Director of Nursing Education: Olivet College

Position Responsibilities
The director of nursing education will provide leadership and oversight for the Olivet College nursing program (currently consisting of an RN-to-BSN degree completion program); supervise nursing faculty and staff; oversee curriculum coordination and development and ensure curricular quality; collaborate with academic and healthcare colleagues on a local, state, and national basis; work to attract and retain students; maintain program alignment with expectations of the Michigan State Board of Nursing for possible future graduate clinical expansion; secure and maintain national nursing accreditation; and, manage the departmental budget. The director is charged with the development and execution of partnerships with other educational institutions and healthcare partners with the intention to serve the needs of local communities for the preparation of baccalaureate-trained nurses and is responsible for implementing strategy to ensure quality, viability and cost effectiveness within the program. While the position is primarily administrative, the director will also be expected to teach classes within the nursing
program, as needed. The primary job site will be in Battle Creek, MI, with occasionally duties on the Olivet College campus, in Olivet, MI.

Position Requirements
Applicants should hold at least a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), with a Doctorate in Nursing (PhD) or Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) preferred. Successful candidates who do not hold a doctorate upon hire will be required to complete an appropriate doctorate in nursing within five years of first employment. Applicants must have a current, unencumbered Michigan nursing license. Required skills and experiences include excellent administrative, organizational, interpersonal and communication skills and a proven record of working effectively with diverse populations. Previous leadership experience and experience working with nursing students in an educational setting is preferred.
Starting Date: Start date negotiable; preferred on or before June 1, 2018

Experience Required
Graduate Nurse, DNP, PHD


Full/Part Time
Full Time

Shifts Required
Mornings, Afternoons

Contact Name: Dr. Maria Davis`

Contact Email:

Application Instructions
Review of applications will begin March 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled.
Applicants should complete the online profile and application and must upload the following materials:
1) Letter of application
2) Resume or curriculum vitae including contact information for three references
3) Statement of teaching philosophy and approach to the assessment of student learning
4) Transcript from the highest degree-granting institution demonstrating coursework in nursing
(unofficial transcripts accepted; official transcripts required if selected to continue as a candidate
in the hiring process)
5) Copy of current nursing license issued by the State of Michigan.
To Apply: Click on the “Apply” button. Follow the instructions for completing the profile, application and
uploading the materials listed above.
For questions about the position, please contact provost and dean of the college, Dr. Maria Davis at

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This post was authored by Dr. Maria Davis` on 02/27/2018.