Program Director of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track

University of Saint Francis
March 17, 2023
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POSITION TITLE: Director of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track


POSITION STATUS: Full Time (12 months)

POSITION REPORTS TO: Graduate Nursing Program Director

JOB SUMMARY: Under the direction of the Graduate Nursing Program Director, the Director of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner track is responsible for the management of the BSN-DNP and post-graduate certificate Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner specialty track in the areas of leadership, governance, didactic and clinical curriculum, faculty, students, program evaluation, community relations, and Franciscan Values. Serving University of Saint Francis (USF) students and the USF community is paramount. To provide a consistent quality experience across the university, the USF Way, outlined in the Employee Handbook, is used to describe service expectations for all employees.


Leadership of the Program

Provides effective leadership in curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation.

  • Oversees accuracy and submission to the Graduate Nursing Program Director of the course schedule of classes and syllabi of classes taught consistent with USF guidelines, content map, and catalog description
  • Coordinates USF graduate catalogue and marketing materials for the program track
  • Effectively communicates programmatic issues to the Graduate Nursing Program Director
  • Guides curriculum review and ongoing development
  • Provides leadership and collaboration in the development and implementation of division mission and vision for programmatic and division improvement

  • Leads annual program track action planning within the context of division strategic plan
  • Analyzes program assessment data for programmatic and division improvement
  • Provides leadership in maintaining programmatic accreditation standards
  • Leads accreditation planning, preparation, and evaluation activities
  • Facilitates assessment of student academic achievement and other areas of instructional effectiveness
  • Provides effective leadership for the division and faculty by:

  • Effectively managing the ongoing operational, financial and personnel activities of the program track
  • Providing input to the Graduate Nursing Program Director regarding program budget needs
  • Establishing and maintaining contractual agreements with other agencies and institutions
  • Making recommendations to the Graduate Nursing Program Director regarding the appointment, promotion, retention, and dismissal of full-time, part- time and adjunct faculty in the program track
  • Encouraging communication and collaboration among faculty
  • Assessing nursing faculty effectiveness in classroom and clinical teaching (via observation and/or student evaluations)
  • Assisting faculty in improving teaching practices Mentoring and supporting faculty in the teaching role, professional development and scholarly activities
  • Evaluating faculty
  • Collaborating with Graduate Clinical Coordinator in planning adjunct orientation, ongoing development, evaluation
  • Recognizing individual strengths and interests to make appropriate teaching assignments
  • Overseeing the submission of an accurate course schedule of classes
  • Coordinating revisions for the USF undergraduate and graduate catalogues, student handbooks and marketing materials for the program track
  • Leading faculty in adapting to changes in program, division, college, and university
  • Initiating strategies to promote effective division teamwork and positive morale
  • Developing, administering, and maintaining programmatic records, policies and procedures; participates in the policy-making process relative to general University policies, as appropriate
  • Leadership of Students and Alumni

  • Works effectively with students and faculty to resolve student issues and concerns
  • Provides effective leadership in oversight of student recruitment and retention responsibilities
  • Leads new student registration and recruitment activities
  • Leads efforts to plan, implement and evaluate marketing of program track
  • Assures effective advising of program track majors
  • Writes professional letters of reference for students and alumni
  • Recommends students for scholarships and awards
  • Leadership within the College of Health Sciences

  • Exhibits strong team skills to accomplish the College Mission and Vision
  • Participates in strategic planning within the College of Health Sciences and the University
  • Makes recommendations to Graduate Nursing Program Director regarding Strategic Plan, Budget, Evaluation, Annual Action Plan, Committee structure, curriculum, faculty, students, quality standards, and community relations
  • Communication

  • Facilitates communication within the division, with other programs within the College of Health Sciences, with other Colleges at the University, and with administration
  • Serves as an advocate for program faculty
  • Clearly communicates program clerical needs to staff
  • Manages conflicts and addresses program track issues in a timely manner
  • Establishes and maintains effective communication with all communities of interest
  • Teaching

  • Engages in teaching and clinical practice according to expertise and programmatic needs
  • Assists with student advising for DNP projects
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • USF WAY:

    University of Saint Francis (USF) employees demonstrate a commitment to the University's mission and support of its Catholic and Franciscan traditions. Employees provide the intellect, empathy and ability to serve our students and community. The USF Way of serving is a source of pride for many employees. To provide a consistently high level of quality experience across our university, we provide the following service expectations for all employees. These standards have been tailored by position and responsibilities and are incorporated into performance evaluations.

    Standard #1: Provide opportunities for deeper conversations, prayer, and reflection.

    Standard #2: Utilize best practices in communication and service.

  • Apply care to your words and deeds to ensure respect for others.

  • Commit to follow through without exception and with quality.

  • Offer additional assistance after serving as in, “How else may I assist you?”

  • Respond promptly, whether in person, via phone, or email.

  • Standard #3: Recognize and celebrate milestones and achievements.

    Standard #4: Use resources wisely and support green initiatives.



  • Doctorate (Ph.D., DNP) from an accredited institution required
  • Graduate preparation in the basic and clinical sciences relevant to Adult- Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner practice required
  • Formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation, and instruction required
  • Licensure/Certification

  • Current Indiana RN/APRN license or privilege to practice (or eligibility for license) required
  • Current Certification or Recertification as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Experience

  • Minimum of three to five years of clinical experience as a nurse practitioner required
  • Experience as an administrator, clinical coordinator, or faculty in a nurse practitioner program required
  • Knowledge of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education policies and procedures
  • Knowledge and Skills

  • Competence in educational principles and techniques used in higher education classrooms, laboratory, and clinical settings
  • Knowledge of the profession including theory, practice issues, procedures, and regulations
  • Proficiency in interpersonal and communication skills (verbal, written and electronic) necessary to interact effectively with students, faculty, professional staff, administration, clinical affiliates, and the community
  • Skill in goal setting, budget management, and team building
  • Analytical and organizational skills to plan, implement, and evaluate program activities
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