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DNP Program Director

Employer
Benedictine University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Mar 16, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Education Administration & Leadership, Health & Medicine, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Curriculum & Instructional Development, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time
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DNP Program Director


Benedictine University is an inclusive academic community, inspired by the Catholic intellectual tradition and Benedictine values. We seek employees who will contribute to the advancement of our mission by helping students shape lives of meaning and purpose as engaged citizens who care for the Earth, welcome people of diverse faiths and cultures, and promote the common good.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Department of Nursing and Health
DNP Program Director/Full-Time, Tenure-Track,
Assistant or Associate Professor
June 1, 2022

Position Description: Benedictine University Department of Nursing and Health invites applications for a full-time, 11-month, tenure-track faculty appointment as Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Director, Assistant or Associate Professor commensurate with experience. The cohort-based DNP in Executive Leadership Program provides a transformative curriculum grounded in Benedictine values and in the model of an inclusive, welcoming, and caring Community. The Program aligns with AACN’s approved document, The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (2021) and will shape DNP students into visionary nurse leaders prepared to drive innovation and health equity. The Program is scheduled to launch in August 2022 with a position appointment date of June 2022.
This Position includes leadership/administrative responsibilities regarding all aspects of the DNP Program including meeting requirements for CCNE approval and ongoing accreditation, advising students, providing faculty support and oversight, coordinating Program needs with all service areas in the University to advance Program growth and outcomes, accepting teaching assignments in selected DNP courses, pursuing scholarly endeavors, and meeting expectations for service at all levels of the University and within the profession.

Responsibilities:

• Provide leadership to collaboratively advance the DNP Program consistent with the Benedictine University Mission and Vision, College of Science and Health Strategic Plan, and Department of Nursing and Health Goals.
• Provide leadership in the development, implementation, evaluation, and potential revisions for newly designed DNP courses.
• Provide leadership to the development and ongoing updates and reporting in the DNP Program Systematic Evaluation plan and University-wide assessment process.
• Provide oversight to the development, implementation, and evaluation of program standards.
• Lead the process for CCNE initial and continued accreditation of the DNP Program.
• Assume advising responsibilities for newly admitted students including gap analysis of graduate level clinical hours and plan for completion of required hours through scheduled enrollment in Graduate Clinical Immersion Practicum course.
• Develop and coordinate faculty-student mentor role facilitating faculty to serve as advisors/DNP project coaches within a student-focused environment.

• Conduct day-to-day Program activities including coordinating enrollment and progression of DNP students through the curriculum, collaboratively designating teaching assignments, and partnering with service areas across campus to meet student/faculty/program needs.

• Provide oversight to the integrity of all Program processes and publications, both internal and external.
• Support faculty through ensuring adequate orientation to their roles and courses and in their advancement of teaching excellence, scholarly endeavors, and service.
• Provide oversight to site and preceptor selection and meeting agency requirements for DNP practicum experiences and projects.
• Demonstrate excellence in teaching selected executive leadership courses at the doctoral level.
• Participate in scholarly, professional, and community activities.
• Participate in service activities at Department, College, and University levels and within the profession.
• Meet faculty and program director expectations delineated in the Benedictine Faculty Handbook.

Required Qualifications:



Minimum Qualifications:
• Earned doctorate in Nursing or related field from a regionally-accredited institution.
• Master’s degree in nursing.
• Current, unencumbered Illinois registered nurse (RN) license or acquiring IL RN license by starting date of employment is required.
• Experience in teaching online and in graduate clinical nursing education.
• Two years of academic leadership experience as a program director, chair, or dean.
• Knowledgeable in accreditation, nursing regulation, certification, and national nursing/healthcare trends.
• Demonstrated appreciation of the opportunity to advance a diverse nursing student body and RN workforce.
• Ability to work harmoniously with colleagues, students, and the community within the framework of Benedictine Values and Catholic traditions.
• Evidence of scholarly/research accomplishments.

Preferred Qualifications:
• A record of successful teaching experience in an accredited DNP Program.
• Nurse Executive-Board Certified (NE-BC) or Nurse Executive Advanced-Board Certified (NEA-BC) by the American Nurses Association’s American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), or earned MBA
• Certification in an area of clinical practice and/or licensure as an advance practice nurse

Application Deadline: Review of applications begins immediately. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Application Process: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter describing current teaching experience, curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research/scholarly interests, and contact information for three references.

Any questions should be directed to: Dr. Joan Libner, Department of Nursing and Health, College of Education and Health Services, Benedictine University, 5700 College Road, Lisle, IL, 60532; Phone 630- 829-1153; e-mail jlibner@ben.edu. Must have legal authority to work in the U.S. permanently. An EEO employer.
Application Material Required:
Submit the following items online at this web site:
• Cover Letter
• Curriculum Vitae
• Teaching Statement
• Scholarly and Research Interests
• Copy of Graduate Transcripts (official transcripts will be required if hired)
• List of Three Professional References (will not be contacted unless candidate is a finalist for the position)

Note : This is a not a distance faculty position.

Benedictine University does not discriminate in its admissions or educational policies, programs or activities; scholarship and loan programs; athletic and other University administered programs or employment practices on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The laws applicable to Benedictine University include constitutional and statutory protections of the University's rights as a religiously sponsored institution. This policy of equal employment opportunity applies to all employment and personnel practices including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, promotion, training and compensation.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Per Gov. Pritzker’s Executive Order proof of vaccination or weekly COVID-19 testing is required.

Benedictine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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