Nursing Graduate Program Practicum Coordinator

Utica College
Utica, New York
Nov 20, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Nursing Graduate Program Practicum Coordinator

Utica College, a small comprehensive college in Upstate New York, is seeking applications for a Nursing Graduate Program Practicum Coordinator. Incumbent is responsible for coordinating practicums for the graduate nursing program. They will also serve as a liaison between the sites, students, nursing practicum adjunct faculty and preceptors. Assist in the organization of the FNP Residency and meet with students during the weekend to prepare for upcoming practicums.

In deciding whether to apply for a position at Utica College, candidates are strongly encouraged to consider the UC mission and culture to help determine their potential success at Our Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in background,  perspective, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.  At UC, diversity means that we are a community that represents a range of human experience and makes conscious choices to appreciate, respect, and learn from each other. Utica College actively seeks and welcomes applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society.

Primary responsibilities include:

A. Practicum:
Coordinate clinical rotations for: MS in Nursing Education, MS in Nursing Leadership, and MS-FNP practicum courses; When appropriate will identify and develop practicum sites necessary to meet the needs of the nursing graduate student; Serve as a liaison between the nursing department, clinical sites and the appropriate school offices at Utica College; Initiate and maintain contracts between Utica College and all clinical sites; Maintain student health records for practicum; Maintain practicum faculty licensure and health records; Maintain student practicum records using practicum tracking software and prepare records for accreditation; Maintain contact with clinical site facilities; Maintain preceptor agreement; Update graduate nursing student practicum handbook as well as graduate nursing practicum preceptor handbook; Serve as the point person for nursing practicum adjuncts. Provide pre- and post- semester meetings to address any issues that occur throughout the semester; May need to travel to assist with any practicum concerns; Organize and assist with clinical site visits as needed; Provide student advising to graduate nursing students regarding the practicum experience; Maintain licensure in states where practicums are held.

B. Nursing Graduate Residency:
Assist with updating the NUR 611 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning I and NUR 612 Advanced Health Assessment & Diagnostic Reasoning II laboratory guides; Organize NUR 995 NP Skills Residency; Maintain nursing labs (i.e. order supplies, etc.) for the residency.

C. Must possess an unencumbered nursing license in New York State.

D. Understanding or ability to learn and use the Learning Management System; Understanding or ability to learn and use the Clinical Tracking Platform.


BS in Nursing or related field in Health Sciences; MS in Nursing preferred from a college or university accredited by the US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization; Must possess an unencumbered nursing license in New York State.

Utica College:

Founded in 1946, Utica College is a private comprehensive institution distinguished for its integration of liberal and professional study. Our dedicated faculty and staff have built a tradition of excellence in teaching and learning with particular emphasis on providing individual attention to students. The College enrolls approximately 3,700 students – approximately 2,700 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students.

A city of approximately 60,000, Utica is located at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains in the Mohawk Valley region of upstate New York. The area offers easy access to a broad variety of cultural attractions, including the historic Stanley Performing Arts Center and renowned Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute, as well as four-season recreation. 


Application Information:

To apply, submit a letter of application, CV, statement of teaching philosophy, and three references. Candidates are asked to submit an additional reflective statement about teaching in the required applicant document titled “diversity statement”. Since Utica College strives to be a diverse and inclusive community, it is essential that you include in this statement a reflection on the kinds of experiences you have had, and the kinds of approaches you would take, teaching and working with a diverse student body. (For the definition of diversity that we use at Utica College, please see the following web page:

Applications that do not address diversity will be considered incomplete.

In line with the College’s Affirmative Action Policy, there is no requirement or expectation that a candidate disclose their identity or membership in any protected class or group, either in the diversity statement or in other application documents submitted to the search committee. For additional information on what to provide in your diversity statement please reference the diversity statement guide at the following link:

All application materials must be submitted online at the following link:

Active consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. References will be checked for candidates invited to campus. 

Utica College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups as well as individuals who have experience with diverse populations.