The Director of Nursing at Charter College, Anchorage develops, administers, and directs the Nursing Program. The DON shall meet all qualifications required by the Alaska Board of Nursing; Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development. The Director of Nursing Reports to the Campus President.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•Ongoing development and review of program mission, curriculum, faculty, and students.
•Collaborate with nursing program team to manage the initiation of the AAS-Nursing and RN to BSN Programs at Charter College-Anchorage.
•Represent the Nursing Department of Charter College- Anchorage to the community at large, other post-secondary education institutions, the Alaska Board of Nursing, and Accreditation bodies.
•Interact with vendors to further develop, maintain and review the Curriculum Management Articulation Program (CMAP) for both AAS-Nursing and RN to BSN programs.
•Collaborate with Charter Education and Prospect Education curriculum department to create, obtain, and/or review syllabi, lesson plans, tests, lecture notes, texts, and other classroom material.
•Set and administer the schedule for review and revision of nursing program curriculum. This includes establishment and utilization of best practice guidelines in nursing education.
•Review transfer credit requests and recommend credit approvals as needed.
•Maintain knowledge of current trends and best practices in Nursing Education.
•Collaborate with the President and Dean of Education at Charter College to ensure consistent, high-quality delivery of nursing education using grounded, online and blended/hybrid classrooms.
•Direct regional Professional Advisory Committee meetings to ensure the community needs are met by the nursing program.
•Collaborate with President, the Program Chair of the MA program, and other employees to design and/or maintain the physical plant used by the nursing program.
•Collaborate with other college leadership staff to achieve high organizational results in area of admissions, customer satisfaction, student retention, student success, financial aid.
•With Human Resources at Prospect Education, Jointly develop and maintain Job Descriptions for Nursing program Staff.
•Interview and select nursing program faculty and staff.
•Orient nursing program faculty and staff to Prospect Education, Charter College, and the AAS-Nursing program.
•Design and/or maintain and manage faculty development plans and continuing education.
•Facilitate use of innovative, evidence based best practice methods for teaching/learning.
•Substitute teach as needed.
•Attend college faculty meetings, Director and program Chair meetings. Plan and direct nursing faculty meetings.
•Establish and maintain relationships with student clinical sites. Collaborate with Career Services to initiate and maintain MOU/Contract with clinical sites.
•Collaborate with nursing faculty to evaluate clinical sites. This activity includes ensuring site visits; and student, faculty and site relationship success. Topics covered under this duty include clinical site use and maintenance, scheduling, student performance during clinical, and attainment of clinical objectives.
•Monitor and resolve faculty conflicts or problems.
•Manage students in program by being advisor, mentor, evaluator in matters concerning academic performance, clinical performance, scheduling, progression through program, and need for remediation.
•Ensure student files are up to date regarding academic records, health examination, immunizations, background check, grade records, and attendance.
•Ensure drop outs are minimized, and records of matriculation, NCLEX pass rates and job placement are maintained and accurate.
•Collaborate with the Prospect Compliance Department to ensure initial and ongoing approval/accreditation with local and national regulatory/accreditation agencies.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
•MSN Required, Doctorate Preferred
•If not certified as nursing educator, pursue this with ANCC within three years. Maintain current personal education, Nursing License and Certifications required to Practice Nursing in Alaska.
•Demonstrated competence in curriculum development and revision.
•Ability to interact with Alaska Board of Nursing, Nursing Professional Organizations and Certifying Accreditation agencies.
•Three or more years experiences teaching nurses.
•Leadership and management experience, preferably in health care industry or nursing.
•Superior Computer skills in MS Office Suite
•Excel communication, interpersonal, and problem solving skills.
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