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Associate Dean of Nursing

Bergen Community College
Paramus, New Jersey
Date posted
Apr 24, 2024

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details

The Associate Dean of Nursing provides administrative supervision of the Associate degree Nursing program at the College including all accreditation activities. The position reports to the Dean of the Division of Health Professions.


The Associate Dean will be responsible for implementing, managing and evaluating the Nursing program.  The program has 7 FT faculty/40+ Adjunct faculty and approximately 300 students in the day and evening programs.


In collaboration with the Divisional Dean, the Associate Dean of Nursing provides leadership and direction to the Nursing faculty and supportive staff in planning, revision, implementation and all matters related to curriculum and instruction of the Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum; conducts orientation of new faculty; assists new faculty in development of teaching materials and methodology. The Associate Dean leads the Nursing program assessment activities.


The Associate Dean of Nursing serves as an ex-officio member of all Nursing Program committees; prepares and maintains statistics related to program outcomes; maintains liaison with agencies used for clinical experience, requests appropriate nursing units, resolves conflicts and coordinates all aspects of clinical affiliations; maintains liaison with approval/accrediting bodies specific to the Nursing Program; provides leadership to the faculty in preparation of accreditation self-studies; prepares annual reports for The New Jersey Board of Nursing, The National League for Nursing, Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, National Council of State Board of Nursing and the NJ Collaborating Center for Nursing; represents the Nursing Program at meetings; coordinates activities related to student admission, retention, progression and graduation.

The Associate Dean of Nursing provides advisement for students participating in day and evening programs, resolves student problems, monitors students’ compliance with health regulations and maintains liaison with Bergen Community College Health Services Office; maintains records relevant to the Program; liaison to other College constituencies which directly impact the Nursing Program; performs other duties as assigned.  

The Associate Dean of Nursing has the following programmatic responsibilities:

  • Admissions
  • Class Scheduling
  • Faculty Teaching Assignments
  • Faculty & Student Clinical Compliance
  • Assessment Activities
  • Accreditation Activities
  • Simulation Activities
  • Canvas Learning Management System
  • Nursing Freshman Orientation
  • Management Team
  • Interdisciplinary Collaborations
  • Community engagement activities
  • Program Advisory Committee


Education: Position requires a minimum of a Master’s degree in Nursing, Doctorate preferred. Current NJ Register Nurse license. Current Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) Credential.


  • Must have a minimum of 2 years demonstrated successful administrative experience in nursing education.
  • Must have a minimum 6-8 years clinical experience as well as full-time teaching experience in an academic setting. 
  • Must be familiar with curriculum design, collaborative partnerships with BSN programs, have experience with ACEN accreditation 
  • Must possess demonstrated leadership, interpersonal communication skills as well as proficiency with computers.
  • Must possess demonstrated leadership, interpersonal communication skills as well as proficiency with computers
  • Experience serving on committees of professional organizations and/or experience as an ACEN Accreditation Site Visitor 
  • Demonstrated experience with ATI 


  • Annual Salary is $108,000-$110,000
  • NJ Educators Health Plan with free Vision and Dental. NJ State Pension plan.
  • 23 vacation days, 15 sick days, 4 personal days, 2 floating holidays, all designated holidays and 5 non-designated holidays a year. 3 Partial Sick Days.


Bergen CC

Bergen Community College was founded in 1965 and maintains locations in Paramus, Hackensack and Lyndhurst serving more than 32,000 students in degree, continuing education and adult education programs. As of November 2021, it is the largest community college in the state and has graduated more than half a million students with associate degrees and certificates since its inception. With more than 1,500 employees working at Bergen, the College remains a large Bergen County employer and the College was recently recognized by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education as one of the Top 20 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges. Our faculty, instructors and staff are unified and passionate about creating successful outcomes for our diverse student population. The U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, said "What's happening at Bergen needs to happen across the country" - come find out what's happening at our College, we would love to have you on our team. 

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