The Practical Nursing instructor is primarily responsible for teaching and performing the duties required as an instructor and to perform related activities as directed. The instructor must be willing to participate in professional development activities as needed to remain current. Other duties include curriculum development, student recordkeeping, student recruitment, placement and follow-up of program graduates.

Office Location(s): Nashville
100 White Bridge Pike
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 37.5 hours

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and applications will be accepted until position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested individuals should submit a cover letter, résumé and TCATN application to:
Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville
Attn: Human Resource Office
100 White Bridge Road
Nashville, TN 37209


Fax: 615-425-5582

TCAT Nashville Application 


Required Qualifications

  • Associate degree in nursing required.
  • Must hold active licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Tennessee.
  • Must have a minimum of three (3) years of successful recent employment experience beyond the normal learning period.
  • Must have at least three years current clinical experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • BSN preferred.
  • Teaching experience preferred.



  • An employee in this class is responsible for the supervision and instruction of students enrolled in Practical Nursing program of study.
  • Develop course of study and conduct training program
  • Confer with administration to gain knowledge and better understand changes in policies, procedures, and technologies.
  • Formulate teaching outline and determine instructional methods utilizing knowledge of specific training needs and effectiveness of such methods as individualized and group instruction, lecture, demonstration, and conference.
  • Select or develop teaching aids, demonstration models, multimedia visual aids, and reference materials.
  • Maintain student records and reports.
  • Responsible for student placement and assist with student follow-up.
  • Cooperate with outside agencies; work with program advisory committees; conduct visits to business and industry; establish and maintain good public relations with the school’s general public.
  • Participate in recruitment of students.
  • Supervise student’s clinical experiences as scheduled.
  • Actively seek potential clinical sites for the provision of clinical training.


  • Must possess a complete and thorough knowledge of procedures and methods related to teaching.
  • Willingness to remain current in the technological changes of the industry.
  • Must possess skills and knowledge to teach theory and application in all phases of the Practical Nursing program.
  • Possess good character, mature attitude, stable personality, and exhibit evidence of potential ability to instruct.
  • Requires initiative and cooperation; i.e., to plan and organize work without close supervision; show initiative and perseverance in satisfying student and community needs; ability and possess a desire to interact with other faculty, staff and students.
  • Possess good organizational, mathematical, language, writing and communication skills.

Salary Range

Commensurate with experience, education and training according to Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology salary guidelines.