About the Job
Since 1969, Hallmark University has been driven by a mission – to change lives. Everything we do revolves around our core values of integrity, excellence, efficiency, and effectiveness. We distinguish ourselves through our commitment to innovative academic degree programs, our alignment with your industry partners, and the development of character in every student.
SUMMARY OF THE JOB:
Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing, evaluation and supervision of the nursing program and curriculum, delivery of the degree with emphasis on academic quality and program outcomes, supervision and evaluation of full-time and adjunct faculty, preparation and administration of the nursing program budget, planning advisory board meetings as well as following up with recommendations, ensuring that Federal, State, Local, accrediting agencies and policies and guidelines are followed, planning and evaluating day to day operations.
Leadership, Professional Development and Scholarly Activities:
- Seen as a leader, change agent and mentor to faculty, students, peers and professional colleagues.
- Promotes the vision, mission and values of Hallmark University and the Nursing program
- Maintains currency in the field as evidenced by appropriate in-services, workshops, self-study, and participation in professional organizations.
- Facilitates a positive professional image and mutual respect within nursing program, University, clinical placement sites and in the community.
- Develops and maintains the relationship between the Nursing Program and the Governing body.
- Serves and represents nursing program on appropriate University and community committees. Acts as a liaison with Texas State Board of Nursing and other state and national organizations.
- Actively participates in student orientation, graduation and promotional activities of the nursing program.
- Meets regularly with faculty and leads faculty discussion regarding program needs, clinical placement sites, course schedules, accreditation, etc.
- Plans and schedules at least two advisory board meetings each year, following through with recommendations and obtaining feedback that assists program to meet community and employer needs.
- Responsible for guiding and documenting the program’s compliance with University, state, federal and national rules, regulations and accreditation requirements.
- Prepares appropriate reports for state and federal regulatory agencies, providing program-based information and meeting timelines for submission.
- Responsible for the hiring, retention, orientation, credentialing, responsibilities, promotion and training of full and part-time faculty, as well as administrative staff positions.
- Conducts classroom observations of full-time faculty and ensures part time faculty are observed and evaluated by “Lead” faculty.
- Ensures that classroom, student and clinical site evaluations are completed for every course each semester.
- Determines appropriate staffing patterns and the need for additional faculty release time for administrative duties, making recommendations to the Dean of Academics.
Curriculum Design and Evaluation of Program Outcomes:
- Leads and oversees faculty in the development, implementation, evaluation, revision and updating of the curriculum to ensure rigor and currency.
- Ensures that student clinical experiences reflect current best practices and nationally establish patient health and safety goals.
- Responsible to ensure that syllabi for every nursing course meet all accreditation standards and are equivalent at each site.
- Supports faculty in meeting course objectives, outcomes, selection of textbooks, equipment and overall course management.
- Assist faculty to engage in the ongoing development, training and support needed for effective distance education modalities.
- Ensures that the curriculum includes cultural, ethnic and socially diverse concepts as well as experiences from regional, national or global perspectives.
- Oversees nursing program budget including participation in the budget planning process, making purchasing and capital requests and administering the Nursing Program budget.
- Maintains regular and accessible office hours for faculty, staff and student consultation.
- Works in cooperation with the University in establishing scholarships, equipment, personnel funding and capital projects.
- Administers admission, application and selection process for all nursing students.
- Ensures the development of appropriate support materials including: Nursing Faculty Handbook, Student Handbook, Job descriptions, etc.
- Ensures the nursing program maintains accurate faculty, course and student records.
- Participates in the process of selecting and evaluating clinical facilities/experiences, meeting with hospital representatives as needed to ensure quality student and facility outcomes.
- Prepare and review all part-time/adjunct faculty contracts with the assistance of administrative staff to ensure accuracy and timeliness.
- Ensures that learning environments and physical facilities (classroom, lab facilities, offices, etc.) support the achievement of program outcomes as well as meeting the needs of faculty, staff and students.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
- Active license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Texas.
- Doctorate Degree with a major in Nursing.
- Have a minimum of three years teaching experience in a professional nursing education program.
- ACEN accreditation experience.
FULL TIME EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INCLUDE:
- Competitive compensation package, 401K match, paid time-off [sick, vacation, holiday].
- Benefits (medical, dental, vision).
- Business casual environment .
- Golds Gym discounted rate.
- Hallmark University tuition discounts after 6 months of full-time regular employment.