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Dean of the School of Nursing

Mount Saint Mary College
Newburgh, NY, US

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Four-Year Institution

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Job Title:         Dean of the School of Nursing                                                                   

Reports To:     Vice President for Academic Affairs   

Status:             Full Time, Exempt

General Description

The Dean will provide leadership and counsel to the School of Nursing’s faculty, students, and staff, and will serve as the School’s primary advocate in the College, the community and beyond. That leadership will be based on an understanding of the fundamental principles, mission, and values of the College and the School of Nursing, which are rooted in the Catholic Dominican tradition. The successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring trends in nursing education to strategically plan, develop, and implement the expansion of nursing programs, ensure adherence to accreditation standards, participate in research, and establish community partnerships for ongoing collaborations, growth, and support of the School of Nursing.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

    Provide leadership, vision, oversight, and forward-directed inspiration for the School of Nursing and all of its programs.Act as a representative/liaison with all internal and external constituencies associated with the School of Nursing. Focus on relationship building between current and future healthcare partners to strengthen community ties and work toward partnerships promoting clinical excellence in nursing education.Oversee community advisory board meetings to garner insights into industry needs to ensure ongoing quality improvement of the School of Nursing curriculum.Assume responsibility for hiring and replacing School of Nursing fulltime faculty and staff in collaboration with the Vice President for Academic Affairs.Prepare annual reports to the NYS Education Department, CCNE, and internal School of Nursing reports submitted to the Vice President for Academic Affairs or other College personnel for the purpose of data collection and program improvements.Oversee any necessary curriculum development, in the form of revisions and additions needed to advance program quality and integrity.Prepare budget projections and manage budgets for all nursing programs.Work in conjunction with College Admissions, the Office of Student Success, and the VPAA in optimizing the number of incoming students specific to each program.Work with program coordinators and faculty to implement and maintain rigor of programs necessary to achieve and maintain excellence in NCLEX and graduate program credentialing scores of our programs’ graduates. Provide ongoing communication with and among faculty through mandatory monthly School faculty and staff meetings.Assign and maintain balanced advisement loads for School faculty.Oversee non-tenured faculty through review of student and course evaluations, grade distributions, and completion of Faculty Data Forms for Promotion and Tenure process.  Provide oversight of program outcomes and evaluations through continuous review of clinical needs, student survey data, retention and graduation rates, NCLEX scores, graduate competency exam rates, employment rates, etc., related to maintenance of professional accreditation.Work closely with the Chairperson and Graduate Coordinator to ensure oversight of the hiring and evaluation processes for clinical and non-clinical adjunct instructors.Encourage academic and professional growth of faculty through involvement in research, publication, and presentations at professional conferences.Oversee the contract process between the School of Nursing and clinical agencies.In consultation with the Chairperson, assign faculty for representation at College events (e.g., Orientations, New Student Days, and Open Houses), as well as any other relevant functions that require representation by School of Nursing faculty on behalf of the College.


    Earned doctorate in Nursing or a related field, and an earned master’s degree in Nursing.Possesses an unencumbered NYS nursing license.Relevant administrative experience and demonstrated leadership ability as Dean or Assistant/Associate Dean in nursing baccalaureate and advanced degree programs.Experience teaching in nursing baccalaureate and advanced degree programs with demonstrated commitment to furthering excellence in teaching and nursing practice.Appropriate academic experience and scholarly work enabling possession of the rank of at least Associate Professor.Significant involvement in professional activities (e.g., research, national/international presentation of scholarly work, professional committee membership in academic, community, and national organizations).A commitment to furthering the School of Nursing and its mission in regard to excellence in curriculum, program expansion, and support of faculty in their academic and professional growth.

Mount Saint Mary College is an independent, liberal arts college located in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley, 60 miles north of New York City, with a strong focus on preparing students for lifelong service. The college is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty and staff. Mount Saint Mary College does not discriminate in its employment, operations, programs, and services on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Mount Saint Mary College is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Mount Saint Mary College was ranked a Top-Tier Regional University (North) by U.S. News & World Report, and is on the federal President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Founded by the Sisters of Saint Dominic in 1960, the Mount has been an academic presence here in Newburgh since 1883. The college's roots in education, and in the training of educators, go even further back to the 14th century and Saint Dominic.

We offer our students an affordable liberal arts education with 50 academic programs and 3 graduate degree programs. Our strong programs in business, education, the health professions, media arts and the social sciences are linked to high career growth fields. Mount students excel in their chosen fields by selecting internships and study abroad experiences that add dimension and value to their education.

Location. Newburgh, New York. The Mount is conveniently located in the Mid-Hudson Valley, midway between New York City and New York's capital city, Albany. The Mount is in Newburgh in Orange County, New York, on a beautiful campus that overlooks the western banks of the Hudson River. It's less than a mile from the intersection of the New York State Thruway and Interstate 84, and just a few blocks from entrance to the Newburgh side of the Beacon-Newburgh Bridge. The Mount is also easily accessible by plane, with Stewart Airport just minutes from campus. The Mid-Hudson Valley offers a scope of unparalleled natural beauty in a landscape of mountains, river and forest. Hiking, biking, walking, swimming, mountain climbing, skiing, snowboarding, and our park activities offer so many ways to explore the natural environment.

Enrollment/Student Body Profile. Our student body is made up of 2,700+ students representing over 16 states and several countries. 1,800 are traditional undergraduate students.

Academic Programs. The Mount offers 50 undergraduate programs leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. Our collaboration programs offer you a chance to earn a bachelor's degree, plus an advanced degree with schools like Fordham University, Pace University, and New York Medical College. The college also offers master's degrees in education, business, and nursing.

Faculty. Students learn from our faculty, the majority of whom hold a Ph.D. or the highest terminal degree in their field. Our Student/Faculty Ratio is 17 students:1 faculty member.

Average Class Size. 21 students

Freshman Class Size. Approximately 450 students

Athletic teams. The Mount offers Men's Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, and Track and Field, and Women's Basketball, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, and Volleyball.

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