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Nursing Department Chair, Director of BSN-DNP Program
Salve Regina University

Date Posted Apr. 30, 2018
Title Nursing Department Chair, Director of BSN-DNP Program
University Salve Regina University
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Newport, RI
    United States
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Nursing - General

About Salve Regina University:
Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master’s degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.

Job Description:
The nursing program was established at Salve Regina University in 1949 and later became the first nationally accredited program in Rhode Island. True to the tradition of the Sisters of Mercy, the Department of Nursing creates a supportive learning community for students from all backgrounds and beliefs. The Department of Nursing endeavors to develop professional nurses who are liberally educated, ethically grounded, clinically competent providers of health care committed to human service and social justice regardless of the race, ethnicity of religion of the population served. There are 3 programs in the Department of Nursing: a traditional undergraduate program, an RN to BSN program and a Family Nurse Practitioner- DNP program. Both the undergraduate and graduate programs are accredited by Commission of Collegiate Nursing.

The Salve Regina University Nursing Program Chair is responsible for both the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. This role will administer the nursing programs in accordance with the mission, core values, and purposes of the department of nursing and the university. The individual in this leadership role has responsibility and authority over the undergraduate and graduate for programs in regards to structure, functions, practices, budget, and clinical oversight such that the program adheres to accreditation and state nursing practice act standards. The department chair ensures that curricular program requirements are established according to university requirements, and that operations are standardized to ensure comparable educational outcomes are met across undergraduate and graduate programs. The department chair ensures active engagement of all faculty in program recruitment, curricular development, course and program goal attainment, program revisions, clinical site management, student advisement, textbook selection, student learning outcomes, cohesive program functioning, and other matters as assigned. The person in the position will report to Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the undergraduate programs and to the Dean of Graduate Studies for the graduate and continuing education programs.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral preparation, DNP, as a Family Nurse Practitioner Current RN License in Rhode Island and Massachusetts Prior academic experience in a growing program, and comfort with online teaching and other teaching strategies Past or present clinical experience as a Family Nurse Practitioner

Leadership and Administration: Establishes program norms that meet national accrediting standards and program objectives Participates in the budgeting process, policy and procedure development, clinical site selection, course and program evaluation Uses course and program evaluation results for continuous and systematic program improvement Maintains responsibility for ongoing development and regular evaluation of faculty Maintains responsibility for program administration, including faculty workload assignments and course scheduling and clinical placement Engages faculty in activities related to recruitment, admission, and progression of students Engages external and internal stakeholders in a manner to expand the program reach, advances the school’s reputation, secures funding, and meets emerging academic and clinical needs Serves on both department and university committees Provides leadership in the selection of qualified faculty for identified programs by serving on search committees and assisting with recruitment functions Oversees student advising conducted in accordance with DON academic policies.

Curriculum Advancement: Builds curriculum from a foundation of core undergraduate and graduate courses that scaffold into increasing depth and breadth of academic and clinical functioning Ensures that emerging and current knowledge, and practices are addressed in the curriculum Ensures and is involved in annual review of the program

Academic and Community Service: Maintains a network of national, regional, and local professional contacts that informs the direction and functioning of the program Serves on committees and seeks consultative and scholarly opportunities to advance and disseminate knowledge in specialty area that enhances the program’s reputation

Required Work Hours
A minimum of forty hours per week, plus other hours as may be necessary to complete job duties. A combination of day, evening, and weekend hours is required.

Physical Requirements
The Salve Regina University Nursing Program Chair must be able to speak, hear, see, read, write, type, dial, reach, and bend. Travel Periodic travel, including airline travel and overnight stays, may be required.

Additional Information:
Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

health and dental coverage life insurance long-term disability 403B plan tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina’s employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:
Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.


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