Monday, January 20, 2014

Dean, School of Nursing – Charles Drew University Of Medicine And Science – Los Angeles, CA

Reporting to the Interim Provost, the Dean, School of Nursing ( SON ) will serve as the program director and is responsible for academic, curricular, and scholarship development and the development of faculty and staff within the School of Nursing. The Dean will provide leadership in the educational and professional missions of the School and play an integral role in the strategic planning process.

Required Qualifications


Five years in administration and nursing accreditation.

Two years in a pre- or post-licensure nursing program.

One year as a Registered Nurse providing direct patient care.


Knowledge of nursing educational program administration.

Knowledge of the principals and practices of nursing, including nursing guidelines set for the Board of Registered Nursing.

Knowledge of curriculum development.

Knowledge of teaching and clinical practice in the nursing field.

Knowledge of current developments, trends, and complexities within nursing and the healthcare industry.

Knowledge of health-related education in a global economy.

Ability to recruit for and market an education program.

Ability to develop a strategic plan.

Demonstrated commitment to serve in underserved communities.

Demonstrated leadership in teaching, research, and public service.

Demonstrate a willingness to perform and a commitment to extra-curricular responsibilities on behalf of the department, school, and University.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills


Assigning and scheduling work activities.

Monitoring workloads/levels.

Performance counseling/coaching.

Planning and evaluating performance.

Providing on-the-job training.

Reviewing and checking work.

Hiring new employees.

Determining salary actions.

Disciplining/terminating employees.

Minimum Requirements

Preferred Qualifications

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Duties

Carry out the instructional programs of the SON and implement the educational and professional objectives by working directly with faculty, staff, and students to develop excellence in teaching, professional experience, scholarship, and public service programs.

Developing and implementing curriculum that is congruent with the philosophy and curriculum of the Nursing Program.

Supervise and evaluate all program faculty and staff.

Preparing accreditation reports for the Board of Registered Nursing ( BRN ) and participating in Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( CCNE ) accreditation self-study process.

Arrange clinical placements; monitor clinical contracts; submit appropriate forms to BRN for on-going site approval and oversee calendar of clinical rotations, ensuring that students are compliant with agency requirements.

Coordinate Admissions Committee for student screening and selection.

Provide ongoing advisement and monitoring of students, faculty, and staff.

Promote intra- and inter-department collaboration and communication. Work directly with other colleges, schools, agencies and programs both inside and outside the University to achieve MMDSON goals and objectives and to ensure compliance with BRN regulations.

Work with the Development Department to support annual and capital fundraising efforts. Seek new grant opportunities.

Develop and administer the budget for the MMDSON . Prepare recommendations and support data concerning budgets, facilities, and personnel needs.

Serve on the Academic Senate. Make recommendations related to students, faculty, personnel, curriculum, instruction, budgets, and other academic concerns.

Participate in professional organizations related to nursing and teaching and serve on Nursing Program committee(s).

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Establish and maintain agency affiliations and contracts.

Assist with student recruitment.

Serve on Nursing Program committee(s).

Promote external relations with professional organizations.

Perform other related duties as assigned.


The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Mental Demands

The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequent work on a variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating interrupted work, work on a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Work Environment

Special Requirements

Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

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