Director of Nursing Program

Elgin, IL
Apr 20, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Nursing
Institution Type
Community College
Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL
Director of Nursing Program

Elgin Community College (ECC) is a comprehensive, fully accredited community college located in Elgin, Illinois, one of its most rapidly growing cities. Our district encompasses 360 square miles, serving 400,000 people, 11,000 businesses with four public school districts and 15 high schools. ECC was selected as one of five Illinois community colleges to participate in the national Achieving the Dream (AtD) initiative. is a long-term national initiative that collaborates with community colleges to help more students earn degrees, complete certificates, or transfer to four-year institutions to continue their studies. The park-like setting of our 145 acre Main Campus offers instruction spanning nine major buildings with beautiful views. ECC also offers classes throughout the northwest suburbs of Chicago with more than 100 off-campus locations.


Provide overall direction of the College's Nursing Program. Plan, develop policy and provide periodic review of program effectiveness; manage Nursing Department budget, maintain program accreditation and ensure program compliance with regulatory agencies. Direct the preparation of skilled healthcare professionals, teach courses and supervise faculty.

Essential Responsibilities:

1. Responsible for the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development, and general effectiveness of the Nursing (NUR) program.
2. Maintain NUR program accreditation through the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and state program approval through the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR).
3. Develop and maintain affiliations with clinical agencies and ensure compliance with accreditation standards.
4. Develop curriculum and enhance instruction within the NUR department, teach courses where applicable.
5. Monitor NUR program budget, purchase equipment and supplies, maintain student lab and equipment.
6. Hire, supervise, mentor, and evaluate NUR faculty and clinical instructors.

Other Responsibilities:

1. Participate in professional development activities related to the field.
2. Participate in division and College-wide committees and events in order to support the mission of the College.
3. Perform other job-related duties as assigned which pertain to the job description.Required Qualifications:

1. Master's degree or higher with a major in nursing.
2. Licensed as registered professional nurse in Illinois or willing to obtain license transfer to Illinois.
3. Two (2) years of experience in clinical nursing practice.
4. Two (2) years of experience as an instructor in a nursing education program.

For a detailed job posting and to apply, please visit our web site at:

Elgin Community College is an Equal Employment, Equal Access Employer committed to increasing the diversity of our workforce.


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