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Clinical Nurse Specialist - RN Residency Program

The Clinical Nurse Education Specialist is an advanced level of nursing practice that facilitates the professional development of licensed and unlicensed employees to enhance professional competency including (but not limited to) educational assessment, planning and outcome evaluation. Coordinates staff development and educational needs of patient care nursing staff, patients, and families.

This is an advanced level position in clinical education, which is performed under minimal supervision. Assignments are characterized as those requiring collaboration to address staff educational needs within a specialty practice area and/or service and/or across the hospital. Serves as subject matter expert in a lead capacity for house-wide initiatives, including those in conjunction with hospital accreditation Work may be performed collaboratively for multiple disciplines across the continuum of care or for a specific patient population or service area.

Collects and analyzes data, trends, and information related to the educational needs and other pertinent situations for the staff in the organization as a whole.  Identifies measurable outcomes for educational programs and professional development activities.  Establishes, implements, and evaluates a plan which includes strategies, alternatives and resources to achieve expected outcomes.  Actively employs strategies to promote positive learning and practices environments, and facilitates evidenced based practice within the organization.  Provides consultation to influence educational plans related to learning, practice and evidenced based practice, enhance the abilities of others and effect change in assigned areas and the organization.

The UNC- Medical Center Nurse Residency Program Coordinator is responsible for the management and oversight of all aspects of the Nurse Residency Program.  This includes oversight of program quality in the delivery of the curriculum, recruitment and development of qualified faculty, and the assessment of program effectiveness. 

This is a full time / 40 hours per week day shift position with some weekend hours and flexible schedule as per the needs of the program.


Requires graduation from a state-accredited school of professional nursing. Bachelor's degree and Master's degree of which one must be in Nursing. Two (2) years of clinical experience in clinical specialty. Must hold a current RN license to practice in North Carolina and current certification in Healthcare Provider or BLS Provider CPR/BLS.  Certification in area of specialization is required.

Prior experience as an educator in hospital or academic setting preferred.


Primary Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Department: U-19039-NURSING EDUCATION

Shift: Day Job

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  • Nursing, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United StatesRemove