Clinical Faculty Development Course

Note: Application deadline extended to December 1. 

Samuel Merritt University and HealthImpact are pleased to announce the launch of a newly updated Clinical Faculty Development Course to be offered online starting in spring 2018, supporting the transition in practice of experienced RNs new to academic nursing faculty roles. This initiative supports the IOM Future of Nursing (2010) recommendations and recommendation IV from the California Nursing Education Plan White Paper (2016) to assure a well-prepared nursing faculty by developing and providing programs and resources supporting the transition of experienced nurses from clinical practice and leadership roles to academic teaching positions. See the informational flyer, including geographical areas covered and eligibility requirements here.

This 3-unit Master’s level course is a collaborative effort, developed by HealthImpact with the support of grant funding from Kaiser Permanente East Bay Education Fund, with an initial (pilot) course offered in collaboration with Samuel Merritt University for 30 nursing clinical faculty employed by RN schools of nursing across Northern California in spring 2018.

The course supports the professional development of experienced registered nurses expanding their practice in academic faculty roles, instructing nursing students in a clinical education environment. Hybrid teaching methods will be utilized through a combination of an online didactic component with discussion boards, guided learning activities, and written assignments. An existing clinical teaching experience will be utilized where application of learning will be guided by an experienced faculty mentor in the nursing program where participants are employed. Grant funding provides for participant course registration fees and textbooks paid from the grant, along with a $500 stipend to be paid to faculty mentors working directly with those enrolled in the course. Deans, directors, chairs, and faculty can find more information here

The course is recommended for experienced RNs new to an academic teaching position in a RN Program with less than one year of teaching experience, or those who have not had prior formal education in teaching. Candidates must be employed and teaching in an RN nursing program providing clinical instruction while taking this course


If you would like to apply to be a student in this course, download and complete the application form

You will also need to complete the Employer Verification form.

Request more information

Vestibulum id ligula porta felis euismod semper. Nullam id dolor id nibh ultricies vehicula ut id elit. Sed posuere consectetur est at lobortis. Donec sed odio dui.