The Assistant Dean for Graduate Clinical Programs (ADGCP) is both a strategic leader and tactical contributor to the School of Nursing (SON). The ADGCP provides internal and external leadership for the Graduate Clinical Programs (MSN and DNP) in alignment with the SON mission, vision, and values. Working closely with the Associate Dean for Education the ADGCP develops goals and metrics designed to achieve outcomes. Collaborates with SON’s internal and external strategic partners integral to achieving outcomes. Leads the Graduate Clinical Program faculty team, student engagement, and delivery of high quality precision graduate clinical education. Develops internal and external metrics and feedback systems for continuous improvement. Develops a strategic plan for increasing visibility, reputation, and nationally ranking of the program. Establishes and implements effective strategies to ensure the right messaging reaches faculty, staff, students, and alumni, thereby increasing the effectiveness of the Graduate Clinical strategic work. Serves on or leads various school or university-wide committees, advisory groups, taskforces, or projects as appropriate. Provides input on the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of Graduate Clinical Program faculty. Works closely with the Associate Dean for Education (ADE), the Directors of DNP Programs, Graduate Specialty Coordinators, Program Administrators, Admissions, Curriculum and Progression Committees, and Faculty to ensure Clinical Graduate program outcomes and continuous improvement; including collaboration on course offerings, program changes, and student experiences. Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Admission and Financial Aid (ADAFA) regarding student recruitment, admission, and financial aid programs; collaborates with the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officers and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs and Diversity Initiatives to support all students, including those with special needs, testing accommodations, and mental health needs; collaborates with the Associate Dean for Clinical Partnerships on issues related to clinical placements for students; and collaborates with the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of Graduate Studies to assure appropriate integration of research and faculty research expertise into curriculum. Reports to the ADE regarding all curricular, programmatic, and student issues.
The ADGCP will hold a terminal degree (PhD or equivalent, or DNP), licensure as a Registered Nurse, and certification as an Advanced Practice Nurse. Experience in graduate clinical nursing education is required and academic nursing leadership experience is preferred. This is a three-year administrative position with re-appointment annually based upon performance appraisal completed by the Associate Dean for Education (ADE).
Under the Supervision of the Associate Dean for Education the ADGCP will ensure the following:
Program Leadership and Management
University and Community Engagement
Student Recruitment and Enrollment
Metrics and Outcomes
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