Program Director for Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing

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University of the Pacific
Location
Sacramento, California
Closing date
Aug 3, 2021

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Program Director

Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing Program
 

The University of the Pacific (Pacific), in partnership with the national search firm, Scott Healy & Associates, invites applications and nominations for the position of Program Director of the Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (Director). Reporting to the Dean of the School of Health Sciences, the Director will be responsible for program planning, implementation, administration, fiscal management, and ongoing review and assessment for the ELMSN Program. Located on the Sacramento campus, the ELMSN program is a pre­licensure, master’s degree program with a focus on integrating the American Association of Colleges of Nursing 2021 new Essentials. The Director will be responsible for the attainment of accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) in 2023, as well as maintaining Board of Registered Nursing approval. This is a twelve­month, non­tenure track faculty appointment. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities:

· Plan, develop, and evaluate all courses and the overall curriculum in collaboration with

the faculty;

· Coordinate and participate in student recruitment, admissions (including collaborating with the Enrollment Management office), advisement, evaluation, and counseling;

· Recruit, supervise, support, and evaluate the ELMSN program staff and faculty, monitoring workloads and performance based on the needs of the program and curriculum;

· Teach required courses in the curriculum in areas of expertise;

· Oversee budget, and manage program resources ethically and responsibly in accordance with University policy;

· Engage across professional and disciplinary programs at Pacific in the development and growth of the curriculum to ensure meaningful collaborative opportunities in all aspects of the teaching and learning program;

· Use innovative instruction and technology in the development and delivery of the curriculum;

· Provide leadership for university regional accreditation;

· Attain and maintain CCNE accreditation;

· Oversee the development and maintenance of relationships with preceptor sites;

· Oversee program assessment working in collaboration with faculty in the program, the nursing program evaluator, the School Director of Assessment and Accreditation, and the university;

· Serve on internal and external committees and taskforces as requested by the Dean;

· Serve on state and national professional committees as appropriate;

· Represent the program to community and healthcare organizations;

· Develop and maintain a program advisory board;

· Actively work on scholarship endeavours

· Assist in other related areas as requested by the Dean.

Minimum Qualifications:

· An earned doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.D., or DNP);

· Registered Nurse licensed by the State of California or eligible for licensure within one

year of appointment;

· A minimum of three years’ experience in graduate/pre-licensure nursing education;

· Eligibility to meet Board of Registered Nursing approval as Director;

· Knowledge of state, federal, and local laws and regulations relating to program compliance and Board of Registered Nursing Codes and Regulations;

Preferred Qualifications:

· Documented leadership as Director of a Pre-Licensure Program;

· Experience with CCNE accreditation;

· Experience with simulation and other innovative teaching strategies.

· Experience leading teams of educators or clinicians

Skills and Expertise:

· Effective interpersonal skills and sensitivity to academic and personnel issues;

· Strong written and verbal communication skills;

· Proven organizational ability;

· Ability to mentor personnel;

· Demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion and proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations.

About the Nursing Program and the School of Health Sciences:

University of the Pacific is expanding its health science programs on the Sacramento campus to offer an accelerated graduate nursing degree program: the Entry Level Master of Science in Nursing (ELMSN) Program. This program is uniquely designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in any field who seek an accelerated pathway to become licensed as a nurse and attain a Master of Science degree in nursing. This program will prepare professionals for high-demand careers in leadership, population health, patient care and public health nursing. The curriculum will include a diabetes management concentration and inter-professional education across our three campuses.

The School of Health Sciences was built on Pacific’s long-standing reputation for educating health care professionals and features innovative curricula, accelerated programs, extensive experiential learning and clinical training for all students. All programs include interprofessional education experiences designed to prepare students to deliver health care in a team-based model. The Pacific School of Health Sciences prepare practice ready athletic trainers, audiologists, clinical nutritionists, physical therapists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and social workers to meet the health care demands of our community including the Central Valley and in Northern California.

About the University of the Pacific:

Established in 1851, Pacific was California's first chartered institution of higher learning. It is a private Methodist-affiliated university with campuses in Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton. The University’s mission is to provide a superior, student-centered learning experience integrating liberal arts and professional education by preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. Pacific is fully accredited and offers more than 80 undergraduate areas of study (including 12 accelerated programs), more than 30 graduate and professional programs in 11 schools and colleges, and a continuing education program.

About Sacramento: Hailed as one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in America, Sacramento got its start as a supply center for prospectors from around the globe during the 1849 Gold Rush. Since 1854, the city has served as the capital of California, with the sixth-largest economy in the world. Sacramento is a hot spot for urban nightlight with an arts scene that includes exceptional cultural and leisure opportunities. This vibrant metropolitan region boasts a great variety of places to dine, drink, see live music, shop, and find adventure.

Application Process:Please submit all applications and nominations electronically to the University’s search consultant:

Danan Tsan

Assistant Vice President

Scott Healy & Associates

[email protected]

Complete applications should include the following:

1. Cover Letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position;

2. Updated CV;

3. Three professional references with contact information.

Applications received by July 14, 2021 will receive priority consideration. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

Organization

Since its founding in 1851 as California’s first chartered university, University of the Pacific has been transforming the lives of students, enhancing the vitality of its surrounding communities and bringing a pioneering spirit to how we educate and serve.

Pacific is recognized for high-quality academic programs, dedicated faculty mentors and excellent professional preparation built on a strong liberal arts foundation. The university is consistently ranked among the top national universities by U.S. News and World Report and Princeton Review.

University of the Pacific is a dynamic three-city university with campuses in Stockton, Sacramento and San Francisco. With a presence in these three very different and uniquely California cities, Pacific enjoys a truly distinctive footprint in California and the West.

Sacramento

Pacific’s beautiful, tree-lined campus in Sacramento provides a focused learning environment with ties to the power and influence of one of the nation’s most influential capital cities. Complementing the legal studies offered at the McGeorge School of Law, new academic offerings are helping address critical issues at the intersection of law, policy, business and health.

San Francisco

Pacific’s high-tech San Francisco campus is strategically situated the heart of one of the world’s most exciting cities. It is home to one of the premier dental schools in the nation, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, as well as high-quality programs in health, technology, and arts and culture.

Stockton

Pacific’s Stockton campus in the heart of the California Delta country is renowned for its idyllic beauty, breadth of outstanding academic programs, vibrant and supportive campus life, and close, dedicated teaching relationships with students. Serving more than 5,000 students, the campus is home to the liberal arts College of the Pacific, a conservatory of music, and schools of business, education, engineering, international studies, and pharmacy and health sciences.

Beyond Our Gates

Pacific students, faculty, and staff are passionate about enriching their communities and serving those in need. Under faculty guidance, students provide dental care and health services and information to the underserved, legal clinics for those in need, and literacy and educational enrichment programs for local schoolchildren. Students, faculty and staff contribute tens of thousands of hours of volunteer service each year. The Center for Professional and Continuing Education offers degree completion, continuing education, workforce training and lifelong learning programs. Pacific centers and institutes work toward solutions to local and regional issues through community partnerships, education and research.

The Pacific Tigers compete in NCAA Division I athletics primarily as a member of the West Coast Conference. Fielding seven men’s teams and eleven women’s teams, the Pacific Tigers continue to add individual and team successes to an already outstanding performance record, including more than 30 conference championships and more than 60 NCAA tournament appearances.

Pacific offers more than 80 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees, as well as accelerated programs in business, education, law, engineering and the health sciences. Total enrollment at all three campuses is more than 6,000 students.

With a focus on teaching, close faculty-student interaction, academic excellence and real-world learning, Pacific prepares individuals for lifelong personal and professional success.

Learn more at Pacific.edu.

Diversity Profile

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention. We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

The University of the Pacific community - including students, faculty, staff, administrators, and alumni - believes that diversity and inclusion are essential to the fulfillment of our institutional mission. We value inclusiveness in learning, curricular and co-curricular programming, campus climate, recruitment, admissions, hiring and retention.

We remain deeply committed to promoting and maintaining a civil community that facilitates opportunities for shared understanding and expression of individual and collective truths. Moreover, we resolve to maintain a community that is respectful of all persons despite differences in age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, philosophical beliefs, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

We are committed to all members of the Pacific community becoming competent and ethical citizen leaders able to interact effectively and ethically in an increasingly multicultural society and global economy. This transformative process is accomplished through our distinctive integration of liberal arts and professional education promoting innovation, open discourse and dialogue, leadership development, experiential learning and self-reflection.

Pacific Diversity Programs

University Pipeline Programs

Multicultural Affairs

Multicultural Affairs is dedicated to the creation and sustainability of a culturally inclusive community across and within the boundaries of culture, sexual orientation, gender, and other social identities. In service to and in partnership with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other friends, Multicultural Affairs offers programs, services, and sponsorships such as cultural heritage month observances, diversity leadership retreats, and intercultural trainings that meet the educational and cultural needs of all members of the Pacific community.

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209.946.2011
Location
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton
CA
95211
United States
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