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Nursing Educator job description

A Nurse Educator is a professional who is responsible for overseeing the effectiveness of academic nursing programs at educational institutions and medical facilities. 

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May 23, 2022

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Eftychia Karavelaki

Senior Recruitment Manager

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Nurse Educator responsibilities include:

  • Mentoring and teaching current and future nursing students
  • Designing, delivering, and evaluating educational curricula
  • Writing and reviewing educational material, like textbooks

Job brief

We are looking for a Nurse Educator to join our team and lead the educational activities and academic nursing program for our current and future nursing students. 

Nurse Educator responsibilities include teaching nursing students, reviewing educational material, and documenting the progress of students throughout the year. 

Ultimately, you will work with nursing students to ensure they receive the training and education they need to excel in their field after graduation. 


  • Provide educational leadership to patients and care providers to enhance specialized patient care within established healthcare settings
  • Assist patients and caregivers with educational needs, problem resolution, and health management
  • Collaborate with medical providers, patient care staff, and unit management in the planning, implementation, and delivery of educational curricula
  • Initiate skill development programs within the parameters of established care models
  • Provide direct and specialized nursing services to an assigned group of patients within nursing protocols
  • Develop patient care plans, incorporating evidenced-based research and national standards
  • Educate technical and patient care staff in the use of new equipment, supplies, and instruments.

Requirements and skills

  • Proven work experience as a Nurse Educator or similar role
  • A working knowledge of the theories of education and learning to design curricula
  • Current working knowledge of clinical procedures and protocols
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, and leadership skills
  • Relevant training and/or certifications as a Nurse Educator

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