Director of the Psych Mental-Health NP Program
The University of South Carolina, College of Nursing (CON) is seeking a qualified candidate eligible for the rank of Clinical Assistant, Clinical Associate, or Clinical Professor to fill a full-time program director for the PHHNP program and CON faculty position. In addition to teaching, this administrative position includes opportunities for clinical practice and research/scholarship activities are expected. Faculty appointment and salary are commensurate with the level of advanced practice clinical practice, teaching, leadership, and scholarship experience of the candidate.
The candidate would provide classroom instruction, day-to-day program operations, and assisting students toward successful program completion in conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Studies. The Program Director will have opportunities to maintain a clinical practice and participate in research/scholarship activities. The ideal candidate will possess knowledge and/or experience teaching psychiatric mental health NP curricula with the application of innovative classroom delivery, simulation methodologies and scholarship application. The candidate should have a demonstrated commitment to the professional development of nursing students, clinical practice, and leadership.
Earned doctorate in nursing (PhD or DNP), two years of teaching and mentoring of NP students; unencumbered nursing licensure; National Certification as a Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and two years of direct practice as an APRN with Prescriptive Authority or eligibility in SC. Excellent written and oral communication skills, team building, self-motivation, and innovation in educational program offerings are expected. Basic Life Support (BLS) documentation is required.