: 01-50-5044 - Doctor of Nursing PracticeLocations:
: East Longmeadow, MAPosted:
: May 18, 2021Closes:
: Open Until FilledType:
: Full-Time Salaried (Exempt)Position ID:
About Bay Path University:
When Bay Path opened its doors to students in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student...to start them on the road of success. We still do.
Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.
Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and three satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.
We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.
We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.
- Position Code: CNAPDDFN
- Status: Full-time
- Standard Hours: 37. 5 hours/week with some evenings & weekends
- Exempt: Yes
- Location: East Longmeadow, MA
Bay Path University seeks a dynamic, collaborative leader who has an established track record for high quality curricular development at the university level and who is interested in preparing Nurse Practitioners for 21st Century careers. The successful candidate will have a unique and exciting mandate and will work with faculty to design, build and nurture the University's offerings to attain enhanced student achievement and external recognition.
The University's Nursing Education programs are designed to offer a continuum of educational opportunity for perspective nursing students. Areas of study may include but are not limited to RN-BSN and BSN to DNP. An appreciation for an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning is especially desired. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to use creative and innovative approaches to academic program development.
The School of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (SEHHS) seeks a dynamic leader who is knowledgeable about the opportunities and challenges of private higher education, passionate about advancing student academic success and in the workforce, oriented toward problem solving, program design and development and skilled in creative program innovation. The ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest in developing a creative and robust pathway and pipeline for programs that support academic and career success in the field of nursing as it rapidly changes. Additionally, this individual will oversee the development of new clinical sites and partnerships with organizations around the country.
The individual selected for this position will join a collaborative, fast-paced and dedicated school who emphasizes excellence in education at all levels. They will be involved in seeking new program offerings and designing significant new initiatives for the purposes of cutting-edge preparation.
The CNA/PD provides supervision of BPU's Nursing Education programs and is directly responsible for the DNP/FNP program and the management of the day-to-day operations of the programs and will function under the supervision of the Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Education, Health and Human Sciences.
Successful candidate should be academically and experientially qualified to accomplish the mission, goals, and expected program and student learning outcomes; is vested with the administrative authority to provide effective leadership to the program staff and faculty in alignment with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) standards and guidelines.
This position is a 1.0 FTE twelve-month non-tenure one-year position with teaching responsibilities of 12 credits.
As Chief Nurse Administrator (CNA):
- Provide effective leadership, direction and support in implementing the vision, mission, strategic plan, and core commitments of the Nursing Education programs in alignment with the University's and School's strategic plan.
- Develop working relationship within the larger University, and with local communities, practice partners, and other key stakeholders that promotes intra- and inter school collaboration and communication.
- Maintain appropriate contacts in meeting the requirements of the programs' accrediting agencies including American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF), and the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing.
- Develop, submit and maintain all records and documents as required by the accrediting agencies (i.e., CCNE, NONPF) such as self-studies, letters of intent, program reviews, and annual reports.
- Oversee all activities for initial and on-going program accreditation such as the self-study and site visit coordination.
- Recruit, appoint, supervise and evaluate full-time and part-time faculty, assuring faculty credentials meet accreditation and programmatic criteria as stated in the CCNE standards.
- Working with University Admission and Marketing departments participate in student recruitment through on-going information sessions, open-houses, and other activities.
- Develop and maintain program description and associated information for publication in the University catalog and Web page.
- Perform annual review with regard to program curricula and make appropriate recommendations for changes in order to keep information current.
- Responsible for review and program approval processes as required by the University
- Supervise and mentor Nursing Education faculty and practicum coordinator.
- Chair the Graduate Nursing Education Programs' committees.
- Convene regular meetings with faculty and practicum coordinator to facilitate communication concerning academic, student and course issues.
- Provide feedback to faculty concerning course and programmatic evaluations.
- Represent Nursing Education programs locally, nationally and internationally.
- Facilitate the development of and assume responsibility for the programs' budget management.
- Plan and implement new student orientation and coordinate on-going student advising.
- Recruit and maintain members of the programs' Advisory Committee which must meet at least once annually for input and reporting processes.
As BSN to DNP/FNP program director:
- Work with program faculty and practicum coordinator to build curriculum from a foundation of core undergraduate and graduate courses that scaffold into increasing depth and breadth of academic and clinical functioning.
- Ensure that emerging and current knowledge, and practices are addressed in the curriculum
- Align the course schedule with other programs and cohort site requirements.
- Participate in new student orientation and coordinate on-going student advising.
- Teach during the academic year (summer, fall, spring).
- Coordinate and participate in student advisement (i.e., guide and/or encourage scholarship).
- Oversee and collaborate with the practicum coordinator as he/she:
- recruits clinical sites from numerous facilities and prepares clinical contracts to meet requirements for state and national regulations.
- develops student orientation for clinical practicum to acquaint students with clinical rules, regulations, and experiences for student learning outcomes
- In collaboration with the Center for On-line Learning and assigned Instructional Designer(s) work to develop and maintain courses in Canvas LMS.
- In collaboration with the Hatch Library personnel work to maintain BSN to DNP library resource site.
- Maintain knowledge and skills in the area of clinical expertise (i.e., through direct care, coordinator of care, staff development continuing education, health policy, and consultation).
- Maintain advanced certification in area of expertise.
- Engage in scholarly activities.
- Attend trainings as required.
- Perform any other duties or tasks as assigned by the University.
- All DNP/FNP faculty and staff
- A MSN, FNP degree required.
- Earned doctorate (PhD, EdD, DNS, DNP) in nursing or related field required, DNP strongly preferred.
- Current, active, and unencumbered license in Massachusetts, as a Registered Nurse required.
- Current, active, and unencumbered license as a FNP Advanced Practice Registered Nurse required.
- Maintain advanced certification in area of expertise.
- Previous experience as Nursing Education Director in Higher Education required.
- Commitment to the mission and values of the University and to the highest standards of the profession of Nursing and the role this position plays in achieving these goals.
- Previous experience as DNP/FNP faculty and/or program director required.
- Experience in both on-line course development and on-line teaching in academic setting required.
- National certification as an advanced practice nurse practitioner required.
- Five (5) years or more of clinical practice as a nurse practitioner (NP) required.
- Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and networking skills.
- An ability to work in a team environment.
- Valid U.S. driver's license.
- Must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course (within 15 days of hire) and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter.
- Leadership, project management, analytical and strategic skills.
- Organizational skills and attention to detail and follow-through.
- Ability to work independently, multi-task, use good judgment, work in a vibrant academic environment and meet deadlines.
- Proficient computer and data management information systems.
- Ability to negotiate, creatively problem solve and interact in diverse clinical settings.Ability to adhere to University policies and procedures.
- Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and within FERPA and HIPAA guidelines.
- All new employees must complete the FERPA, Anti-Harassment, and any other required online trainings within 15 days of employment.
- Should be committed to a culture of diversity, equity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
- General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
- Must adhere to University COVID-19 testing, symptom tracking and all other COVID protocols established by the University.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures equity, respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.
Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter, resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy. Please apply online. Faxes and emails will not be accepted.
Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds. An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.
Bay Path University is a smoke and tobacco-free community.
All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.
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