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Under the direction of the Dean, Nursing Programs, the Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program (ABSN) Director is responsible for the supervision and overseeing of program staff. Develop and coordinate activities of the programs in an effort to enhance the student advisement experience. Counsel and advise students in cooperation with faculty. Act as a liaison to other University departments regarding advisement and admissions. Serve as a resource to other academic advisors across the University on relevant academic policies and procedures providing accurate and timely information. Develop and maintain relationships with academic departments to facilitate the inter-program transfer process for students.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Assumes duties of ABSN Director. 2. Provide leadership in:
Formulating specific goals, objectives, and policies
Motivating faculty toward continued creative and professional growth
Promoting positive relationships with personnel of clinical agencies
Student screening and selection
Student remediation and retention
3. Supervise and assume responsibility for:
Developing with faculty and implementing curriculum that is congruent with the philosophy of the Department of Nursing
Collaborating with the Dean of Nursing and TBSN Director in preparing accreditation and approval reports
Overseeing program budget
Screening, evaluating, and advising of potential candidates and file maintenance of admitted students
Ongoing advisement, monitoring, and advocacy of students and program
Planning and implementing orientation for admitted students
Developing with faculty teaching assignments
Co-chairing BSN Program meetings
Providing liaison with other programs
In collaboration with the Dean of Nursing and other nursing directors, recruiting, selecting, and assigning of program faculty
Participating in regular program meetings
Evaluating faculty per University Status Committee guidelines
Collaborating with Director of Clinical Placements regarding clinical placements
Collaborate with Director of Experiential Learning regarding simulation
Insuring compliance with BRN regulations
Insuring compliance with CCNE standards
Maintaining faculty and student handbooks
4. To represent the ABSN Program in:
Establishing and maintaining agency affiliations in cooperation with the Dean of Nursing and Clinical Placement Office
Collaborating with Admissions Department in the assistance of student recruitment
Providing external relations with professional organizations
Attending AACN and CACN meetings
5. To maintain faculty responsibility by serving on nursing and University committee(s) 6. To maintain teaching responsibility (5 units/year)
Strong working knowledge of curriculum for the BSN degrees; academic advisement process, admissions procedures, evaluation process, BRN and CCNE rules and regulations, and budget management.
Abilities and Skills:
Genuine understanding of the teaching mission and the importance of providing undergraduate and graduate students with the highest quality educational experience. Strong working knowledge with the accreditation process. Innovative and creative problem-solver, with a willingness to take risks. Ability to foster a collegial and respectful work and educational environment. Effectively organize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. Accurately identify problems and needs and develop a plan. Provide sound counsel and academic advisement to students. Communicate effectively with the students, faculty, staff, dean of nursing, university community, and the public. Deliver presentations to large groups. Demonstrate management and leadership abilities. Collect, analyze, and accurately interpret data. Be analytical and detail-oriented. Exercise sound judgment and decision making.
Education: (established by the California Board of Registered Nursing, 1425a)
Must have a master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university, which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration. Preferably a terminal nursing degree.
An established record of effective, strong and collaborative leadership
Significant academic and scholarly credentials, including a passion for academic excellence and leadership
Accreditation and BRN approval process
Curriculum development and revision
A minimum of one year's experience in an administrative position with validated performance of administrative responsibilities (described in BRN regulation 1420h)
A minimum of two years of experience teaching in a pre-licensure registered nursing program
At least one year of continuous experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and/or equivalent experience and/or education as determined by the Board
Licenses and Certifications:
Eligible for RN license in state of California
Background check required by policy.
Start Date: ASAP
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
TO APPLY complete the on-line application and include a cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, and 3-5 references.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.