Nurse Educators, Department of Psychiatric Nursing

Nurse Educator (Ponoka Campus)
Department of Psychiatric Nursing
Faculty of Nursing  

MacEwan University inspires students through a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences. With a dedication to teaching excellence informed by scholarly research and creative activity, MacEwan provides an exceptional collaborative and supportive learning environment with a commitment to environmental sustainability and opportunities for community engagement.

MacEwan University has a long-standing history of providing quality nursing education that is relevant and reflective of current nursing practice in the province and across Canada. The university’s Faculty of Nursing includes the Department of Nursing Science, the Department of Psychiatric Nursing, and the Department of Interprofessional Nursing Education and Simulation Learning.

The Department of Psychiatric Nursing offers a Psychiatric Nursing Diploma and a Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing. The Psychiatric Nursing Diploma is delivered in Edmonton at MacEwan’s City Centre Campus and in Ponoka at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury. The post-diploma Bachelor of Psychiatric Nursing is delivered by distance. 

Applications are invited for a Nurse Educator position (full-time over 9 months with a comprehensive 12-month benefits package) in the Department of Psychiatric Nursing for the Ponoka campus location. The Ponoka campus is situated in Ponoka at the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brian Injury. The faculty promote a welcoming and friendly family like atmosphere. Additionally, there is currently no charge for parking at this site. Nurse Educators are primarily responsible for clinical and laboratory instruction. Successful candidates could be assigned teaching duties in geriatrics, medical/surgical, and other clinical settings. The initial assignments would be focused in medical/surgical clinical areas. Candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree in nursing; a BPN or BScN will be accepted. A minimum of 3 years of clinical practice, with experience in acute medical/surgical is required. Candidates should also possess strong practice knowledge and skills; a commitment to the profession of nursing; enthusiasm for teaching undergraduate psychiatric nursing students; and interest in ongoing professional development.

An active unencumbered license with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA) and/or the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) is required.

The position start date is mid-late August 2019.

Questions about this opportunity should be directed to Ann Ranson Ratusz, Chair, Department of Psychiatric Nursing at:

How to Apply

Only applications received electronically will be considered. To apply, go to and select the job posting.  

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae/resume, highlighting details related to clinical practice experience and expertise, and three references with contact details.

Thank you for your interest in employment with MacEwan University. We will be reviewing all applications to select the candidates whose qualifications and experience most closely meet our needs. Only applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

For general inquiries, please contact us at

This position is included under the MacEwan University Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

MacEwan University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We encourage Indigenous people, persons living with a disability, sexual and gender minorities, women, and members of all minority groups to apply and to self-identify. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category                     Full-Time Limited Term
Salary                          $63,730 to $89,897
Closing Date               First review of applicants will start August 1, 2019. Competition will remain open until suitable      candidate is found
Competition No.          19.05.092

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