Program Developer - Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Spokane, WA
Sep 19, 2017
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Eastern Washington University (EWU) seeks a candidate to lead the design, development and implementation of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney and Spokane, Washington. We are developing a new degree program to serve our students and the residents of Washington state: Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Facts supporting this endeavor:

  • Over 200 of each fall's new freshman class indicate their goal is to complete a bachelor's degree in nursing.
  • While we have two respected nursing programs in Spokane, one does not accept transfer students, and the other simply cannot meet the demand for students seeking a BS in nursing.
  • The demand for health care professionals, including nurses, is increasing. Shortages in many areas of our state are acute.

The purpose of this position is to fully investigate, analyze, identify and develop all components leading to the initiation of our BS in nursing program, including admission of our first class of students. This is a one-year appointment, but is eligible for renewal for successive terms. Position reports directly to the Provost, but will work closely with the Dean of the College of Health Science and Public Health, and local and regional health care providers in the design of the program.

The successful candidate will have a graduate degree in nursing, plus significant teaching and administrative experience in nursing education. Candidates with experience in developing and leading BSN or other health science programs are especially encouraged to apply.

Screening of applications will begin October 9th and will continue at least through Nov. 30th. Complete position information, requirements and application instructions are located on our Exempt Jobs website, Questions? Please contact Dean Laureen O'Hanlon,, or via phone at 509.828.1459.

Information about Eastern

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive public university located in Cheney, Washington. In addition to the main campus in Cheney, EWU operates a campus in Spokane, in partnership with Washington State University, and several satellite sites on community college campuses on the west side of the state. EWU is a driving force for the culture, economy and vitality of the Inland Northwest region. EWU's 300-acre park-like campus is just 17 miles from Washington's second largest city, Spokane. It is also a matter of minutes from more than 20 lakes and beautiful mountains, which offer fishing, hiking, biking, boating, skiing, wildlife watching and more. This unique geographic positioning allows students the serenity to focus on their studies, the spirit of a small college town, the recreational opportunities of the Northwest and the invaluable internship opportunities and civic involvement offered by a major metropolitan area.

Eastern offers undergraduate students a high-quality education in more than 100 fields of study and offers nine master's degrees, one applied doctorate, an educational specialist degree and 11 graduate certificates. Eastern's comprehensive liberal arts curriculum and emphasis on real-world experiences enable Eastern graduates to be highly prepared to succeed in a competitive job market and immediately contribute to their career fields.

Eastern is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate nursing degree
  • Knowledge of BSN program development and programmatic needs.
  • Candidates are expected to have knowledge in the following areas:
    • Community partnerships,
    • Principles and practices of nursing,
    • Public health and professional nursing fields,
    • Community engagement, and
    • Effective teaching methods,
  • Candidates must have organizational, administrative, and supervision experience.
  • Candidates must offer demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is sensitive to the diverse needs of the students, faculty, administrators and our community partners as well as the requirements of the university and the State of Washington.

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidates with experience in developing and leading BSN programs are especially encouraged to apply.