Director of Nursing

Director of Nursing

Department: Academic Affairs

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director of Nursing at Anna Maria College maintains responsibility for the development and administration of the Nursing program. The director will provide leadership, ensuring growth, high educational standards, and effective management of resources. An opportunity exists for the Director of Nursing to also serve as the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Science.

Core responsibilities

  • Oversees the administration of the curriculum, classroom, laboratory, and clinical components of the Nursing Programs
  • Supervises all full-time and part-time faculty and staff in the program
  • Ensures the Nursing curriculum is rigorous, current, and student centered
  • Develops and implements the department’s strategic plans both short and long term
  • Offers opportunities for professional development of faculty and staff in the Nursing department
  • Provides mentoring for new and existing faculty regarding accreditation standards
  • Monitors student data including NCLEX pass rates, recruitment, retention, and graduation rates, and develops plans to remedy areas not meeting standards
  • Maintains Massachusetts Board of Nursing approval of the traditional nursing program through compliance of allCMR 6.01-6.11 standards and submitting annual reports
  • Ensures quality of instruction through periodic assessments and audits
  • Maintains accreditation of the traditional and online RN-BSN programs through continued compliance with Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. Standards and Criteria
  • Ensures compliance with all regulatory and statutory guidelines
  • Maintains compliance with National Professional Testing Service with certifying licensure of graduating students
  • Serves as a liaison for representatives of online platforms for RN-BSN program, e.g., ATI services, and other relevant external agencies
  • Ensures periodic reviews of policies and procedures and implements updates as necessary
  • Develops initiatives to increase new student enrollments and support for transfer credits
  • Communicates with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing to ensure continued compliance with 244 CMR 6.01-6.11
  • Oversees coordination with the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Centralized Clinical Placement initiative and local healthcare agencies to obtain student clinical experiences
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Competencies and Skills Required:

  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Anna Maria College
  • High ethical standards and good judgment
  • Understanding of confidentiality and FERPA policies
  • Collegial and collaborative style
  • Excellent documentation and presentation skills and an affinity for data analysis
  • Experience with program reviews and accreditation processes
  • Commitment to academic excellence and student success
  • Detail- and process-oriented
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • High level of initiative and problem-solving skills
  • Strong commitment to the vision and goals of the Academic Affairs division

Candidates should possess:

  1. A current Massachusetts Registered Nurse license in good standing
  2. An earned graduate degree in nursing, and a terminal degree (DNP, EdD, or PhD)
  3. A minimum of five years full-time nursing experience within the last eight years and at least three years full-time experience, or its equivalent, in nursing education in a program designed to prepare graduates to practice as Registered Nurses.

Anna Maria’s Nursing program is approved by the MA Board of Registered Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible. Please send a CV and cover letter with the names and contact information of five individuals for references. Send to academicaffairs@annamaria.edu. Review of applications will start immediately until position is filled.

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