Texas Lutheran University invites applications for a full-time, 12-month position as Director of Nursing. The successful candidate will be responsible for finalizing the proposed BSN program application to the Texas Board of Nursing and successfully moving the program through the approval process. Upon approval, the Director will be responsible for administrative oversight and visionary leadership of the nursing program. The Director will report to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and begin duties in summer 2013; the first entering class is anticipated for Fall 2014.  
 
Key Responsibilities include:
  • Lead the proposed School of Nursing to obtain initial and ensure continuing approval by the Texas Board of Nursing and SACS, and accreditation by the AACN-CCNE
  • Recruit, develop, verify, and maintain qualified faculty and staff
  • Establish and maintain effective administrative organization and operations for the School of Nursing
  • Prepare and implement policies to ensure successful recruitment, progression, and graduation of students, and licensing of graduates
  • Ensure the availability of student clinical practicum rotations, simulation labs, and preceptorships based on curriculum and student learning needs
  • Plan, develop and implement comprehensive evaluation and assessment plans for the nursing program, including its personnel, component organization and operations, and curriculum
  • Represent the School of Nursing in the community and serve as liaison to community health care facilities, resources, and to other schools of nursing
  • With the Development office, acquire grants, gifts, and other resources for the School of Nursing
 
Requirements for the position include:
  • Hold or promptly obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse in Texas
  • Hold an earned Masters Degree in Nursing and an earned Doctoral degree in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in a transformational and transparent leadership role within a school of nursing
  • A minimum of three (3) years teaching in a baccalaureate nursing program
  • Demonstrated clinical expertise in one or more specialty areas of nursing
  • Demonstrated teaching experience in a school of nursing appropriate for a minimum of five (5) years
  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and learning consistent with the program Mission, Vision, Values and Program Outcomes
  • Affirmation of the mission of Texas Lutheran University, a nationally-recognized institution of the liberal arts and sciences in the Lutheran tradition (ELCA)
 
Preference may be given to candidates who have experience working within the rules, laws, and regulations relating to BSN programs in Texas.
 
Salary is competitive; benefits are excellent. The ELCA’s 26 colleges and universities value and practice academic and religious freedom while preparing women and men for lives of leadership and service in a diverse world. Texas Lutheran University is a Hispanic Serving Institution, has been recognized as a “Great College to Work For” by the Chronicle of Higher Education and is on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.  For more information, consult our web site at www.tlu.edu.
 
Please submit a letter of application addressing the above criteria, curriculum vitae, a statement of administrative philosophy, and contact information for five professional references (names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). All applications will be considered highly confidential. Electronic submissions are preferred; paper documents will be accepted.
 
            Dr. John McClusky
            Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
            Texas Lutheran University, 1000 West Court Street, Seguin, TX 78155-5999
            Ph (830) 372-8002   email: NursingDirector@tlu.edu
           
Application review is on-going and continues until the position is filled. The University is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and also is subject to the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 (IRCA).  TLU hires only individuals authorized to work in the U.S. As part of a serious commitment to diversity in its faculty, Texas Lutheran University encourages applications from women and minorities.

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