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POSITION:  Adjunct Faculty - Certified Nurse Aid Program Instructor

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Dean, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption

LOCATION:  Abilene


HSU CHRISTIAN STANDARD REQUIREMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU as reflected in the University’s Statement of Faith.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Payroll Office 325-670-1900 or 


This position participates in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and purposes of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Faculty members at PHSSN are responsible and accountable for ensuring the attainment of the goals, mission and vision of the school of nursing and its consortium partners. Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) program faculty are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by Texas Health and Human Services, Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, and other relevant agencies. Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this role. This position reports directly to the CNA program director.  CNA program employees at PHSSN must meet the requirements and be in compliance of Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 40 Part 1 Chapter 94 Rule 94.5


Utilize the current Texas Nurse Aide Curriculum.

Conduct classroom and Clinical Training under the general supervision of the program director.

Demonstrate effective teaching strategies by planning and implementing a variety of teaching methods as well as evaluation.

Maintain current knowledge of prevailing literature and standards relevant to the CNA program.

Follow the organizational chain of command for reporting problems in the School of Nursing.

Respond appropriately to an annual evaluation conference with the program director.

Engage in appropriate and required faculty development activities that foster achievement of program outcomes.

Maintain a professional affiliation with community partners and other agencies.

Participate in external and internal recruitment activities for the school of nursing.

Maintain accurate records and documents and submit timely reports. Records/documents include but are not limited to syllabi, grades, and office hours.

Submit all course grade books to the Dean’s office at the end of each semester.

Strive to ensure the highest level of faculty and student morale within the school and maintain harmonious, professional, collegial and productive working relationships among colleagues, both within the school and the consortium institutions at large.

Participate in committees to which you are assigned by attending regularly and fulfilling assigned responsibilities.

Know and uphold the policies in the most current faculty handbook.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Job descriptions and rules were adapted from Texas Administrative Code Title 40 Part 1

Chapter 94 Rule 94.5 and PHSSN Faculty Handbook 2017-2018.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Be a licensed nurse in good standing with the state of Texas.

Have a minimum of one-year nursing experience in a facility.

Have a minimum of one-year of experience in long term care as an RN required by the State of Texas.

Have completed a course that focuses on teaching adults or have experience in teaching adult students or supervising nurse aides.

Work under the supervision of the Program Director or be the Program Director.

Receive approval from DADS before assuming this role.

The faculty will also be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.


None are required for this position at this time.


The job is sedentary in nature. Must be able to sit for long periods while performing office and computer operations.

Must be able to make frequent trips across campus to various buildings and offices.

Must be able to perform clinical with infrequent work on evenings or Saturdays.


This position requires travel for student clinical to the respective contracted Nursing Homes for sponsorship and professional development of clinical skills for every CNA class taught.  Each CNA class requires 40 clinical hours to practice their clinical skills taught in the classroom.

This position is a part-time/temporary adjunct position (no more than 29 hours per week) with teaching load at the Hardin-Simmons University campus.

Must be a resident of the state of Texas.

EEO / ADA Statement:

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, HSU complies with all applicable anti-discrimination laws including those prohibiting discrimination on the basis of age, sex, pregnancy, race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information and military service. HSU is a private university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas, and may lawfully consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. HSU is committed to hiring faculty and staff who share an active Christian faith and fully support HSU’s mission.  In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), HSU provides reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the organization or would change the essential functions of the job. Requests for reasonable accommodation should be directed to Human Resources.


HSU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law. HSU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university’s financial and physical assets. Therefore, Hardin-Simmons University conducts background checks. Depending on the position applicants may also be required to consent to a credit check as part of the background check process. As a non-profit institution of higher education committed to Christian faith and values, the University exercises its rights under state and federal law to use religion as a factor in making employment decisions.