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NURS 361 Spring 2013

Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Lecturer Pool
Nursing Department
College of Education, Health and Human Services


California State University San Marcos' School of Nursing seeks a part-time lecturer for the Undergraduate Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing lecture and/or lab in the BSN and Accelerated BSN program.  The theory and clinical course addresses psychiatric mental health nursing care across the lifespan in acute inpatient, urgent care and outpatient settings with various cultural/ethnic groups.  The course introduces students to the major psychiatric disorders, application of the nursing process in providing therapeutic nursing care to acute and chronic psychiatric and mental health patients, therapeutic communication skills and principals of health promotion.

Minimum qualifications for the position include:  An earned Master's Degree in Nursing is preferred and applicants with a BSN currently working in direct patient care may apply.  Applicants must have state licensure by the California Board of Registered Nursing and be approved to teach this course.

Please submit a completed Faculty Application, a curriculum vita and a letter of interest to

Timeline Applications may be reviewed as early as November 1, 2013, however, the position will remain open until filled.

An offer of employment shall be contingent upon successful completion of a background check per the San Diego Nursing Education Consortium requirements. Should the results of a background check not be successful, any offer will be withdrawn and/or employment terminated. Falsification of information may also be cause for termination of employment, corrective action, or rejection.

The university is particularly interested in applicants who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to improving access to higher education for under-represented groups.

CSUSM has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and was recently named one of the top 32 Colleges most friendly to junior faculty by the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education. Visit for more information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks.  A background check (including the criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU.  Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of an applicant or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.  The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in the CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.  An offer of employment is contingent upon execution of an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status and Legal Duty to Report Child Abuse and Neglect form.  Signing the form is a prerequisite to employment and failure to sign will result in any offer of employment being withdrawn.