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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Coordinator (Administrative Faculty Appointment)

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University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus

College of Nursing, Office of Academic Programs

Job Title: Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Coordinator (Administrative Faculty Appointment)

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers *

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The CU College of Nursing has an opening for a part-time 0.50 FTE Administrative Faculty Appointment. This position will serve as the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program Coordinator at the College of Nursing.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is a public research university serving more than 18,000 students. We award nearly 4,000 degrees each year, including more graduate and professional degrees than any other Colorado institution. With our solid academic reputation, award-winning faculty and renowned researchers, we offer more than 140 highly rated degree programs through 13 schools and colleges. The university receives over $400 million in research awards each year. In addition to the wide array of health-related programs and facilities offered at CU Anschutz in Aurora, Colo. a significant number of undergraduate and graduate degree programs are taught at CU Denver, our comprehensive campus in the heart of downtown Denver-one of America's most vibrant urban centers. CU Denver is located steps from the Denver Center for Performing Arts and the LoDo District affording our students, faculty and staff access to a broad array of academic, professional, community, recreational and cultural outlets.

A national leader in health care and life sciences, CU Anschutz is the only comprehensive academic health sciences center in Colorado and the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. Located in Aurora, Colo., it is one of the newest education, research and patient care facilities in the world. With six schools and colleges, CU Anschutz trains the health sciences workforce of the future by blending education, research and clinical care all in one place. This strategic collaboration among diverse health care fields allows knowledge to travel directly from the research bench to the patient's bedside. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus ranks among the top institutions nationally in clinical care, education and research. Its 230-acre campus, designed to enhance collaboration and interprofessional education, hosts the College of Nursing; the Schools of Dental Medicine, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public Health; the Graduate School; a Health Sciences Library; and two hospitals. Strategically located contiguous to the campus are a biosciences research park and the soon-to-be-completed Veterans Hospital. CU Anschutz offers two undergraduate degrees, 35 graduate degrees, and five first-professional programs. More than 4,000 students learn alongside faculty members who also make meaningful medical discoveries and provide expert clinical care through 1.5 million patient-visits annually. A hub for research and innovation, CU Anschutz receives over $400 million in research awards each year and has filed 1,300 patent applications and formed 53 new companies since 2002.

The University of Colorado, College of Nursing has an opening for a part-time 0.50 FTE Administrative Faculty appointment that will serve as the DNP Program Coordinator.

The DNP Program Coordinator will be responsible for the quality of the DNP curriculum as it pertains to the post-Masters DNP program and to curricular content that students complete following meeting the masters level outcomes. The coordinator works collaboratively with Master's Program Specialty Directors and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs to assure a high-quality, seamless curriculum, positive student outcomes, and student satisfaction with learning. The individual in this coordinator role is accountable for: ensuring that the DNP curriculum and related procedures reflect current national and state requirements for accreditation.

The DNP Program Coordinator reports to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and works collaboratively with Specialty Directors, the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, the Clinical Placement Team, and faculty to ensure a high quality, student-focused, DNP student experience. The workload of the DNP Program Coordinator will be adjusted in consultation with the Dean of the College of Nursing; the scope of the program; and number of students will be considered in workload adjustments. This is an administrative position within the college of Nursing appointed by the Dean, and as such it is at-will.

Responsibilities of the Position

  • Student Coordination
    • Recruits, interviews, and makes recommendations for admission of qualified post-Master's applicants. Collaboratively participates in making recommendations for admission for the BS-to-DNP students with Specialty Directors as requested.
    • Works collaboratively with Specialty Directors to establish faculty advisors for DNP students and communicates these matched to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs.
    • In collaboration with the clinical placement team -ensure that students in the DNP post masters programs are compliant with student standards and requirements.
    • Works collaboratively with the Student Affairs team to assure student progression tracking systems are in place and student data is current and relevant. Creates individualized plans of study for students in collaboration with Student Affairs and the Office of Academic Programs as appropriate.
    • Works with the Student Affairs Committee as appropriate for issues related to student progression.
    • In coordination with the CU Nursing Marketing and Communications team. Builds and leverages relationships with alumni, using a variety of methods including social media to (1) maintain ongoing contact with DNP Program graduates and (2) promote their participation as DNP Leadership mentors.
  • Curriculum
    • Oversees the quality of and the implementation of DNP projects. Facilitates quality improvement as needed.
    • Routinely evaluates the DNP curriculum, compares the curriculum with national competencies and the DNP Essentials and make recommendations to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Associate Dean of Academic Programs, and faculty of needed changes/recommendations, and facilitates curriculum revision as needed.
    • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and Associate Dean of Academic Programs to identify programmatic needs, faculty requirements, and other resources needed to deliver the DNP curriculum.
    • Collaborates with the Assistant Dean of the Graduate Programs, the Specialty Directors, and Associate Dean of Academic Programs to develop benchmarks for programmatic evaluation. Monitors quality improvement metrics for the DNP curriculum. This includes the reporting and monitoring of student progress and post-graduate employment as appropriate.
    • Serves as a lead faculty for the DNP Curriculum.
    • Monitors DNP Program information in College publications and website in collaboration with the Specialty Directors and recommends changes to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and the Associate Dean of Academic Programs, as needed.
    • Analyze DNP Leadership Mentor and DNP Project site evaluations, document findings, and communicate findings to Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs and, as appropriate, to the Associate Dean of Academic Programs. Make quality improvement changes as necessary.
  • DNP Leadership Mentors
    • Works with faculty to establish and maintain standards for selection of external project mentors.
  • DNP Leadership Faculty Advisors
    • Prior to each semester, collaborate with the Specialty Directors and the Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs to identify DNP Leadership faculty matches for each student in the DNP program.
    • Assure that each Faculty Advisor has Graduate Faculty Status in accordance with the College of Nursing process.
    • Leverage networks, knowledge of clinical sites, information from professional organizations and collaborative relationships with the Clinical Placement team to recruit/suggest DNP Project sites and DNP Leadership Mentors and actively expand the database of qualified mentors.
    • Participate in the initiation and maintenance of relationships with clinical agencies, organizations and/or practices to identify potential DNP projects that represent community needs.
    • Actively participates as a member of state, regional, and national professional organizations by attending meetings, and engaging in service activities.
  • DNP Leadership Faculty Advisors
    • Plans and lead regularly scheduled faculty meetings that routinely shares information regarding students engaged with the DNP curriculum. Shares pertinent CU Nursing academic policies and changes and national DNP recommendations (i.e., AACN DNP competencies, CCNE standards).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaboration with inter-professional colleagues
  • Ability to multi-task and remain detail oriented.
  • Ability to critically think and problem-solve to achieve program objectives.
  • Ability to build strong working relationships; strong interpersonal skills
  • Assertive communication skills.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Master's degree or equivalent in nursing from an accredited institution.
  • Doctoral (DNP or PhD) degree from an accredited institution.
  • Experience as a DNP Project faculty advisor (within or outside of the CU Nursing) resulting in successful completion of DNP Projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor doctoral students (i.e., co-authored publications, presentations and/or poster presentations with doctoral student authors).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience coordinating a DNP Program
  • Experience working on an academic medical campus

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15023

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20468 - College of Nursing

Schedule: Part-time

Posting Date: Nov 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Amy Hester

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00706825





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Posted: 11/7/2018
Application Due: 1/6/2019
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