Nursing instructors teach patient care to nursing students in classroom and clinical settings. They demonstrate care methods and monitor hands-on learning by their students. They instruct students in the principles and applications of biological and psychological subjects related to nursing. Some nursing instructors specialize in teaching specific areas of nursing such as surgical or oncological nursing.
Nursing instructors may be full professors, assistant professors, instructors, or lecturers, depending on their education a...
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Educational background, experience, responsibilities, geographic location, and the hiring institution are all factors influencing the earnings of nursing instructors.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, nursing instructors and teachers had estimated median annual earnings of $74,600 in 2019. Ten percent earned less than $41,130 annually, and 10 percent earned more than $133...
Nursing instructors work mainly in colleges, universities, or nursing schools. Their clinical instruction can take place in any number of health care facilities including doctors' offices, medical clinics, hospitals, institutions, and nursing homes. Most health care environments are clean and well lighted. Inner-city facilities may be in less than desirable locations, and safety may be an issue...
Several developments will create good employment opportunities for nursing instructors. The U.S. Department of Labor projects employment growth for registered nurses to be much faster than the average through 2028. In addition, those practicing nursing specialties will also be in great demand. Because of this, there will be a corresponding demand for nursing instructors.
The AACN reports...