Associate Degree Nursing Program Director

POSITION PURPOSE:

The ADN Program Director shall be responsible to the Dean of Health Professions. The Director shall provide leadership in all instructional matters including curriculum planning and development, innovation, academic standards, program review and evaluation, accreditation, communication with appropriate state and national agencies, and other matters that fall under the jurisdiction of the Director of the ADN Program.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Administrative

  • Recruit, organize departmental interviews, recommend, and orient full-time faculty; in addition, select part-time faculty.
  • Evaluate faculty within the ADN Program and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Recommend teaching load and office hour schedule for Program personnel.
  • Assist in resolving complaints/conflicts among ADN faculty and students.
  • Ensure that all ADN faculty meet minimum SACSCOC, ACEN and the Texas Board of Nursing requirements.
  • Recommend policies and policy revisions related to the program.
  • Maintain accreditation requirements.
  • Oversee the maintenance of program records and files.
  • Maintain position relations with local, state, and national agencies.

Instructional

  • Review the evaluation of full and part-time ADN faculty performance and utilize the results for instructional improvement. Identify needs and assist the Dean in implementing faculty training and development.
  • Encourage initiative and innovation in teaching methods and techniques within the Department.

Professional and Personal Development

  • Promote morale and internal communications.

Curriculum & Instruction

  • Provide leadership within the faculty for the development and implementation of curriculum.
  • Recommend all program courses to be taught each semester; recommend teaching assignments in accordance with college policy; and prepare class schedules.
  • Maintain clinical agency contracts.
  • Coordinate the preparation and periodic revision of syllabi and course outlines for courses in the ADN program and maintain up-to-date files in the Dean’s office.
  • Ensure that the ADN program is competency based and that all courses include SCANS Competencies and Foundation Skills as required by SACSCOC and The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB).
  • Coordinate the selection of textbooks for courses in the Division. Contribute to the department’s portion of the college catalog.
  • Recommend program changes to be reported to THECB and assist with necessary paperwork for program revisions. Ensure that grade books for the department are filed in the Dean’s office at the end of each semester.
  • Participates in course instruction through guest lecturing or teach at least one course per semester. Develop and maintain an environment conducive to learning.

Student Oriented

  • Participate in academic/individual counseling and advisement of students.
  • Coordinate recruitment and retention of students for the ADN program.
  • Address student problems and complaints.

General Management

  • Prepare and manage program budget.
  • Develop and evaluate goals and objectives for the Program.
  • Supervise and evaluate the job performance of program personnel.
  • Establish and maintain effective liaison with community and relevant health agencies, professional groups, associations, and the professional and vocational boards of nurse examiners.
  • Advise the Dean on all matters concerning the Program and keep him or her fully informed.
  • Coordinate Program Advisory Committee meetings for ADN Program and ensure that the appropriate meetings are conducted each year.
  • Ensure that the ADN Program strives to meet Performance Measures and Core Standards as required by the Coordinating Board; also, ensure that the appropriate reporting is accurate and timely.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean.

REQUIRED EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

Required

  • Must meet the requirements of the Board of Nurse Examiners for the State of Texas (BNE); and licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
  • Minimum of Masters Degree in Nursing.
  • Minimum three (3) years teaching experience in a professional nursing education program.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • An understanding of and commitment to the community college philosophy.
  • Commitment to quality education and the professional development of faculty and staff.
  • A student-oriented philosophy.
  • Ability to communicate orally and in writing, and ability to work effectively with students, faculty, administrators, classified staff, and diverse community groups.
  • Commitment to the concept of institutional effectiveness and the ability to provide leadership in the planning and evaluation of academic programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in administration within a professional nursing education program.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Variances from regular working hours may be necessary to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.
  • Busy working environment with numerous interruptions.

REPORTS TO:  Dean of Health Professions

SALARY:  Commensurate with Education and Experience  (This is a 12 month position to be paid over 12 months annually)

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATE:  Open Until Filled