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This article provides guidance on how to School of Nursing Faculty Search Committees conduct faculty searches and interviews.
The purpose of this document is to provide guidance to faculty regarding expectation for clinical teaching and supervision.
Employment at the University is contingent upon faculty meeting and maintaining essential compliance requirements. In addition, the many clinical agencies with whom School of Nursing (SON) faculty engage as part of their teaching, research, or service mission(s) have policies that must be adhered to as per contractual agreement. These clinical site requirements are in addition to University employment-related policies.
The UNC Health Care System (HCS) requires that all members of the workforce be trained on policies and procedures related to protecting the privacy and security of PHI. Because many of our faculty supervise students, practice, or conduct clinical research at UNC HCS or at other health care facilities that have similar training requirements, all SON faculty and students are required to complete HIPAA Online Training annually.
Nursing Faculty who teach in the undergraduate pre-licensure options are required to meet North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) standards. It is the responsibility of faculty to meet these requirements and to maintain appropriate documentation verifying their satisfaction of these rules. These standards can be reviewed at the NCBON website here. At this site, click on 21 NCAC 36.0318 Faculty. The standards are also attached to this document.
The School of Nursing is committed to the conduct of research as a core component of its mission. As part of this commitment, the School will facilitate, within identified parameters, the potential participation of School of Nursing students as subjects in research projects of faculty and students in academic units at UNC-CH as well as entities beyond this campus. Participation by students as subjects in a research project is always voluntary.
Faculty who are hired onto the Fixed-Term Track are a valuable part of the School of Nursing and make numerous, important contributions to the School of Nursing. The offer of a contract and the length of that contract is an administrative function. Below are the principles that guide School of Nursing Fixed-Term Faculty Contracts.
Employment at the University is contingent upon faculty meeting and maintaining essential compliance requirements. In addition, the many clinical agencies with whom UNC School of Nursing (SON) faculty engage as part of their teaching, research, or service mission(s) have policies that must be adhered to as per contractual agreement. These clinical site requirements are in addition to University employment-related policies.
The following Guidelines apply to UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing (SON) faculty members who wish to enroll or are enrolled in a degree or certificate program, either at UNC-Chapel Hill or at another institution. Faculty members are required to consult with their division head before enrolling in a degree or certificate program.
The School of Nursing at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNCSON) supports the requests of graduate students from other institutions to practice teach in the undergraduate or graduate programs whenever possible. Priority for placement is given to students enrolled in the UNCSON.
Elective courses enhance the curricular offerings and enrich the educational experience of all students. They also provide faculty with an opportunity to teach about or expand on important content that is not routinely addressed in required coursework or programs. The School of Nursing is committed to offering elective courses in all programs in an efficient, cost-effective manner.
The Academic Affairs Policy Council has developed a set of guiding principles for faculty roles and responsibilities as academic advisors. Academic advising is viewed as an inherent part of the faculty role and all faculty have a responsibility to serve as academic advisors based on the balance of their academic assignments.
The decision to close a course to enrollment is dependent on balancing many factors including faculty workloads, budgetary considerations, required course as opposed to elective courses, frequency of course offerings as reflected in the approved course map, and efficient student progression, among other factors.
Laurel Archer Copp, former Dean of the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, has endowed a fund to support an award to stimulate the scholarly writing of nursing faculty. Scholarly writing, for the purpose of this award, is defined as the creative use of words to achieve insight or impact on patient care, teaching, research or service.