The Simulation Lab Coordinator is responsible for supporting the nursing department in the organization and management of the nursing skills laboratory and the planning and implementation of the simulation curriculum. The Simulation Lab Coordinator must function as administrator of the Nursing Skills Laboratory, faculty trainer and instructor for the simulation curriculum, skills instructor for tutoring and skills remediation, and assigned faculty to assess re-entry candidate skills.
Manage inventory and purchasing of all skills laboratory supplies used in the Practical Nursing curriculum.
Manage all skills laboratory equipment maintenance and repair.
Work with the Director of Nursing Education to maintain a plan for skills laboratory equipment acquisition.
Design, preparation, and execution of all simulation experiences in the Practical Nursing curriculum.
Ensure simulation curriculum congruence with term and course learning objectives.
Train faculty on the simulation curriculum and running all facets of simulation.
Remediate laboratory skills with students as needed.
Offer practice sessions for students’ laboratory skills.
Serve as Chair of the campus Simulation Committee and a member of the organization-wide skills laboratory and simulation committees.
Assume teaching assignments as needed.
Organize and present subject matter in a meaningful way to students.
Develop course material and evaluation tools as needed, with approval of the Director of Nursing Education or the Academic Dean.
Evaluate student progress.
Evaluate students on professionalism (appearance/dress code, attitude, cooperation)
Maintain student records, grades, and attendance. Post on permanent record sheets daily.
Research and prepare all lecture materials in advance of class presentation.
Notify students of make-up work due.
Tutor students during simulation including practice in the skills laboratory and simulation make-up sessions.
Keep informed of current standards related to instructional area.
Ensure the learning environment is maintained in a professional manner centered on student learning.
Attend outside workshops and seminars on improving instructional and professional skills when time and resources permit.
Supplement student material when needed.
Attend orientations, staff meetings, and faculty meetings as scheduled.
Assist with preparations for graduation ceremonies.
Attend graduation ceremonies.
Maintain laboratory and classrooms in a neat and orderly fashion.
Maintain a cheerful, enthusiastic, positive attitude.
Assist financial aid and administrative departments by providing information as needed.
Refer students to the Director of Nursing Education and/or Academic Dean if additional advising is necessary.
Refer students having excess of two (2) absences to the Director of Nursing Education or the Academic Dean.
Remain in laboratory or classroom for all assigned instructional times.
Meet all qualifications as set forth by the Missouri State Board of Nursing for employment.
Registered Nursing license for Missouri.
Completion of Bachelor’s in the Science of Nursing; Master’s in Nursing Education preferred.
Minimum four years of clinical practice experience (two in the past five years).