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Temporary Lecturer Application Pool - NURS 323

NURS 323: Practicum: Nursing of Adults in the Acute Care Setting I

  • College: College of Education, Health and Human Services
  • Department:  School of Nursing

The School of Nursing at California State University San Marcos accepts applications on an on-going basis for our pool of part-time lecturers for to teach NURS 323 - Practicum: Nursing of Adults in the Acute Care Setting I. Clinical hours and clinical sites vary within San Diego County and Riverside County. Salary is commensurate with credential and experience.

Course work emphasizes developing skills in nursing assessment, diagnosis, and intervention toward achieving healthy outcomes for medical, surgical and critical care patients. Objectives will include (1) Providing safe nursing care to adult medical-surgical patients and their families in an acute care clinical setting, (2) Applying nursing theory and concepts while using the nursing process within the Self-Care framework to develop and implement nursing care plans for specific patients, and (3) Practicing the role of the professional nurse at the beginning level, demonstrating increasing skill in care of medical-surgical patients.

Minimum qualifications:

  • BSN
  • Must have either experience teaching medical-surgical nursing or have work experience in a medical-surgical area. 
  • Applicants must have State licensure by California Board of Registered Nursing, be approved to teach in Medical-Surgical nursing and meet the School of Nursing’s requirements regarding current immunizations and CPR licensure.

Preferred qualifications:

  • MSN or Ph.D. in Nursing
  • Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated commitment to diversity and/or intercultural competence with diverse groups in relation to teaching.


To apply, please submit the following to     

  • A completed faculty application
  • Current vita (resume)
  • List of the courses you are interested in teaching (refer to the University Catalog)
  • Names and telephone numbers of three professional references
  • Documentation of teaching effectiveness and sample course syllabi are strongly encouraged when available

 All applications will receive consideration as positions open.  If there is an opening that matches your background, you will be contacted.

Please be aware that all applications two years or older will be purged each year on the first business day in March.  You will need to reapply after that date if you want to be considered for the following academic year.

The University is particularly interested in candidates 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.

This position is subject to employment verification, education verification, reference checks and criminal record checks. An offer of appointment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, including a criminal records check, and may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information.

California State University San Marcos is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.