Profession nursing lecturer

Nursing lecturers are subject professors, teachers, or lecturers, and often doctors who instruct students who have obtained an upper secondary education diploma in their own specialised field of study, nursing, which is predominantly academic in nature. They work with their university research assistants and university teaching assistants for the preparation of lectures and of exams, for grading papers and exams, for leading laboratory practices, and for leading review and feedback sessions for the students. They also conduct academic research in their respective field of nursing, publish their findings and liaise with other university colleagues.

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Personality Type

  • Social / Enterprising
  • Social / Investigative
  • Social / Artistic
  • Social / Conventional
  • Social / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Human anatomy

    The dynamic relationship of human structure and function and the muscosceletal, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, endocrine, urinary, reproductive, integumentary and nervous systems; normal and altered anatomy and physiology throughout the human lifespan.

  • Innovation in nursing

    The methods and tools used to bring about innovative changes and quality improvement in the nursing field.

  • Acute care

    The type of care administered to patients for a brief and critical sequence of illness such as trauma or recovery from surgery.

  • Human physiology

    The science of the mechanical, physical, bioelectrical and biochemical functions of humans, their organs and cells in good health.

  • Learning difficulties

    The learning disorders some students face in an academic context, especially Specific Learning Difficulties such as dyslexia, dyscalculia, and concentration deficit disorders.

  • Sterilization techniques

    The methods and techniques used to destroy or remove microorganisms such as viruses and bacteria that can contaminate medical instruments or any type of material in a health care setting.

  • Infection control

    The routes of transmission and methods of preventing spread of common and important infecting organisms together with the methods available for sterilisation and disinfection of pathogenic organisms in the prevention of infection.

  • First aid

    The emergency treatment given to a sick or injured person in the case of circulatory and/or respiratory failure, unconsciousness, wounds, bleeding, shock or poisoning.

  • Assessment processes

    Various evaluation techniques, theories, and tools applicable in the assessment of students, participants in a programme, and employees. Different assessment strategies such as initial, formative, summative and self- assessment are used for varying purposes.

  • Nursing principles

    The ethics, the codes of conduct, the philosophy of nursing, the philosophy of human rights and nursing theories and concepts.

  • Primary care

    The regular, routine medical care provided to patients, usually performed by a physician or a nurse, that leads to a decision on the following course of action required to solve the health problem of the patient.

  • Curriculum objectives

    The goals identified in curricula and defined learning outcomes.

  • General medicine

    General medicine is a medical specialty mentioned in the EU Directive 2005/36/EC.

  • Nursing science

    The factors that influence human health and the therapeutic interventions that promote health with the purpose to improve individual`s mental and physical health.

Skills

  • Teach nursing principles

    Instruct students in the theory and practice of nursing, with the aim of assisting them in pursuing a future career in this field, more specifically in topics such as medicine, first aid, human anatomy, sterilization, and patient care.

  • Guarantee students' safety

    Ensure all students falling under an instructor or other person’s supervision are safe and accounted for. Follow safety precautions in the learning situation.

  • Develop course outline

    Research and establish an outline of the course to be taught and calculate a time frame for the instructional plan in accordance with school regulations and curriculum objectives.

  • Monitor developments in field of expertise

    Keep up with new research, regulations, and other significant changes, labour market related or otherwise, occurring within the field of specialisation.

  • Liaise with educational staff

    Communicate with the school staff such as teachers, teaching assistants, academic advisors, and the principal on issues relating to students' well-being. In the context of a university, liaise with the technical and research staff to discuss research projects and courses-related matters.

  • Apply intercultural teaching strategies

    Ensure that the content, methods, materials and the general learning experience is inclusive for all students and takes into account the expectations and experiences of learners from diverse cultural backgrounds. Explore individual and social stereotypes and develop cross-cultural teaching strategies.

  • Perform classroom management

    Maintain discipline and engage students during instruction.

  • Assess students

    Evaluate the students' (academic) progress, achievements, course knowledge and skills through assignments, tests, and examinations. Diagnose their needs and track their progress, strengths, and weaknesses. Formulate a summative statement of the goals the student achieved.

  • Liaise with educational support staff

    Communicate with education management, such as the school principal and board members, and with the education support team such as the teaching assistant, school counsellor or academic advisor on issues relating the students' well-being.

  • Prepare lesson content

    Prepare content to be taught in class in accordance with curriculum objectives by drafting exercises, researching up-to-date examples etc.

  • Develop curriculum

    Develop and plan the learning goals and outcomes for education institutions, as well as the required teaching methods and potential education resources.

  • Demonstrate when teaching

    Present to others examples of your experience, skills, and competences that are appropriate to specific learning content to help students in their learning.

  • Write work-related reports

    Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.

  • Apply teaching strategies

    Employ various approaches, learning styles, and channels to instruct students, such as communicating content in terms they can understand, organising talking points for clarity, and repeating arguments when necessary. Use a wide range of teaching devices and methodologies appropriate to the class content, the learners' level, goals, and priorities.

  • Tutor students

    Provide private, supplementary instruction to students individually to enhance their learning. Support and mentor students who struggle with a certain subject or who have learning difficulties.

  • Assist students with equipment

    Provide assistance to students when working with (technical) equipment used in practice-based lessons and solve operational problems when necessary.

  • Assist students in their learning

    Support and coach students in their work, give learners practical support and encouragement.

  • Give constructive feedback

    Provide founded feedback through both criticism and praise in a respectful, clear, and consistent manner. Highlight achievements as well as mistakes and set up methods of formative assessment to evaluate work.

  • Provide lesson materials

    Ensure that the necessary materials for teaching a class, such as visual aids, are prepared, up-to-date, and present in the instruction space.

  • Compile course material

    Write, select or recommend a syllabus of learning material for the students enrolled in the course.

Optional knowledge and skills

monitor educational developments participate in scientific colloquia establish collaborative relations work with virtual learning environments present reports adapt teaching to target group supervise doctoral students keep records of attendance teach first aid principles assist students with their dissertation scientific research methodology conduct quantitative research teach medical science safe management of medicines serve on academic committee discuss research proposals manage resources for educational purposes provide technical expertise conduct scholarly research supervise educational staff provide career counselling university procedures facilitate teamwork between students publish academic research conduct qualitative research assist in the organisation of school events funding methods resuscitation advise on learning methods