Associate Dean/Director, Nursing Programs

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Golden West College


Associate Dean/Director, Nursing Programs

Job# GM-007-19

Salary: $114,337.00 - $151,953.00 Annually

Deadline: 05/27/19


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Plans, organizes, and directs the academic, clinical, and administrative elements of the Nursing School.

Distinguishing Career Features:

The Associate Dean for the Nursing School is an academic management position that administers the programs and courses offered culminating in certificates, degrees, and the pathways to licensure.  These programs and curriculum are supported with clinical simulations and practicum.  The Associate Dean is responsible for complying with the guidelines and criteria established by the Board of Registered Nursing and national League of Nursing. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Specific duties may vary among departments and jobs.  Incumbents typically perform a substantial portion or all of the following kinds of duties:

• Plans, organizes, and directs Nursing education as well as closely related disciplines.  Assures compliance with BRN, NLN, and CSHA, and participates in developing policies and procedures related to the accreditation of these and other healthcare programs.

• Oversees the recruitment, selection, admission, and academic progression of students in the program.  Monitors satisfactory academic progression and reviews students' records for advancement to higher levels of nursing education, e.g., LVN to RN.

• Establishes standards for academic and clinical performance for permanent and adjunct faculty.  Assures that faculty maintains required licensure and clinical credentials. 

• Facilitates the development of revised and new curriculum and program elements that stay current with State requirements for nursing practice. 

• Directs and participates in the preparation and assignment of class schedules and teaching assignments.  Supervises and evaluates performance of assigned staff and monitors the credentials and teaching load of faculty. 

• Initiates, maintains, and renews articulation agreements with universities.  Serves as a liaison between the college and health care industry serving the community for planning, scheduling, and coordinating clinical facility use agreements.

• Develops, assembles, and recommends annual budgets by researching, reviewing, and analyzing historic information and projecting future needs.  Controls and authorizes expenditures within the limitations of approved budgets. 

• Provides leadership for program review including process improvement and program development, systematic assessment of student progress and learning outcomes.

• Directs and participates in preparation of a variety of narrative and statistical reports, records, and files related to Nursing and healthcare practice and program accreditation.

• Conducts classroom lectures and discussions on nursing theory, practicum, and laboratory simulations.

• Initiates and participates in sourcing and preparing grant proposals.  Administers grant awards. 

• Collaborates with faculty within and outside of Nursing, to advance the program and blend other allied health care education and training.

• Attends continuing education and conferences to maintain licensure and provide creativity and innovation to the Nursing Program.

• Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Qualifications and Physical Demands

Minimum Qualifications:


Knowledge and Skills:

The position requires specialized professional knowledge of advanced practice nursing theory, principles, procedures, methods, and protocols.  Requires advanced knowledge of the laws, codes, regulations, and practices related to nursing including BRN, NLN, and CSHA requirements.  Requires working knowledge of the principles of program leadership, supervision, and staff development.  Requires in-depth knowledge of the State laws and regulations related to licensure, certification, and accreditation.   Requires knowledge of and skill at using computer-aided applications such as those used for documenting patient activity and recording statistics.  Requires well-developed human relations skill to build an effective team, conduct lectures, work productively and cooperatively working with faculty and nursing students, and to conduct in-service clinical training.    Requires sufficient math skills to perform statistical tests.  Requires advanced writing skills to prepare diagnostic reports.


Requires the ability to carry out the objectives of the position and perform a full range of advanced professional nursing skills including, but not limited to examination, diagnosis, treatment, and invasive procedures as authorized by nursing practice.  Requires the ability to recommend innovative changes to the program and convert emerging trends in nursing practice to curriculum and practicum.  Requires the ability to prepare professional narrative and statistical reports. Requires the ability to set up, organize, lead, and perform health care services in a clinic or acute care environment.  Requires the ability to demonstrate understanding of and sensitivity to socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic diversity of staff and students.  Requires the ability to maintain all necessary licenses. 

Education and Experience:

1. The minimum qualifications for a health services professional with overall responsibility for developing and directing student health services shall be a valid, current California license as a registered nurse, and either of the following:

a. A master's degree in nursing and a California Public Health Nurse certificate; or

b. A bachelor's degree in nursing, a California Public Health Nurse certificate, and a master's degree in health education, sociology, psychology, counseling, health care administration, public health, or community health.

c. Other health services personnel shall not be subject to statewide minimum qualifications; however, all personnel shall possess appropriate valid, current licensure or certification to practice in California when required by law. Ancillary personnel shall work under appropriate supervision when required by their license laws.

d. Two years experience teaching Nursing.

e. One year experience as a nurse in direct patient care.

2. As minimum qualifications for service as an educational administrator shall be both of the following:

a. Possession of a master's degree; and

b. One year of formal training, internship, or leadership experience reasonably related to the administrator's administrative assignment.

3. Possess a combination of education and experience that is at least the equivalent of the above. Candidates making application on the basis of equivalency must submit an Application for Equivalency in addition to all other required materials.

4. Sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.


Licenses and Certificate:

May require a valid driver license.  Possess a current and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of California issued by the Board of Registered Nursing.






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Job No: GM-007-19
Posted: 4/12/2019
Application Due: 5/27/2019
Work Type:
Salary: $114,337.00 - $151,953.00 Annually