The College of Coastal Georgia seeks a well-qualified nurse educator to contribute significantly to the future of an innovative and collaborative baccalaureate nursing program in an energetic and forward-looking, four-year college setting.
Five Reasons to consider this Nursing Faculty Opportunity:
Position is 10-month, tenure-track and has the faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Professor based on candidate’s education and experience.
The nursing program is housed in the new state-of-the-art Health and Science Building that is designed primarily for teaching nursing and offers the latest technology in simulation laboratories.
Southeast Georgia Health System, a comprehensive health care system serving the eight-county area, is a collaborative, contributing partner of the college’s nursing and health sciences programs.
The nursing program’s primary site for clinical experiences is only blocks from the campus.
The college is located in historic Brunswick, the major city serving the Atlantic coast’s Golden Isles, which offers high quality of life, mild winters, beautiful beaches, and a strong economic base.
To Qualify for this Position: Candidates must have a master’s degree in nursing and a doctorate degree in nursing or a closely related field. Candidates must be eligible for a Georgia Nursing License.
A complete profile on this opportunity, including the application process, is available at: http://www.myersmcrae.com/skins/userfiles/file/CCGA2013.pdf
The Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing assumes responsibility for classroom, laboratory, and clinical instruction as well as teaching, advising, scholarship, and service requirements within the BSN program. This faculty position is an academic year position with tenure-track appointment.
Preference will be given to candidates who have teaching experience and recent clinical experience in the areas of medical-surgical or critical care, and nursing theory and research. The ability and the commitment to utilize technology and web-based teaching also are desired.
Other qualities required include:
About the Nursing Program
The new BSN programs are collaborating with the College of Coastal Georgia’s associate degree nursing program that has had a long and successful history of preparing knowledgeable and highly skilled registered nurses. The nursing pre-licensure programs, ASN and BSN, boast an enrollment of greater than 200 students each year.
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) has granted the baccalaureate program of the college’s School of Nursing and Health Sciences initial accreditation through spring 2016 and the associate nursing program continuing accreditation through spring 2019. The programs have full approval from the Georgia Board of Nursing.
The college’s Health and Science Building opened in January 2011. A major gift established the Miriam and Hugh Nunnally Center for Nursing Education, which supports capital projects and programming for top-quality nursing education.
Dean Patricia Kraft
These positions will report to Patricia A. Kraft, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, who serves as Southeast Georgia Health System Distinguished Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences and Professor of Nursing at the college. She has more than 20 years of teaching and research experience as well as three decades of practice experience.
Prior to joining the College of Coastal Georgia in 2011, Dr. Kraft served as Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Nursing and Behavioral Health at Carson-Newman College in Tennessee. Previous to her eight years in the dean’s role, Dr. Kraft was Chair of the nursing program at Waynesburg College in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kraft’s experience includes leading nursing Army ROTC programs and serving as a reviewer with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS/COC). She has a rich history of community involvement and service in state and national professional nursing leadership organizations.
Southeast Georgia Health System
The college’s enduring partnership with Southeast Georgia Health System is a testament to the quality of the nursing programs. The Health System has a strong, ongoing relationship with the college. The nursing and allied health students receive hands-on clinical experiences at the Health System’s facilities. In 2008, the Health System contributed $1 million to establish the Southeast Georgia Health System Distinguished Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Headquartered in Brunswick, Southeast Georgia Health System serves the residents of the surrounding region. The Health System has two acute-care hospitals, conveniently located Family Medicine Centers, Immediate Care Centers, and two Senior Care Centers. Today, the Health System is heavily reinvesting in its facilities and adding new physicians and services to meet the community’s growing health care needs.
College of Coastal Georgia
The College of Coastal Georgia is a comprehensive, undergraduate state college in the University System of Georgia. The college has a campus in Brunswick and a satellite center in Kingsland, Georgia. It employs more than 200 faculty and staff and serves more than 3,400 students in baccalaureate and pre-baccalaureate programs.
Embracing service-learning in its mission, the college participates in economic development within the region.
On-campus housing became available in fall 2011. In the coming decade, the college expects to grow significantly, adding expanded curriculum and a full array of student services.
Brunswick and the Golden Isles
Brunswick and the Golden Isles of Georgia, which includes Sea Island, St. Simons Island, Little St. Simons Island, and Jekyll Island, are located on the Atlantic coast, between Jacksonville, Florida, and Savannah, Georgia. Brunswick has approximately 16,000 residents, with the metropolitan population closer to 104,000. The vibrant coastal region has historic communities and lovely beaches.
The College of Coastal Georgia is an equal opportunity, Affirmative Action institution committed to cultural, racial, and multi-ethnic communities and compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Applications and Nominations
Review of applications begins immediately. To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of professional reference, and a copy of RN license. To be processed correctly, applications and nominations must be submitted to:
Myers McRae Executive Search and Consulting is assisting with this search. The consultant is Emily P. Myers, President and CEO.
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