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Director - CRNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Duquesne University

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2020
Title Director - CRNP in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
University Duquesne University
Pittsburgh, PA, United States
Department School of Nursing
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date August 2020
  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - Psychiatric
    Nursing - Practitioner (all categories)
    Nursing - Clinical (all categories)

The Duquesne University School of Nursing (SON) is a nationally recognized pioneer in nursing education. Our nursing faculty is dedicated to creating an educational environment grounded in the practice of ethical, holistic, and culturally competent care for vulnerable populations.

The Director – Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Track: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner is responsible for oversight of the MSN and PMC Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner tracks and for ensuring the quality and effectiveness of the interrelated academic and clinical portions of the educational program. The director will also provide leadership in curriculum development and redesign, address and manage student and faculty academic and clinical issues, provide mentoring and development for faculty, and participate as a role model in the academic and scholarly missions of the department and the SON.

1. Ensure quality of the academic and clinical dimensions of nursing education in the respective department.

Monitor courses for quality, consistency, appropriate content, pedagogy, and innovation, and address problems with a strategic development plan that is consistent with the SON teaching mission and vision. Evaluate the quality of classroom, clinical, and online teaching and address emergent issues. Monitor the quality of clinical placements and clinical instruction in collaboration with the respective clinical education faculty and directors in collaboration with the Clinical Coordinator, and make adjustments as needed. Provide leadership in curriculum evaluation and curriculum redesign to ensure conformance with CCNE, certification, specialty organization, and State Board of Nursing standards and regulations for Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner Programs. Participate in assignment of faculty to courses and other activities based on assessment of skills and expertise. Respond to students’ academic concerns.

2. Manage the education of students in the respective department.

Provide guidance to faculty in solving emergent problems.

Manage student issues and problems, including follow-up, student meetings, documentation, referrals, and appropriate disposition.

3. Assess the effectiveness of the educational experience in meeting program outcomes, university standards, and accreditation requirements.

Analyze student retention and course/teaching evaluation data and develop processes to address current and future concerns.

Utilize program outcome metrics including end of program assessments, standardized testing, licensure and certification results, exit, alumni, and employer feedback in refining and improving the curriculum in collaboration with the Chair of Advanced Practice Programs.

4. Support effective functioning of the department.

Identify and address problems that interfere with effective student service and share with the Assistant Dean for Student Services.

5. Contribute to the teaching mission of the full nursing department and the SON as a faculty role model for teaching effectiveness.

Teach courses as assigned.

6. Contribute to the scholarly mission of the full nursing department and the SON as a faculty role model in publication and presentation.

Conduct scholarship in the area of expertise.

7. Effectively communicate with colleagues, faculty and staff.

Communicate essential information to faculty and staff.

Develop and disseminate policies and processes.

Represent the department and the SON at events and professional conferences.

Role model highly professional behaviors, including effective written and oral communication.

Maintain confidentiality as appropriate.

8. Use organizational skills to manage the department.

Conducts faculty and other meetings as appropriate.

Collaborates with other departments.

Address unexpected situations productively using problem solving and strategic management skill.

Required Qualifications:

Masters of Science in Nursing
Expertise in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Valid/Unencumbered Pennsylvania Nursing License (candidates applying without a PA license, if hired, would need to secure a license prior to beginning teaching assignment)
Valid/Unencumbered CRNP license within the specialty

Preferred Qualifications:

PhD or DNP in nursing
Preference will be given to the candidate with successful teaching experience at the university or college level – to include online instruction

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we are seeking applications from members of underrepresented groups and will help support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region’s HERC ( We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all faculty job applications electronically. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.For immediate consideration please submit your documents to

Requirements for Consideration:

Letter of Intent – The successful candidate will submit a letter of intent that addresses the reasons for application to the position and a personal philosophy of teaching.

Completed Curriculum Vita (CV)

References – The successful candidate will submit three references complete with telephone and email contact information.

  • Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.

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Contact Information

  • Marla D. Bradford
    Office of Human Resources
    Duquesne University
    600 Forbes Avenue
    Pittsburgh, PA 15282
  • 412.396.1403
  • 412.396.2236


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