Summary The Assistant Dean of the Nurse Practitioner Program is accountable to the Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing and the Dean of The Richard and Sheila Young School of Nursing and ensures the integrity, excellence, and ongoing development of the graduate nursing nurse practitioner programs. The Assistant Dean is responsible for assisting and supporting the program’s administration in planning, curriculum, scheduling, faculty, meetings, events, service, and scholarly aspects. The Assistant Dean is responsible for the Direct Entry Master's Program, the on-ground nurse practitioner (NP) tracks, and oversees the NP students while in their NP courses who are enrolled in the BS-DNP on-ground program. The Assistant Dean is dually in the role as a Program Director for the on-ground NP program. The Assistant Dean will represent the school at various events for nursing regarding curriculum planning, faculty development, marketing events and information sessions and graduate program meetings to guarantee its integrity. The Assistant Dean will have an August 1st anticipated start date and contract for an 11-month position while maintaining tenure status, if applicable, and eligibility for promotion in rank.
Essential Functions Planning
Assists and supports the Associate Dean with the graduate nurse practitioner programs in the development, implementation, and maintenance of the curriculum
Contributes to leadership vision for the program by maintaining active professional involvement with pedagogical direction in graduate nursing programs and introducing new initiatives
Participates in and supports the Associate Dean and Dean in the administration of various graduate nurse practitioner tracks
Identifies and submits grants which support the graduate curriculum
Assists the Associate Dean and Dean with activities related to curriculum and new program initiative implementation and development
Participates in analysis of outcome data and works with Nurse Practitioner Track Coordinators on revisions based on outcomes
Schedule and Course Management
Manages and oversees course scheduling and faculty staffing as directed by the Dean and Associate Dean
Assists the Track Coordinators with degree audits and curriculum plan changes
Collaborates and promotes interdisciplinary/interprofessional education curricula with faculty supporting the graduate nursing courses
Collaborates and assists the nursing program track coordinators and faculty in maintaining the quality and integrity of the graduate nurse practitioner program, which includes evaluation of student course and faculty evaluation, curriculum workshops, and review of student integrity and/or progression issues
Assists in managing faculty orientation each semester
Assists the Associate Dean and Dean in the evaluation of the Track Coordinators and the faculty
Collaborates with the Online Assistant Dean and runs the Master’s meetings monthly.
Participates in the Master’s Program Committee, DNP Program Committee, Regis College Nursing Advisory Board and any other appointed College or SON committee
Consults with the Admissions, Retention, and Progression Committee regarding specific policy or student matters
Assists in monitoring accreditation guideline compliance for ACEN, NECHE, and other accreditation agencies
Faculty Hiring and Management
Manages and participates in the recruitment, interviewing, recommendation, and hiring of faculty for academic and/or administrative appointments
Implements a cohesive mentoring program in collaboration with the program coordinators and for newly hired graduate nursing faculty
Promotes faculty development in teaching, research, leadership, and other scholarly activities as well as in community service
Ensures and supports a conducive teamwork environment, including resolving faculty/staff concerns
Assists the Dean, Associate Dean, and Track Coordinators in activities related to faculty recruitment
Collaborates and assists the Dean and Associate Dean in monitoring admissions
Analyzes student retention data and provides reports and recommendations to the Associate Dean and Dean
Monitors the Starfish advising system
Assists with activities related to recruitment and admissions on and off campus
Technology Planning and Management
In collaboration with the Track Coordinators and faculty, identifies software needs that enhance and support graduate nursing program needs
Participates in the nursing research/public policy/nursing education/ nursing leadership scholarly endeavors
Other responsibilities as designated by the Associate Dean and Dean
Assists Dean and Associate Dean with graduate nursing Track Coordinators, Lead NP faculty, faculty, and adjunct/clinical faculty
Earned doctoral degree or currently enrolled in doctoral program and related experience with online teaching
Registered nurse in Massachusetts with a master’s degree in nursing
Ability to uphold the University’s commitment to inclusive excellence in a diverse educational community.
Experience in writing grants, program administration, authoring scholarly papers and/or engaging in other scholarly activities
Commitment to community and professional service
Desire to serve as a college and program advocate for faculty, students, and external professional organizations
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Normal office environment, not subject to extremes in noise, odors, etc.
May spend extended periods at terminal, on telephone, or operating other office machines requiring eye-hand coordination and finger dexterity.
Subject to frequent interruptions to assist staff and faculty
Involves occasional evening and weekend work
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job. The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.
External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.
In employment, as in education, Regis College is committed to equal opportunity and affirmative action. Regis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, creed, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origin, ancestry, citizenship, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, pregnancy, veteran’s status, membership in uniformed services or any other protected status.
Internal Number: 78445
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