Associate Dean, Undergraduate Nursing Programs

  • D'Youville College
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
  • Jun 29, 2021
Full time Nursing Deans & Directors

Job Description

The Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs reports to the Dean of Nursing and is responsible for the leadership of the undergraduate programs in the Patricia H. Garman School of Nursing, including the four-year traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN), registered nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (RN to BSN), and the Certified Nursing Assistant programs (CNA), including the program for the BSN students and the program for the community. The Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs is called to lead in concert with the Dean of Nursing, the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and the Program Directors for the undergraduate 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. 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 undergraduate nursing programs with best practices, using data in the all facets of the role.

DIRECT REPORTS: Undergraduate Administrative Assistant, Undergraduate Clinical Liaison, Program Directors for BSN, ABSN, RN to BSN, CNA programs.


  1. Demonstrates leadership to and management of the nursing programs, to include initiative
  2. 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.
  3. Provides program data, reports and schedules in a timely manner to all parties.
  4. 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.
  5. Assesses clinical facility placement needs and evaluates the quality of clinical facilities in
  6. Coordinates clinical placements clinical agencies, guiding the Undergraduate Clinical Placement Coordinator and the Course Coordinators to attain relevant placements aligned with enrollment projections.
  7. Maintains program compliance with New York State Education Department (NYSED) rules and regulations.
  8. 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).
  9. 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.
  10. Collaborates with the Dean, Associate Dean for Graduate 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Assists in the recruitment and selection of nursing faculty and staff.
  13. Actively participates in events of the School of Nursing and D’Youville, including commencement, pinning, recruitment events, and special events.
  14. Assesses effectiveness of nursing student admissions process and provides
  15. Assists College officials in resolving faculty and student issues related to nursing programs.
  16. Monitors nursing program retention and placement rates, submits retention data to the Dean
  17. Provides and monitors the effectiveness of orientation programs for new full and part time faculty, in collaboration with the Dean.
  18.  Implements and monitors a plan for the continuous assessment of clinical effectiveness and provides recommendations to the Dean for improvement, as needed.
  19. Maintains currency of knowledge in nursing education by attending state and national
  20. Implements and assesses a plan for improving College/clinical agency relations through the use of effective communications and regular site visits to affiliate agencies.
  21. Advises the Dean of issues and concerns that may have College-wide administrative impact.
  22. Monitors nursing graduate and employer surveys, and provides recommendations to the Dean for program improvement, as needed.
  23. Effectively represents the School of Nursing and D’Youville when serving on assigned College committees and attending community functions.
  24. Actively pursues grants and outside funding sources for major projects and equipment.
  25. Fosters a departmental climate that supports collegiality and professional development of students, faculty and staff.
  26. Performs other duties as assigned in maintaining and in improving the quality of instruction.
  27. Accordance with accreditation guidelines to ensure that clinical learning experiences are able to satisfy course and program objectives.
  28. Recommendations for improvement to the Dean and D’Youville staff.
  29. Provides recommendations for improvement, as needed.
  30. Meetings of nursing educators and administrators.


  1. Candidate for an earned doctoral degree in nursing or a related field from an institutionally accredited college or university with completion of the degree expected in 12 to 18 months;
  2. Master’s Degree in Nursing from an institutionally accredited college or university;
  3. unrestricted New York licensure to practice as a registered nurse;
  4. three years of academic leadership experience in nursing in het higher education setting, including such experiences as program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof;
  5. Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills


  1. Earned doctorate in nursing or a closely related field from an institutionally accredited college of university.
  2. Five years of academic leadership experience in nursing in het higher education setting, including such experiences as program director, chair of major curricular committees, other academic leadership experiences, or any combination thereof;
  3. Certified Nurse Educator through NLN.

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