Nursing Practice Educator (Acadia Campus)

  • Location: Wolfville, N.S.
  • Competition Number: 11
  • Deadline: June 10, 2024 at 11:59 pm

Cape Breton University (CBU) and Acadia University invites applications for four Full-Time Limited Term positions (approximately 2 years) at the rank of Nursing Practice Educator. This position will commence July 1, 2024 (or as soon as possible thereafter) and be located at the Acadia Campus in Wolfville, NS.

CBU and Acadia have joined forces to launch a new Nursing Program at Acadia. Initially operating as a satellite program under CBU’s School of Nursing, it will evolve into a joint program by 2024-2025. Acadia will subsequently seek approval for it to become an independent program. We are on the lookout for passionate individuals eager to contribute to our expanding Nursing Program. Together, we seek dynamic candidates dedicated to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and research. The main role will involve instructing undergraduate nursing students using our concept-based curriculum. These positions are primarily based on Acadia University’s campus.

The successful candidate will become a member of a progressive, expanding, energetic school. The Nursing Practice Educator (NPE) is a valued position working 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:

  • an Master’s degree in Nursing or other health related discipline;
  • a minimum of five years of nursing practice experience;
  • an active practicing unrestricted 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.

Preference will be given to qualified Indigenous peoples and African Nova Scotians or those with African Canadian descent.

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.

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.

Click here to view more information and to apply.

Applications must be received by June 10, 2024


Cape Breton University and Acadia University are strongly committed to fostering diversity within our communities. 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 peoples, African Nova Scotians, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants are encouraged to self-identify in the online application form. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply but applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Cape Breton University would like to acknowledge we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People, and we acknowledge them as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land. This land is covered by the Treaty of Peace and Friendship which was signed in 1726.

Cape Breton University

Human Resources Dept.

1250 Grand Lake Road,

Sydney, NS B1M 1A2