Position Purpose: The Nursing Lab Coordinator for the School of Nursing supports learning by assisting the Simulation Lab Coordinator in the designing of simulated learning experiences, to meet student learning objectives, in both the simulation and skills laboratory. He/she assists with the maintaining and ordering of laboratory supplies and non-capital equipment that is necessary for student learning experiences in the lab. He/she instructs and assists all nursing faculty in the use of equipment and the promotion of technology and simulation for student learning.
Represents Aurora University in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers and the community we serve. Interacts effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students and other customers of our service, learns and uses operating practices of the department and Aurora University.
Upholds the Mission Statement: Aurora University an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning.
Handle confidential information with tact and discretion.
Supports learning through performance of essential job functions and performing other duties and functions as necessary or as assigned.
Essential Job Functions:
Manages the overall operations of the Nursing Laboratory, under the direction of the Simulation Laboratory Coordinator.
The Nursing Lab Coordinator will plan and implement simulation experiences designed to meet student learning objectives.
Develops, maintains, and supports a nursing laboratory environment that promotes learning.
Functions as a resource for faculty on the operation of laboratory equipment.
Maintains updated inventory of all nursing laboratory equipment, supplies and media instructional materials.
Provides oversight of simulation equipment, supplies, and media instructional materials, coordinating replenishment of stock and repairs with external vendors if needed.
Provides orientation for new faculty and adjuncts who will be working in the nursing laboratory.
Recommends the computer hardware and software, simulation equipment and instructional materials for the nursing laboratory.
Teaches in the nursing laboratories as assigned.
Essential Job Requirements:
MS in Nursing
At least five (5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse.
Previous simulation experience preferred.
Previous teaching experience preferred.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent problem-solving and conflict-management skills.
Strong computer skills.
Excellent organizational skills.
Flexibility with an evolving work environment.
Ability to work required evening and Saturday hours as needed.
Ability to lift and move laboratory equipment.
Ability to move about campus and other locations.
Ability to interact via telephone, in person and via electronic media.
Aurora University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to becoming a model university of the 21st century. Toward this effort we are determined to have a faculty, staff, and student body reflecting the cultural demographics of the greater Chicago area.
Aurora University (AU) is an inclusive community dedicated to the transformative power of learning. It is committed to helping students discover what matters and build their life around it.
AU is a private, nonprofit, independent university accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. It offers more than 45 undergraduate majors — such as nursing, social work, business administration, criminal justice and psychology — and a wide variety of master’s and doctoral degrees that include social work and business administration. Degree programs are grounded in real-world experiences and are led by experienced, dedicated faculty members, nearly 140 of whom are full-time. The student/faculty ratio is 18:1.
Almost 6,000 undergraduate and graduate students take classes on two main campuses — Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois, and George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin — as well as the nearby Orchard Center in Aurora and the Woodstock Center in Woodstock, Illinois. Online classes are also available. The Aurora University campus is located 40 miles west of Chicago.
AU has 24 NCAA Division III teams competing in the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference, Midwest Lacro...sse Conference, Midwest Women's Lacrosse Conference and Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. About 700 student-athletes compete in sports. AU has a rich history and tradition of success across the spectrum of sport offerings. From conference championships to NCAA Championship appearances to academic awards and community service, student-athletes and staff continue to bring excitement and a sense of pride to Aurora University and all of the Spartan fans across the country. At AU, we firmly believe that intercollegiate athletics should promote the character development of participants, enhance the integrity of higher education, and promote civility in society. Toward these ends, we strive to adhere to fundamental values such as respect, civility, honesty and responsibility. Student-athletes and staff are always expected to operate with the principles of sportsmanship and ethical conduct in mind.
Founded in 1893 in Mendota, Illinois, as Mendota Seminary, the institution soon changed its name to Mendota College. By 1911, it had outgrown its facilities and the following year changed its name to Aurora College and moved to Aurora, where its students could take advantage of a thriving business environment and easy access to Chicago. In 1985, Aurora College changed its name to Aurora University to better reflect the magnitude of its academic offerings. Seven years later, Aurora University and George Williams College traditions blended when the two institutions entered into an affiliation agreement that paved the way for a merger eight years later. In 2010, the Woodstock Center opened to meet the needs of students in McHenry County and surrounding communities.