AGACNP Specialty Coordinator, DNP Program, College of Nursing

Tucson, AZ
Jun 10, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



College of Nursing

Department Website Link:

Medical Sub-Speciality:


UAHS - Tucson


1305 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

We are currently seeking a faculty scholar with expertise in and a passion for the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP) program specialty. The AGACNP specialty is one of seven specialties within the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. He/she will lead the ongoing development, improvement and evaluation of our AGACNP program. He/she, will be responsible for assuring that the AGACNP meets the standards for continuing accreditation and certification. The AGACNP specialty coordinator will oversee curriculum development; student recruitment, admission, progression, graduation and clinical placement; and assist with faculty recruitment. Other responsibilities will include engaging in scholarship, practice, and College of Nursing governance activities and serving as a spokesperson for matters pertaining to the AGACNP specialty.Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work‐life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click her

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Oversees AGACNP curriculum development, evaluation, and revisions, and in conjunction with the Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) and DNP curriculum committee assures that it meets the standards for accreditation and certification.
  • Coordinates teaching resources, course coverage, clinical learning experiences and materials for the AGACNP specialty with appropriate Administrators and units.
  • Ensures that the electronic documentation system for AGACNP student recording of clinical experiences is effective, complete, and of high quality.
  • Manages faculty/student issues/questions related to course teaching/learning or curriculum.
  • Collaborateswith the office of Learning Healthcare Technology Innovations personnel toassure the quality of online learning, including design and production ofonline learning modules, and the quality and function of the course managementsystem (D2L).
  • Serves as liaison to or ex-officio member or member of the DNP Curriculum Committee (DNP-CISC). Coordinates follow-up if required.
  • Initiates or supports faculty in the preparation and implementation of grants to support educationally related activities and serves as PI/Co-I as appropriate.
  • Keepsall faculty abreast of relevant AGACNP issues.
  • Convenes AGACNP faculty for coordination of hybrid courses, the annual Residential Intensive Summer Experience (RISE), the annual Clinical Skills Intensive (CSI)learning enrichment opportunities, and student DNP project.

Student Recruitment, Admission,Progression, Graduation:

  • Participates in admission processes for selecting qualified students, provides general and specialty orientation, advising and progression activities.
  • Coordinates with DNP Director, faculty, staff and preceptors to manage issues related student progression.
  • Oversees verification that students have met the requirements to take national licensure exam as needed.
  • Facilitatescommunication with appropriate Administrators as needed. Line of communication:Faculty, Course Chair, Specialty Coordinator, DNP Director, DNP Administrator.

Student Clinical Placements:

  • With students, preceptors, staff, faculty and DNP Director and Administrator manages issues related to clinical placements.
  • In association with clinical supervising faculty and clinical placement coordinators:
    - Oversees clinical placement for students.
    - Facilitates information flow to faculty and preceptors regarding student placements and evaluations.
  • Assists in orienting new preceptors and participates in developing preceptor guidelines.

Faculty Recruitment, Development andEvaluation:

  • Participates in the identification, recruitment, and selection of new faculty qualified to teach in the AGACNP program specialty.
  • Orients and mentors all new faculty to the AGACNP program specialty.
  • Identifies faculty development needs and communicates to appropriate Division Chair.
  • Assesses interest in conducting research and/or practice scholarship when recruiting faculty and students.

Practice Expertise and Consultationin the Specialty:

  • Monitor state and national regulatory and certification requirements related to AGACNP specialty area of practice.
  • Assists in coordination, facilitation, forecasting and analysis of health care demands, industry changes, and population demographics to identify emerging needs and opportunities.
  • Interprets and/or clarifies standards of care and nationally accepted productivity standards in the specialty.
  • Initiates or participates in the preparation and implementation of grants and funding to support practice and serves as PI/Co-PI as appropriate.


  • Serves as advisor/mentor to DNP students and supervises work on their DNP projects.
  • Teaches courses within the DNP program within the scope of his/her expertise.


  • Engages in clinical scholarship in his/her area of expertise.
  • Disseminates scholarly work at local, regional, national and/or international professional conferences and/or journal publications.


  • Participatesin College of Nursing governance activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Holds a doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, DNP, EdD) with advanced practice degree in nursing in AGACNP.
  • Holds national certification as ACNP, AGACNP or ACNPC-AG.
  • Eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse/APRN in Arizona, evidence/receipt of which must occur prior to first day of employment.
  • Experience in developing, implementing doctoral and/or advanced practice educational programs.
  • Recordof professional scholarship commensurate with rank.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Evidence of successful grant funding.

Rank :

To be Determined

Tenure Information:

Career-Track (CT)



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

20 - 40

Job FTE:

.50 - 1.0

Work Calendar:


Job Category:


Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

[email protected] 520 626-1911

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Additional document required: 1. Official transcripts. 2. Three recommendation letters. 3. Proof of RN or APRN license in Arizona prior to the first day of employment.

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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