and supervisory experience in the nursing field.

Knowledge and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of practical nursing.  Expertise in the clinical skills required of the practical nurse.  Knowledge of the principles and methods of effective leadership, teaching and supervision.

Ability to deal tactfully with the public and co-workers; to exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making decisions, to express ideas clearly, concisely, and convincingly, and to plan and direct the work of others; as evidenced by an interview with the appointing authority.

General Duties

The Coordinator of Nursing is responsible for overseeing the Tennessee Valley Nursing Education Consortium, serve as the lead administrator for the nursing program accreditation, and will answer to President at both TCAT McMinnville and TCAT Shelbyville.  They shall be responsible for planning, developing, initiating and evaluating an instructional program for practical nursing students, be responsible for recruiting and evaluating the instructional staff both in the classroom and clinical realm, and represent each institution at regional and statewide meetings.  In collaboration with each President, the coordinator prepares the annual budget for the program. The coordinator will assist in screening process of prospective students, will counsel students as necessary, will maintain appropriate program and student records for documentation and evaluation, will keep informed of current educational and nursing concepts by reviewing journals, textbooks, and other resources materials to remain cognizant of teaching methods and LPN techniques, procedures and responsibilities, and will participate in seminars, workshops, and conferences.

Specific Duties

Develop the following:

  1. Develop an effective course of study, including experiments, job sheets, assignment sheets, information sheets, audio-visual aids and related materials which move from the simple to the complex.

  2. Develop course of study to be a "learning by doing" course to meet the student individual needs rather than group needs in order execute an individualized instructional program.

  3. Develop and execute an effective safety program directed toward the institution and also toward industrial or business situations.

  4. Develop and execute student evaluation program based on objectives of the course, including proficiency tests for each phase of instruction.

  5. Strive to develop in the student a positive attitude toward his/her training, fellow workers, future employers and encourage good work habits.

  6. Develop a procedure for handling individual interests and problems of the students.

To be responsible for:

  1. Demonstrate a commitment to student success.

  2. Revise, add to, improve and keep up-to-date instructional program as related to changes in techniques used in industrial and business field.

  3. Examine, evaluate, and select textbooks and reference materials commensurate to the course being taught.

  4. Investigate and make a full report on every accident on the day the accident occurs, using the "Preliminary Accident Report Form."

  5. Maintain a well-organized, safe, and clean lab and/or classroom.

  6. Maintain student discipline at all times.

  7. Select projects for their instructional value and make every effort to provide the student with work experience or cooperative training.

  8. Maintain a fair, firm and friendly student relationship

  9. Prepare, submit and file such reports as required by law, regulation or policy and be responsible for maintenance of all records, such as progress charts, attendance charts, monthly reports, etc.

  10. Assure each nursing class starts and ends class at designated time.

  11. Oversee the recording and posting of daily attendance for each student in the Student Management System.

  12. Review aptitude tests and personal records of students for a better understanding of his personal traits and may interview students prior to enrollment.

  13. Impress upon student the importance of proper dress and general personal appearance as related to obtaining employment and progressing thereafter.

  14. Assist in follow-up studies and maintain follow-up records on former students.

  15. Maintain inventory and control of equipment assigned to the department, including all tools.

  16. Be responsible for equipment and supplies assigned to each lab or classroom.

  17. Provide for supervision of the class when it becomes necessary to leave the classroom or lab for any length of time.

  18. Report immediately lost or damaged equipment.

  19. Report promptly any student offense which requires the attention of the administration.

  20. Make frequent contacts with local health care agencies and businesses for placement of students and keeping instructional material up-to-date.

  21. Make recommendations for suitable equipment, physical facilities and supplies.

  22. Be responsible for maintenance of equipment.

  23. Coordinate need for supplies and raw supplies from the central stockroom.

  24. Meet with evening college instructors when necessary to ensure proper coordination between day and evening programs.

  25. Participate in in-service training, workshops, and other programs which provide for professional growth.

  26. Plan and initiate meetings of Allied Health Advisory Committee and maintain records of minutes of meetings twice a year.

  27. Perform other duties as directed and assigned by the administration.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience and according to salary guidelines established by the Tennessee Board of Regents.


Submit application, resume, and cover letter online at https://www.tbr.edu/hr/institution-jobs


Applications will be reviewed beginning October 15, 2018.


The Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Shelbyville is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution
TCAT-Shelbyville is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution

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