Samuel Merritt University School of Nursing welcomes applications for:
Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice Program
(75% Admin; 25% Teaching)
The Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Director is the academic leader responsible for the management of administrative, curricular, and student/faculty issues of the program. The director maintains standards for professional accreditation, university policy, and plans and manages the budget. The director collaborates with other administrators to sustain strategic planning goals and priorities compatible with University values and mission. He/she models appropriate ethical and professional behaviors, as well as expert communication skills, and is an expert in advanced nursing practice.
Curriculum & Instruction
• Manages the DNP curriculum including program evaluation.
• Collaborates with Student Services and faculty on recruitment, marketing, admissions, orientation, scheduling, grievance procedures, advising, retention, financial aid, special services, awards, and graduation processes for the DNP program.
• Oversees faculty teaching assignments for the DNP program.
• Convenes an admissions panel to review DNP applications and selects admission candidates in collaboration with the committee.
• Assigns DNP advisors based upon students’ proposal and faculty expertise.
• Teaches in the DNP program.
• Oversees the portfolio review process of DNP students.
• Works with the graduate clinical coordinatorand/or faculty advisor as appropriate to assess practice site placements for DNP students
• Identifies and mentors DNP faculty’s orientation and professional development needs.
• Conducts or provides input for the evaluation of the DNP faculty.
• Supervises and provides input into the evaluation of the administrative assistant for the DNP program.
• Assists in identifying new program opportunities for nursing and develops proposals for their development and implementation.
Financial and Resource Management
• Provides information to the Associate Dean for macro budget planning for the DNP program.
• Manages the budget items that pertain to the DNP program.
Reports and Documentation
• Prepares accreditation and other relevant reports for the DNP program.
• Identifies, develops, and manages opportunities for the DNP program for grants and sponsored programs.
• Represents the DNP program, the School, and the University at relevant external conferences, workshops, and meetings.
• Teaches in areas of expertise
Skills and Abilities:
Excellent written and oral communication.
Ability to function effectively as a member of a team and independently.
Knowledgeable about the faculty role.
High degree of competence in the use of computers in nursing education and for administrative functions.
Education and/or Experience:
At least three years of progressive experience in teaching in graduate nursing programs.
At least three years of experience in administration/ management in masters or higher degree nursing programs highly recommended.
Earned doctorate in nursing or a related field from an accredited institution of higher learning. Must have at least one graduate degree in nursing.
Registered Nurse or eligible for licensure in California.-
Hand and finger dexterity for computer, calculator, copy machine, and telephone use.
Must be able to express or exchange ideas by means of the spoken word in person or on the telephone.
Ability to receive detailed information through verbal and written communication.
Ability to read and write clear documents.
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.
Please send letter of interest and CV to the Coordinator of Faculty Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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