Missouri State University

1127 Director of Nursing and Chair, Division of Allied Health

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Director of Nursing and Chair, Division of Allied Health

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1127

GRADE Unclassified

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Dean of Academic Affairs

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Chancellor

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Director of Nursing/Chair of the Division of Allied Health has primary responsibility for and direct administration of the Nursing Program and oversight of the Respiratory Therapy Degree Program.  The Director supervises all assessment, evaluation and accreditation efforts for the Division of Allied Health.  The Director administers all aspects of teaching, faculty coordination and student supervision for the Nursing Program. 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Master’s degree in Nursing is required; must have had a clinical component in the nursing program at either the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level. 

Experience:  Five years of teaching experience in nursing education is required.  Experience supervising nursing students in clinical experiences is required.  A proven record of effectiveness in strategic planning and program administration and assessment of nursing or health related programs is preferred.  Experience with first generation college students is preferred.

Skills: Evidence of the ability to form effective collaborative relationships with peers is required.  An appreciation of shared governance and evidence of strong abilities to work effectively and collaboratively with University administration, faculty, students, and clinical personnel are required . Strong oral and written communication skills are required; excellent interpersonal skills are required.  An understanding of contemporary issues in health education is required.

License: Must be licensed as a registered nurse in the state of Missouri without any disciplinary actions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Assures that the Associate of Science Nursing Program meets standards established by the University, the State Board of Nursing, and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission by planning, implementing, and evaluating program components.

2. Initiates and manages contracts for the use of facilities for clinical experiences.

3. Actively recruits students and oversees the nursing admissions process.

4. Serves as the chairperson of the Nursing Advisory Council.

5. Supervises instruction (full and part-time faculty) and curriculum development within the division of Allied Health.

6. Manages the budgets and resources of the departments within the Allied Health division. 

7. Teaches classes assigned by the Dean of Academic Affairs and as needed by the Nursing Department.

8. Supports the overall success of the Missouri State University by performing all other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISION

The Director of Nursing/Chair, division of Allied Health is supervised by the Dean of Academic Affairs and supervises  Allied Health faculty, professional, and support staff.

JUNE 2010