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  • Associate Dean, Nursing Programs
    Academic Affairs
    Davidson County Community College

    Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The DCCC community is dedicated to providing a high quality education designed to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, DCCC celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. DCCC faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.
    DCCC's benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!

    The Associate Dean, Nursing Programs functions as the Director of Nursing Programs for DCCC and has administrative responsibility for nursing and nurse aide programs. The Associate Dean has responsibility for maintaining legal requirements and standards conforming to the General Statutes of North Carolina (NC), the NC Nursing Practice Act and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The position may include instruction in traditional and online learning environments as well as supporting the program's use of problem-based learning as an instructional strategy. The ADN program is accredited by ACEN and is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Academic Programs and Services. The Associate Dean, Nursing Programs has the following responsibilities:

    Assists with identifying and supporting processes that foster student learning, effective teaching, and meaningful curriculums of study resulting in the achievement of identified outcomes
    Involves faculty and staff members in actively participating in the evaluation and improvement of processes within the College
    Supports faculty in data collection, analysis, and use to promote effective teaching and learning
    Facilitates processes to ensure that results of academic review and assessment of student learning outcomes are used to improve instruction
    Supports faculty in implementation of guiding teaching principles and adoption of new instructional methods and innovative learning strategies
    Collaborates with faculty and staff in recruiting, advising, orientation, and retention
    Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, business and industry partners, senior colleges and universities, K-12 partners, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community and workforce needs
    Identifies opportunities for partnerships with senior colleges and universities to provide career pathways for nursing program graduates
    Coordinates curricula and catalog changes
    Coordinates advisory board membership and meetings
    Works with faculty and staff to address student issues and discipline problems using appropriate policy and procedures
    Facilitates communication among members of the programs and other programs within the school and College
    Direct responsibility for and supervision of recruitment, hiring, orientation, coaching, mentoring and evaluation of faculty and staff, both full time and part time
    Maintains compliance with standards and legal requirements that conform to the General Statutes of North Carolina, the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
    Coordinates the instructional process through appropriate planning, completion of scheduling activities, teaching assignments and ensuring adequacy of supplies, equipment, and facilities
    Coordinates processes for syllabi, learning resources and textbooks
    Prepares budget requests and administers budgeted funds for programs
    Provides leadership in curriculum development and continuous improvement in nursing and nurse aide programs
    Assists in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the nursing curriculum for all nursing and nurse aide programs, including processes for external accreditation
    Explores opportunities for additional clinical resources and coordinates processes for contract initiation and renewal
    Participates in College efforts to manage enrollment through strategic planning for marketing, recruitment and quality of student life and learning
    Participates and involves faculty in public relations, recruitment, and the development of policies and procedures related to the programs including admission policies and procedures
    Represents programs and Davidson County Community College at local, state and national events
    Prepares reports and responds to requests for information from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community
    Collaborates with other areas of the College in fulfilling the College's mission
    Encourages faculty and staff to become engaged in the campus and community as appropriate
    Participates in College and School meetings and events
    Teaches courses as appropriate to support the academic mission of the College
    Maintains licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina
    Performs other duties as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College

    Required Qualifications:
    Master's Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
    Minimum of nine semester hours of Nursing Education coursework or equivalent
    Current unrestricted license or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina
    Minimum of two calendar years of full-time employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice as a Registered Nurse
    Minimum of two years' full-time experience teaching nursing at or above the associate degree level at a Board-approved nursing program
    Skill in the use of computers and commitment to use of technology
    Excellent oral and written communication skills
    Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
    Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change
    Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
    Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:
    Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
    Collaborating and facilitating
    Creating and innovating
    Anticipating and responding to change
    Providing vision and leadership
    Assessment of student learning
    Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

    Preferred Qualifications:
    Doctoral Degree in nursing (or Master's Degree with a functional emphasis in nursing education)
    Experience using problem-based learning as an instructional method
    Experience in the instructional use of computers and non-traditional teaching methods

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