At Methodist College, we strive to create an environment that fosters personal and professional growth and instills a lifelong desire for learning. Above all, when you join Methodist College you become part of a team that is committed to high standards of excellence in education, scholarship, and service. At the same time, we never lose sight of who you are as an individual. That’s why we provide an environment that helps you keep your life and career in balance, and we back that with benefits that financially, physically, and emotionally enrich the lives of you and your family.
The Dean of Nursing reports directly to the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. S/he is an active member in decision-making processes in the Academic Affairs divisions. S/he is responsible for assisting the Provost in planning, directing, evaluating and developing undergraduate and graduate academic programs. The Dean of Nursing will collaborate with other divisions at Methodist College in response to evolving issues, and provide leadership in developing and achieving strategic initiatives.
Provide faculty leadership, mentorship and oversight to the Chairs of Nursing programs
Responsible for collaboration with Chairs for hiring faculty and making teaching assignments in accordance with the requirements of the Higher Learning Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Leads the Director and staff of the Simulation and Clinical Practice Center to provide outstanding resources to meet the needs of the campus community, particularly student learning experiences, faculty support, and community engagement initiatives
Fosters collaborative teamwork among the nursing programs, nursing assistant program, and the Center for Simulation and Clinical Learning
Assures current knowledge of, and compliance with, Higher Learning Commission, Department of Education, Illinois Department of Higher Education, and program specific accreditation and regulatory requirement.
Demonstrates the Methodist College and UnityPoint Health Values and Standards of Behaviors as well as adheres to policies and procedures and safety guidelines.
Master’s degree in Nursing
Doctoral degree in Nursing or a related field (e.g. higher education administration, health-related doctoral programs)
Four years of experience as a department head, chair, program director or administrator within a school/department of nursing, including demonstrated experience with the knowledge and skills required in this position
Six years of experience teaching in a baccalaureate nursing program, including advancement to the rank of associate professor or equivalent academic progression
License to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Illinois (or licenses in another state with eligibility to obtain a license in the State of Illinois)
Methodist College is an equal access/equal opportunity employer and shall recruit, employ, evaluate, assign, promote, or dismiss employees in compliance with all federal and state legislation pertaining to non-discrimination.
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