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Posting Number: 20231027F
Position Title: Continuing, Non-Tenure Track Program Director, Doctor of
Nursing Practice-Nurse Anesthesia Program
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
The Villanova University M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing is pleased
to invite applications for the position of Director of the Doctor of Nursing
Practice-Nurse Anesthesia (DNP-NA) program. This full-time 12-month
continuing non-tenure track position commences in Summer 2023.
Under the leadership of the Associate Dean for the Graduate Program, the
Director serves as the primary administrator for the Doctor of Nursing
Practice-Nurse Anesthesia Program and provides strategic, visionary, and
dynamic leadership to faculty, staff, and students in the nurse anesthesia
program in the Fitzpatrick College of Nursing. The Director works
collaboratively with the Dean, Vice Dean, administrative team, and faculty,
staff, and students, to define, implement, and continuously evaluate the nurse
anesthesia program curriculum and budget. S/he is responsible for meeting and
maintaining accreditation and regulatory standards for the Nurse Anesthesia
Program and provides leadership and strategic vision for the DNP NA program.
At the M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing, we innovate and educate. We
seek a visionary, innovative and dynamic leader in this role who will maximize
our academic potential for the greater good of the entire community. Join us—a
strong community committed to inspiring each other to ignite change.
Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order.
Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral
component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand,
respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides strategic leadership for the implementation of the DNP-NA
curriculum ensuring the FCN program remains at the forefront of cutting-
edge DNP-NA education. Facilitates implementation of all accreditation
mandates required by the Council on Accreditation.
Conducts and addresses course and student evaluations through class
observations, counsels and advises students as it relates to performance
in both clinical and didactic courses.
Completes program evaluation annually through the Program evaluation plan
Collaborates with the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs to create
teaching assignments for the DNP-NA program each semester.
Develops, plans, implements, and supervises students' clinical and
didactic learning experiences and evaluates and reviews summative
evaluations with students each semester.
Obtains and maintains clinical site rotations for the DNP-NA program.
Plans and participates in recruitment and orientation of new faculty,
lecturers, and students.
Collaborates with the Administrative team, and the College's Director of
College Recruitment and Admissions to promote and advance the recruitment,
admission and retention of a diverse student body.
Develops and implements annual Faculty Development Workshops, participates
as a lecturer or obtaining lecturers in conjunction with the Philadelphia
Area Nurse Anesthesia Program Advisory Group.
Nurtures an environment of collegiality and transparency and support
faculty academic concerns.
Teaches in academic programs.
Serve and represent the College on various internal and external boards
and committees that function within the program and its affiliates.
Develops, reviews, and oversees implementation of academic program
policies and procedures in collaboration with the Dean, faculty, and other
constituents. Creates and maintains nurse anesthesia student handbook
Creates all necessary student clinical and didactic records, statistical
reports and files, and completes annual report to Council on
Supervises administrative staff, Associate Program Director, and faculty
in the DNP-NA program including lecturers and didactic faculty.
Visits clinical sites on an annual basis.
Creates and submits an Annual Report to the Dean and maintains student and
Support faculty retention and serves on search committees as needed.
CRNA with an earned doctoral degree from an institution of higher
education that was accredited by an agency officially recognized by the US
Secretary of Education to accredit institutions at the time the degree was
Must maintain RN license and recertification by the NBCRNA.
Must have formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation and instruction
(per COA DNP std B17.)
Minimum of three years' academic administration experience or other
significant academic/educational nursing leadership experience.
Must demonstrate leadership capabilities, decision-making authority and
expertise sufficient to conduct the curriculum, prepare and administer the
program budget, and direct activities of the student body and faculty.
Ability to lead development and implementation of mission-centered,
innovative, cost-effective curricula.
Experience retaining and mentoring diverse faculty and students.
Experience developing strong clinical partnerships locally and globally to
support the academic programs.
Teaching experience at the graduate level.
Experience with innovative, evidence-based, and technologically rich
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, collegiality, and the
ability to collaborate.
The highest standards of personal and professional integrity.
An administrative leadership style that is responsive to the needs of
faculty, students, and staff.
Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
Special Message to Applicants:
Applications must include a cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae.
A statement articulating how the candidate's contributions support the
University's mission (and enduring principles) and a statement on inclusive
excellence are required at time of interview.
Contact information for three individual references are required for all
Required for appointment:
Official transcripts from undergraduate and graduate degrees.
Evidence of professional liability insurance.
Criminal background check clearance.
FBI fingerprints and PA Child Abuse Clearance.
Posting Date: 05/12/2023
Closing Date (11:59pm ET):
Salary Posting Information:
Job Classification: faculty
Minimum Number of References Needed 3
Maximum Number of References Needed 3
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