Director of Nursing
Under the supervision of the Dean, the Director of the Nursing Program is responsible for the administrative functions of the Program, including planning, implementation, and evaluation. In addition, the Director prepares course schedules and recommends teaching assignments for all Practical Nursing faculty and oversees the budget.
Characteristics, Duties, and Responsibilities
· Plans, develops, and administers the Practical Nursing Program in accordance with state law and regulation, accreditation standards, and College policy.
· Oversees and manages administrative tasks of the Practical Nursing Program, such as agency contracts, criminal history background checks, and health clearance.
· Oversees student concerns/complaints for the program.
· Oversees the admission and orientation process.
· Plans and oversees outcomes assessment for nursing.
· Ensures that the Student Handbook is accurate and reflects College procedures.
· Develops appropriate schedules of course offerings for the Practical Nursing Program.
· Maintains a nursing curriculum that is current, relevant, and directed at program learning outcomes.
· Oversees curricula to ensure currency and relevancy.
· Manages all health-related grants, including Perkins, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc. – completes reports, attends meetings, advises students.
· Recommends staffing of all nursing faculty.
· Assists in nursing classroom instruction.
· Collaborates with the Allied Health coordinators on shared tasks, such as clinical agreements, health requirements, uniforms and criminal background checks.
· Conducts Advisory Committee meetings for the nursing program.
· Participates on College Committees, including Middle States.
· Oversees the human, fiscal, and programmatic resource needs for practical nursing and related grants.
· Represents the College in activities that involve nursing on a state, regional, and national basis.
· Performs other duties as assigned by the Dean.
• Master’s Degree in Nursing required.
• Five years successful teaching experience in a Licensed Practical Nursing Program or other nursing programs/schools.
• Five years successful experience in the Administration of a Nursing Program (
or RN) and/or Allied Health.
Competencies and Skills Required
• Quick Study
• Understanding of and commitment to the mission of a comprehensive community college.
• Commitment to student success.
• Ability to assist a diverse student population in a positive and supportive manner.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
• Strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.
• Knowledge of College practices and management skills.
• Commitment to Licensed Practical Nursing.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
• This position’s duties are normally performed in a typical interior/residence work environment, based on the activity scheduled.
• Some physical effort required; however, the employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.
• No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
• Some travel is required.