Dean, School of Nursing

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jul 06, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) invites nominations, expressions of interest, and applications for the position of Dean, School of Nursing. UNLV seeks a scholar with the vision and leadership skills necessary to partner with Dr. Diane Z. Chase, UNLV's newly appointed Executive Vice President and Provost, in further developing and implementing a new and compelling vision for the School of Nursing.

The School of Nursing

For more than half a century, the UNLV School of Nursing has contributed to the advancement of health care through its student-focused curriculum, hands-on learning, and industry-experienced faculty. The School's faculty comprises leading nurse educators, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. Many are Certified Nurse Educators who have received funded research and have published extensively in professional journals. The 35-member faculty possess a vast range of clinical experiences, degrees, certifications and industry appointments, including the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The number of faculty-led scientific investigations continues to increase, addressing a wide range of topics including injury prevention and treatment, chronic pain, heart disease, education, and professional collaboration. Projects are or have been funded by such entities as the Department of Defense, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau. Research opportunities available to School of Nursing students and faculty enable them to make inquiries and observations necessary for discoveries that advance the fields of health and health education. These discoveries are helping to promote health and wellness within and beyond Nevada and contribute to the future of nursing education with an enhanced focus on interdisciplinary biobehavioral science.

Each year, the School educates almost 200 undergraduate and 100 graduate-level nursing students within four degree programs. UNLV's School of Nursing ensures its graduates are equipped and prepared to meet the health care needs of future patients, make the changes that will bolster the state and nation's health care system, and enhance the image of nurses everywhere. Undergraduate and master's students receive hands-on, high-fidelity health care simulation training at the 31,000 square foot Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas (CSCLV) where nursing students, medical students, and medical residents are educated together to promote greater collaboration among future health care providers. Nursing students and faculty also provide multiple services to the Las Vegas community, partnering with local nonprofit and assistance-focused organizations. As part of the undergraduate curriculum, nursing students learn about community health through hands-on learning at the Southern Nevada Health District, Clark County School District, Salvation Army, U.S. Vets, and UMC's Family Resource Center. Graduating students consistently perform well on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), the online graduate nursing programs rank among the nation's best, and research productivity of the School's faculty continues to increase.

The School's baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and have full approval by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The next accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for these programs will be conducted during 2023. The new UNLV doctor of nursing practice program has begun the process of applying for CCNE accreditation with a site visit scheduled for fall, 2017. For more information about the UNLV School of Nursing, please visit or view

The University

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a doctoral university with higher research activity. Tied for second most diverse university in the nation, UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on line at:

Position Summary

Reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost, the Dean serves as the chief academic and administrative officer of the School of Nursing and is responsible for providing energetic, visionary and effective leadership for the organization. The Dean will oversee the School of Nursing's operations and the strategic allocation of resources to ensure the continued excellence of School of Nursing faculty and its programs. In addition, the Dean will develop and articulate the long-range strategic vision and specific strategies in support of UNLV's Top-Tier Initiative. The Dean will also work closely with the University's executive leadership in leading the School of Nursing's engagement in cross-campus, multidisciplinary partnerships that will significantly increase opportunities for innovation and research productivity.

UNLV's next Dean of the School of Nursing will play an important role in the future growth of the School as well as ensure the School's success in research, education, and community impact.

For a complete position profile and list of qualifications, please visit

Application / Nomination Process

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to accept applications and nominations until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of interest describing relevant experience and interest in the position, and a list of three professional references. Submission of materials via e-mail is strongly encouraged. Nomination letters should include the name, position, address and telephone number of the nominee. All nominations and applications will be handled in confidence.

Applications and letters of nomination should be submitted to:

Alberto Pimentel, Managing Partner

Storbeck/Pimentel & Associates

6512 Painter Avenue

Whittier, CA 90601

562-360-1353 (FAX)


Refer to code “UNLV-NURSING” in subject line



UNLV is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Achieving Excellence Through Diversity.

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