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Associate Degree of Nursing Program Director

Location: 

Houston NW

Summary:  The Associate Degree Nursing Program Director is responsible for leveraging their expertise to develop, maintain, and deliver education services to students thru creating and maintaining core curriculum, ensuring delivery of core curriculum, preparing course plans and material, supervising staff and oversight of the ADN Program.  The The Associate Degree Nursing Program Director will monitor and manage student progress and attendance, student advising, and grade reporting. The Nurse PD will also ensure continues compliance with Federal, State, and Institutional accreditation agencies.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  • Supervise and evaluate instructional staff.
  • Direct advisory committee activities for program.
  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations. Ensures the consistent compliance with the regulations for the Texas Board of Nursing Examiners.
  • Prepares and submits the required documents to the Texas Board of Nursing Examiners.
  • Monitor instructor lesson plans and their posting.
  • Screen instructional applicants.
  • Review curriculum and textbooks with instructors, program managers, advisory board, and Campus President.
  • Review student evaluations of instructors and programs, externship evaluations, employer surveys, and graduate surveys with the DOE/EC, and Campus President.
  • Interview prospective students during enrollment process as needed.
  • Conduct new student orientation as needed.
  • Review completion and placement rates with Director of Career Services and Campus President.
  • Schedules and conducts in-service training.
  • Develops annual start date calendar.
  • Assist registrar in maintaining employee and student records.
  • Monitor TWC, federal and accrediting standards compliance.
  • Adheres to academic policies/procedures for compliance.
  • Assist with new program development.
  • Assist with student advising.
  • Assist Director of Education/Education Coordination with administrative functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Competency:

To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • - Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data.
  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions.
  • Interpersonal - Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming; Maintains confidentiality.
  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.  Skilled in the writing of funding agency proposals.
  • Change Management - Communicates changes effectively; Builds commitment and overcomes resistance.
  • Business Acumen - Understands business implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Aligns work with strategic goals.
  • Cost Consciousness - Works within approved budget; Develops and implements cost saving measures.
  • Organizational Support - Follows policies and procedures.
  • Strategic Thinking - Understands organization's strengths & weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition.
  • - Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
  • - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.
  • Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.                                          

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

Licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the State of Texas

Master’s degree in Nursing from an accredited institution

5 years teaching and or administrative experience in a professional nursing program

Each vocational nursing education program shall be administered by a qualified individual who is accountable for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the vocational nursing education program. The director/ coordinator shall:

  1. hold a current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas;
  2. have been actively employed in nursing for the past five (5) years, preferably in administration or teaching, with a minimum of one (1) year teaching experience in a pre-licensure nursing education program;
  3. if the director or coordinator has not been actively employed in nursing for the past five (5) years, the director’s or coordinator’s advanced preparation in nursing, nursing education, and nursing administration and prior relevant nursing employment may be taken into consideration by Board Staff in evaluating qualifications for the position;
  4. have a degree or equivalent experience that will demonstrate competency and advanced preparation in nursing, education, and administration;
  5. have had five (5) years of varied nursing experience since graduation from a professional nursing education program;
  6. the director or coordinator may have responsibilities other than the program, provided that another qualified nursing faculty member is designated to assist with the program management; and
  7. a director or coordinator with responsibilities other than the program shall not have major teaching responsibilities.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Math Ability:

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software and Internet software.

Certificates and Licenses: Must have current licensure for State of Texas.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position supervises instructional staff.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

This job description is not an employment agreement or contract. Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice. The list of job elements, responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, or conditions is not exhaustive, but merely illustrative of the current requirements of the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.