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The Director, Department of Nursing serves as the chief administrative officer of the Department of Nursing and its MSN-FNP program. The Chief Nurse Administrator has the administrative authority to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected FNP program outcomes. The CNA also has faculty status with expectations of teaching, service, and scholarship. As such, he/she is responsible for the delivery of a portion of the curriculum which may include oversight of students in clinical settings. The CNA must lead and manage the Department of Nursing, must be knowledgeable about and responsible for the accreditation process, and has primary responsibility for the department’s organization, administration, fiscal management, continuous review and analysis, planning, and development. The CNA supervises the MSN-FNP faculty and staff in all program-related activities.
- Lead the initial CCNE accreditation process from candidacy through site visit, to accredited status and contribute toward the maintenance of assessment and accreditation compliance to meet and/or exceed the CCNE Accreditation Standards.
- Maintain CCNE accreditation by coordinating the efforts of the program
- Monitor and participate in accreditation, licensure, and approval processes related to the Department of Nursing.
- Foster a relationship with the Illinois Board of Nursing, as well as the Nursing Boards of adjacent states from where our students are recruited.
Budgetary and Personnel:
- Develop, review, and manage the FNP budget with recommendations to the Vice-Provost.
- Establish criteria for the selection of new full-time faculty, manage the hiring process, and collaborate with the Vice-Provost in the final selection.
- Provide academic leadership and supervision of the faculty, staff, and Practicum Placement Specialist.
Curriculum, Faculty, Courses, Clinical:
- Oversee the development, organization, administration, and continuous review of the Department of Nursing curriculum and work with appropriate administrators to mediate academic faulty/student problems and concerns.
- Support faculty, admissions, and marketing department in their efforts to market academic programs.
- Coordinate faculty assignments in the FNP specialty courses.
- Approve proposed preceptor and clinical sites.
- Promote, encourage, and facilitate professional development activities and orientation of new faculty.
Responsible for all aspects of teaching for assigned courses:
- Follow approved curriculum while deliver content for assigned courses.
- Coordinate clinical experiences with preceptors.
- Evaluate student progress in didactic, practicum, clinical intensives, lab, and clinical settings through appropriate evaluation methods.
- Implement and comply with all Touro College Illinois policies.
- Promote an appropriate atmosphere for student education and be responsive to student needs.
- Report student progress to appropriate personnel.
- Prepare reports on student progress for faculty meetings.
- Provide student support through provision of office hours and advisement. Format may be online, phone, and/or in person.
- Promote student learning and facilitate a learning environment.
- Build collaborative partnership opportunities across and among various entities participating in networking opportunities, [internal and external partners, other colleges and universities, hospitals, local organizations, societies, etc.] promoting relationships with the College.
- Participate in leadership with Touro College Illinois Senior Staff when called upon.
- Serve on committees within Touro College Illinois and the community at large.
- Function as student advisor to assigned group of students.
- Attend graduation, school, college, and student functions as required.
- Complete student status forms when appropriate.
- Implement Touro College Illinois approved policies as appropriate.
- Provide reports, budgetary information, and other documents, as requested by Directors, and Deans.
- Other duties may be assigned.
- Maintain academic and clinical expertise through scholarship activities.
- Actively engages in the advancement of the College.
Education, Preparation, and Training:
- Doctoral degree in Nursing or in a related discipline
- Current Registered Nurse in Illinois or eligible to obtain
- Current APRN in Illinois or eligible to obtain
- FNP National Certification Required
- Minimum five years academic, administrative experience
- Two years clinical experience
- Teaching experience in nursing
- Experience in a multicultural institution preferred
- Experience with budget responsibilities preferred
- Knowledge of personnel functions and experience in faculty contract Administration preferred
- Knowledge of nursing curriculum and accreditation processes
Skills & Abilities:
- Ability to multi-task.
- Proven leadership skills.
- Clinical expertise.
- Ability to develop, implement, and maintain systems.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Facilitates positive communication patterns at all levels.
- Strong commitment to the philosophy, role, and mission of Touro College Illinois.
- Strong knowledge base in specialty area(s).
- A demonstrated ability and desire to teach effectively.
- Ability to work collaboratively.
- Strong interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm and motivation to contribute to the growth and development of the College.
- Ability to apply nursing science in the clinical setting.