Nursing Practice Educator


The Department of Nursing at CBU invites applications for a full-time Nursing Practice Educator (NPE) position to commence in August 2018.

Cape Breton University is one of Canada’s youngest and most ambitious universities with 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 3400 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. Our faculty bring passion to their teaching and research, and we are known for our smaller class sizes as well as our friendly and inclusive culture. Strong community involvement and a spirit of entrepreneurship enhance CBU’s position in post-secondary education.

The NPE is a valued position within the Department of Nursing. NPEs work closely with nursing students and take 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.

The successful candidate will:

  • have an active practicing license with the CRNNS prior to the commencement of the position;
  • hold a Master’s Degree in Nursing or other discipline or be near completion. A Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing will be considered with a commitment to enrol in a Master’s Degree program within 1 year of hire; and
  • have at least five years of relevant clinical nursing experience to teach, supervise, and evaluate students in nursing practice.

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

Qualified candidates should send a letter of application quoting the reference number (NPE1805) and outlining relevant teaching and nursing practice experience, a curriculum vitae, and three current letters of reference including most recent employer (sent directly to CBU) to the Human Resources Department. Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. June 15, 2018. Applicants who apply by email (pdf format preferred) will receive a return email confirming receipt.

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, Aboriginal 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.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

P.O. Box 5300, 1250 Grand Lake Road

Sydney, NS  B1P 6L2