Program Director - Undergraduate Nursing
School of Nursing
Full Time or Part Time?
Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
Northern Kentucky University ( NKU ) seeks excellence by enriching
its educational environment and culture through the diversity of
its administration, faculty, and staff and by embracing
inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of
its work. NKU is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative
Action institution. We encourage applications by members of diverse
groups and by persons with a demonstrated commitment to issues of
diversity and experience in achieving goals relative to inclusive
excellence. Our vision is that NKU will be nationally recognized
for being a student-ready, regionally engaged university that
empowers diverse learners for economic and social mobility. We will
do this while promoting a culture of excellence, acting with
integrity, fostering a community of belonging, working with
creativity and innovation, and maintaining a climate of
collegiality. In your role, you will be expected to ensure that
students who interact with you have a high-quality experience that
supports the vision of the institution.
Purpose of Position
The undergraduate program director ( UPD ) is a full-time 12 -month
faculty member that serves as the primary nurse administrator of
the Grant County, Kentucky campus.
• Serve as a point of administrative contact for undergraduate
students enrolled in the program at Grant County, Kentucky.
• Communicate relevant matters to the program faculty or its
committees as needed; inform the faculty of university policies,
deadlines, and programs as appropriate; and forward
recommendations, nominations, and other information from the
faculty to the appropriate university administrators.
• Implement relevant policies of the University, college,
department, and degree program.
• Provide periodic reports on the program and data to the school
director, associate school director, dean and others as
• Develop and maintain materials related to program accreditations
and re- accreditations.
• Carry out additional program-related responsibilities as
specified by the school director or dean.
• Develops the fall, spring, and summer course schedules in
consultation with Associate School Director and Clinical
• Assigns faculty workload each semester in consultation with
Associate School Director and Clinical Director.
• Accountable for conflict resolution with faculty.
• Accountable for conflict resolution with students
• Conducts annual performance evaluations for undergraduate nursing
faculty in conjunction with Undergraduate Associate School
• Provides regular updates at the School of Nursing meeting or BSN
• Works with the School Director/Associate School Director to
determine the revenues and expenditures in the school budget
• Ensure that all promotional materials (print and web) are
• Respond to inquiries from prospective applicants.
• Attend recruitment events as needed.
• Participate actively in admissions to program as
• Participate in new student orientation and welcome events.
• Serve on Curriculum oversight and Program Evaluation Committee (
• Responsible for entering assessment reports in Weave
• Ensure that program descriptions on the department web site,
catalog, and other printed materials are current and
• Recommend and initiate program changes based on needs within the
community and/or field.
• Coordinate program development and curriculum revision.
• Assess faculty, course, and field/clinical experience needs based
• Monitor time to degree.
• Develop, revise, and enforce program’s policies and procedures in
collaboration with Associate School Director and BSN Program
Director, main campus.
• Keep program information – policies and curricular information –
current on the website and in a program handbook.
• Ensure that student, alumni, and employer surveys are conducted
on a regular basis as part of program assessment.
• Ensure new faculty are oriented relative to their position and
responsibilities in the program.
• Recruit, hire and train part-time instructors as needed in
collaboration with the school directors or associate
• Serve on nursing advisory board
• Serve on Curriculum oversight and Program Evaluation Committee (
• Collaborate with the Simulation Educators to develop appropriate
“on campus” (simulation) clinical experiences for all clinical
• Revise the clinical curriculum in conjunction with main campus
based on program evaluation data; student, faculty, and facility
• Conduct various SoTL projects to study the effectiveness of the
• Analyze annual survey data (employer, graduate, exit
• Establish clinical sites, create clinical affiliation agreements
as needed in conjunction with compliance and legal
• make clinical site visits
• hire clinical faculty
• Assist clinical faculty with development of student action plans
• Review clinical faculty evaluations and complete annual
• Ensure student requirements for each facility are up to
• Serve as the liaison between the practice partners and the BSN
• Utilize CCPS to secure clinical placements for the AY
• Secure/organize observation experiences as necessary (ie: OR
• Review clinical site evaluations (which are completed by
students). Report data to COPE
• Work with BSN Academic Assistant to develop clinical tracks each
• Place students in appropriate clinical groups
• Post clinical groups for students each semester
• Work with Academic Assistant to ensure students are placed in
appropriate clinical groups (ie: student athletes)
• Work with Main Campus Clinical Director for clinical make-up,
clinical faculty orientation and mentoring
Mentoring & Promotion of Scholarship
• Serve as a resource for academic advising.
• Oversee the procedure for students to apply for appropriate
certification and/or licensure in the discipline as needed.
• Provide information regarding internships/practicums/clinical
• Participates in teaching one course per semester/teaching
didactic courses or labs as needed
• Participates in scholarship according to specialty and interests,
• Participates in University and community service as available,
• Must meet SACSCOC requirements as academically qualified in the
field as stated in SACSCOC 3.4.11. “For each major in a degree
program, the institution assigns responsibility for program
coordination, as well as for curriculum development and review, to
persons academically qualified in the field. In those degree
programs for which the institution does not identify a major, this
requirement applies to a curricular area or concentration (Academic
• Doctorate or master’s degree in nursing or related field focused
in nursing education or the teaching discipline
• Leadership and/or management experience.
· Preferred 5 years in higher education
• Certified and licensed in the appropriate discipline as
Posting Detail Information
Job Open Date
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Curriculum Vitae
- Vision Statement for Inclusive Excellence in Higher