Director, BSN Program
About the Job
The Director of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Nursing (BSN) Program provides leadership and management of the BSN nursing education program at Colorado Christian University. The Director is responsible for program curriculum and assessment, student admission, progression and retention, in addition to faculty oversight and program effectiveness and satisfaction.
The Director assures excellence in the BSN nursing programs based on University mission, goals and Strategic Priorities, best practice in teaching and learning modalities, integration of faith and learning, and standards for professional practice as determined by the Colorado Board of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
This is a full-time, 12 month nursing faculty position with designated administrative release time. Academic rank is assigned dependent upon credentials and experience. Upon hire or appointment, the Director, BSN Nursing fulfills both Standing Nursing Faculty and BSN Director position descriptions.
Colorado Christian University is the premier interdenominational Christian university in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region, delivering world class education to thousands of students. The fully accredited, nonprofit University is located in Lakewood, Colorado, a suburb of Denver.
Colorado Christian University was founded in 1914. CCU’s motto is--grace and truth. This motto comes from John 1.14: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (ESV)
CCU's mission is Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth.
Colorado Christian University cultivates knowledge and love of God in a Christ-centered community of learners and scholars, with an enduring commitment to the integration of exemplary academics, spiritual formation, and engagement with the world. We envision graduates who think critically and creatively, lead with high ethical and professional standards, embody the character and compassion of Jesus Christ, treasure the gospel, and who thereby are prepared to impact the world in their callings.
CCU embraces an educational model that was present at the foundation of many of the great western and American universities. It is made up of three pillars—competence, character and Christ-centered faith. Secular universities have abandoned two of those pillars. We think this is a major oversight that eventually undermines education. Furthermore, we believe this classical educational model is both life-giving and greatly needed in our time.
A leader in higher education, CCU has been consistently ranked in the top 2 percent of colleges and universities nationwide for its core curriculum by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni. CCU has had ten consecutive years of enrollment growth and has been named one of the five fastest-growing master’s granting universities by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
CCU offers more than 100 degree program options for traditional and adult students through its two colleges--the College of Undergraduate Studies and College of Adult and Graduate Studies. More than 8,000 students attend the University on the main campus, in regional centers throughout Colorado, and online.
What is most appealing about working at CCU?
- Faith-friendly: CCU’s culture is unique to higher education. Where else can you pursue academic excellence yet read the Holy Bible, pray with teammates and students at work, and work to impact our culture in support of Christian values?
- Convictionally Christian: As a university, we have an enduring commitment to Christ, his kingdom and the truth of God’s Word.
- Live out your calling: We are a traditional evangelical university where you can invest your God-given talents and abilities alongside coworkers and teammates, while having a profound influence on students as they deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.
- Equip students for kingdom work: You can be a part of helping students discover their callings and preparing them for positions of significant leadership in the church, business, government, education, and other professions, as a key part of our University's Strategic Priorities.
We're looking for candidates who have:
- A doctorate degree in nursing, or a related field with a master's degree in nursing.
- An active, unencumbered Colorado or multi -state Registered Nurse license.
- Three years of full-time teaching experience in a nationally-accredited nursing program.
- Previous experience in nursing education program leadership.
- Evidence of scholarship and/or research activities.
Key Job Duties
- Contribute to CCU’s mission: Christ-centered higher education transforming students to impact the world with grace and truth. The BSN Program Director contributes to the University’s mission through their work both inside and outside of the classroom as they teach classes, mentor students, and collaborate with faculty and staff to enhance and advance exemplary academics, spiritual growth, and engagement with the world
- Provide leadership, management and oversight for the BSN program, including Pre-Nursing Pathway collaboration, to assure quality and integrity of the academic program, curriculum, services and operations.
- Implement and administer the daily operations and policies for the BSN program, including semester planning, In collaboration with staff and Assistant Directors,
- Provide leadership in BSN program development, implementation, expansion, and revision, ensuring congruency of course and curriculum with University mission and goals and role of the BSN graduate.
- Assure that teaching and learning practices and environments support the achievement of expected student learning outcomes for all leaning environments (in-seat/online theory and simulation and clinical practicum program delivery).
- Conduct BSN student learning assessment, including assessment plan modifications, annual assessment reports, and quality improvement initiatives.
- Manage student admission, orientation, progression, retention, and international experiences.
- Recruit, assign, orient, mentor, and evaluate affiliate faculty teaching in the BSN program.
- Assign academic advisors for BSN students.
- Train Enrollment Counselors on program details and updates once each semester (3 times annually).
- Assist in writing reports related to Colorado Board of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Accreditation as required.
- Teach a minimum of six credits annually.
- Complete other duties as assigned.
While performing the duties of this job, you may be required to walk, stand, sit, reach with hands and arms, balance, stoop, speak with clarity, and have appropriate vision and hearing capabilities. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Working irregular hours including evenings and weekends is expected. Local, statewide and national travel is required. Tasks may involve extended periods of time at the computer keyboard or workstation. Faculty responsibilities frequently require extended hours in the work week including evenings and weekends. Colorado Christian University expects all faculty and staff to become a part of the University community by participating in activities and events that occur on the campus throughout the year, which may occur during evenings and weekends.
What we offer our employees:
We offer competitive compensation and benefits packages to all employees. Our benefit package includes: a tuition waiver program, excellent healthcare, generous paid time off, matching 403(b) retirement plan, and additional organizational paid benefits and voluntary benefit offerings.
Faculty pay will be assigned by rank at a range of $50,000-$75,000. Pay is assigned by reviewing a combination of job-related factors that may include: internal/external pay equity, the salary structure/pay grade, or a candidate’s qualifications/experience for the job. A wage range posted is not a guarantee of a specific wage and CCU reserves the right to make pay decisions based on economic and equity considerations. CCU does not determine pay based on sex or any other protected status. Pay and benefits will be discussed in more detail as candidates progress through the interview process.
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