PMHNP Faculty - Wilkes University

  • Part-time

Company Description

Keypath Education is supporting Wilkes University’s search for qualified faculty to teach in the Fall, 2023 semester.

Wilkes University is an independent, comprehensive university dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts, sciences, and selected professional programs. The University has approximately 2,450 students at the undergraduate level and over 1,500 full time equivalent students at the graduate and first professional levels. Its institutional focus is on developing strong mentoring relationships with each of its students and contributing vitally to economic development of Northeastern Pennsylvania. The University is located in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a revitalized city that is located on the lovely Susquehanna River and is within two and one-half hours driving distance of New York City and Philadelphia. 

Job Description

Wilkes University invites applicants for Adjunct Faculty Positions in the Passan School of Nursing Psych Mental Health Graduate Nursing Program. 

The successful candidate is responsible for teaching Graduate Nursing courses online for the Psych Mental Health Nurse Practitioner program and has an excellent understanding and experience in Psych/Mental Health in the following course areas:

  1. Clinical Modalities in Advanced Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice (526)
  2. Psychopathology Theories (527)
  3. Advanced Clinical Modalities
  4. Advance Practice in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing I and II (535 & 536)
  5. Psychopharmacology (552)
  6. Scholarly Preparation for Nurse Practitioner Boards


  1. Unencumbered RN and CRNP licenses in state of residence 
  2. Must be eligible for RN and NP licensure in PA (will need NP PA licensure before teaching clinical courses)
    • Nationally board-certified PMHNP with a minimum of 2 years of practice experience
    • Must have a current active PMHNP practice
  3. Demonstrated expertise in team communication and taking a lead role in multi-level problem solving with students, preceptors, clinical sites, clinical placement staff, Wilkes University administration and staff
  4. Demonstrated ability to monitor and grade clinical logs, offering students feedback for improvement as needed, using InPlace, a clinical log documentation system
  5. A minimum of 2 years of successful online teaching experience for both didactic and clinical courses for an accredited university at the graduate level 
  6. Proven ability to engage students in active learning to meet required course and program outcomes  
  7. Experience with learning management systems (LMSs); D2L / Brightspace preferred

Additional Information

Please include curriculum vitae or resume, cover letter, a list of 3 professional references, current unencumbered RN license, APRN license, national board certification as appropriate, and degree transcripts.  Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for the interview process; officials will be necessary prior to teaching for Wilkes University.  

Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds. 

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