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Director of Nursing Program
John Carroll University

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2022
Title Director of Nursing Program
University John Carroll University
University Heights, OH, United States
Department Nursing
Application Deadline Open until Filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Director/Manager
  • Nursing - General
    Nursing - Administration



The Director of Nursing Program is responsible for providing administrative and strategic direction for graduate and undergraduate nursing education. The Director of Nursing Program leads the nursing program through many growth initiatives such as professional accreditation. The Director of the Nursing Program has overall planning, administrative, budgetary, and management oversight responsibility for the Nursing program and its suite of curricular offerings:  Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing. As a member of the University, the Director also attends a variety of internal and external meetings and participates in committee work.


Duties and responsibilities


Lead strategic planning and assessment, in collaboration with academic administration and the nursing community advisory board, and other stakeholders.

  • Articulate program identity and goals, and their alignment with University mission, learning goals, and University strategic plan goals and objectives
  • Lead strategic planning and develop and implement strategic action plan for the program, including new modes of program delivery.
  • Coordinate routine program assessment and follow-through
  • Review, evaluate, revise nursing program curriculum

Increase the program’s visibility and reputation in the region.

  • Develop community partnerships that will benefit the program, including cooperative ventures, and clinical placements.
  • Work with nursing community advisory board to develop and maintain a strong network of support and communication
  • Pursue grant opportunities in collaboration with community agencies and projects

Teach in the nursing program. 

  • The Program Director will teach a minimum of 2 courses per year in the program.

Participate in admissions of new students into the program.

  • Communicate promptly with prospective students
  • Communicate promptly with applicants
  • Work with enrollment managers to review and make decisions on student applications

Coordinate advising for current nursing students.

  • Assist in choice of semester’s courses
  • Monitor student progress through the program
  • Review and act upon academic petitions
  • Address student issues and complaints

Market the nursing program.

  • Consult with IMC and Graduate Studies to develop effective marketing strategies and effective marketing materials
  • Maintain and update program website

Coordinate and supervise graduate assistants

  • Review and make decisions upon G.A. applications
  • Monitor and provide feedback to G.A.s
  • Develop, review, revise G.A. job descriptions as needed

Undertake additional responsibilities, including:

  • Participate in university activities and initiatives and university committees.
  • Work on any other University Advancement initiatives as assigned.
  • Communicate with the Ohio Board of Nursing to meet all requirements.

Nursing faculty leadership

  • Hire, orient, and evaluate full-time and part-time nursing faculty
  • Develop promotion and tenure guidelines for faculty in collaboration with the Provost and Dean
  • Monitor, provide feedback and provide ongoing education to faculty
  • Develop, review, revise job descriptions as needed
  • Coordinate and supervise all faculty teaching in the program.
  • Develop, review, revise job descriptions as needed


Required qualifications

  • Master’s degree in nursing and conferred PhD or DNP degree.
  • Unencumbered and current Registered Nurse (RN) license to practice in Ohio with nursing practice experience for at least five years.
  • Demonstrated satisfactory experience with teaching in an RN program for at least two years, coupled with teacher evaluation and training experiences. 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to work with students and scholars from diverse cultural backgrounds.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in nursing education.
  • Experience in community relations/cultivating partnerships.
  • Demonstrated good judgment and commitment to program excellence.
  • Proficient using Microsoft Office suite and Google Suite.
  • Interest in understanding and supporting John Carroll’s mission to inspire individuals to excel in learning, leadership, and service in the region and in the   


John Carroll University requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated from COVID-19 and to present proof of full vaccination as a condition of employment with the University.  Individuals who are offered and accept positions at the University may seek medical and non-medical exemptions from the Vaccination Requirements.  Our interim COVID-19 policy can be found via this link:


Preferred qualifications


  • Three or more years of leadership experience at the college-level including the supervision of staff and faculty.
  • Publications, journal reviews, and involvement in the profession at conferences.
  • Working knowledge of student information systems, such as Canvas and Banner. 


Normal working hours and conditions

University core business hours are generally 8:30 am – 5:00 pm.  However this position will require work to be performed outside of normal business hours based on department operations. 

Physical requirements

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to travel to other office locations and to verbally communicate to exchange information.   


About John Carroll University

John Carroll University is a private, coeducational, Jesuit Catholic university, founded in 1886, dedicated to developing people with the knowledge and character to lead and to serve. The University is located in University Heights, Ohio, an attractive residential suburb 10 miles east of downtown Cleveland. Academically, the University consists of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Boler College of Business, which both include graduate programs. The University offers 70 Academic Programs in the arts, social sciences, natural sciences, and business at the undergraduate level, and in select areas at the master’s level.

The University enrolls approximately 3,000 undergraduate students and 500 graduate students and has a student-to-faculty ratio of 13:1. John Carroll University is one of 27 Jesuit universities in the United States and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report magazine’s top 10 rankings of Midwest regional universities for more than 30 consecutive years.

  • John Carroll University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. The University is committed to diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Michael Martin
    Search Chair
    John Carroll University
    University Heights, OH
  • 2163974199


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