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College President

Research College of Nursing
Kansas City, Missouri

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Executive Administration Jobs
Presidents & Chancellors
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Specialized Institutions


Do you want to join an organization that invests in you as an executive leader? At Research College of Nursing, you come first. HCA Healthcare has committed up to $300 million in programs to support our incredible team members over the course of three years.


Research College of Nursing offers a total rewards package that supports the health, life, career and retirement of our colleagues. The available plans and programs include:

  • Comprehensive medical coverage that covers many common services at no cost or for a low copay. Plans include prescription drug and behavioral health coverage as well as free telemedicine services and free AirMed medical transportation.
  • Additional options for dental and vision benefits, life and disability coverage, flexible spending accounts, supplemental health protection plans (accident, critical illness, hospital indemnity), auto and home insurance, identity theft protection, legal counseling, long-term care coverage, moving assistance, pet insurance and more.
  • Free counseling services and resources for emotional, physical and financial wellbeing
  • 401(k) Plan with a 100% match on 3% to 9% of pay (based on years of service)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 10% off HCA Healthcare stock
  • Family support through fertility and family building benefits with Progyny and adoption assistance.
  • Referral services for child, elder and pet care, home and auto repair, event planning and more
  • Consumer discounts through Abenity and Consumer Discounts
  • Retirement readiness, rollover assistance services and preferred banking partnerships
  • Education assistance (tuition, student loan, certification support, dependent scholarships)
  • Colleague recognition program
  • Time Away From Work Program (paid time off, paid family leave, long- and short-term disability coverage and leaves of absence)
  • Employee Health Assistance Fund that offers free employee-only coverage to full-time and part-time colleagues based on income.

Learn more about Employee Benefits

Note: Eligibility for benefits may vary by location.

You contribute to our success. Every role has an impact on our patients’ lives and you have the opportunity to make a difference. We are looking for a dedicated leader like you to serve as President on our team.

Job Summary and Qualifications

The President serves as the College’s chief executive and administrative officer and provides vision and leadership that enhances the College’s tradition of excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship. The President reports directly to the Governing Board of the College, and also has a reporting relationship with the CEO of Research Medical Center. The President bears full responsibility for implementing Board decisions and policies, strategic and program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of educational programming consistent with the Board’s strategic priorities, program administration and management, and community engagement.



  • Creates a climate of transparency, trust, accessibility, and inclusion
  • Provides leadership to all constituents of the College
  • Promotes the College, its mission, vision, and values to the community at large
  • Navigates the unique structure and governance of a special focus institution of higher learning to access fiscal, human, and physical resources
  • Represents the College on appropriate boards and task forces at the local, regional, and national level
  • Builds strong alliances among healthcare organizations and institutions of higher learning to address nursing and higher education challenges
  • Creates a culture which is responsive and nimble to multiple and opposing perspectives, innovative and effective, and results-oriented to create financial viability and long-term sustainability

Strategic Planning and Organizational Development

  • Works directly with the board to provide broad strategic direction, long-term goals, structure, and annual objectives for the College.
  • Seeks and identifies strategic opportunities and partnerships for enhancing the viability of the college and its mission and vision.
  • Uses data and analytics to access data about market share, discount rate, demographic forecasts, employment demand, and population shifts and to inform decision making, e.g. enrollment strategies.
  • Maintains a competent and productive staff, fostering teamwork around the college’s mission, vision, and values.
  • Develops and reviews annual goals and objectives for direct reports.
  • Oversees the recruitment, hiring, and development of faculty and staff.
  • Conducts regular performance reviews of all direct reports.
  • Prepares and revises personnel policies and procedures as required.

Board Relations

  • Partners with the board in developing and sustaining the mission and vision as established by the College.
  • Maintains relationships with the Governing Board and its working committees.


  • Develops the college budget in conjunction with the CFO and Comptroller of Research Medical Center to support current educational programs and to seek resources to support new and emerging initiatives.
  • Maintains accountability for administering financial policies, procedures, and budget.

Policies, Procedures, and Compliance

  • Establishes sound procedures to carry out the policies, by-laws, mission, vision, and the strategic direction of the college.
  • Maintains positive relationships with accrediting and other governmental and/or public entities that have an impact on approval, development, and delivery of instructional student programs/services.

Advocacy and Communication

  • Serves as the chief spokesperson for the College, effectively articulating and communicating the vision and mission of the College throughout the community.
  • Support and advocate for all students, faculty, and staff while ensuring that all constituents both enhance and improve their knowledge to optimize the College’s service to its constituents.


  • Earned doctorate in nursing, healthcare, or education from a regionally accredited college or university.
  • Graduate degree in nursing or health care related field; one of the degrees (PhD, EdD, or master’s degree) must be in nursing.
  • Background of high-level administrative experience with at least ten years of progressive academic experience in program administration and teaching in institutions of higher education.
  • Experience in interpreting college needs, programs, and activities to faculty, staff, community, employers, organizations and agencies.
  • Understanding of the mission, role, and governance structure of special focus four-year nursing programs.
  • Eligible to be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri

Research College of Nursing is a private, non-sectarian, fully accredited institution of higher learning. We are located in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. We offer a Bachelor of Science (B.S.N.) and a Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.) with three graduate tracks, an RN-MSN entry point option, and three post-Masters certificate choices. Our 13:1 student-faculty ratio nurtures rich campus discussions and wide opportunities for student scholarship and development. Over 400 students are enrolled at the Research College of Nursing. Approximately 65% are undergraduates and 35% are graduate students. We embody the mission and heart of HCA MidAmerica. We are recognized as a leader in healthcare due to our skilled, compassionate, and dedicated doctors and nurses.

HCA Healthcare has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere Institute more than ten times.  In recent years, HCA Healthcare spent an estimated $3.7 billion in cost for the delivery of charitable care, uninsured discounts, and other uncompensated expenses.


"Good people beget good people."- Dr. Thomas Frist, Sr.
HCA Healthcare Co-Founder

We are a family 270,000 dedicated professionals! Our Talent Acquisition team is reviewing applications for our President College Nursing opening. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews. Submit your resume today to join our community of caring!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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