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Program Director Associate Degree in Nursing & Practical Nurse

WSU Tech
Wichita, Kansas
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Company: WSU Tech

Hours per Week: 40

Employment Term: Regular

Employment Type: Full Time

Required Education: Master's Degree

Required Experience: 5 to 7 years

Description !!!Sign on BONUS $5,000!!!           !!!Sign on BONUS $5,000!!!
Are you feeling the strain from the healthcare field, the current climate is pushing more & more towards burnout, along with no time for family life? If your heart is still attached to the healthcare community but you’re finding the current conditions hard to maintain, let us provide an alternative solution for you. We are launching our new ADN program to help ease the strain on the healthcare community both locally & globally. We need a diehard, dedicated, & passionate person to make this program a success & prepare our students to be a part of the solution to the medical crisis within our community!
With the help of an Assistant Director joining the program as well, you have the opportunity to be on the ground floor to help create, launch & personalize this program. With our advanced technology, equipment, simulations & creative methods we give our students real world training so they are prepared to save lives upon graduation! Apply now to start building programs & changing lives today!!

Job Summary:
This position has 2 primary functions; Instruction and management. The Program Director is responsible for performing some teaching duties in the assigned instructional modality. At a minimum, the related activities include instruction, instructional counseling, academic planning, serving on various committees, recruiting, participating in local, state, regional, and national professional activities and organizations as needed. The management role of the Program Director includes the day-to-day operations, supervision of all employees, and the management of the overall health of the assigned programs.

Quick Glance of Duties and Responsibilities:
Classroom Management & Teaching/Instruction

  1. Keeps students informed and updated concerning course content, requirements, evaluation procedures and attendance requirements. Evaluates students to measure their progress toward the achievement of course outcomes/competencies.
  2. Manages and supervises students in all assigned classroom and laboratory activities to ensure a safe and effective learning environment.
  3. Maintains industry credentials as appropriate to the teaching area.
  4. Develops, revises, and/or recommends curriculum changes which meet the objectives of the course/program and improve student learning. As well as reviews, evaluates, and recommends student textbooks and learning materials.
  5. Ensures each program/class meets the WSU Tech Course Standard, includes all appropriate curricular components, utilizes effective teaching methods/practices (pedagogy) and reflects current field practices.
  6. Teaches all classes according to an approved course syllabus, ensuring that assigned classes are held as scheduled.  Plans each unit or lesson, both as to content and method. Provides lesson plans to the appropriate dean or designee.  Publishes lesson plans on course syllabus. 

Programmatic and Institutional Engagement

  1. Fully participates in, utilizes and submits when due program review information, assessment data, and course/college evaluations.
  2. Develops, and maintains a positive relationship with program Industry Advocate Teams (IAT) members.  Recruits new members to serve on IAT committees.
  3. Actively participates in student recruitment and retention activities including but not limited to high school visits and college activities.
  4. Serves on and provides information to college committees, as needed.

  Program Director Responsibilities

  1. Acts as point of contact for all Licensure/Certification/Credential information for program or courses.
  2. Completes and submits self-study documents, coordinates site visits and completes annual reports and other accreditation reports and communications, if applicable.
  3. Assists Dean with scheduling program courses each semester.
  4. Supervises/evaluates/mentors other full-time and adjunct faculty in the program/department
  5. Practices, teaches, and incorporates accepted and mandated safety procedures into the curriculum.
  6. Assists dual credit faculty with course crosswalk and other relevant instruction information.
  7. Responsible for Program Review process including documentation of analysis and proposed action plan.
  8. Schedules and facilitates all Industry Advocate Team meetings and communication with IAT members & attend all IAT meetings.
  9. Assists Dean with yearly budget preparation and provides and utilizes management strategies to keep the program fiscally viable.

Position Specific Responsibilities

  1. Involvement in statewide groups and organizations, such as KSBN & KCADNE, to stay abreast of current and ongoing modifications in the field regarding practices, training and education.
  2. Maintains collegiate relationships/networks with WSU School of Nursing & other regional programs.
  3. Expands & nurtures relationships/networks with community partners & clinical sites.

Education, Experience, Knowledge & Skills Needed:

  • Master’s Degree in Nursing, required.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in teaching at any level, required.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in nursing field, required.
  • Obtains at own expense yearly TB test and other immunizations or physical examinations as required by clinical sites. Also, CPR certification obtained prior to going to clinical sites.
  • Previous teaching or training experience in adult education preferred, with pre-planning course work.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication and interpersonal skills – must be able to work with students, technical and administrative personnel in a pleasant, professional, and efficient manner.
  • Detail oriented with strong organizational skills where you can work under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Ability to quickly learn & use personal computer and various software programs utilized daily in a teaching environment, strong Microsoft Office skills. 
  • Comfortable with course delivery method being hybrid as needed.

  • Pay Rate: $78,000 /yr  (Sign on BONUS of $5,000 delivered in 4 increments)
    Schedule: M-F 8a-5p generally; South Campus

    WSU Tech is committed to inclusive and equitable practices to create an environment and culture where students and employees thrive. We acknowledge that through valuing diverse identities, experiences, talents and gifts, we excel by fulfilling our mission to create a talent pipeline, establish workforce equity, and improve economic prosperity for our community. WSU Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Why WSU Tech?

Everyone here is DRIVEN by our mission of creating opportunities for a better life to our students and to provide the best trained workforce for employers. 

To accomplish that, we take care of our employees too!  We offer benefits and perks that are second to none.  Meaningful jobs, amazing Rock Star employees, awesome benefits, what more could you ask for?

Benefits for Full-Time Employees

  • Paid holidays – We currently have 17 paid holidays
  • PTO (Paid time off) – 18 to 28 days annually (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid Parental Leave – 6 weeks of paid leave for birth or adoption of a child
  • Generous insurance plans
  • Tuition Waiver Program for employees & dependents
  • Kansas Public Employees Retirement System benefit
  • 457(b) Retirement plans
  • Paid Community Service 
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • & More!!


WSU Tech has been delivering excellence in education since 1965. WSU Tech continues to build on this tradition with quality instructors, talented students and state-of-the-art technical equipment.


The Mission of WSU Tech is to provide quality higher education and leadership in workforce training that supports economic development for a global economy.


To be one of the nation’s most innovative and impactful two-year colleges.


Values: Values Based Culture

The WSU Tech team operates in a values-based culture and strives toward the following behaviors in everything we do.

SAME TEAM. One Role, One Goal: Unite and include many diverse perspectives to achieve our mission. 

PEOPLE FIRST. Treat everyone consistently with compassion, respect, and kindness. 

INTEGRITY. Uphold the highest standards in all our actions. 

VISIONARY.  Future focused. Redefining education by inspiring innovative ideas, bold explorations, and continuous curiosity. 

LEADERSHIP.  Leadership is an activity, not a position. Anyone can lead, anytime, anywhere. 

SERVICE TO ALL. Provide exceptional experiences to all that we serve.


Guiding Principles

  1. Provide our students an opportunity to a better life through education and training.
  2. Provide a highly educated and trained workforce for our community to be globally competitive.
  3. Ask ourselves as we make decisions, is it in the best interest of our students, employees and community.



We are happy you chose WSU Tech as a potential employer for your career journey. What we offer as a technical college is unique – a mix of specialized technical programs, general education, and online courses.

WSU Tech houses the number one ranked aviation and advanced manufacturing programs in the nation at its National Center for Aviation Training. In addition, we serve students seeking careers in 60 fields of study listed on our website including nursing, dental assisting, surgical technology, patient care, and other health sciences, automotive technology, climate and energy control, welding, machining, engineering and interior design. We also offer transferable general education coursework that will lead to our Shocker Pathway partnership with Wichita State University or transfer to other public four-year universities. Our aim is to provide our students with not only the technical training and education to be successful, but with the values and professionalism necessary to excel in their chosen careers by having the staff, faculty and employees that exemplify this as well.

WSU Tech is a public college supported by the state of Kansas through the Kansas Board of Regents and Sedgwick County and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, the same accrediting body that accredits many colleges and universities across the country.

If you are considering WSU Tech as your next employer, you are making a great choice!

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