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Dean, School of Nursing (Tenured)
Old Dominion University

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2024
Title Dean, School of Nursing (Tenured)
University Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Dean
  • Nursing - General
Old Dominion University invites applications from qualified nurse leaders for the position of Inaugural Dean, School of Nursing.

Old Dominion University seeks the inaugural Dean of its newly independent School of Nursing. With the legislated merger of Old Dominion University and Eastern Virginia Medical School and the creation of Eastern Virginia Health Sciences Center, the Dean of the School of Nursing is a unique opportunity for a proven leader with a passion for innovation to be part of the academic leadership team to help create this future. Old Dominion University has a history of providing educational degrees in the nursing discipline since 1967, growing substantially in student, faculty, and offerings over its subsequent 56 years.

The Dean of the School of Nursing is responsible for all education, research, service, inclusive excellence, and administrative functions throughout the School of Nursing and will serve as the chief academic administrator of the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs of the school. The Dean of Nursing is committed to providing exemplary and innovative education, research, practice, service, and leadership that improves state, national, and global health. The Dean will be a visionary and transformative leader and through collaboration with faculty, staff, and administrators drive the school’s mission, values, and strategic direction in line with the mission, vision, and values of the Eastern Virginia Health Sciences Center and Old Dominion University overall.

The Dean will ensure that the goals of the School of Nursing align with diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, research, interprofessional education, and external community connections all while fostering a culture of open communication and collaboration among faculty, staff, and students. The right candidate will be one who is energized by bringing teams and people together in a transparent, honest, and compassionate way both internally within the School of Nursing and externally across Eastern Virginia Health Sciences Center, Old Dominion University, and the communities it serves.

Select key activities during the Dean’s first twenty-four months include:
  • Facilitating the integration of the School of Nursing into the newly formed Eastern Virginia Health Sciences Center. Work closely with the EVP of EVHSC and the administrative team to identify and resolve merger related issues impacting students, faculty, and staff.
  • Developing and implementing the strategic plan for the School of Nursing
  • Growing student enrollment including a new Doctor of Philosophy in Doctor of Nursing Science program, growth in RN to BSN, and expansion into dual enrollment program.
  • Continuing to build a faculty recognized for excellence in teaching, research, practice, and leadership.

About the School of Nursing at Old Dominion University located at the Virginia Beach Higher Education Center at 1881 University Drive, Virginia Beach, VA 23453. New state of the art equipment, educational models, Fundamentals and Health Assessment Laboratories and mediated classrooms enhance the learning experiences of nursing majors. Clinical practice sites throughout southeastern Virginia, known as the Hampton Roads area, augment the practice component of undergraduate nursing education and include general, specialty, public, private, military and community health care facilities. The graduate program has clinical practices sites throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Nation.

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