Associate Dean of Nursing

$85,000 - $92,000 yearly
  • Bristol Community College
  • 777 Elsbree Street, Fall River, MA 02720, USA
  • Oct 23, 2019
Full time   Nursing Deans & Directors

Job Description

STATEMENT OF DUTIES: The Associate Dean of Nursing provides academic and administrative leadership of the Associate Degree of Nursing (ADN) program in conjunction with the Dean of Health Sciences. The Associate Dean is responsible for managing the overall operation of the ADN and supervising the activities of the faculty and professional staff including, but not limited to: recruiting, orienting, training, directing, supervising, and evaluating department members; as well as contributing to curriculum development initiative, program accreditation, and program development. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Dean of Health Sciences

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Oversees faculty and professional staff in Nursing program.


  • Oversee program regulations, accreditation, planning, implementation, and evaluation of all aspects of nursing and assigned educational programs.
  • Manage accreditation processes.
  • Provide leadership and direction to faculty and professional staff in the development of initiatives and activities that promote student success and help to meet expected program outcomes, as well as align with the Bristol mission, vision, and values.
  • Facilitate curriculum development and the delivery of engaging instruction that effectively prepares qualified students to be safe, thoughtful, and collaborative nurses. 
  • Hire, supervise, assign, develop, and lead all nursing staff, including full-time, adjunct, and clinical faculty, and full-time and part-time professional staff and clerical support. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to create talent development plans and implement appropriate performance improvement plans. 
  • Promote a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff while fostering a commitment to service excellence. 
  • Ensure compliance with all required state nursing and nursing education regulations. 
  • Facilitate the completion of all activities required to maintain positive program accreditation, including participating in related professional development activities, timely submission of required materials, and needed correspondence with accrediting bodies. 
  • Facilitate Bristol program review process and use of results to implement changes.
  • Determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; monitor budget and provide initial approval of program expenditures; provide suggestions for the use of donor funds to advance student access to quality nursing education and educational advancement.
  • Collaborate with personnel of other college divisions to ensure effective health care program recruiting and project implementation, with particular attention to work with Admissions, Advising, Marketing and Communications, the Bristol Foundation, and program assessment partners. 
  • Collaborate with other health occupation departments, such as the certified nursing assistant non-credit program.
  • Provide input to the Dean regarding program development, budget, hiring, and promotion of full-time faculty and professional staff.
  • Support and collaborate with faculty on the inclusion of service learning, High Impact Practices, and other experiential learning activities that enrich student learning. 
  • Contribute to the development and updates to course and clinical delivery schedules. 
  • Support nursing faculty and professional staff in meeting professional development expectations. 
  • Resolve student and faculty issues as they occur.
  • Ensure that students receive mid-semester progress reports regarding clinical and course strengths, as well as needed improvements. 
  • Regularly update clinical partnership contracts with health care facilities and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of these agencies and hospitals.
  • Oversee clinical rotation schedules, staffing, and assessment activities.
  • Oversee simulation labs in New Bedford and Fall River; maintain list of equipment needs and budget requirements.
  • Implement Board of Nursing regulations and other laws and policies in support of students and their academic work.
  • Participate in on-campus and off-campus meetings associated with advancing career pathways for nurses, as well as the design/implementation of other activities associated with maintaining a strong Bristol nursing program.
  • Explore opportunities for expanding the nursing program.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion program faculty and professional staff, who provide BSN-completion education through agreements with Bristol.
  • Identify new health care program development options and contribute to approved new program development initiatives.
  • Update the nursing website.
  • Assist the Dean in implementing activities and initiatives that are consistent with the goals of the nursing programs, unit needs, and mission of the college.
  • Provide leadership for faculty in designing and implementing yearly student learning outcome assessment activities, as well as the use of enrollment and other data for program improvement. 
  • Manage grants related to nursing program delivery, new program development, and program delivery innovations.
  • Participate on college committees and in shared governance opportunities.
  • Observe and adhere to the Collective Bargaining Agreement changes and administer specific components of those agreements. 
  • Use digital communication tools, to include but not limited to; email, twitter, LinkedIn and other social media tools, to advance Bristol's social media outreach and brand to internal and external constituents. 
  • Focus on the Commonwealth's equity agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions. 
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Preferred and Required Qualifications


  • Master's degree in Nursing.
  • Unrestricted Massachusetts Nursing license in good standing, or the ability to obtain one within 90 days of hire, as demonstrated by current credentials and standing with other state licensing agency.
  • Experience as a Nursing program coordinator or manager.
  • Minimum three years of experience in credit-bearing Nursing education.
  • Minimum five years of full-time clinical experience, or its equivalent, within the last 8-10 years.  
  • Experience in working with Nursing accreditation and/or state Nursing regulatory agencies.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including strong individual and group communication skills.
  • Experience working with other healthcare professionals in a variety of health care settings or functions.
  • Demonstrated strong writing, computer literacy, and report preparation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience with course and curriculum development. 
  • Budget management experience.
  • Program planning and assessment experience.
  • Knowledge and use of program outcome assessment processes and results.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office 365.
  • Reliable transportation in order to travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required. 
  • The ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.


  • Doctorate in Nursing; or Master's degree in Nursing with a doctorate in a related field such as higher education.
  • Community college teaching or administrative experience.
  • Experience with High Impact Practices.
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in a unionized setting.
  • Robust understanding and demonstrated inclusion of best practices focused on access, equity, student success, and high impact practices. 
  • Ability to speak a language in addition to English.
  • Demonstrated experience in:
    • Implementing cultural competence standards in curriculum of nursing education programs.
    • Evaluating nursing programs and recommending changes where needed. 
    • Securing and administering grants.
    • Facilitating or contributing to the development of web or other program marketing materials. 
    • Using varied social media outlets on behalf of a business or organization that has proven to increase the digital footprint of the organization's brand. 

Application Details

TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the "Apply" button. Screening will begin with completed applications received by November 08, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.  


1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.

2) A current resume.

3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).

4) The College will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.

All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is not sponsoring work authorization.

Pre-employment background check will be conducted for all positions.

Bristol Community College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values. 

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