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Program Director-Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - DNP
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Date Posted Jun. 22, 2020
Title Program Director-Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) - DNP
University University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Department College of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - Administration
    Nursing - General
    Health Sciences - General
    Nursing - Clinical (all categories)

The Fran and Earl Ziegler College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, is seeking a dynamic and forward thinking Director of the Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Program – DNP in Nursing. Our CNS programs prepare nurse scholars who will impact the future of health care by leading interdisciplinary and translational research initiatives that integrate concepts and strategies derived from symptom management, implementation science, community-based participatory research, family centered care, and social entrepreneurship.

As a recognized expert in nursing science, the Program Director oversees every aspect of the CNS Program – DNP: from curriculum development to program evaluation, admissions and progression, and generation of resources for the program, faculty and students. As an engaged leader at the College, the Director also collaborates with administration to create and revise program curriculum, foster collaborative interdisciplinary research, and implement initiatives that support the mission, values, and strategic initiatives of the College.

Applicants must have a graduate degree in Nursing, and terminal degree, preferably in Nursing or Health Related field. All applicants must have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a CNS or related graduate nursing professional clinical program, three years of experience working as a CNS in clinical practice and three years academic administrative or program leadership experience to include experience developing/revising graduate nursing professional clinical program curricula and preparing for accreditation. Applicants must be eligible for or hold licensure as a Registered Nurse in Oklahoma, Advanced Practice Nursing Clinical Nurse Specialist (APRN-CNS) in Oklahoma and prescriptive authority license in Oklahoma.

The College of Nursing has multiple relationships with community partners including but not limited to, OU Medical Systems, Stephenson Cancer Center, Donald W. Reynolds Center for Geriatric Nursing Excellence, Jonas Foundation, Leadership Education for Health Professionals Caring for Children and Youth with Disabilities (LEND), Center on Child Abuse and Neglect (CCAN), and oversees a Case Management program for a large network of Oklahomans receiving care through the State of Oklahoma ADvantage program.

The College of Nursing is one of seven health-related colleges located at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. The campus is the state’s major educational resource for health professionals in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, public health and allied health. The Graduate College is the center of advanced study, research, and creative activity in the health sciences. There are excellent opportunities for clinical practice and research with university and clinical partners.

Nominations and applications are currently being accepted with immediate screening for interviews. To apply, send letter of interest addressing the position responsibilities and qualifications, curriculum vitae and contact information for three professional references to:

Dean Julie Anne Hoff, PhD, MPH, RN
College of Nursing, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1100 North Stonewall Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK 73117
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  • OUHSC is an EO/Affirmative Action Institution Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Contact Information

  • Dean Julie Hoff, PhD, MPH, RN
    College of Nursing
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
    1100 N Stonewall Ave
    Oklahoma City, OK 73117


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