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Bachelor of Science, Nursing Instructors Sessional

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

These positions will be on-campus or at clinical sites only.
These positions are subject to budget approval.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Bachelor of Science, Nursing Instructors Sessional
Faculty/Instructor Profile
Faculty at Red Deer Polytechnic:

★ Are passionate about teaching, learning, and student success.
★ Pursue professional learning to continually enhance their practice and their discipline.
★ Are recognized for their contributions to both local and global communities.

Role Description
As Red Deer Polytechnic’s future takes shape, growing our breadth of credentials (to include our own degrees) and programs, our institution has high expectations of our amazing faculty. But we do recognize that new hires may not have all the skills and experiences when applying. We want you to know that there is some flexibility to develop your talents over time. The initial focus for new faculty will be on teaching and student success with lots of opportunity for professional development, growth and collaboration. Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to all faculty acquiring the identified Key Attributes over time.

The faculty member combines discipline expertise with evidence based teaching to facilitate effective and varied learning experiences.

Student Success
The faculty member encourages student success in an engaging, supportive environment by being responsive to student needs and ideas.

Professional Development
The faculty member engages in the continuous pursuit of knowledge to maintain currency in their discipline and their teaching practice.

Research, Scholarly and Creative Pursuits
The faculty member has the opportunity to pursue impactful scholarly and creative activities and disseminates knowledge that advances the discipline, enhances the reputation of Red Deer Polytechnic, and improves communities.

Community Contributions
The faculty member values engagement, contributing knowledge and their own expertise to the betterment of Red Deer Polytechnic and local communities, as well as discipline-based, national, and global communities.

For More Information: Faculty Profile
Position Responsibilities
The School of Health and Wellness is currently inviting applications for Sessional Bachelor of Science Nursing Instructors with experience in the following areas:
  • Mental Health and Wellness in Nursing
  • Adult Health Nursing (Acute medical and/or surgical)
  • Rural Acute Nursing

While most placements will be in Red Deer, we are looking for applicants interested in teaching in rural areas in the Central Zone (Rocky Mountain House, Stettler, Olds, Sylvan Lake, Innisfail, Wetaskiwin, etc.).

The BScN program provides exceptional opportunities to work closely with students, faculty and staff in an innovative, supportive environment that promotes creativity, scholarship, and commitment to student success. RDP offers an excellent professional development program that helps faculty to continuously develop skills, knowledge, and expertise specific to teaching and learning as well as their respective discipline.
Required Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with teaching experience may be considered
  • Recent acute care experience
  • Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CRNA)
  • Recent clinical/practical experience
  • Excellent communication, public relations, and strong interpersonal skills
  • Passion for teaching, ability to inspire students, and commitment to student learning and success
  • Ability to work effectively in a variety of team environments
  • Proven commitment to continuous learning and reflective practice
  • Experience teaching in a post-secondary environment
  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider or Recertification Certificate (HSF-BLS Provider)
  • Valid Drivers License
  • Current immunizations as per RDP requirements
  • Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff, learners and visitors to campus and requires all employees in this position to provide a satisfactory Check in accordance with the Polytechnic’s Criminal Record Check Policy prior to the start of their employment. The Check must be dated no more than 90 days prior to your start date

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s in Nursing is preferred
Salary or Hourly? Salary
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Benefits and Compensation Information
Red Deer Polytechnic offers a comprehensive benefits package including Alberta Blue Cross extended health and dental plans, and health spending account. There is a tuition waiver for RDP credit courses for you as well as your immediate family members, as well as opportunities for professional development funding. The Local Authorities Pension Plan is also offered as an option to those who have served a waiting period. There is paid time off due to Institution closures between Christmas and New Year general holidays. This position also offers an additional 8% of the regular salary in lieu of vacation.
About Red Deer Polytechnic
Focused on advancing the economic and social priorities of Alberta, Red Deer Polytechnic (RDP) provides more than 80 industry-relevant programs within a breadth of credentials to approximately 6,300 credit and apprenticeship students and 3,400+ learners with Extended Education programming. With modern teaching and learning spaces, and state-of-the-art research and innovation centres in advanced manufacturing and energy innovation, the Polytechnic provides applied research opportunities, leadership in the social, economic, and cultural development of Alberta, and myriad lifelong learning opportunities.

Red Deer Polytechnic is guided by the foundational statements in our 2030 Strategic Plan

Our purpose is simple: To inspire, educate, and mentor our community of learners. We collaborate to provide diverse experiential learning opportunities for our highly skilled learners. We empower innovators and creators for impact. Our growth will be realized through quality of life and the reciprocal benefits for our stakeholders.

Our vision is to be a resourceful polytechnic, unbound by tradition. We are bold. We are resilient. We are more than applied. We will lead the transformation of post-secondary education by becoming more innovative, entrepreneurial, and sustainable with people at our core. Red Deer Polytechnic must be the best choice for our learners, our clients, our employees, and our communities, resulting in growth and readiness for the future.

Red Deer Polytechnic’s main campus is located on Treaty 7, Treaty 6 and Métis ancestral lands. This is where we will strive to honour and transform our relationships with one another.

Whatever brings you to Red Deer Polytechnic, we are glad you are here. And we look forward to having you as a valued member of our polytechnic community.
Posting Detail Information

Competition Number 2024-F-024
Faculty Employment Type Sessional
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 08/14/2024
Position End Date (if term-certain) 04/28/2025
Hours of Work
Open Date 04/01/2024
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Note to Applicant
To fulfill Red Deer Polytechnic’s mission to enrich the intellectual, economic, cultural, and social development of Central Alberta, people representing diverse perspectives and experiences are required. We welcome and encourage applications from Indigenous persons, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, persons with any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Red Deer Polytechnic will provide job applicants with accommodations in accordance with the Alberta Human Rights Code. To request an accommodation, please contact All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
Special Instructions to Applicants
These positions will be on-campus or at clinical sites only.
These positions are subject to budget approval.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Registered Nurse in the province of Alberta?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * What is your highest level of education attained?
    • Post Secondary Certificate
    • Post Secondary Diploma
    • Journeyman Certificate
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PhD
  3. * For full-time positions, a portion of the course assignment requires clinical practicum support. Would you be willing to travel to health care locations like hospitals to support learners with their clinical practicum?
    • yes
    • no
  4. * Do you have Current Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support Provider Certification?
    • yes
    • no
  5. * Would you be interested in part-time work if it was available?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have recent clinical practice experience in one of the following areas: acute medical/surgical, rural acute, or mental health?
    • Yes, in the rural acute setting.
    • No, my experience is in maternal-child, community, or other nursing areas.
    • Yes, in the mental health care setting.
    • Yes, in the medical or surgical care (adult) setting.
    • Not recently, but I am willing to complete professional development in one of these areas.

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. References Names and Contact Information
  3. Cover Letter
  4. Teaching Philosophy
Optional Documents