Employment - Nursing Practice Educator

Nursing Practice Educator

Cape Breton University

Full-Time Permanent Union



The Department of Nursing in the School of Nursing at Cape Breton University invites applications for a full-time continuing position at the rank of Nursing Practice Educator. This position will commence August 1, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter). 

One of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities, CBU recognizes its location on Cape Breton Island as part of Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people. CBU offers a comprehensive set of liberal arts, science, and professional programs and a unique commitment to community, economic development, aboriginal learning, and research into many aspects of environment and culture. Currently home to approximately 8000 students, CBU’s vision of higher education allows students to pursue diverse fields of study in programs with national reputations in final year student satisfaction, faculty-student interaction, and employability.

CBU delivers an authentic multicultural experience to all who become part of its academic community. Surrounded by pristine natural landscape, vibrant culture, and welcoming communities on Canada’s stunning east coast, CBU attracts students from more than 50 countries around the world. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research and we are known for our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU's position in post-secondary education. 

The successful candidate will become a member of a progressive, energetic school. The Nursing Practice Educator (NPE) is a valued position within the Department of Nursing. NPEs work closely with nursing students taking a leading role in nursing practice education, supervision, and evaluation of nursing students in acute care, long term care and/or community agencies, as well as on-campus nursing laboratory instruction and evaluation.

Successful candidates will have:

  • a Master’s degree in Nursing or other health related discipline;
  • a minimum of five years of nursing practice experience;
  • an active practicing RN license with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (or be eligible for) prior to commencement of this position;
  • completion of pre-clinical requisites such as immunization, CPR, Criminal Records check to become eligible to interact in clinical settings; and
  • experience teaching, mentoring, and/or preceptoring nursing students would be an asset.

If there are no applicants possessing a master’s degree in nursing or a health-related discipline, those currently enrolled in a Master’s degree program will be considered.

Clinical supervision occurs throughout Nova Scotia at various facilities and within numerous organizations. Applicants must submit clinical requisites such as a NSCN license and placement requirements (i.e. CPR, criminal records check, occupational health documents such as immunizations) upon hiring.

CBU teaches programs on campus, off campus in locations across and outside of Canada, and on-line. The university and its partners will therefore provide opportunities for faculty members to teach in different modes in different locations as part of their regular workload. While these opportunities may not be available equally for all faculty positions in all programs, a clear willingness to teach in different modes and locations will be noted as part of your application.

Applications for the successful candidate will include:

  • an cover letter describing the expertise of the applicant
  • an complete CV
  • an list of least three references.
    • Short listed candidates will be required to submit three reference letters.

Please upload all required documents to Additional Documents if no designated area is listed. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The union affiliation of this position is with the Cape Breton University Faculty Association.

Click here to view more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by July 6 2024

Cape Breton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within our community. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, our faculty and its scholarship including, but not limited to, women, visible minorities, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

How To Apply

Cape Breton University will be accepting applications for this opportunity via their Human Resource Information System (HRIS), or other external site. Please follow the link and the instructions below carefully. Failure to do so may result in disqualification.

Apply here

Intended Audience

This employment opportunity is open for: Canadian citizens, permanent residents, and temporary residents who are able to work for any employer in Canada (study permit, open work permit holders).

Only applicants who are authorized to work in Canada will be considered.

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Cape Breton Regional Municipality
Nova Scotia
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Cape Breton University
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Posted on
June 6th 2024
July 6th 2024