The Program Director of Nursing will supervise the daily operations of the nursing program at our Solon and Parma locations. The focus of this position will be on meeting Ohio Board of Nursing standards, NLNAC standards, and achieving acceptable NCLEX pass rates and graduation rates along with meeting campus retention and graduation goals. The Program Director of Nursing is responsible for managing the resources for the nursing program under guidance of the Dean of Instruction of each campus.
The primary student focus is ensuring a supportive environment to provide quality instruction. The administration of the nursing program at the campus includes monitoring academic records and ensuring adherence to college policies and procedures. The Program Director of Nursing will ensure adequate support for capable students to succeed in the nursing program.
The primary faculty focus is to develop, implement, and coordinate programs and services in conjunction with the dean of each campus, to support instructors in their teaching efforts and manage the nursing faculty with the support of the state director of nursing. The Program Director of Nursing will actively participate as a team member in the facilitation of interdepartmental relations, oversight of clinical site agreements, and support the dean, state director, and campus director in the operation, development, and profitability of the campus.
• Assist with the development/management of the nursing program to achieve desired results, and implement approved corrective action as needed.
• Oversee interviewing, hiring, and supervision of the nursing instructional, clinical, and support staff.
• Develop, implement, and coordinate programs and services to support nursing instructors in their teaching careers
• Actively mentor faculty members to enhance their teaching styles and support professional growth.
• Actively participate as a team member to coach and guide associates in carrying out their responsibilities and to enhance inter-departmental relations. Initiate and/or assist with policy/procedure development related to the nursing program with the support of the system’s office process.
• Represent the nursing program of the College as an official spokesperson within the community, and promote the professional image of the nursing program, its services, its associates, and its students.
• Collect and analyze classroom material with the purpose of making recommendations for course consistency and effectiveness.
• Assist the dean, state director and campus director to identify new curricula, review/revise current curricula, catalogs, and nursing student handbook.
• Ensure conformance with all system, state, and federal guidelines including but not limited to the National League for Nursing Accreditations Commission (NLNAC), Ohio Board of Nursing (OBN), the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and Bryant & Stratton College.
• Support the effort of the college’s transfer of credits as well as articulation agreements.
• Attend meetings systems sponsored as well as campus and market sponsored as scheduled.
• Other functions and responsibilities as may be assigned.
• Research new opportunities for instructor development through internal and external means.
• Work with the academic team to achieve the division goals for continuing students.
• Work with the deans and registrars to prepare the master schedule to maximize efficiency while maintaining the highest quality of instruction.
• Meet all established deadlines. Provide timely updates and feedback.
• Supervise registration of continuing nursing students
• Participate as a member of the Academic Management team including attending Department and Program Director meetings and server on committees as assigned.
• Participate as an active member of the campus retention team and the transition team.
• Manage academic reporting requirements for federal, state, accrediting commission and other interested parties.
• Support the dean and registrar in evaluating transcripts to determine appropriate transferability of credit for new nursing students.
• Utilize the Banner Registration and SRS systems.
• Facilitate the use of ATI as a means and mechanism of student success in the NCLEX process.
• Conduct regular classroom observations and communicate action plans for teaching opportunities to nursing instructors.
• Interact with nursing faculty on a regular basis to identify opportunities for individual and/or group training and development. Develop and conduct in-service training.
• Confer with nursing students concerning individual problems of course work, scheduling, attendance, homework, grievances, individual progress, graduation, academic records, academic standing and disciplinary concerns related to student behavior to enhance professional and educational performance outcomes. Handle inquiries and problematic situations.
• Serve as a professional example to staff, students, and faculty.
• Supervise advisement of students academically at risk due to attendance, performance, personal barriers, or “program jeopardy” status.
• Support college and student activities
• Encourage and motivate students to help them clarify personal and career goals.
• Actively participate in and implement campus retention efforts.
• Participate in all academic community opportunities.
Knowledge & Skills
• Leadership and management skills necessary for success include administration, advising, teaching, planning, prioritizing, problem-solving, scheduling, evaluating, delegating, and budgeting. Candidate will possess excellent communication skills with the ability to motivate and work with others in a fast paced, team oriented environment.
Bryant & Stratton College has been educating students for over 160 years and with 18 ground campuses and an online division we continues to grow! Bryant & Stratton College is an industry leader with a long history of providing students with a solid educational foundation and path to success! As one of the United States oldest and largest private career colleges, our mission is to provide a personalized career education and experience leading to a high demand profession so graduates are prepared for their career and life pursuits.
As an educational institution, Bryant & Stratton College supports the concept of lifelong learning and competency development. As an employer, we take great pride in associate development and foster a culture of learning and accountability where associates have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Because of this, associates have the opportunity to grow, earn organizational responsibility based on merit, and contribute to the true success of the college and our students.
Bryant & Stratton College's ability to continue to be a leader in career education is a direct result of the people chosen to be part of the student and stakeholder experience. Whether you're based at one of our 18 Campuses, Online Education Division, Professional Skills Centers or the Colleges Headquarters (System Office) you'll have a fantastic opportunity to impact the lives of students in a positive way by using your expertise, knowledge and passion to support our mission.
Bryant & Stratton College offers a professional and rewarding work environment with a comprehensive benefits package that includes, competitive salaries, medical/dental/vision insurance, generous vacation/holidays, 401K, as well as company paid college tuition for associates and family.
Bryant & Stratton College is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Role: 2018 - Nursing Program Director
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