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Adjunct Faculty in Nursing - TUG BSN/RN to BSN or MSN/FNP

Department: Nursing - The School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Reports to: Program Director Chair - Department of Nursing, Health Sciences Division, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Start date: Summer, Fall, and Spring Semesters Available


Fresno Pacific University’s growing nursing program invites applications for a nursing educator to join a visionary team as it builds new programs.  The School of Graduate and Professional Studies seeks applications for adjunct faculty to instruct undergraduate and/or graduate courses in nursing.  The current CCNE accredited programs include an ADN – BSN program and an MSN program with a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) focus. A baccalaureate BSN program is in the feasibility phase.  Nursing faculty will work with a talented team of faculty and university leadership to expand innovative and Christ-centered service to those who are underserved.


  • Teach in undergraduate and/or graduate nursing programs


BSN Program Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or other nursing related graduate level degree
  • Minimum one (1) year direct patient RN experience within the previous five (5) years in the nursing area to which assigned to teach
  • One (1) academic year of registered nurse level clinical teaching experience
  • Active and unencumbered California RN license, PHN certificate highly desired

MSN/FNP Program Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing or other nursing related graduate level degree.  DNP highly desired
  • National Certification in family practice by AANPCB or ANCC and 1+ year continuous, full-time work experience as a NP in family practice/primary care (for courses that require an instructor who is a NP)
  • Minimum one (1) academic year of graduate level nursing teaching experience
  • Active and unencumbered California RN and NP licenses

Additional Requirements for both programs:

  • Coursework or expertise related to the disciplines instructed
  • Experience in, or aptitude for, collegiate-level teaching
  • Ability to work with students, staff and faculty in a collegial environment
  • Commitment to the Christian faith and the University’s mission of Christ-centered teaching and learning and involvement in a local church
  • Ability to learn and navigate technology, course management systems, and virtual learning environments such as Moodle


  • Bilingual and multicultural competencies


Dependent on qualifications and experience.


An application is available at the link below.

Send a letter of application, a completed adjunct faculty application (including personal statements), curriculum vita, three letters of reference (including one pastoral), transcripts or placement file to:

Dr. Michelle Bradford
Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies
Fresno Pacific University
1717 S. Chestnut Avenue
Fresno, CA 93702
OR email

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University description

Fresno Pacific University is the only accredited Christian university founded in the Central Valley. FPU connects every student’s untapped potential with unlimited opportunity for professional, personal and ethical growth. FPU offers undergraduate, graduate and seminary programs that stress solid academic preparation and a strong ethical foundation to more than 3,500 traditional and adult students on the main campus in southeast Fresno and regional campuses in North Fresno, Visalia, Bakersfield and Merced as well as online. The university also reaches about 8,000 students through professional development studies. FPU has the highest four-year graduation rate of any Central Valley college or university, and is a Hispanic Serving Institution, with a Hispanic student population of 47 percent. FPU is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and ranked in the top tier among western universities—master’s category by U.S. News & World Report. Both U.S. News and Washington Monthly include FPU on their “Best Value” and “Best Bang for the Buck” lists, U.S. News places it at number 13 in its category for student social mobility and Money has ranked it at number 11 among 50 Best Colleges for Transfer Students. FPU is affiliated with the Mennonite Brethren Church, and all employees express a personal Christian commitment and support the Christian mission of the university. A description of the unique quality of FPU as an academic community can be found in the Fresno Pacific Idea here.

Reserving its rights as a religious institution, Fresno Pacific University is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sex, age or disability, or other classes protected by applicable law. Committed to excellence and actively supportive of cultural diversity, FPU invites individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you should contact FPU’s Human Resources Department at As a religious institution, the University will administer the equal opportunity employment policy consistent with the Fresno Pacific University statement of faith, the FPU Idea and the University’s governance by the Pacific District Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches.