The Program Director/Specialty Director is an organizational champion, strategic leader, and tactical contributor to the School of Nursing (SON). Provides internal and external leadership for the Program or Specialty that advances the NHWSN mission, vision, and values. Working closely with the Associate Dean for Education develops goals and metrics and collaborates with internal and external strategic partners integral to achieving outcomes. Leads program/specialty faculty team, student engagement, and delivery of high-quality education. Develops and evaluates internal and external metrics and feedback systems for continuous improvement. Develops and evaluates a strategic plan for increasing visibility, reputation, and national ranking of the program/specialty. Facilitates the programmatic/specialty strategic initiatives with faculty, staff, students, alumni, practice partners, and the community. Serves on or leads various school, university, and professional committees, advisory groups, taskforces, or projects as appropriate. Works closely with the Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion, Admissions, and Student Affairs, Program/Specialty Directors, Program Administrators, Curriculum, Progression, and Program Evaluation Committees, and faculty to ensure program outcomes and continuous improvement, including collaboration on course offerings, program changes, and student experiences. Collaborates with leaders of NHWSN departments. The Associate Dean for Education will provide oversight and be a strategic partner regarding continuous improvement and issue resolution regarding program/specialty, curriculum, faculty, students, and staff.
The Program/Specialty Director will hold a terminal degree (DNP, or PhD, or equivalent) as well as GA RN/APRN licensure. Experience in nursing education and practice is required and academic nursing leadership experience is preferred. This is a three-year ranked faculty position with re-appointment annually based upon performance appraisal of the Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Academic Operations, and Associate Dean for Academic Advancement.
The Program/Specialty Director will ensure the following:
Program/Specialty Leadership and Management
University and Community Engagement
Student Recruitment and Enrollment
Metrics and Outcomes
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