Neonatal Nurse Practitioner - Program Director (Open Rank, F0544A1)

Virginia, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Apr 02, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The School of Nursing at Old Dominion University invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time faculty position as Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Program Director. We are building a diverse faculty, and searching for a successful, creative and highly motivated individual to lead a growing advance practice program to educate neonatal nurse practitioners.  The start date for the position will be July 25, 2021. Faculty responsibilities will include teaching and program administration of the master’s level NNP program, as well as the neonatal physician’s assistant certificate program.  Appointment rank (tenured/tenure track/non-tenured clinical track) depends on years of experience as an NNP, previous teaching and program administration experience, as well as scholarly accomplishments and goals.

Old Dominion University is a public institution located in Norfolk, which is one of 16 cities that make up Hampton Roads, Virginia. It is classified as a Carnegie Research Institution with "high" research activity and a strategic plan to increase commitment to research and community engagement. The 180-acre campus serves a diverse student population of approximately 22,000, and is near museums, sporting and entertainment venues, historical attractions, as well as the Virginia Beach ocean front. Washington, DC and the beaches of the North Carolina Outer Banks are relatively short drives from Norfolk.

The School of Nursing, located at the Higher Education Center in Virginia Beach, VA, is one of five professional schools in the College of Health Sciences, and has an average enrollment of 700 students including 15% African American, 9% Asian, 2% Latinx and 8% males. The undergraduate nursing program has a pre-licensure program and a distance post-licensure program. The graduate nursing program consists of 8 MSN concentrations and 3 DNP concentrations. NCLEX-RN® pass rates are consistently 90% or higher and certification pass rates for advanced practice graduates are above 95%, ranking ODU as one of the best schools in Virginia. Further information about the School of Nursing is available online at

A fully equipped mother-baby simulation environment that includes multiple size neonatal/infant simulators, Panda® warmer, task trainers, Noelle® maternal and neonatal birthing simulator and more support the NNP program. The Graduate Program in the School of Nursing also offers unique opportunities for teaching and research through its Center for Telehealth Innovation, Education, and Research (C-TIER), a center that has become a national leader in telehealth education for healthcare providers and educators.

The School of Nursing maintains a strong relationship with The Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, the only freestanding, full-service, not-for-profit children’s hospital in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  CHKD operates the region’s only level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) with 64 beds for the most critically ill newborns in the region, including infants transferred from military facilities and lower level NICUs at other hospitals in Virginia and North Carolina. CHKD annually admits approximately 500 infants to its NICU including 130+ ELBW infants <1,000 grams.  A large cadre of neonatal nurse practitioners, neonatal PA’s and pediatric medicine residents supports a team of 15 neonatologists.

Minimum Qualifications: Licensed Registered Nurse with a doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNS, DNP) in a related field from an accredited university; graduate degree in nursing; advanced practice certification as a neonatal nurse practitioner.

Preferred Qualifications:  Recent clinical practice as a NNP; prior graduate nursing teaching experience; previous experience with graduate nursing program administration; previous experience providing online and web-enhanced instruction; and previous experience guiding doctoral dissertations or DNP capstone projects is highly desirable.

  • Applicants seeking a non-tenure appointment should provide evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level, practice expertise, and commitment to community/professional service.
  • Applicants seeking a tenured/tenure-track appointment should provide evidence of effective teaching at the graduate level, practice expertise, and the ability to sustain a program of scholarship including refereed journal publications, focused area of research with actual/potential external funding, and professional service.

Application materials should be submitted at Interested candidates should submit application materials electronically including a letter of interest that describes how the candidate meets the job requirements and includes a personal philosophy statement regarding teaching, service, research/scholarship, leadership, and education (this should be limited to two (2) pages); and a list of three (3) professional references with contact information, a curriculum vitae, and unofficial graduate transcripts.

It is the policy of Old Dominion University to provide equal employment, educational and social opportunities for all persons, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, gender, age, veteran status, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation or genetic information. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.