Contributing Faculty - PMHNP - REMOTE

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March 19, 2023
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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Walden University is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE). More than 50 years ago, Walden University was founded to support adult learners in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and communities. Students from across the U.S. and more than 115 countries are pursuing a certificate, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree online at Walden. The university offers more than 100 online degree and certificate programs. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission, For more information, please visit and

May be eligible for $2,500 sign on bonus!

Walden University is an accredited institution that has been serving the higher education needs of professionals for more than 50 years. Offered online, Walden's doctoral, master's, and bachelor's degree programs are designed to help students achieve their goals so that, as graduates, they can help advance the lives of others.
As Walden grows, we continue its tradition of quality. With a computer and a high-speed Internet connection, you can teach on your own schedule while maintaining other professional and personal commitments.

General Summary:

The School of Nursing seeks dynamic, innovative faculty in the Master of Science in Nursing program's Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner(PMHNP) track. The key responsibilities of the position are to teach courses in the specialty area of PMHNP.

Additionally, faculty members are responsible for maintaining a program of scholarship and/or practice in the area of their specialty and may assist with faculty orientation, development, mentoring/monitoring, and evaluation; part-time (contributing) faculty may also participate in school and university committee service.

This position reports to the appropriate PMHNP Specialty Coordinator in the MSN program in the School of Nursing. Part-time (Contributing) faculty members will also work with other faculty as well as administrators in the College.

Walden's MSN is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

What to expect as a Walden faculty member:

Faculty members educate Walden University students by effectively and proficiently using online technology and resources so that knowledge, information, feedback, and critique are imparted to and shared with students in thoughtful, carefully formulated, well-written, and timely communications. This is accomplished in an environment that is respectful of the student, the faculty member, Walden University, and the discipline in which the faculty member is involved.

All new faculty members receive specific training from Walden University in the techniques of online teaching including:
  • Use of an electronic learning platform
  • Specifics of the policies, procedures, and degree programs of the School or College in which they are going to teach
  • Socialization into the Walden University culture
  • Assessment of academic integrity of student work (including use of {removed} ) and r esearch supervision of theses and dissertations.

Teaching and mentorship assignments may be offered and are contingent upon successful completion of required training. During the first term of teaching, faculty members may be assigned a faculty peer mentor (senior colleague) as an extension of their new instructor training. Peer mentors will continue to support instruction and provide peer reviews of the classroom on a regular basis.

Course Teaching/Availability:

Faculty members are assigned courses, which are taught using the Learning Management System (LMS), and are responsible for interacting with students within the LMS.
  • Discussion Boards for classrooms are open 24 hrs/day, 7 days/wk.
  • Faculty members are expected to be in the classroom a minimum of 4 days/wk and responses to student questions must be posted within 48 hrs.
  • Faculty members are responsible for the provision of timely feedback, approval, assessment, and evaluation of each student's work within the classroom.

The university suggests regular and predictable availability, such as online office hours or regular online chats; office hours may be required based on program or college policy, Research Mentorship
Faculty mentors may be assigned to work one-on-one with students to help students meet the research requirements of their degree.


Graduate-level faculty may be invited to attend Residencies held domestically or internationally, where they will teach face-to-face intensives and colloquia, and facilitate school and university-wide discussions. Contributing (part-time) faculty may be invited to participate but are not required to attend.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Incumbents will be evaluated, in part, based on the performance of each essential function. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • Earned Doctorate degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Must hold at least one graduate degree in the field of nursing from a regionally accredited institution (without an MSN, the doctorate degree requirement must be in the field of Nursing).
  • Current National certification as a PMHNP.
  • Current clinical experience in NP practice.
  • Current RN and APRN license in one of the 50 states in the US is required.
  • A minimum of one year experience of teaching in higher education.
  • A minimum of one year experience of teaching at the graduate nursing level.
  • Walden Faculty Members must maintain their licenses and any appropriate certifications in order to continue to teach at Walden University.
  • All NP faculty are also required to obtain RN and APRN licensure in the state of MN and provide evidence of current Advanced Practice Certification before being hired as nurse practitioner faculty at Walden University. This position may be eligible for a bonus upon hire.
Additional Requirements:
  • A record of professional scholarly contributions to their field of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing, including a minimum of one year of experience in the practice of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing as a Nurse Practitioner.
  • Commitment to advocating for the learning and development needs of students earning their degrees in a distance learning environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, leadership, team, collaboration, and interperso.

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