Director of the Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing Program
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
College / University
Internal Number: 11082021
Founded in 1887, Alverno College is a four-year, Catholic liberal arts college for undergraduate women sponsored by the School Sisters of St. Francis. The college also offers a robust array of graduate and degree completion programs for women and men. Student learning and personal and professional development are the central focus of everyone in the Alverno College community. As Wisconsin’s first designated Hispanic-Serving Institution, Alverno enrolls a highly diverse student body of virtually every demographic and experience. It is an institution that has revered tradition and encouraged innovation for more than 130 years.
The College is seeking applicants for a full time Director of the Direct Entry Master of Science in Nursing Program located in Mesa, Arizona. Alverno College health, dental, vision, disability, and retirement plan enrollment is available to full time employees and eligible dependents. Tuition benefits are available for employees and qualified dependents.
Primary Function: The Director of the DEMSN Program (Mesa Location) is responsible and accountable for the delivery of high quality educational programming and student achievement of program outcomes at Alverno College, Mesa Location. Position reports to Dean of the JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing & Health Professions and Associate Dean of the School of Adult Learning and New Initiatives.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The following information is not meant to be all-inclusive.
Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.
Lead faculty in the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of the DEMSN program curriculum, ensuring compliance with the accreditation requirements of the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), State Board of Nursing of AZ, and the recommendations of other professional nursing organizations as appropriate.
Maintain communication and work cooperatively with JoAnn McGrath School of Nursing and Health Professions leadership, Alverno College Leadership, nursing and interdisciplinary faculty colleagues and staff, and Alverno’s online program management partner.
Assess the instructional needs of students in the DEMSN program and coordinate the development, implementation, and evaluation of a plan aimed at addressing those needs.
Assess the professional needs of faculty teaching in the DEMSN program and make recommendations to meet those needs.
Communicate and network with outside organizations to maintain and expand effective, mutually beneficial relationships with clinical experience partner agencies.
Participate in the hiring and professional development of DEMSN faculty.
Participate in student recruitment and retention activities.
Participate in budget development and management.
Assist in the scheduling of DEMSN courses.
Coordinate and evaluate course books/resources and textbook orders.
Serve on College committees.
Qualifications and Education
Master of Science in Nursing or Doctor of Nursing Practice degree required; PhD in nursing preferred.
Current, unobstructed AZ RN licensure
Minimum of four years of demonstrated successful administrative leadership in an accredited school of nursing.
Minimum of five years of demonstrated successful teaching experience in an accredited school of nursing.
Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and multicultural competence in an educational and work environment and must be willing to contribute to the College’s strategic plan of inclusion.
Alverno College is a four-year, liberal arts, independent, Catholic college for women. Chartered in 1887 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, the college offers weekday and alternative weekend undergraduate programs for women, and graduate programs for women and men. This nationally renowned institution is heralded as an innovative leader in pedagogy, and has received international acclaim as a pioneer in developing a measurable, outcome-focused curriculum in which the individual student can grow as a learner.