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Job ID: 125796

Dean of Nursing
Methodist College of Nursing

Date Posted Jul. 17, 2019
Title Dean of Nursing
University Methodist College of Nursing
Peoria, IL, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Sep. 8, 2019
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Nursing - General
    Nursing - Administration
    Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)

Why Choose Methodist College?

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.

Position Description

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.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications (Required)

  • 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)

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  • 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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Contact Information

  • Human Resources
    Methodist College of Nursing
    7600 N. Academic Drive
    Peoria, IL 61615


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