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Nursing Education Specialist

Job ID: 964827
Facility: ECU Health Medical Center
Dept: Ctr for Learning & Performance
Location: Greenville, NC
FT/PT: Full-Time
Shift: Not Applicable
Reg/Temp: Regular
Date Posted: Jun 5, 2024

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Job Description

ECU Health

About ECU Health Medical Center

ECU Health Medical Center, one of four academic medical centers in North Carolina, is the 974-bed flagship hospital for ECU Health and serves as the primary teaching hospital for The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University. ECU Health Medical Center has achieved Magnet® designation twice and provides acute and intermediate care, rehabilitation and outpatient health services to a 29-county region that is home to more than 1.4 million people.

Position Summary

  • The Education Nurse Specialist (ENS) is a registered professional nurse who provides safe, expedient, and cost-effective Clinical Education services to ensure quality patient outcomes. 
  • As a member of a team of Educators, the ENS assesses educational needs, plans programs to meet those needs, implements those programs, and evaluates the effectiveness of offerings for employees, students, volunteers, and diverse community members across the lifespan. 
  • Educational offerings provided will promote clinical reasoning and critical thinking, and will utilize best practices and current evidence (for both education and practice), and will be revised based on participant feedback, outcomes evaluation, and changes in best practice. 
  • The ENS functions as a leader, consultant, innovator, coordinator, and change agent in the pursuit of exemplary professional nursing practice. 


  • Design, develop, implement, and evaluate education initiatives and
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to facilitate interprofessional education initiatives and programs that are aligned with organization goals and strategic plan.
  • Leads nursing research, scientific inquiry, quality improvement, and evidence based practice.
  • Disseminates research and quality improvement findings through activities such as publication, presentations, and other scholarly work.
  • Implements strategies for seamless transitions to practice and between practice settings.
  • Partner with academia to provide a supportive and engaging learning environment and experience for nursing students.
  • Leads practice change through influence as a nursing leader.  Leads committees, programs, and shared governance councils.

Minimum Requirements

  • Current North Carolina RN license is required
  • BSN required
  • Masters degree in Nursing Education or Adult Education required
  • Minimum five years of health care experience plus two years experience teaching adults required.
  • Nursing Professional Development Certification within 3 years of hire.

General Statement

It is the goal of ECU Health and its entities to employ the most qualified individual who best matches the requirements for the vacant position.

Offers of employment are subject to successful completion of all pre-employment screenings, which may include an occupational health screening, criminal record check, education, reference, and licensure verification.

We value diversity and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Decisions of employment are made based on business needs, job requirements and applicant’s qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, genetic information and testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression or any other status protected by law. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint.

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