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Teacher, Postsecondary Nursing, and Instructors
Summary Job Description Education Skills, Abilities and Interests More Information

ActivitiesDemonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of both teaching and research.

OutlookFaster-than-average-job growth

Median Income$59,200 per year in 2008

Work Context & ConditionsNursing instructors usually have flexible schedules. They must be present for classes, usually 12 to 16 hours per week, and for faculty and committee meetings.

Minimum Education RequirementsMaster's Degree

SkillsPersuasion, Social Perceptiveness, Learning Strategies, Monitoring, Critical Thinking, Instructing, Active Listening, Writing, Service Orientation, Time Management, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Reading Comprehension, Speaking, Science

AbilitiesOral Expression, Deductive Reasoning, Written Comprehension, Speech Clarity, Inductive Reasoning, Written Expression, Oral Comprehension