Graduate Nursing Program Director

Job description

Job Title: Graduate Nursing Program Director
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 222100
About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Job Summary The Clayton State University School of Nursing within the College of Health (COH) is seeking a qualified faculty administrator to serve as the Graduate Program Director for the Master of Science in Nursing degree program with a concentration in the Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN/FNP program). This is a full-time, 12-month faculty position that reports to the Associate Dean and the Dean of the COH. The Graduate Program Director serves as the liaison between the department/program and the School of Graduate Studies. It is the responsibility of the Graduate Program Director to implement all policies and procedures of Clayton State University, the Graduate Affairs Committee, and the School of Graduate Studies pertaining to graduate education. The Graduate Program Director works in conjunction with the graduate faculty of the School of Nursing, to ensure that policies and procedures unique to the MSN/FNP program are followed.

The individual in this position is expected to be a licensed Family Nurse Practitioner, who will model excellence in educating and clinical training of MSN/FNP students. The Graduate Program Director will function in these roles (1). Leadership, (2). Advertisement, (3). Recruitment, (4). Admissions and, (5) Faculty functions and curriculum.

In addition to the administrative duties, the Graduate Program Director will model and encourage excellence in scholarship and teaching therefore, this individual will teach at least one MSN/FNP course every semester.

  • Leadership—
  • Be a model of excellence in training graduate students
  • Serve as liaison between the graduate program, the college, and the School of Graduate Studies
  • Serve and participate as member of Graduate Affairs Committee (GAC) and present concerns and topics for discussion
  • Attend GAC meetings
  • Organize and lead program meetings on a regular basis
  • Facilitate discussion among program faculty concerning future curriculum needs in the program
  • Maintain the overall academic integrity of the graduate degree program
  • Update program’s curriculum when needed
  • Prepare relevant program and student learning outcomes
  • Complete annual progress reports for program and student learning outcomes
  • Participate in annual academic program assessment and review
  • Collaborate with other Graduate Program Directors to identify opportunities of interdisciplinary benefit (i.e., joint programs, cross-disciplinary courses, etc.).
  • Making recommendations and facilitating the hiring of graduate assistants
  • Keeps graduate students and faculty informed of current deadline dates and policies of the School of Graduate Studies
  • Advisement--
  • Monitor the progress of students through the program and student placement on internships/practicum, etc.
  • Monitor and facilitate re-registration of enrolled students each semester
  • Advise students on their perspective career path
  • Advise students on their research, student teaching, etc.
  • Counsel students in choices in concentrations, major courses, and electives
  • Advise students academically and direct to college and university resources where appropriate
  • Work with SoGS in delineation of transfer credit
  • Oversight of the review and approval of graduate thesis/capstone projects and/or internship/practicum requirements
  • Endorsing the student’s program of study via DegreeWorks (DW)
  • Maintaining program files on prospective, present, and past students
  • Notifies the School of Graduate Studies of the date, time, place, and results of comprehensive/exit examinations, theses defenses, and completion of capstone projects
  • Providing department endorsement and facilitating appropriate documentation of requested exceptions to University and SoGS policy
  • Reviewing student appeals regarding academic program matters
  • Recruitment--
  • Facilitate the recruitment and admission of a diverse group of highly talented graduate students
  • Meet/Talk with prospective students
  • Review prospective students’ qualifications (if necessary)
  • Contact all applicants who have started but not completed applications
  • Attend and lead any graduate Open House events (While a Graduate Director may not be available to attend every event, they are responsible for event coverage)
  • Participate in other college recruitment events (graduate level)
  • Participate in Alumni events and receptions
  • Keep program website up to date
  • Collaborate with Graduate Enrollment Services to determine and execute program recruitment plan and
  • Admissions--
  • Review admissions applications and work with graduate program faculty to make admissions decisions
  • Communicate the program’s admissions recommendations to Graduate Enrollment Services
  • Contact accepted students to welcome them to the program and provide overview of expectations
  • Facilitate and monitor registration of accepted students by the registration deadline
  • Faculty and Curriculum--
  • Model and encourage excellence in scholarship and teaching
  • Collaborate with department chair to identify qualified faculty and facilitate the application and renewal of qualified faculty to the Graduate Faculty
  • Collaborate with department chair and program faculty to ensure appropriate teaching assignments
  • Work with department chair and program faculty to ensure scheduling of appropriate courses and faculty to facilitate successful and timely matriculation through the program curriculum
  • Collaborate with faculty in the development of new courses and modification of existing courses and submission through the graduate curriculum review process
  • Determine the needs of the program with regards to the scheduling of courses in the program and the number of sections required
  • Identify appropriate teaching space(s) and modalities for specific courses and ensure the department/college in which the program resides maintain necessary equipment, materials, etc. for teaching curriculum
  • Required Qualifications
      Doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) in nursing or related fieldProven track record of scholarship and publishing making them eligible for appointments as associate or full professorGraduate teaching experience in a Family Nurse Practitioner Program strongly preferredCurrently certified as a Family Nurse PractitionerExperience in a practice role
    Preferred Qualifications
      Doctorate degree in Nursing or related fieldCurrently certified as a Family Nurse PractitionerMaster of Science degree in NursingPreferred - Prior experience teaching MSN students with a concentration in the Family Nurse Practitioner Program Eligibility for or current Georgia licenseFinal candidates must undergo a Criminal Background CheckExperience in a practice roleIf seeking a tenured or tenure-eligible position, has an established area of researchDemonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at CSU
    Contact Information

    For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Recourses at (678) 466-4230, or by email at [email protected].

    For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or [email protected].

    Conditions of Employment

    Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

    Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.

    Special Applicant Instructions To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of RN license, copy of FNP certification, official transcripts from all degree granting institutions attended, and the names and full contact information of three references.




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    Posted: 11/19/2020
    Application Due: 9/12/2021
    Work Type: Full Time