1127 Dean of Nursing and Allied Health /Director for Nursing – West Plains


TITLE Dean of Nursing and Allied Health /Director for Nursing – West Plains


GRADE Unclassified


IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs


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


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.  Experience working in a two-year college 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. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required.

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


1. Assures that the Associate of Science Nursing Program meets standards established by the University, the State Board of Nursing, and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing 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 Nursing and Allied Health.

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

7. Teaches classes a as needed by the Nursing Department.

8. Communicates the purpose and importance of student outcomes assessment and academic program evaluation as supporting the continual and systematic improvement of instruction and student outcomes.

9. Supports departments and academic programs in the development of assessment plans to streamline and support quality improvement.

10. Works with faculty and various University departments, such as, but not limited to, Student Life, Student services and Advising to develop assessment projects and programs in order to provide data and analysis that can subsequently be used to improve courses, learning environments, and student success.

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


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