Director, Nursing Program
Golden West College
Director, Nursing Program
Salary: $94,328.00 - $124,238.00 Annually
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Under the supervision of the Division Dean plans, organizes, and directs the academic, clinical, and administrative elements of the School of Nursing.
Distinguishing Career Features
The Director for the School of Nursing is an academic management position that administers the programs and courses offered culminating in certificates, degrees, and the pathways to licensure. These programs and curriculum are supported with clinical simulations and practicum. The Director is responsible for complying with the guidelines and criteria established by the Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Plans, organizes, and directs Nursing education as well as closely related disciplines. Assures compliance with BRN and ACEN and participates in developing policies and procedures related to the accreditation of these and other healthcare programs.
• Oversees the recruitment, selection, admission, and academic progression of students in the program. Monitors satisfactory academic progression and reviews students' records for advancement to higher levels of nursing education, e.g., LVN to RN.
• Establishes standards for academic and clinical performance for permanent and adjunct faculty. Ensures that faculty maintains required licensure and clinical credentials.
• Facilitates the development of revised and new curriculum and program elements that stay current with State requirements for nursing practice.
• Directs and participates in the preparation and assignment of class schedules and teaching assignments. Supervises and evaluates performance of assigned staff and monitors the credentials and teaching load of faculty.
Initiates, maintains, and renews articulation agreements with universities. Initiates, maintains, and renews agreements with agency clinical agreements. Serves as a liaison between the college and health care industry serving the community for planning, scheduling, and coordinating clinical facility use agreements.
• Develops, assembles, and recommends annual budgets by researching, reviewing, and analyzing historic information and projecting future needs. Controls and authorizes expenditures within the limitations of approved budgets.
• Provides leadership for program review including process improvement and program development, systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes.
• Directs and participates in preparation of a variety of qualitative and quantitative reports, records, and files related to Nursing and healthcare practice and program accreditation.
• Initiates and participates in sourcing, preparing, applying and managing grant proposals. Administers grant awards.
• Collaborates with faculty within and outside of Nursing, to advance the program and blend other allied health care education and training. • Actively evaluate, consider, and promote other healthcare related programs that could be initiated, developed, and integrated at the College.
• Attends continuing education and conferences to maintain licensure and provide creativity and innovation to the Nursing Program.
• Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
• Advanced practice in nursing theory, principles, procedures, methods, and protocols.
• Laws, codes, regulations, and practices related to nursing including BRN and ACEN requirements.
• Principles of program leadership, supervision, and staff development.
• State laws and regulations related to licensure, certification, and accreditation.
• Computer-aided applications such as those used for documenting patient activity and recording statistics.
• Well-developed human relations skills to build an effective team, conduct lectures, work productively and cooperatively with faculty and nursing students, and conduct in service clinical training.
• Sufficient math skills to perform statistical tests.
• Advanced writing skills to prepare diagnostic reports.
• Carry out the objectives of the position and perform a full range of advanced professional nursing skills including, but not limited to examination, diagnosis, treatment, and invasive procedures as authorized by nursing practice.
• Recommend innovative changes to the program and convert emerging trends in nursing practice to curriculum and practicum.
• Prepare professional quantitative and qualitative reports.
• Set up, organize, lead, and perform health care services in a clinic or acute care environment.
• Demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of staff and students.
• Maintain all necessary licenses.
Education and Experience:
1. As minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:
• Possession of a master's degree; and
• One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.
2. The director of the program shall meet the following minimum qualifications:
• A master's or higher degree from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education or administration;
• One (1) years' experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities consistent with section 1420(h);
• Two (2) years' experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs; and
• One (1) year continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience in direct patient care as a registered nurse; or
• Equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing.
3. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the above. Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.
4. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.
Licensing and Certifications:
Possess or be eligible for a current and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California issued by the Board of Registered Nursing.
May require a valid California driver's license.
Conditions of Employment
This is a contract, full-time, 12-month per year, Educational Administrator position. The normal hours of work will be 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Flexible schedule and weekends might be necessary to address the needs of the job duties, programs and/or students. The effective date of employment will be arranged with the supervisor.
Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910).
The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Coast Community College District is an Equal Opportunity Employer