Assistant/Associate Professor & Coordinator, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
The School of Nursing at Florida Gulf Coast University invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month continuing appointment faculty position beginning August 2021. The search will be open until filled. The level of appointment will be based on qualifications and experience. Candidates seeking Associate Professor rank are required to have teaching experience at the University level and a scholarship record commensurate for appointment at that rank.
Due to planned program growth in our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) major, we are now seeking an experienced and motivated Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) to join our DNP Nurse Practitioner faculty team and to function as the Coordinator for the new Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) BSN-DNP Concentration and Post Master’s/Post DNP Certificate. The PMHNP Coordinator will provide leadership in teaching, service, and scholarly activity. The PMHNP Coordinator will be part of the Nurse Practitioner team and have administrative oversight of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) BSN-DNP Concentration and Post Master’s/Post DNP Certificate. The PMHNP Coordinator reports to the Director, School of Nursing.
The Doctor Nurse Practice (DNP) curriculum emphasizes innovative and evidence-based nursing practice to meet the demands of an increasingly complex health care system, improve the safety and quality of care delivery, and influence health care policy. DNP Nurse Practitioner faculty are committed to the education of future NPs who are competent and well qualified to deliver safe and high-quality care.
The Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Coordinator will be responsible for accreditation compliance and programmatic evaluation as well as the development and implementation of educational courses including classroom, lab instruction, and clinical practice. Classroom instruction includes planning for a variety of teaching and learning strategies directed at meeting individual learning styles in lecture, online, and hybrid formats. Clinical practice includes identification, and oversight of, practice preceptors as well as direct and indirect practicum supervision to designated students, consistent with the program and course learning objectives. Advising, supervising, and evaluating PMHNP practicum students in conjunction with preceptors is required. The PMHNP Coordinator serves as the primary liaison on behalf of the School of Nursing between the practicum preceptors, practicum course lead faculty and clinical agencies.
Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, be responsive to changing professional needs, be committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning, be committed to effective use of technology including distance learning, produce peer reviewed scholarship, and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.
Florida Gulf Coast University is committed to establishing and maintaining an inclusive working and learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of the campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview.
At FGCU, we collectively stand against any individual or group that practices any form of racism, discrimination, intolerance, hate expressions, or disrespect. We are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, religious beliefs, abilities, ages, gender identities, sexual orientations, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, family statuses, and military backgrounds. FGCU strives to hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our University stronger. The University community recognizes the importance of a diverse and inclusive institution and holds these ideals as paramount for the current and future success of the institution.
We seek colleagues who promote and embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position as we believe that our University will grow and move forward through a commitment of equality for all.
Typical duties may include but are not limited to:
- Teach a full load of theory, laboratory and clinical courses each academic year (Fall, Spring and Summer semesters) primarily in the Doctor Nurse Practice (DNP) Program
- Provide professional academic advisement/mentoring to students
- Lead course and/or curriculum development
- Engage in research/scholarship as described in FPED and College documents
- Lead program accreditation and continuous improvement activities
- Function as an effective, active and collegial team member
- Actively participate in service to the School, College, University, and professional community
Additional Job Description
- Earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D, DNP), in Nursing, Education, or health related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.
- Current national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
- Current unrestricted APRN licensure or eligibility for APRN licensure in the state of Florida.
- Current certification in American Heart Association CPR for Healthcare Provider
- Clinical practice experience in the practice role of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
- Ph.D. in Nursing preferred
- Five or more years of Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) practice experience
- Experience teaching in the clinical setting
- Experience with the development and delivery of on-line coursework
- Evidence of scholarship leading to professional presentations, research, and/or publications
- Service in professional organizations (e.g. membership and/or committee involvement)
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Have the ability to interact and establish good interpersonal and collaborative relationships with students, faculty, administrators, staff, the Director, the Dean, and the larger FGCU community
- Have a commitment to creating an inclusive learning climate for students of diverse backgrounds
- Possess academic and experiential expertise in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing with an emphasis on application of engaging and innovative pedagogy
- Be student-centric and service-minded, with the ability to work collaboratively in teams
- Be willing to partake in strategic planning initiatives within the School of Nursing and across the institution to build programs and community partnerships, create new opportunities, and innovate to transform nursing education
- Provide effective classroom and clinical instruction in required courses in the area of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
- Contribute to the development, implementation, and evaluation of the School of Nursing academic programs
- Be able to provide instruction in classroom, hybrid, or distance learning formats
- Maintain professional competence and certification in the PMHNP specialty
- Participate in scholarly activities that contribute to nursing and academic disciplines
- Possess clear and concise verbal and written communication skills
- Be physically able to perform teaching duties in class, lab, and clinical settings
- Ability to thrive in an organization that values the diversity of its student body and workforce and actively promotes equity and inclusion.
- Excellent personal communication and professional manner
- Excellent computer skills, including use of virtual teaching platforms
Special Instructions to Applicants
Appointment will be made on a (12 month) multi-year appointment basis available August 2021.
Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida’s Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/ scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore, all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.
Under Florida’s Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.
Required Application Materials:
- Unofficial Transcripts- include transcripts for all degrees earned
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Curriculum Vitae
- Five (5) Professional References
Additional Materials (the application will ask you to upload any additional required documents from the job posting.) The following are the additional that should be uploaded in that section:
- Licenses and/or certifications
This position is posted "Open Until Filled".
FGCU is an EOE AA /F/Vet/Disability Employer.