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Director, Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program (ABSN)
Mount Saint Mary's University

Date Posted Oct. 22, 2021
Title Director, Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program (ABSN)
University Mount Saint Mary's University
Los Angeles, CA, United States
Department Department of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - Administration
    Nursing - General

About Mount Saint Mary’s University:
Mount Saint Mary’s is the only women’s university in Los Angeles and one of the most diverse in the nation. The University is known nationally for its research on gender equity, its innovative health and science programs, and its commitment to community service. As a leading liberal arts institution, Mount Saint Mary’s provides year-round, flexible and online programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Weekend, evening and graduate programs are offered to both women and men. Mount alums are engaged, active, global citizens who use their knowledge and skills to better themselves, their communities and the world.

Mount Saint Mary’s University is an equal opportunity employer. The University is thoroughly committed both to providing equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees, and to providing a work environment that is free from harassment, discrimination and retaliation. We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including the City of Los Angeles’ Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance.
Applicants must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States. The University will not assist applicants with any visa matters. A background check will be required. Applicants must also provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination of condition of employment.

Job Description:
Under the direction of the Dean, Nursing Programs, the Accelerated Baccalaureate Nursing Program (ABSN) Director is responsible for the supervision and overseeing of program staff. Develop and coordinate activities of the programs in an effort to enhance the student advisement experience. Counsel and advise students in cooperation with faculty. Act as a liaison to other University departments regarding advisement and admissions. Serve as a resource to other academic advisors across the University on relevant academic policies and procedures providing accurate and timely information. Develop and maintain relationships with academic departments to facilitate the inter-program transfer process for students.

1. Assumes duties of ABSN Director.

2. Provide leadership in:

  • Formulating specific goals, objectives, and policies
  • Evaluating program
  • Motivating faculty toward continued creative and professional growth
  • Promoting positive relationships with personnel of clinical agencies
  • Student screening and selection
  • Student remediation and retention

3. Supervise and assume responsibility for:

  • Developing with faculty and implementing curriculum that is congruent with the philosophy of the Department of Nursing
  • Collaborating with the Dean of Nursing and TBSN Director in preparing accreditation and approval reports
  • Overseeing program budget
  • Screening, evaluating, and advising of potential candidates and file maintenance of admitted students
  • Ongoing advisement, monitoring, and advocacy of students and program
  • Planning and implementing orientation for admitted students
  • Developing with faculty teaching assignments
  • Co-chairing BSN Program meetings
  • Providing liaison with other programs
  • In collaboration with the Dean of Nursing and other nursing directors, recruiting, selecting, and assigning of program faculty
  • Participating in regular program meetings
  • Evaluating faculty per University Status Committee guidelines
  • Collaborating with Director of Clinical Placements regarding clinical placements
  • Collaborate with Director of Experiential Learning regarding simulation
  • Insuring compliance with BRN regulations
  • Insuring compliance with CCNE standards
  • Maintaining faculty and student handbooks

4. To represent the ABSN Program in:

  • Establishing and maintaining agency affiliations in cooperation with the Dean of Nursing and Clinical Placement Office
  • Collaborating with Admissions Department in the assistance of student recruitment
  • Providing external relations with professional organizations
  • Attending AACN and CACN meetings

5. To maintain faculty responsibility by serving on nursing and University committee(s)

6. To maintain teaching responsibility (5 units/year)


Strong working knowledge of curriculum for the BSN degrees; academic advisement process, admissions procedures, evaluation process, BRN and CCNE rules and regulations, and budget management.

Abilities and Skills:
Genuine understanding of the teaching mission and the importance of providing undergraduate and graduate students with the highest quality educational experience. Strong working knowledge with the accreditation process. Innovative and creative problem-solver, with a willingness to take risks. Ability to foster a collegial and respectful work and educational environment. Effectively organize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines. Accurately identify problems and needs and develop a plan. Provide sound counsel and academic advisement to students. Communicate effectively with the students, faculty, staff, dean of nursing, university community, and the public. Deliver presentations to large groups. Demonstrate management and leadership abilities. Collect, analyze, and accurately interpret data. Be analytical and detail-oriented. Exercise sound judgment and decision making.

Education: (established by the California Board of Registered Nursing, 1425a)
Must have a master’s or higher degree from an accredited college or university, which includes course work in nursing, education, or administration. Preferably a terminal nursing degree.


1. An established record of effective, strong and collaborative leadership
2. Significant academic and scholarly credentials, including a passion for academic excellence and leadership
3. Accreditation and BRN approval process
4. Curriculum development and revision
5. A minimum of one year’s experience in an administrative position with validated performance of administrative responsibilities (described in BRN regulation 1420h)
6. A minimum of two years of experience teaching in a pre-licensure registered nursing program
7. At least one year of continuous experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care and/or equivalent experience and/or education as determined by the Board

Licenses and Certifications:

Eligible for RN license in state of California
Other Requirements:
Background check required by policy.

Additional Information:
Start Date: ASAP
Applications Deadline: Open until filled

The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.

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