Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Jun 15, 2021
Nursing Deans & Directors

Job Description

Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing Programs

The Associate Dean of Graduate Programs reports to the Dean of Nursing and is responsible for the leadership of the Graduate programs in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing, including the Nursing Education with a Clinical Focus M.S., Nursing Management and Quality Leadership M.S., Nursing Management and Quality Leadership M.S. & MBA, Family Nurse Practitioner M.S., Family Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master's), Family Nurse Practitioner D.N.P., Nurse Practitioner D.N.P (Current B.S.N), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner M.S., Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate (Post-Master's), Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner D.N.P., Nursing and Health-Related Professions Education Certificate.

The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is called to lead in concert with the Dean of Nursing, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and the Program Directors for the Graduate programs mentioned previously, and in collaboration with D’Youville Schools of Science, Arts, and Education (SASE), Health Professions, and Pharmacy, creating an inclusive, innovative learning community to advance the mission, vision, and values of D’Youville. The Associate Dean acts in accordance with best practices to support academic freedom and shared governance. Responsibilities include planning to achieve strategic initiatives, actions to support recruitment, retention, graduation, and success of students and alumni, and personal commitment to service, excellence and transparency. The Associate Dean for Graduate Programs is called to align D’Youville’s Graduate nursing programs with best practices, using data in the all facets of the role.

DIRECT REPORTS: Graduate Administrative Assistant, Graduate Clinical Liaison, Program Directors for FNP, DNP, NEC, NLM, and PHMNP programs.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Demonstrates leadership to and management of the nursing programs, to include initiative
  • Assigns faculty workload in accordance with education and experience and, where possible, preferences while also assuring delivery of instruction across the programs of the School of Nursing.
  • Provides program data, reports and schedules in a timely manner to all parties.
  • Engages in thorough and objective faculty evaluation of instructional effectiveness and makes recommendations for promotion, tenure, and renewal, assuring the Program Directors act in accordance with the current AAUP Cooperative Agreement between D’Youville and the D’Youville College Chapter, AAUP, as the evaluation cycle for tenure track and clinical faculty is defined.
  • Assesses clinical facility placement needs and evaluates the quality of clinical facilities in
  • Coordinates clinical placements clinical agencies, guiding the Graduate Clinical Liaison and the Course Coordinators to attain relevant placements aligned with enrollment projections.
  • Maintains program compliance with New York State Education Department (NYSED) rules and regulations.
  • Assures compliance with the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice and the accreditation standards of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
  • Submits annual reports to the Dean of Nursing regarding progress on achievements, program additions, and strategic goals and program effectiveness foci for the next year on or before July 1 each year.
  • Collaborates with the Dean, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, and Director for Simulation to plan for simulation experiences for the School of Nursing, guiding faculty to assure effective use of simulation experiences in accordance with NYSED guidelines.
  • Provides input to the Dean for budget requests annually, providing rationale, association with the D’Youville strategic plan, and expected outcomes to be attained with funds.
  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of nursing faculty and staff.
  • Actively participates in events of the School of Nursing and D’Youville, including commencement, white coat ceremonies, recruitment events, and special events.
  • Assesses effectiveness of nursing student admissions process and provides
  • Assists College officials in resolving faculty and student issues related to nursing programs.
  • Monitors nursing program retention and placement rates, submits retention data to the Dean
  • Provides and monitors the effectiveness of orientation programs for new full and part time faculty, in collaboration with the Dean.
  •  Implements and monitors a plan for the continuous assessment of clinical effectiveness and provides recommendations to the Dean for improvement, as needed.
  • Maintains currency of knowledge in nursing education by attending state and national
  • Implements and assesses a plan for improving College/clinical agency relations using effective communications and regular site visits to affiliate agencies.
  • Advises the Dean of issues and concerns that may have College-wide administrative impact.
  • Monitors nursing graduate and employer surveys, and provides recommendations to the Dean for program improvement, as needed.
  • Effectively represents the School of Nursing and D’Youville when serving on assigned College committees and attending community functions.
  • Actively pursues grants and outside funding sources for major projects and equipment.
  • Fosters a departmental climate that supports collegiality and professional development of students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned doctoral degree in nursing or a related field from an institutionally accredited college or university;
  • Master’s Degree in Nursing from an institutionally accredited college or university;
  • Unrestricted New York licensure to practice as a registered nurse;
  • Three years of academic leadership experience in nursing in the higher education setting, including such experiences as department chair, program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof; and
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills

PREFERED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field from an institutionally accredited college of university.
  • Five years of academic leadership experience in nursing in the higher education setting, including such experiences as program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof;
  • Experience with advanced practice nursing education leading to a master’s degree or a doctoral degree; and
  • Certified Nurse Educator through NLN


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