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Founding Chair of Nursing for BSN Program
Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO) is seeking applications for the position of Founding Chair of Nursing for its newly approved Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. This is a 12-month adminis- trative position with faculty status. The Chair will report directly to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and will provide day-to-day oversight for operations of this new undergraduate program.
Candidates will have the following qualifications:
  • Commitment and passion for creating a student centered, caring, teaching/learning environment and be committed to improving diversity within the Louisiana nursing workforce.
  • Hold an earned doctorate in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Possess an unencumbered license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Louisiana or be eligible for same.
  • Have a minimum of three years’ experience in a nursing education administrative role and three years in clinical practice.
  • Be eligible to meet academic qualifications as a tenure track Professor or Associate Professor.
Responsibilities include:

The Founding Chair will have the authority and responsibility to develop the infrastructure of the program during the first year (AY 2021/22) according to LSBN regulations, and hire qualified faculty prior to ad- mission of students in AY 2022/23.
Requirements include:
  • developing an organizational structure for the program
  • developing administrative policies and procedures screening, hiring, orienting, supporting, retaining, mentoring faculty
  • developing, maintaining and managing, the budget
  • developing and maintaining contractual relationships with clinical agencies for clinical instruction and preceptorships
  • developing, maintaining, managing use of facilities and resources   In collaboration with faculty:
  • finalizing curriculum plan and developing mission/philosophy, goals, program & student outcomes
  • developing course outcomes, course syllabi
  • developing program evaluation plan and methods
  • developing admission, progression and graduation criteria
  • developing policies related to student rights, safety, welfare, academic guidance and advising
  • planning for clinical instruction, utilization of simulation lab, clinical facilities, cooperating facilities and clinical preceptors
  • planning for equipping and utilization of skills and simulation laboratories
  • planning for monitoring progress toward readiness for student success on NCLEX

Other significant duties:

Meeting LSBN approval milestones including earning initial approval to insure the admission of first BSN students in fall of AY 2022 and earning final approval following graduation of first class in 2025.
Achieving professional accreditation with Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) so first class will benefit from having graduated from a CCNE accredited program.
Additional Qualifications:
  • Stated philosophy that aligns with SUNOs mission and values
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills
  • Experience with curriculum development
  • Experience with regulatory and accreditation agencies and processes
  • Experience with simulation teaching and learning
  • Ability to maintain teamwork, mutual respect and high motivation for student success
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity in student body and among faculty
Candidates should submit a curriculum vita with a letter of interest stating how qualifications and experience align with expectations of this position, and three references with their contact information.

Appliation documents should be submitted to Ms. Dana Douglas, Manager of Human Resources, at ddouglas@suno.edu.

The deadline for submission is July 15, 2021.
Position: Founding Chair of Nursing for BSN Program
Organization: Southern University at New Orleans
Location: New Orleans,  LA 
United States
Posting Start Date: 7/7/2021
Date Posted: 7/7/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 8/6/2021
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Southern University at New Orleans

New Orleans,  LA 
United States
Ms. Dana Douglas, Manager of Human Resources