Associate Dean of Nursing
POSITION TITLE: Associate Dean of Nursing
DEPARTMENT: Health Sciences/Nursing
REPORTS TO: Vice President of Academic Affairs or designee
POSITIONS SUPERVISED: Oversees faculty, unit professional and clerical support staff in Nursing program.
STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Associate Dean of Nursing provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program. The Associate Dean is responsible for managing the overall operation of the ADN in conjunction with the First-Year and Second-Year Leads and the Department Chair. The Associate Dean supervises the activities of the faculty and professional staff including, but not limited to, recruiting, orienting, training, directing, supervising and evaluating department members; as well as contributing to curriculum development initiatives, program accreditation and program development.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Oversee program regulations, accreditation, planning, implementation and evaluation of all aspects of nursing and assigned educational programs.
-Provide leadership and direction to faculty and professional staff in the development of initiatives and activities that promote student success and help to meet expected program outcomes, as well as align with the Bristol mission, vision and values.
Facilitate curriculum development and the delivery of engaging instruction in collaboration with faculty to effectively prepare qualified students to be safe, thoughtful and collaborative nurses.
-Hire, supervise, assign, develop and lead all nursing staff, including full-time, adjunct, and clinical faculty, professional staff and clerical support. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.
-Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence.
-Ensure compliance with all required state and federal nursing and nursing education regulations.
-Manage the accreditation process and facilitate the completion of all activities required to maintain positive program accreditation, including participating in related professional development activities, timely submission of required materials, and needed correspondence with accrediting bodies.
-Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; manage 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.
-Collaborate with personnel of other college academic areas to ensure effective health care program recruiting, advancement of Holistic Admissions and Diversity Nursing, and project implementation, with particular attention to work with Admissions, Advising, Marketing and Communications, the Bristol Foundation and Grants Office, and program assessment partners.
-Collaborate with other Health Sciences departments to implement activities and initiatives that are consistent with the goals of the nursing programs, unit needs and mission of the college.
-Support and collaborate with faculty on the inclusion of service-learning, High Impact Practices and other experiential learning activities that enrich student learning.
-Oversee the development and updates to course and clinical delivery schedules.
-Support nursing faculty and professional staff in meeting professional development expectations.
-Resolve student and faculty issues as they occur.
-Ensure that students receive mid-semester progress reports regarding clinical and course strengths, as well as needed improvements.
Update clinical partnership contracts with health care facilities and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of these agencies and hospitals.
-Oversee clinical rotation schedules, staffing and assessment activities.
-Oversee simulation labs in New Bedford and Fall River; maintain a list of equipment needs and budget requirements.
-Implement the Board of Nursing (BORN) and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) regulations and other laws and policies in support of students and their academic work.
Participate in on-campus and off-campus meetings associated with advancing career pathways for nurses, as well as the design/implementation of other activities associated with maintaining a strong Bristol nursing program.
-Explore opportunities for expanding the nursing program.
-Maintain positive working relationships with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program faculty and professional staff, who provide BSN-completion education through agreements with Bristol.
-Lead program development options and contribute to approved new program development initiatives.
-Maintain the nursing website.
-Provide leadership for faculty in designing and implementing yearly student learning outcome assessment activities, as well as the use of enrollment and other data for program improvement.
-Manage grants related to nursing program delivery, new program development, and program delivery innovations.
-Participate on college committees/councils and in shared governance opportunities.
-Observe and adhere to the Collective Bargaining Agreement changes and administer specific components of those agreements.
-Use Bristol's digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; Bristol email, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other Bristol social media tools, to advance the college's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents.
-Focus on the Commonwealth's equity agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions.
-Perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
-Minimum of a Master's degree in Nursing.
-Unrestricted Massachusetts Nursing license in good standing, or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire, as demonstrated by current credentials and standing with other state licensing agency.
-Minimum of three years of teaching experience in a credit-bearing nursing education setting.
-Demonstrated clinical experience within the last five years.
-Strong interpersonal skills, including strong individual and group communication skills.
-Demonstrated strong writing, computer literacy, Microsoft Office and report preparation skills.
-Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings or campus and community locations as required.
-The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
-Doctorate in Nursing; or Master's degree in Nursing with a doctorate in a related field such as higher education.
-Five years of full-time clinical experience, or its equivalent, within the last 8-10 years.
-Experience working with Nursing accreditation and/or state Nursing regulatory agencies.
-Experience as nursing coordinator or manager in a variety of health care settings.
-Community college teaching experience.
-Demonstrated supervisory experience in a unionized setting.
-Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
Demonstrated experience in:
Implementing cultural competence standards in curriculum of nursing education programs.
-Course and curriculum development.
-Evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where needed.
-Program planning and assessment and/or working with High Impact Practices.
-Securing and administering grants.
-Facilitating or contributing to the development of web or other program marketing materials.
-Using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
POSITION STATUS: This is a full-time, non-unit position with benefits.