Director of Nursing Simulation Center

St. Louis
Mar 13, 2021
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Director of Nursing Simulation Center
Location: St. Louis
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35848
Hiring Department

The University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) College of Nursing (CON) seeks a director to manage and oversee all operations of the Nursing Learning Resource and Simulation Center (NLRSC). This position is a full-time, non-tenure-track (NTT) faculty position. The NLRSC Director has administrative and faculty responsibilities for diverse and culturally inclusive simulation education (low, medium, and high fidelity) and laboratory experiences in the undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Provides leadership, management, and coordination of nursing lab and simulation learning experiences, including the current and relevant practice of procedural simulation, clinical reasoning, and best practice standards (INACSL and SSiH) for simulation scenarios. Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to oversee the simulation and lab learning environment to ensure course outcome achievement.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Provides leadership and management for all operations of the Nursing Learning Resource and Simulation Center (NLRSC), including undergraduate and graduate student educational experiences to assure quality and integrity of academic learning, course curriculum, services, and operations according to current simulation standards and best practices as identified by International Nursing Association for Clinical Simulation and Learning (INACSL) and Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSiH)
    • Oversees the annual budgeting, inventory, purchasing, maintenance, operation, and preparation of all laboratory facilities, simulation equipment, supplies, and resources
    • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and clinical partners to design, plan, schedule, implement, and evaluate all lab activities and simulation experiences
    • Develops, implements, evaluates, and maintains NLRSC policies to ensure adherence to simulation best practices and safety measures to attain course learning objectives and programmatic outcomes
    • Manages recruitment, hiring, supervision, and performance evaluation of NLRSC staff
  2. Develops and provides training programs for faculty and staff on the use of NLRSC-specific processes, equipment, and instructional technologies
  3. Supports and integrates the use of instructional technology, media, AV, and simulation software in collaboration with NLRSC IT specialists to enhance student learning in undergraduate and graduate academic programs
  4. Identifies and integrates inter-professional and diverse learning activities that encourage and develop skills to support culturally responsive, patient-centered, team-based, and interdisciplinary care
  5. Maintains awareness of current trends in simulation through professional membership in INACSL or SSiH, attendance at conferences and other professional meetings, journal subscriptions, and networking
  6. Promotes the NLRSC to the community through UMSL and CON recruitment efforts, outreach to clinical and community partners and professional organizations, and identification of potential donors
  7. Promotes sustainable growth that aligns with course objectives and programmatic outcomes
  8. A clear commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the workplace, communities, and external audiences. In addition:
    • Understands best practices (such as understanding and addressing implicit bias and microaggressions, creating an inclusive workplace, and promotion of civility)
    • Cultural fluency, awareness, and empathy (respecting values, treating people as individuals, using different perspectives and experiences in other cultures)
    • Is an advocate for diversity-focused hiring practices, from position announcements to recruitment and interviewing


  • A graduate degree in nursing
  • Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Missouri
  • A minimum of two (2) years of successful classroom or clinical teaching experience
  • Previous simulation center experience (fidelity simulation, budget, vendors, and equipment)


  • Doctoral degree in nursing or related field
  • Certification in simulation education (CHSE) or obtain CHSE certification within one (1) year
  • Minimum of one (1) year experience with instructional media, technology, and simulation software
  • Minimum of six (6) months experience with nursing students or staff education
  • Minimum of six (6) months experience with supervising personnel
  • Promoting and marketing experience
  • Effective interpersonal and strong leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational skills

Salary commensurate with experience: Range-$68K-$110K

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload it as a resume attachment. Limit document name to 50 characters. The maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). Inquiries regarding the position can be sent to Michelle Barrer at [email protected]

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (314) 516-5381, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please email [email protected]

About the College of Nursing: Since its founding in 1981, the UMSL College of Nursing has grown exponentially and has been at the forefront of delivering quality, affordable nursing education to the St. Louis region and beyond. Born out of a desire to meet the ever-growing need for a competently trained, professional nursing workforce, today, more than 800 students call the College of Nursing home. The college has developed innovative partnerships with local health-care agencies to deliver state-of-the-art clinical experiences to its students and prides itself particularly on its impact on the local region, as nearly 90 percent of its alumni stay and work in St. Louis after graduation. Offering traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and doctorate-level degrees in multiple formats –including online, off-campus, and accelerated options –the college is a recognized leader in delivering compassionate, innovative, evidence-based care that quite literally results in a healthier St. Louis.

About The University of Missouri–St. Louis: Established in 1963 in suburban St. Louis, UMSL is the largest public university in eastern Missouri, with a current enrollment of over 15,000 in day and evening sessions. This metropolitan research and teaching institution is consistently recognized for its strong programs across disciplines, and it is considered a primary driver of the St. Louis economy, providing industries with educated and capable employees and leaders. UMSL is committed to meeting the diverse needs in the state’s largest metropolitan community and, accordingly, is educating traditional and nontraditional students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs so they are prepared to be leaders in health professions; liberal and fine arts; science and technology; and in metropolitan and international affairs such as business, education and public policy. UMSL is a leader in partnerships with key institutions in the St. Louis Region. Alliances and programs have resulted from collaborations with the Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis Science Center, Danforth Plant Science Center, and many others.

UMSL is one of four institutions in the University of Missouri land-grant system and is classified as RU-H (high research activity) and as a Community Engaged Campus by Carnegie rankings. Both the campus and the College of Arts and Science are committed to an inclusive campus community that values and respects all its members and achieves educational excellence through diversity. We encourage applications from individuals from diverse and minority backgrounds, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. For further information about UMSL, please see:

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