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Director of Nursing Program

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WHY WORK AT LIT?LIT is a Texas state agency, and our employees enjoy excellent State health insurance benefits, participation in the State’s pension plan for retirement, and generous time off. Below are a few examples of these superb benefits!1. There is NO WAITING PERIOD for health insurance coverage, and Employee-Only medical coverage premiums are 100% paid by the state!2. LIT employees enjoy SEVENTEEN (17) built-in days off, including TWO (2) weeks off for Winter Break!3. Vacation Time – LIT employees accrue hours every month, with a maximum earning potential of approximately SIX WEEKS off per year! This is in addition to the built-in days off!4. Sick Time – LIT employees accrue hours every month, and there is NO MAXIMUM accrual!5. LIT helps pay for you and your immediate family’s education!6. Other benefits offered include flex and health savings accounts, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) and short and long-term disability insurance.

NOTE: Employment classification may impact some, or all, of the benefits listed above and therefore may not be applicable in some cases. Please contact LIT HR to find out more.Job Summary: The Director of Nursing is responsible for developing and maintaining all educational and administrative aspects of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. This includes planning, and administration of the program in accordance with state, national, and College policies and procedures. Additionally, provide leadership and oversight of the CNA program. This person will provide strategic leadership and promote a culture of excellence to engage faculty, staff, and students in the continuous improvement of the educational experience. The Director of Nursing Program will develop, execute, and manage College success initiatives through measurable results and performance indicators. This position is exempt.

Major Essential Job Functions:
1. Create and submit initial applications for an Associate Degree Nursing Program to appropriate agencies including the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Texas Board of Nursing, SACSCOC and any other local, state, or national accrediting agencies required to operate in Texas.
2. Provide academic leadership to faculty, staff, students, and the institution.
3. Plan and administer the Nursing program, including continuous course/program development, assessment, and evaluation.
4. Conduct Nursing program review and self-study on a regular basis.
5. Coordinate assessment of student learning outcomes and continuous improvement of the program curriculum.
6. Collaborate with nursing faculty to develop, implement, and coordinate the Nursing program admission policies and procedures.
7. Participate in the recruitment and advisement of nursing students.
8. Coordinate NCLEX preparation for students.
9. Develop class schedules in collaboration with nursing faculty and the Department Chair.
10. Recruit, select, and oversee the nursing faculty.
11. Solicit individuals to serve on the nursing advisory committee and facilitate the meetings.
12. Develop and maintain contractual arrangements with clinical facilities.
13. Ensure high quality program facilities and equipment that meets healthcare industry standards.
14. Teaching – as defined by LIT for the program or supporting coursework – to include all instructional modalities and offering times.
15. Evaluate and recommend textbooks and other learning or instructional aids.
16. Recruit, advise, register, and retain program students.
17. Provide CNA program and faculty leadership, curriculum oversight, learning resources, etc.
18. Other duties as assigned.

Other Duties as Assigned:
Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to needs of the Institute.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Education Required:
Master’s degree (or higher) in Nursing from a regionally accredited college or university.
Minimum Experience Required: Three (3) years teaching experience in a professional nursing education program.
Three (3) years of work experience as a licensed nurse.

Certification(s) Required: Hold an unencumbered current license or privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.

Key Competencies:
• Demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities in administration within a professional nursing education program.
• Possess a working knowledge of computers and educational technology.
• Represent the College in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public.
• Demonstrate creativity, energy, and self-motivation with strong organizational skills.
• Establish and maintain good working relationships with faculty, students, support staff, colleagues, and administration.
• Read, understand, and articulate clearly and effectively in oral and written communications.
• Possess strong leadership and human relations skills and the ability to correlate effectively to diverse populations and personalities.
• Possess a strong general knowledge of health occupations and the health industry.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job (similar demands of a nurse in the field). Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Conditions: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Desk-work: occasional trips e.g. for college or program activities. While performing the duties of the essential functions of this job, work is typically performed in an interior/office work environment with moderate noise.

LIT Expectation of Quality: Employee will support the mission of Lamar Institute of Technology by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.

EEO Statement:

Lamar Institute of Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.



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Mission Statement

Lamar Institute of Technology provides quality education and training that enable a diverse student population to achieve its career goals. Programs are enhanced by developing and maintaining partnerships with business, industry, and the community. Faculty are dedicated to teaching, advising, and scholarship. Both faculty and staff work to serve the Institute and the community.


Lamar Institute of Technology traces its roots back to March 8, 1923, when the South Park School District in Beaumont authorized its superintendent to proceed with plans to open a “junior college of the first class.” On Sept. 17, 1923, South Park Junior College opened with 125 students and a faculty of 14. Located on the third floor of the South Park High School building, the college shared the library and athletic facilities with the high school. In 1932, separate facilities were provided, and the name of the institution was changed to Lamar College, to honor Mirabeau B. Lamar, second president of the Republic of Texas and the “Father of Education” in Texas.

On June 8, 1942, as a result of a public campaign, a new campus was purchased, and classes were held for the first time on the present-day campus in Beaumont, After World War II, the college grew to 1,079, and a bill to make Lamar a state-supported senior college was introduced in the House of Representatives. The legislature approved the Lamar bill (House Bill 52) on June 4, 1949, creating Lamar State College of Technology effective Sept. 1, 1951. Lamar was the first junior college in Texas to become a four-year, state-supported college. Uniquely, Lamar retained much of its traditional community college mission, particularly in vocational programs, while continuing to grow with strong programs in engineering, sciences, business, and education.

In 1962, a graduate school was established, offering master’s degrees in several fields. The Doctorate in Engineering was established in 1971. In the same year, House Bill 590 became law, changing the institution’s status to university. Lamar State College of Technology, with an enrollment of 10,874, officially became Lamar University on Aug. 23, 1971.

Vocational subjects were among the first courses offered by Lamar and played an important role in the development of Lamar. A Division of Vocations was established in 1946 and became the Lamar School of Vocations in 1955. In 1970, the name was changed to the School of Technical Arts, and in 1972, it became the College of Technical Arts. During 1971, the college began awarding Associate of Applied Science degrees in certain two-year programs.

In 1969, an extension center was opened in Orange, and in 1975, the long-standing private two-year Port Arthur College became Lamar University at Port Arthur. The Lamar University System was established by the 68th Session of the Texas Legislature with the passage of SB 620, which took effect in August 1983. On September 1, 1995, the Lamar University System was abolished, and the components became members of The Texas State University System.

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board recommended in 1990 that all two-year programs at Lamar University-Beaumont be combined into Lamar University Institute of Technology. The programs in the former College of Technical Arts, Allied Health, Office Technology, and Restaurant/Institutional Food Management were placed in the new institute.

On September 1, 1995, the Institute of Technology was established as an educational center of Lamar University and a member of The Texas State University System. The Texas Legislature changed the name of the institution to Lamar Institute of Technology in 1999.


Lamar Institute of Technology, a member of The Texas State University System, and a state-supported institution, is located in Beaumont, Texas, one of the world’s largest petrochemical centers. Beaumont is a progressive city in the Sunbelt, offering private and public schools, churches, museums, shopping districts, and a wide range of leisure-time activities to serve the metropolis of 114,000. A Jefferson County entertainment complex, a civic center, convention center, a performing arts theater, a downtown dining and entertainment district, and coliseum will draw professional entertainers and a wide variety of business, social, and professional groups to the city. Beaumont is convenient to major recreation facilities of Southeast Texas, including the Gulf of Mexico, large lakes and the Big Thicket National Preserve.


Lamar Institute of Technology is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award degrees at the associate level. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Lamar Institute of Technology.

The Lamar Institute of Technology Dental Hygiene program is accredited by the American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation. The Respiratory Therapy Program and the Diagnostic Medical Sonography Program are accredited by The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs . The Medical Radiologic Technology Program is accredited by The Joint Review Committee for Education in Radiologic Technology. The Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management accredits the Health Information Technology program.

On December 4, 2000, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools granted separate accreditation to Lamar Institute of Technology.

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