Nursing Faculty Positions

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Are you a licensed professional registered nurse? Join our experienced team of faculty and train the next generation of nursing professionals! Our nursing faculty are skilled healthcare professionals who average more than 23 years of clinical experience. With your expertise and experience, you’ll have the opportunity to join our elite team of nursing professionals dedicated to training students in the latest technology and evidence-based practices. Use your expertise to provide instruction in various fields of specialty and showcase vital nursing skills.

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Positions Available

in Des Moines and Beyond!

We’ve partnered with educational and professional institutions across Iowa to ensure that our programs are available to those who wish to pursue a career in nursing. With positions available in Des Moines, Dubuque, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, and beyond, you can become a Mercy College Guardian in a location that’s right for you! Check out the open positions below and apply* to join our team today!

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*Please note: all applicants must have an active, unencumbered RN license in the state of Iowa, a compact RN license, or be able to obtain such a license. Applicants will also need to hold or be in the pursuit of a graduate degree in nursing by the time of application.

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Nursing Assistant Professor

Position Description

The purpose of this position is to assist Mercy College in fulfilling its mission by facilitating student acquisition of the required knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for success in the student’s chosen career in health sciences.


  • Provides teaching, supervision and evaluation of student learning experiences.
  • Provides individual advisement and guidance for intellectual and professional development of students.
  • Develops, implements and revises course content in a limited subject area.
  • Serves as a mentor to new or inexperienced faculty as appropriate.
  • Participates in scholarly activities (e.g., grant writing, research, college projects, publications, creative teaching strategies).
  • Participates in and seeks out quality improvement opportunities.
  • Contributes to policy formation for Mercy College and/or program/course.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in Nursing.
  • Two years’ experience in academic teaching or professional experience.
  • Valid and current Iowa Nursing License.
  • Demonstrated ability in managing, leading or training others.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize appropriate, varied and innovative classroom/clinical/field teaching strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in project development and management.
  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Doctorate preferred.


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General: (515) 643-3180


Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master’s degreesbachelor’s degreesassociate degreescertificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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