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Founding Chair of Nursing for BSN Program Southern University at New Orleans

Southern University at New Orleans
Louisiana, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Aug 23, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Nursing
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Full Time
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Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO)  has received approval of its letter of intent and feasibility study from the Louisiana Board of Nursing. It is ready to begin developing a new BSN program.  We are seeking applications for the founding Chair of Nursing for this Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. This is a 12-month administrative position with faculty status. The Chair will report directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and will provide day-to-day oversight for operations of this new undergraduate program.

Candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Commitment and passion for creating a student-centered, caring teaching/learning environment and committed to improving diversity within the Louisiana nursing workforce.
  • Hold an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from a regionally accredited institution. The Master of Science in Nursing degree is required if the doctoral degree is not in nursing.
  • Possess an unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Louisiana or be eligible for the same.
  • Have a minimum of three years experience in a nursing education administrative role and three years in clinical practice.
  • Be eligible to meet academic qualifications as a tenure track Professor or Associate Professor. Responsibilities include:
  • The Founding Chair will have the authority and responsibility to develop the program's infrastructure during the first year (AY 2021/22) according to LSBN regulations and hire qualified faculty before the admission of students in AY 2022/23.

Requirements include:

  • developing an organizational structure for the program
  • developing administrative policies and procedures screening, hiring, orienting, supporting, retaining, mentoring faculty
  • developing, maintaining and managing, the budget
  • developing and maintaining contractual relationships with clinical agencies for clinical instruction and preceptorships
  • developing, maintaining, managing use of facilities and resources In collaboration with faculty:
  • finalizing curriculum plan and developing mission/philosophy, goals, program & student outcomes
  • developing course outcomes, course syllabi
  • developing program evaluation plan and methods
  • developing admission, progression, and graduation criteria
  • developing policies related to student rights, safety, welfare, academic guidance, and advising
  • planning for clinical instruction, utilization of simulation lab, clinical facilities, cooperating facilities, and clinical preceptors
  • planning for equipping and utilization of skills and simulation laboratories
  • planning for monitoring progress toward readiness for student success on NCLEX

Other significant duties:

Meeting LSBN approval milestones, including earning initial approval to ensure the admission of first BSN students in fall AY 2022 and earning final approval following the first-class graduation in 2025.

Achieving professional accreditation with Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) so first-class will benefit from graduating from a CCNE accredited program.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Stated philosophy that aligns with SUNO's mission and values
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience with regulatory and accreditation agencies and processes
  • Experience with simulation teaching and learning
  • Ability to maintain teamwork, mutual respect, and high motivation for student success
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the student body and among faculty

Candidates should submit a curriculum vita with a letter of interest stating how qualifications and experience align with expectations of this position and three references with their contact information.

Application documents should be submitted to .

Should you need assistance, please contact Mrs. Dana Douglas, Manager of Human Resources, at

The deadline for submission is July 15, 2021.

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other federal, state, and local laws, Southern University and A&M College forbids discriminating or harassing conduct that is based on an individual's race, color, religion, sex, ethnicity, national origin or ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, membership in Uniformed Services, and all other categories protected by applicable state and federal laws. This commitment applies but is not limited to decisions made with respect to hiring and promotion, the administration of educational programs and policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other College administered programs. Discriminatory acts of any kind are strictly forbidden.

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