Siena Heights University, a Catholic university founded by the Adrian Dominican Sisters, seeks applications for the position of Director of Nursing. The BSN program at Siena, begun in 2008, received initial approval in 2009 and final approval in 2015 with a ten-year CCNE accreditation. The program offers both a traditional BSN program and an RN-to-BSN program, with the latter being offered in blended and totally online formats.
The Director of the Nursing will provide leadership and administration for the BSN, MSN, and Exercise Science degree programs at Siena Heights University, will be responsible for the ongoing accreditation processes, and will continue to maintain the quality of the faculty and the programs in the future.
Facilitate the establishment, review and implementation of the philosophy, vision, mission and objectives of the nursing program. Advise the Vice-President for Academic Affairs, the Dean of Arts and Sciences, and the Dean of College for Professional Studies and Graduate College in matters of policy and administration related to the well-being and integrity of the nursing program. Facilitate curriculum development and revisions appropriate to the program. Develop and update course and clinical schedules to facilitate equitable faculty workload assignments. Advise and support faculty seeking promotion. Determine and oversee the clinical sites for the Nursing Program. Maintain good relations with the external community that supports and hires from the program. Manage accreditation and regulatory processes; submit reports and self-studies as required by these organizations; ensure compliance with state, federal, and accrediting agencies’ standards. Supervise updates of clinical partnership contracts with health care facilities and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of these agencies/organizations. Provide leadership for faculty in reviewing, evaluating, and revising student learning outcome assessment activities, as well as the use of enrollment and other data, to foster program improvement. Oversee simulation and skill labs; collaborate with Laboratory Coordinator to ensure effective organization and implementation of the skills/simulation curriculum and maintain a list of equipment needs and budget requirements. Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; monitor budget and provide initial approval of program expenditures; provide suggestions for the use of donor funds to advance student access to quality nursing education and educational advancement. Represent the present and long-range needs of the programs to the administration. Hire, supervise, assign, develop, and lead all Nursing and Exercise Science staff, including full-time, adjunct, and clinical faculty, and full-time and part-time professional staff and clerical support. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Provide leadership and support for collegiality, collaboration and diversity among the faculty. Participate in marketing, recruiting and advising students. Teach courses in the program as appropriate
Hold a registered nurse licensure in Michigan. Earned master’s degree in nursing (MSN) and an earned doctorate in nursing or closely related field. Demonstrable knowledge of teaching-learning principles, curriculum design, revision, implementation and evaluation; experience with program development. Effective written and verbal communication abilities. A minimum of 5 years of teaching in a college/university environment. Administrative experience is desirable. Experience with Board of Nursing and accreditation processes is desirable. Experience with distance learning delivery is desirable. Collaborative leadership abilities are desirable. Demonstrated commitment to ensuring diversity and equity admission and hiring practices.
Qualified candidates are invited to send their cover letter, Curriculum Vita/resume, and a list of professional references to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line of the email, please reference the job title of this position to ensure timely review and distribution of your materials. This position is classified as a benefit eligible exempt position. Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. EOE
About Siena Heights University
Siena Heights University is committed to attracting, encouraging, and retaining a highly qualified workforce to support our mission of assisting people to become more competent, purposeful, and ethical through a teaching and learning environment which respects the dignity of all. Siena Heights University is a renowned liberal arts institution located in Adrian, Mich. Siena?s success is the result of a diverse workforce coming together to help shape the future. Siena Heights University is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to a new survey by The Chronicle of Higher Education.The results, released today in The Chronicle?s fifth annual report on The Academic Workplace, are based on a survey of more than 46,000 employees at 294 colleges and universities. In all, only 103 of the 294 institutions achieved ?Great College to Work For? recognition for specific best practices and policies. ?We are honored to be recognized by the Chronicle of Higher Education,? said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. ?Siena Heights tries to build a sense of not only community ? but family ? for our employees. This honor reinforces our belief that Siena Heights is a great plac...e to be, not only for our students, but our faculty, staff and administration as well. We will continue to live our mission of being more competent, purposeful and ethical.?In addition, Siena Heights was only one of two institutions in Michigan to be placed on the Honor Roll, with the University of Michigan being the other. Only 42 institutions nationwide earned this special recognition for being ?the best of the best.? Those that make the Honor Roll are cited most often across all recognition categories. Results are reported for small, medium and large institutions.Siena Heights won honors in five categories this year:Collaborative governance,Confidence in senior leadership, Respect and appreciation Supervisor or department chair relationship, and Work/life balance