Become a Clinical Instructor or Coach

WGU’s B.S. Nursing program is designed to prepare students to bridge more quickly and effectively into practice. One key aspect of this preparation is working directly with expert nurses (Clinical Coaches) under the supervision of a skilled Clinical Instructor.

Clinical Instructor Position Summary:

A Clinical Instructor is a Master’s-prepared clinical expert who shares his or her expertise and supports student-coach learning for up to 10 dyads. This instructor will be a hospital employee who is intimately familiar with hospital policy, procedure, and personnel. Instructors will be onsite during student clinical rotations, which occur in a compressed 3-4 week timeframe, 4 times a year.

Requirements:

  • MSN required
  • Clinical expert in Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Good communication skills, computer literacy, and willingness to learn new technology skills
  • Desire and interest in clinical teaching, and a willingness to complete a short online course on how to be a clinical educator
  • Willingness to participate in an online learning community with other coaches and clinical instructors

Clinical Coach Position Summary:

A Clinical Instructor is a clinical expert (staff nurse) who facilitates learning one-on-one with a single student. This single student will follow the coach’s schedule for a compressed clinical rotation for up to 3 weeks at a time, four times a year.

Requirements:

  • BSN required (MSN preferred)
  • Clinical expert in Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Good communication skills, computer literacy, and willingness to learn new technology skills
  • Desire and interest in clinical teaching, and a willingness to complete a short online course on how to be a clinical educator
  • Willingness to participate in an online learning community with other coaches and clinical instructors

Benefits to Clinical Coaches/Instructors:
Check with your hospital partner to learn more about the benefits of being a WGU Clinical Coach or Instructor. Benefits may include:

  • Tuition discounts
  • Continuing education credits
  • Potential for career ladder advancement

Interested?

Send an email your attached resume/CV under the title “RE: Clinical Coach (or Instructor) Position at [Name of Hospital]” to:

Jessica Harper
jessica.harper@wgu.edu