Assistant Professor for MSN-DNP Program/Faculty Practitioner

About Mount Mercy

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational university founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated and graduate degree programs on a picturesque campus overlooking the city.

Position Summary

The Mount Mercy University Martin-Herold College of Nursing & Health seeks certified Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) to serve as Faculty Practitioner in MSN & DNP programs starting in the 2021-2022 academic year.

A Faculty Practitioner will be on campus at-least two days/week at MMU and teach day and/or evening courses delivered face to face with option for additional online activities and work as a nurse practitioner with the employer of their choice the other days of the week. Committee participation and other program responsibility is also part of this role.

This dual role provides work/life balance, excellent income, and practical experience to share with students. The MSN program includes five areas of emphasis (forensic nursing, nursing informatics, nursing administration, health advocacy, and nurse education). The DNP program prepares nurses to become primary care FNPs or for any currently certified nurse practitioner to complete the DNP degree. 

This is a unique opportunity for a student-centered, innovative, collaborative self-starter who wants to teach students and continue practicing as a nurse practitioner.


  • Preferred - Doctoral degree (DNP or PhD) from an accredited nursing program; those completion process will be considered
  • Master of Science in Nursing from an accredited nursing program
  • NP Certified (AANP or ANCC) with eligibility for prescriptive authority in IA. FNP preferred, but other certifications will be considered
  • Current Iowa ARNP and RN licenses or ability to obtain licenses prior to the start of contract
  • At least one year as practicing FNP
  • Cross-cultural communication skills, with multicultural sensitivity and experience interacting effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff desired
  • Teaching experience preferred

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit an application letter, curriculum vita, and contact information for three references as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: with the subject line: Graduate Nursing Faculty. Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered.

The successful candidate should demonstrate a willingness to support Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university providing student-focused education in the spirit of the Sisters of Mercy. Mount Mercy University welcomes those of different faiths and cultural backgrounds and is committed to excellence in education and community service. The university is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke-free campus.