Faculty Member in Family Nurse Practitioner MSN Program (1/2-time)



Faculty Member in Family Nurse Practitioner MSN Program (1/2-time)


Northwest Nazarene University
At NNU, you will discover a university with a century-long history of providing a transformational education that is committed to helping individuals elevate their God-given purpose as they live into our “Here for Good” promise. We believe an education is more than an intellectual pursuit; it is more than merely acquiring a degree to get a better job. At Northwest Nazarene University, we believe that a meaningful life is rooted in timeless values and empowered by a community that embodies these principles for each and every one of our students, staff, and faculty. Together, we realize our potential by committing to a life of service that transforms ourselves, our society, and the world.
Founded in 1913, Northwest Nazarene University is a comprehensive Christian university with 80 undergraduate areas of study, 18 master’s degrees in six different disciplines, five Education Specialists degrees, and two doctoral degrees. NNU has more than 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students, 6,000 continuing education students, and more than 10,000 high school students who participate in the University’s concurrent credit program. NNU is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU), a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
NNU is situated in a best-of-all-worlds location. Just minutes away from the urban lifestyle of Boise as well as a myriad of outdoor activities, NNU is the place for those who want to be in the thick of things and those who want to get away from it all. From easy access to local ski resorts, mountain hiking, and river rafting to a wide array of cultural opportunities, there is something for everyone. NNU has a long and deep association with the Church of the Nazarene, and all University faculty and staff commit themselves to living out their faith in a community shaped by serious scholarship and Christian values.


College of Nursing
The College of Nursing at NNU offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, an RN to BSN completion program, a Master of Science in Nursing--Nursing Education & Leadership, and a Master of Science in Nursing--Family Nurse Practitioner. The Bachelor of Science programs and the Masters of Science programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. 


Description of Position
The College of Nursing is seeking to fill a 1/2-time nursing faculty position to begin fall of 2021 in its Family Nurse Practitioner MSN program. As a faculty member in the College of Nursing, he or she will have responsibilities for the teaching of FNP online courses and clinical supervision. The faculty member will help coordinate residential learning experiences across FNP program courses. The role also includes direct student advisement--both academic and clinical. The ideal candidate will have experience in nursing education.


The faculty member shall attend to these College-level responsibilities:

  • Participate in University faculty meetings and committees. 
  • Attend College of Nursing faculty orientation where established guidelines and responsibilities are discussed. 
  • Participate in FNP program-level meetings.


This MSN FNP faculty member shall attend to these course-level responsibilities:

  • Familiarize self with course components, theory and clinical, including content, outcomes, planned learning experiences and criteria by which students are evaluated.
  • Teach in MSN FNP online courses.
  • Assist with organization of the four required Residential Labs for the FNP students, including evaluating student’s assessment skills during their final practical exam. 
  • Maintain contact with the program director with a status report of students and clinical experiences.
  • Consult with the program director when problems or questions arise. 
  • MSN FNP faculty will be guaranteed one day a week for clinical practice. 
  • Assume responsibility for a group of students in clinical practice. This includes:
    • Monitoring student performance and evaluations.  
    • Assist with clinical site visits in the surrounding area. 
    • Submit to program director designated evaluation tools. 


Minimum Qualifications 

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing
  • National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Competency in practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Strong candidates will have demonstrated abilities to be successful in the academic clinical setting.
  • Candidates must demonstrate both written and verbal skills, effective interpersonal relationship skills, and evidence of leadership in the profession.
  • Candidates are to have a high level of integrity, and personal responsibility must be verified.
  • The university requires that all candidates have a Christian perspective (preferably in the Wesleyan tradition), and must be comfortable with and in agreement with the mission and lifestyle values of NNU. 
  • Current immunizations and Idaho State APRN license

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Terminal/Doctoral degree preferred.
  • Nursing licensure in states beyond Idaho.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Northwest Nazarene University is sponsored by the Church of the Nazarene and seeks to reflect the cultural and ethnic diversity of the body of Christ in its faculty, staff, administration, and students. All those interested are encouraged to apply and will be evaluated equitably.

The salary will be determined by the educational background and experience of each applicant.  Full-time faculty will be offered access to a benefits package including health, vision, and dental insurance for employee and family, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible spending plan, health savings account, tuition benefits for employee and dependents, opportunities for professional development, sabbatical experiences, and a retirement program.

Application Process

To be considered for this position, a complete application packet must be received. Complete application packet will include the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • NNU application
  • Resume
  • Letter of reference from current pastor
  • Two current letters of recommendation from professional associates

For Faculty positions, also include:

  • Statement describing your philosophy of Christian higher education
  • Statement describing your philosophy of teaching

Send, fax or email a complete application packet to:

Human Resources Office
Northwest Nazarene University
623 S. University Boulevard
Nampa, ID 83686
Phone: (208) 467-8036
Fax: (208) 467-8587
Email: hr@nnu.edu

Employment at Northwest Nazarene University is contingent upon the results of an independent background check.

Reviewed 18 Feb, 2021

Northwest Nazarene University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. As an educational institution operating under the auspices of the Church of the Nazarene, Northwest Nazarene University is permitted, and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (Title VII, Sections 702-703, United States Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended).