Competency Learning Plan Advisor

The Ontario Internationally Educated Nurses Course Consortium is delivering a two-year baccalaureate level competency-bridging program of study to help Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) become Registered Nurses (RNs) in Ontario and compete successfully for RN employment positions. The consortium is seeking to hire a Competency Learning Plan Advisor who will support IENs to develop and follow their competency learning plan.

Position Description

Competency Learning Plan Advisor will be required to:

  • Work with students to develop a learning plan based on their HESI exam results and informed by program of study course content
  • Check in with students on a regular basis to ensure that they are progressing in their outcomes and revising their learning plan throughout the program of study in order to fill their competency gaps
  • Provide guidance to help students understand how and why Canadian education and practice differs from the education and practice in their country of origin
  • Facilitate the transition of IENs into Canadian baccalaureate level education and Canadian nursing practice
  • Advise IENs on how to apply course content to practice. Prompt them to identify exemplars of course content in the Ontario healthcare system.
  • Refer IENs to the Course Instructors if they are struggling to understand course content
  • Work with the consortium team to support students in meeting their learning goals
  • Create logs of interactions with IENs including the issue they had and how that issue was resolved. Record the amount of time spent with each IEN.
  • Write reports after each semester describing the overall experience working with IENs and their areas of improvement
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor of Nursing Degree. Masters of Nursing Degree preferred.
  • Must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Must be familiar with the HESI exam and NCLEX-RN
  • Experience with and knowledge of IEN learning needs
  • Willingness to provide one- to-one feedback to IENs and previous experience providing constructive feedback to students
  • Willingness to consult with and provide feedback to the consortium team
  • Willingness and ability to problem solve, take initiative, work independently, and follow up with students as needed
  • Familiarity with teaching in an online environment

Other Considerations

  • The Competency Learning Plan Advisor will work with students remotely
  • Applicants will hold a contract with Trent University
  • The contract rate is $34.92 per hour for a maximum of 75 hours until April 5, 2020
  • There are 42 students enrolled in the program of study

Application Deadline

The application will remain open until the position is filled.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.