TITLE: Director of Nursing - PN Program
ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIP: reports to the Director of Education and is directly responsible for the faculty teaching in the Practical Nursing Program. Has coordinating relationship with the Student Affairs Officer, Registrar, and Career Placement Officer.
GENERAL PURPOSE: Administers, manages, and evaluates the operations of the practical nursing program consistent with the guidelines set forth by approving agencies to include the Virginia Board of Nursing, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). The Director of Nursing is expected to take over the duties and responsibilities of the Director of Education in his/her absence.
A Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master’ Degree in Nursing is preferred.
- The Director of Nursing shall be a licensed registered nurse with a current unencumbered license to practice nursing in the Commonwealth of Virginia or a multistate privilege.
- At least 2 (two) years of experience in bedside / clinical nursing and at least 2(two) years teaching experience prior to assuming the position.
- Possesses a strong organizational and analytical ability in planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating the practical nursing program.
- Maintains professional competency through activities such as current nursing practice, CEU programs, conferences, workshops, seminars, academic courses, research projects, and/or professional writing and publications.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Coordinates for the formulation of yearly academic plans for the Practical Nursing program and for specific PN cohorts.
- Determines the need for learning resources such as books, journals, laboratory equipment, laboratory supplies in collaboration with classroom and clinical instructors.
- Proposes budget and strategic plan for the Practical Nursing Program.
- Assigns teaching assignments to instructors for classes, laboratory, and clinical rotations.
- Conducts periodic curriculum reviews with faculty members and representatives from interest groups, to ensure compliance with the regulations of the Virginia Board of Nursing for Practical Nursing program curriculum.
- Reviews course syllabi formulated by faculty, ensuring that objectives and contents are aligned with the goals and objectives of the Practical Nursing program.
- Conducts periodic classroom and clinical rotation observation ensuring achievement of course specific and central objectives, writes observation reports, and provides feedback to faculty.
- Approves of faculty timesheet for payroll purpose
- Coordinates the screening, selection, hiring, orientation, training, mentoring, and hiring/termination of faculty.
- Conducts periodic review of test questions, examinations, and other assignments required by faculty.
- Ensures that course end and other academic related evaluations such as student satisfaction surveys and data such as retention rates, placement rates, employers’ satisfaction, and graduates’ satisfaction are used as inputs for program improvement.
- Approves academic –related policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
- Ensures that course end documents are turned in or appropriately filed electronically, such as students’ attendance, checklists, advisement sheets.
- Conducts faculty meetings at least once in 2 months and ensures compilation of meeting agenda, attendance, and minutes
- Oversees the screening, admission, progression, retention, disciplinary action, dismissal, and program completion of students for the Practical Nursing program in collaboration with the faculty
- Communicates with and represents the school in external meetings, to include those with Virginia Board of Nursing, clinical sites, and other agencies.
- Ensure the upkeep and maintenance of documents to include:
17.1 academic records (policies, procedures, guidelines)
17.2 faculty records
17.3 students’ and graduates’ records
17.4 clinical site contracts for PN agencies
17.5 communications with external agencies such as the Virginia Board of Nursing as
designated by the Director of Education
- Provides inputs for administrative decisions on cases referred to by other school personnel such as the Director of education, career placement officer, student affairs officer, finance officer, and registrar.
- Any other duties and responsibilities assigned by the Director of Education
WORK HOURS: A total of 40 hours work week, inclusive of teaching, job-related external meetings and conferences.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $90,000.00 to $120,000.00 /year
- Nurse Management: 2 years
- teaching: 2 years