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THE NEWSLETTER OF THE
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING
January-February2015
2011
January-February
Vol.41
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Spring Annual Meeting to Focus on Entrepreneurship for Deans
Send Your Feedback to the Futures
Task Force
“The Dean as Entrepreneur” is the theme of AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting, which
will be held March 22-24 at The Fairmont in Washington, DC.
Noted author and education advocate Tom Vander Ark will present the opening
program on this topic. Mr. Vander Ark is the CEO of Getting Smart, an education
advocacy firm, as well as a partner in Learn Capital, an education venture capital
firm investing in edtech startups. He also is the author of Getting Smart: How Digital
Learning is Changing the World and Smart Cities That Work for Everyone: 7 Keys to
Education and Employment.
A highlight of this Spring Meeting will be the presentation of the first Geraldine
“Polly” Bednash Lectureship Award. This award honors AACN’s previous CEO, who
led the association for 28 years. Award recipients are chosen by the AACN Board of
Directors on the basis of leadership and/or scholarly contributions to interprofessional
education. It is fitting, therefore, that this first award will go to a team from the six
founding members of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (American
Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, American Association of Colleges of
Pharmacy, American Dental Education Association, Association of American Medical
Colleges, Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health, and AACN).
The Nurse.com/Gannett Foundation Lectureship Award for Diversity, Inclusion,
and Sustainability in Nursing Education will be presented to Marilyn (Marty) Douglas,
Editor-in-Chief Emerita of the Journal of Transcultural Nursing. Dr. Douglas will present
her thoughts on the challenges that global migration presents to nurses and the need
for a structured and sustainable method of educating all nurses to deliver culturally
competent care.
There will be skill-building breakout sessions on March 21, one day prior to the
meeting. Concurrent sessions will focus on best practices in development, tools for talking
when stakes are high, budgeting for success, media training, and strategic planning. Later,
there will be an orientation for new members, new deans, and prospective members, as
well as a wine-and-cheese social for those in AACN’s New Dean Mentoring Program.
Monday’s agenda (March 23) includes informal breakfast discussions, an important
update from the Futures Task Force, and then the Like-Schools Reports, the Issues
Forum, and the Business Meeting. In the afternoon, members will be able to visit their
representatives on Capitol Hill and attend a reception there.
For more information on the Spring Annual Meeting, visit https://www.aacn.nche.
edu/events/info-page?sessionaltcd=1115.
CNC Announcements
Executive Development Series
Marty Douglas to Receive
Nursing.com/Gannett Foundation
Lectureship Award at Spring
Annual Meeting
Marilyn (Marty) Douglas, Editor-inChief Emerita of the Journal of Transcultural
Nursing, will receive the Nurse.com/Gannett
Foundation Lectureship Award for Diversity,
Inclusion, and Sustainability in Nursing
Education at AACN’s Spring Annual Meeting,
to be held March 22-24 in Washington, DC.
INSIDE SYLLABUS:
Khan Academy Seeks Healthcare
Content Creators
10 Questions with Major Margaret C.
Wilmoth
Deadline is Near for GNSA
Scholarships Applications
Opportunities and More
Preceding the Spring Annual Meeting (March 20-21, same location) will be the popular
Executive Development Series (EDS), designed for aspiring and experienced academic
leaders who want to polish their executive-level skills. Please note that the Spring EDS is
open only to the primary dean/director/chair of schools of nursing. For registration and
further information, visit https://www.aacn.nche.edu/events/info-page?sessionaltcd=1114.
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News & Information
Jonas Center, Khan Academy, and AACN Announce Plans to
Produce Expanded Healthcare Learning Resources for a Global
Audience
The Jonas Center for Nursing and Veterans Healthcare ( Jonas Center), Khan
Academy, and AACN announced the continuation of a groundbreaking partnership to
produce innovative, online healthcare content for a global audience of faculty, students,
practitioners, and consumers. Building on the success of the partnership’s inaugural year,
plans are underway to develop an expansive catalog of healthcare videos that can be used
by nursing students preparing to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for
Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®), as well as others interested in learning more about
body systems and a variety of common health concerns.
“Working closely with our partners, the Jonas Center is committed to serving as a
catalyst for sparking innovative approaches to nursing education,” said Darlene Curley,
Executive Director of the Jonas Center. “We are energized by the wealth of learning
resources that have already resulted from this productive collaboration and are looking
forward to adding more world-class content to the web in the coming year.”
In the coming year, videos and practice exam questions will be produced touching on
diseases across major body systems, including the circulatory, endocrine, gastrointestinal,
hematologic, immune, lymphatic, muscular, renal, respiratory, and skeletal systems. This
expanded content was made possible by a $560,000 grant from the Jonas Center. New
videos and questions will be posted on the Khan Academy website as they are produced. “In keeping with our mission of providing free educational resources to a global
audience, we are delighted to build on a growing body of interprofessional tools housed
on Khan Academy’s website through our work with our nursing partners,” said Dr. Rishi
Desai, Program Lead for Medical Partnerships at Khan Academy. “The videos produced
from this collaboration receive more than 12,000 views each day and are consistently
receiving positive reviews from learners.”
Formed in September 2013, the collaboration among the Jonas Center, Khan
Academy, and AACN emerged out of a mutual desire to produce free educational
resources for a new generation of more visual, technology-savvy learners. To achieve
this goal, an international competition was launched to identify content creators
with expertise in using online tools to teach NCLEX-RN content areas, focusing on
cardiovascular, respiratory, and hematology systems. Fourteen individuals were selected
following the competition, including representatives from the disciplines of nursing,
medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, public health, and graduate studies in biological science.
With guidance provided by experts at Khan Academy and a panel of AACN faculty
reviewers, the winning content creators have since developed more than 200 educational
video, several informative articles, and more than 300 practice exam questions that are
now accessible for free at www.khanacademy.org/test-prep/NCLEX-RN.
“Re-envisioning how best to provide healthcare content to today’s student is a
challenge facing all nurse educators,” said Dr. Eileen T. Breslin, President of the American
Association of Colleges of Nursing. “We are delighted to partner with the Jonas Center
and Khan Academy in this work that is pushing the envelope on traditional approaches
to nursing education and exploring how best to use technology to generate strong interest
and enthusiasm for learning.”
To receive regular updates when new videos are released, please log onto Khan
Academy website at www.khanacademy.org.
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Khan Academy Seeks
Healthcare Content Creators
Khan Academy – whose mission
it is to provide a free, world-class
education for anyone, anywhere – is
partnering with the Jonas Center for
Nursing and Veterans Healthcare and
AACN to expand its online healthcare
content for a global audience of
faculty, students, practitioners, and
consumers. To access materials
currently available through this
partnership, click here.
Khan Academy is looking for
faculty and students who have a deep
understanding of healthcare content,
have great intuition for how students
like to learn, and are available to
work on a part-time contract basis
as content creators. Those interested
should send in two videos on one of
the following topics:
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HIV/AIDS
Tuberculosis
Malaria
Polio
Mood disorders
Psychotic disorders
Anxiety disorders
Drug abuse and addiction
Heart failure
Hypertension
Sexually transmitted diseases
Inflammatory bowel disease
Dementia and delirium
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s disease
Neurodevelopmental disorders
To learn more, check out this
job posting and this short video
explaining the role. Those interested in
applying may also click here.
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News & Information
Register Now for
These Upcoming
AACN Webinars
AACN offers a full line-up of free
Webinars each month to meet the
professional development needs of
nursing school staff, faculty, students,
and other constituents. American Nurses
Credentialing Center (ANCC) contact
hours will be awarded to those who
attend the entire Webinar and complete
the electronic evaluation process after
the Webinar. Click on programs of
interest to find out more. Visit www.
aacn.nche.edu/webinars to view all
Webinars, submit future topics, and
search for Webinars by date and topic.
Iowa Academic-Practice Collaborative:
Creative Partnership Strengths
February 18, 2015 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)
Curriculum Integration of the INACSL
Standards of Best Practice: Simulation
February 24, 2015 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
Supporting Safe Nursing Practice
Through Patient Care Technologies and
Workflow Design
February 25, 2015 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
Be Well, Teach Well, Learn Well:
Wellness for Faculty and Students
March 4, 2015 | 2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)
Academic Practice Partnerships:
Linking the Best of Both Worlds
March 5, 2015 | 1:00 - 2:00 pm (ET)
For assistance in registering for
Webinars, contact Brianna Bruce,
Faculty Programs Coordinator, at
[email protected] or 202-4636930, ext. 261.
Apply Now for the Johnson & Johnson/
AACN Minority Nurse Faculty Scholarship
AACN, with support from the Johnson & Johnson
Campaign for Nursing’s Future, is now offering the eighth
round of scholarship funding to underrepresented minority
nursing students who plan to work as nursing faculty after graduation.
Applicants must be enrolled full-time in a doctoral nursing program or a
clinically focused master’s degree program. Five scholarships in the amount of
$18,000 will be awarded. Click here for more details and to access the scholarship
application. Applications must be received by Thursday, May 1, 2015. Click here
to meet the previous scholarship winners.
Send Your Feedback to the Futures Task Force!
Given the significant changes underway in the U.S. healthcare system and the new
practice expectations for nurses, AACN established the Futures Task Force to reassess
our organizational priorities and seek recommendations for the future work of AACN.
We encourage all members including deans, faculty, and graduate students to take the
opportunity to provide feedback and input by filling out our brief feedback form at www.
aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives/future-task-force/feed-back. NOTE: All feedback
must be received by March 1, 2015.
Additional opportunities for feedback can be found at www.aacn.nche.edu/leadinginitiatives/future-task-force, including an opportunity to give input to the task force via
a Webinar scheduled for February 26 at 2:00 pm (ET). To learn more about AACN’s
Futures Task Force, click here.
CNC Announcements
CNL Certification Exam Registration Deadline
Friday, March 20s the deadline to register for the CNL Certification exam spring
testing period (this applies to April 27-May 22). To be eligible to sit for the CNL
Certification Exam, a student may be in their last term of a CNL education program
or have graduated from of a CNL education program. Note: Eligibility requirements
have been waived for faculty of CNL education programs until December 31, 2016.
Review the eligibility requirements and submit your online application and additional
documentation. Have questions? Contact CNC’s Staff at [email protected].
Get Involved! CNC Call for Volunteers
The CNC is accepting applications for three available positions on the CNC Board of
Commissioners (CNCBOC) and one position on the Marketing Committee. CNCBOC
positions require a three-year commitment. Service to the Marketing Committee is a
two-year appointment. Review the guidelines and application forms. The submission
deadline is April 1. Have questions? Contact CNC’s Director Shantal Hall at shall@aacn.
[email protected].
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Questions
& Information
with Margaret C. Wilmoth
Margaret C. Wilmoth, PhD, RN, FAAN
Dean and Professor, Georgia State University
Major General, U.S. Army
Margaret Wilmoth is the Inaugural Dean and Professor at
the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions
at Georgia State University. Previously she was Professor of
Nursing at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. Dr.
Wilmoth also serves as Major General in the United States
Army Reserve, a rank to which she was promoted on December
11, 2014. She is the Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization,
Readiness, and Army Reserve Affairs in the Office of the Surgeon
General, U.S. Army.
Dr. Wilmoth’s sustained work in the area of sexuality as it intersects with chronic
illness has influenced and complemented the work of others to form the subspecialty
of psychosexual oncology within the field of psychosocial oncology. She has developed
two psychometric measures of sexuality and has award-winning publications stemming
from her research, international collaborations, and student co-authored publications.
Dr. Wilmoth has served on the Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee of the NIH
and as Quality of Life Liasion to the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.
A graduate of the University of Maryland (BSN and MS in nursing), Dr. Wilmoth
received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in
strategic studies from the United States Army War College. She is a Fellow of the
American Academy of Nursing and a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
1) Congratulations on your recent Senate
confirmation to Major General. What drew
you to a career in the military?
2) What if any obstacles did you encounter
along the way as you rose through the ranks
in the Army?
I was raised in a family where all of
the men had served in the Army for
generations. I was a bit of a tomboy and
loved playing “army” with my brother and
his friends. So that was one influence.
Additionally, three influential women in
my life inspired my passion for nursing,
my mother, my aunt who is a nurse and a
neighbor who had been a nurse in the Army
in WWII. I admired their commitment
to make a difference in the lives of others
and the respect they earned from others for
their knowledge and skills. While I don’t
remember the details, the neighbor’s stories
of being a nurse in the South Pacific during
WWII clearly made an impression on me
and impacted my life. With women’s career
choices at the time being limited-mostly to
teaching, nursing or being a secretary, it was
a natural choice to choose nursing, and more
specifically Army Nursing.
The obstacles I experienced were not
unique to me; they have been experienced
by others and I owe them a debt of gratitude
for their efforts towards ‘breaking the
brass ceiling.’ Barriers occurred at all levels,
some were systematic, others were more
parochial. For example, when I attended
college in the mid-1970’s, women were not
yet allowed to join ROTC, so that avenue
toward becoming an officer was closed to
me. Joining the Army Reserve in 1981, duty
assignments for nurses were limited to more
traditional ones such as Intermediate Care
Ward head nurse, Assistant Chief Nurse
and Chief Nurse. I was drawn to training
and planning of field exercises rather than
the more traditional nursing roles. Retired
Colonel Dr. Dan O’Neal, my first Chief
Nurse, supported my desire to do something
outside of the mainstream. He is a nurse
who overcame barriers towards men in
nursing and in the Army Reserve and
became a role model for me in my Army
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Reserve career. He was also my faculty
advisor at the University of Maryland.
Opportunities to command were closed
to nurses until the mid-1990’s. In fact, one
of the first nurses to command in the Army
was Janet Garvey, who commanded an Army
Reserve ground ambulance company during
Desert Shield/Desert Storm. A mentor of
mine, retired Colonel Dr. Catherine Foster,
was among the first nurses selected to attend
the Army War College in residence status.
I owe a debt of gratitude to these women
who paved the road before me and had the
courage to help change Army policy.
I had the good fortune of having many
mentors and senior officers across the Army
Reserve who saw leadership potential in me
and opened the door for me to assume new
roles. While they opened the door, it was
up to me to walk through that door and it
was because I did so, that I am now a Major
General in the U.S. Army Reserve.
3) What were some of your duties as
Assistant for Mobilization and Reserve
Affairs for the Office of the Assistant
Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs?
My job was to ensure that policies
being circulated within the Department of
Defense regarding the health readiness of
the Armed Forces were congruent with the
Reserve Components (RC) (Army, National
Guard, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps)
and to ensure that reserve equities were
considered in the policy-making process.
I collaborated with others in examining
the post-deployment health issues of our
service members, with special emphasis
on those in the Reserve Component, and
in highlighting gaps in health care for the
Reserve Component as these men and
women left active duty and returned to their
civilian employment and to their Reserve
Component duties.
4) How will your responsibilities change
with your promotion to Major General?
Since July 2014, I have been assigned to
the Office of The Surgeon General (OTSG),
U.S.Army, as the Deputy Surgeon General
for Mobilization, Readiness and Army
Reserve Affairs. In this role, I am the senior
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officer representing the Army Reserve in
OTSG with the responsibility of ensuring
that Army Reserve equities are considered
in policies developed within the office. I
am also the senior medical liaison between
the Army Surgeon General and the Chief,
US Army Reserve and I work with the
Defense Health Agency on matters affecting
Army Reserve Component soldier medical
readiness and health care.
5) What advice would you give to nursing
students considering a career in the
military?
I would strongly encourage students to
consider military nursing. One can serve
on active duty or in one of the reserve
components. The opportunities to stretch
and to grow as a leader are limitless and will
add a unique breadth and depth to their
nursing career. If someone truly wants to
develop as a leader, this will happen in the
military in a very intentional way.
6) How did your experience as a Robert
Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow shape
your perspective on the policy process?
The fellowship experience was invaluable
and it is hard to put in a few words the
many layers of learning and growth
that occurred. I was fortunate to closely
observe the ‘threading of the needle’ as the
passage of the Affordable Care Act was
passed into law. Being able to observe the
delicate negotiation of both the policies
and the politics that took place to move
this important work into law and then the
pivot to implementation was a privilege.
The policy making process is not a straight
forward trajectory and as is often said, “ It is
like making sausage - not always pretty and
usually messy!”
Several lessons that I learned and have
applied since, include the necessity of
building coalitions to drive policy forward,
the importance of strategically messaging/
communicating to a variety of stakeholders
and the critical importance of listening
respectfully to opposing viewpoints.
7) How have you translated your work in
policy to your role in nursing academia?
A dean’s job is very much in the
lane of implementing policy in a highly
political environment. There are numerous
constituencies that a dean must negotiate
and balance against often competing
demands. Leading change in academia is a
unique challenge due to the power of faculty,
especially tenured faculty.
One small example of the work I’ve
led is the effort of the University System
of Georgia (USG) to attract master’s and
doctorally prepared nurses leaving the
uniformed services to join us as faculty in
Georgia. We have initiated the ‘Veteran
Nurse to Educator Fellowship’ that will
assist these individuals in transitioning to
the role of faculty member in any of the
nursing faculties in the USG. These nurses
have both the clinical skills as well as the
leadership preparation that is called for in
the 2010 Institute Of Medicine Report on
The Future of Nursing: Leading Change,
Advancing Health and they have much to
offer academic nursing.
8) What advice do you have for nurse
faculty who are interested in becoming
involved in health policy?
Health policy should not be thought of
as something separate from clinical research,
clinical practice, pedagogy or curriculum
development. There are policy issues within
each and across each. There is ‘micro’ policy
that impacts students and faculty in their
daily work and clinical practice and then
there is more ‘macro’ policy that affects our
practice at the state and federal level. Faculty
need to understand this and highlight this as
they work with students and with each other.
I believe the biggest challenge for faculty
is to get students excited about how nursing
intersects with policy. It continues to fill me
with dismay about the numbers of nurses
who do not know who controls their practice
of nursing within their state.
9) As a leader in the military and nursing
communities, from your experience, what
is the cornerstone to cultivating positive
change?
First, the policy problem has to be clearly
understood by all and the need to change
has to be recognized by those affected. That
is why I have added the 7th “P” of ‘Problem
Identification’ to the 6 P’s of policy change.
Everyone has to be willing to move away
from their entrenched position and come to
a new, negotiated common path forward. In
order for change to occur, leaders must have
those willing to follow.
10) Looking ahead, what are the major
challenges facing the healthcare system
and what is nursing’s role in forward
momentum?
I believe that nursing and the other
health disciplines are in the vortex of two
large institutions undergoing massive
change-the health care system and higher
education. I’m not sure that all nurse
educators or nurses in the practice arena have
fully grasped this. Nor do I believe that we
have even begun the conversations, much less
the hard work, that is required to ensure the
profession will emerge in a strong position
as leaders within these systems. Thus, more
nurse leaders willing to lead change, and
with the skills to do so, are critically needed.
Help Us Shape the
Future of AACN
The task force is seeking
input from member
deans, faculty, students,
and other stakeholders
to help define priorities and future
directions for the association. Please
provide your feedback to the work
of the AACN Futures Task Force by
completing the feedback form: www.
aacn.nche.edu/leading-initiatives/futuretask-force/feed-back.
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News & Information
Be a Part of AACN’s Consultant Directory
AACN maintains a database of faculty and deans with self-identified expertise.
This database is used by AACN when individuals request names of possible
consultants on a particular topic or issue. If you are interested in being a consultant
in our database, please click here to provide your demographic data and select your
area(s) of expertise. AACN is not involved in any logistics regarding consultations
other than providing names and contact information as a benefit to a requesting
member school.
Next IPEC Institute Coming to DC in April
The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) is pleased to announce the
next Faculty Development Institute focused on “Building Interprofessional Education for
Population Health” on April 28-May 1 at the Dulles Hyatt in Herndon, VA (just outside
Washington, DC). Faculty teams are invited to come together to create actionable plans
for implementing projects that advance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences,
and assessment in collaboration with community partners for improving population health.
Teams are encouraged to include a community-based partner focused on population health
(e.g. state or local public health department, clinic, social services agency, hospital, health
center, payer, etc.). Program content is geared toward post-baccalaureate, university-based
health profession programs. For more details on institute objectives, team composition, and
program format, see https://ipecollaborative.org/2015_Spring_Institute.html.
Those interested in attending are encouraged to register their teams early, as the
institutes reach enrollment capacity quickly. For more information, contact Program
Manager Shelley Porte at [email protected].
Deadline is Near for GNSA Scholarships Applications
The deadline to apply for the following Graduate Nursing
Student Academy scholarships is January 31.
CertifiedBackground-GNSA Scholarship
Two $2,500 scholarships will be awarded to support master’s
and doctoral nursing students who are working to advance the
profession through a commitment to innovation, leadership, and/
or mentoring. For more information on eligibility requirements and the scholarship
application, click here.
Uniform Advantage-GNSA Scholarship
This scholarship is available to master’s and doctoral nursing students and recognizes
GNSA members who are working positively to impact the future of healthcare. One
scholarship in the amount of $2,500 will be awarded. For more information and to apply,
click here.
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Listening Tour with
Deb Trautman
Meet AACN’s Chief Executive
Officer Deborah “Deb” Trautman,
PhD, RN, at one of the many stops on
her national Listening Tour. As part
of her work to get to know AACN
members and stakeholders, Deb is
hosting town hall meetings, webinars,
and other special events to find out
more about your priorities and the
latest developments at your school of
nursing. All are invited to meet Deb at
these events and exchange ideas about
emerging issues and trends of interest
to leaders in nursing education,
research, and practice.
Master’s Education Conference,
St. Petersburg, FL
Friday, February 27, 2015
5:00-6:00 pm
Town Hall Webinar:
Thursday, February 19, 2015
2:00pm-3:00pm (ET)
Spring Annual Meeting
March 2015
TBA
New dates on the Listening Tour
will be added on an ongoing basis.
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News & Information
ELNEC Workshop – St. Louis, MO
If you teach in a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program, be sure to apply
for “Implementing Palliative Care into Doctor of Nursing Practice Education and
Practice,” a National Cancer Institute (NCI) grant-funded program for nursing faculty
teaching in DNP programs, as well as for DNP clinicians. This course, which will be
held June 29-30 in St. Louis, Missouri, will provide you with education specific to
palliative care in oncology settings. You will be given resources to embed into current
DNP curricula and have opportunities to network with other DNP faculty and
practitioners. For more information about ELNEC and to view other national courses
offered in 2015 (e.g., ELNEC-Core, Pediatric Palliative Care, Geriatric, Critical Care,
and APRN), visit www.aacn.nche.edu/elnec/trainings/national#DNP.
2015 Faculty Development
Conference
Join AACN in the Loews
Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, TN
for the annual Faculty Development
Conference on February 12-14. This
conference is aimed at those new to
the faculty role and those who would
like to gain more self-confidence
in teaching in baccalaureate and
higher degree programs. Conference
highlights include:
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RSVP for Innovations in Enrollment Management:
NursingCAS 3.0
Join us for an upcoming Webinar or session at an AACN conference to
learn more about how the newly released customizable version of NursingCAS
that provides state-of-the-art technology to elevate your program’s enrollment
management activities.
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February 10, Webinar from 2:00 – 3:00 pm (ET) – RSVP
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February 19, Webinar from 12:00 – 1:00 PM (ET) – RSVP
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February 27 at the AACN Master’s Education Conference in St. Petersburg, FL
– RSVP
What is NursingCAS?
NursingCAS is a centralized application service for prospective students to
research and apply to RN diploma, associate degree, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral
programs at participating nursing schools nationwide using one, online application.
NursingCAS also provides administrative services including the processing and
management of transcripts, supporting materials, calculating GPAs, and providing
applicant service and support.
The applications and materials submitted via NursingCAS are made available to
schools via web-based admissions software called WebAdMIT. Participating schools
can grant access to any staff to use the system to manage and analyze your applicant
pool. Schools can have an unlimited number of users with customized access.
Ongoing training and support is provided.
For more information on how to join NursingCAS, visit www.aacn.nche.
edu/nursingcas/join. Schools interested in using the new platform should direct
questions to AACN’s NursingCAS Director, Caroline Allen, at [email protected].
edu or 202-463-6930, ext. 258.
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Strategies for success in the
multiple aspects of the faculty role
Evidence-based solutions for
creating civil learning and work
environments
Approaches to integrating
scholarship into your faculty role
2015 Master’s Education
Conference
Make plans now to attend
AACN’s Master’s Education
Conference - Future Perspectives
for Master’s Nursing Education
- February 26-28 at the Hilton
St. Petersburg Bayfront in St.
Petersburg, FL. The deadline for
early registration is February 4.
Conference highlights include:
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The Present State of Master’s
Education in Nursing
Opportunities and Imperatives
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BOISE STATE UNIVERSITY
DNP Assistant/Associate Professor Of Nursing
Tenure and Clinical Track positions available.
The Boise State School of Nursing invites
applications for open faculty positions.
Minimum Requirements for both tracks
are: Doctor of Nursing Practice degree,
Teaching experience, Experience in evidence
based practice, Eligibility for Licensure as a
Registered Nurse in Idaho, Competence in
specific clinical practice area(s), Leadership
experience.
Tenure track requires a Doctorate in
Nursing or related field. To apply or for
more information:
DNP faculty position
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Assistant/Associate Professor Of Nursing
Tenure and Clinical Track positions available
The Boise State School of Nursing invites
applications for open faculty positions.
Minimum Requirements for both tracks
are: Teaching experience, Experience using
Simulation, Eligibility for Licensure as a
Registered Nurse in Idaho, Competence in
Medical-Surgical nursing.
Tenure track requires a Doctorate in
Nursing or related field. Clinical track
requires a Master’s in Nursing. Preference
for CHSE or CHSE-A certified, DNP.
To apply or for more information:
Tenure Track faculty position
Clinical Track faculty position
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Undergraduate Program Coordinator and
Assistant/Associate Professor Of Nursing
Tenure and Clinical Track
The Boise State School of Nursing invites
applications for a motivated nurse educator
who not only desires to teach, but also
desires to serve in an administrative capacity.
This is an 11-month faculty position with a
workload consisting of approximately 5070% teaching, scholarly activity and service
with approximately 30-50% devoted to the
daily operation of the Undergraduate (PreLicensure) program.
Minimum Requirements: Teaching experience,
Experience using Simulation, Eligibility for
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Licensure as a Registered Nurse in Idaho,
Competence in Med-Surg Nursing.
Preference for DNP
Tenure track requires a Doctorate in
Nursing or related field. Clinical track
requires a Master’s in Nursing
To apply or for more information:
Undergraduate Program Coordinator /
Professor
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Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor in Nursing
Boise State University, powered by creativity
and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in
the Northwest as a metropolitan research
university of distinction. The School of
Nursing is looking for a dedicated nurse
educator who desires to join a dynamic
College of Health Sciences.
Minimum requirements:
• Master’s in Nursing
• Teaching experience at an accredited
university with stellar student
evaluations
• Licensure as a Registered Nurse in
Idaho by starting date of employment
• Competence in Medical-Surgical nursing
For more information on this opportunity:
Clinical faculty position
Boise State School of Nursing
Boise State University
national certification as a Family Nurse
Practitioner and eligible for Illinois licensure.
MSN required; doctoral degree required
(DNP or PhD). Two years of current
advance practice nursing experience
required. Experience in teaching in higher
education desired. Position will start in
January 2015.
Qualified candidates should submit
a letter of interest addressing the
qualifications for the position, current vita,
and complete contact information for a
minimum of three professional references
The information may be submitted
electronically or mailed to:
Dr. Molly Cluskey
Search Committee Chairperson
Department of Nursing
Bradley University
Peoria, IL 61625
309/677-2540 (phone)
309/677-3184 (fax)
[email protected]
Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until position is
filled. CASE WESTERN RESERVE
UNIVERSITY
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
BRADLEY UNIVERSITY
The Bradley University Department
of Nursing is seeking a 12 month full
time Director to launch the new Family
Nurse Practitioner programs. The director
will have the opportunity to provide
leadership and oversight of dynamic FNP
distance education programs. A creative
and visionary FNP with a desire to unveil
a world class online program should
apply. Duties will include review of the
curriculum, collaboration on the supervision
of program, teaching of nursing courses,
and recruitment/assessment of potential
students. This position is on site at Bradley
University and reports to the Chairperson
of the Department of Nursing.
Minimum qualifications include a
The Frances Payne Bolton School of
Nursing (FPB) at Case Western Reserve
University is a globally-recognized leader
in nursing education and research. Its
commitment to excellence in research and
scholarship, small class sizes, distinguished
faculty, global initiatives, and other academic
innovations poise FPB as a leading
institution of nursing education for students
at all levels of study. FPB consistently
ranks among the top nursing programs in
the country (#15 for graduate programs,
according to 2011 rankings in U.S. News
& World Report). Innovative academic
programs include: Bachelor of Science in
Nursing; Master of Science in Nursing;
Doctor of Nursing Practice; Doctor of
Philosophy in Nursing; and Dual Doctorate
DNP/PhD.
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FPB seek a visionary nurse leader
with demonstrated academic leadership
and administrative experience for the
position of Associate Dean for Academic
Affairs (ADAA). A member of the senior
management team, the ADAA will lead and
administer the development, implementation
and evaluation of outstanding academic
programs in the FPB School of Nursing
(SON), and is also responsible for student
services, learning resource center and faculty
development. The ADAA ensures that the
programs of instruction are appropriately
resourced, provides leadership and oversight
to the operations that support the school’s
programs of instruction and serves as a role
model for innovation, collaboration and
consensus-building.
The ideal candidate will possess a
Doctoral degree in nursing or related field;
experience equivalent to the rank of full
professor is preferred. Candidates with the
rank of Professor on the non-tenure track
will also be considered. A strong record in
nursing scholarship, as well as demonstrated
strength in academic research and teaching
is essential. Experience in curricular
innovation, evaluation, and accreditation is
also key. The ability to function as a member
of a team both within the SON and across
the University with proven ability to develop
trust and to build strong, collaborative
working relationships with clinical and
research faculty is very important.
FPB is situated in the heart of
University Circle, one of the city’s most
energetic and culturally robust communities.
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A competitive salary, bonus, benefit and
relocation package is offered.
In employment, as in education, Case
Western Reserve University is committed
to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women,
veterans, members of under-represented
minority groups, and individuals with
disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Please respond confidentially to: Jane
Fischer, Tyler & Company, Chadds Ford, PA.
Email: [email protected] Telephone:
610-558-6100, extension 231. We prefer to
receive CVs via email in Word format.
THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY
number 403906. You may also visit http://
advancement.osu.edu/careers/ to find
out more about University Advancement.
Application deadline: 1/19/15
To build a diverse workforce Ohio State
encourages applications from individuals
with disabilities, veterans and women. EEO/
AA employer.
OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY
Director of Development, College of Nursing
Graduate Nursing Faculty
Position Overview: The College of
Nursing at The Ohio State University is
seeking a strong major gift officer to assume
the role of Director of Development. This
position develops and implements shortand long-term plans to secure major gifts
from alumni, corporations and volunteers
to support a variety of multi-disciplinary
projects for the college in addition to
University-wide wellness initiatives.
The successful candidate will fit into an
inspiring culture of high-energy, highengagement, innovation and collaboration.
The position requires national travel every
4-6 weeks, dogged determination, flexibility
and creativity. Performance metrics will
build up to annual goals of 180 visits and 15
major gift solicitations (defined as $100,000
and above) with a maximum portfolio of 75
donors.
Experience Requirements: The
successful candidate will have very
strong knowledge of front line major
gift fundraising and have a proven track
record of success in identifying, cultivating
and soliciting individual major gifts in an
academic health sciences environment.
A health care fundraising background
with exposure to the nursing profession
is preferred. Applicants must be strong
relationship-builders with interpersonal
savvy and possess the ability to navigate a
complex environment. Candidate should be
a highly motivated, energetic collaborator
who is ready to manage one team member.
Passion for health and wellness a strong plus.
How to Apply: Please visit www.
jobs.osu.edu and search for job opening
The School of Nursing at Old
Dominion University invites qualified
candidates to apply for three full-time
tenure-track and non-tenure positions. We
are building a diverse faculty, and searching
for successful, creative and highly motivated
individuals to teach in our graduate nursing
programs.
Old Dominion University is a public
institution located in Norfolk, which is
one of 16 cities that make up Hampton
Roads,Virginia. It is classified as a Carnegie
Research Institution with “high” research
activity and a strategic plan increasing
commitment to research. The 180-acre
campus serves a diverse student population
of approximately 25,000. It is nearby
museums, sporting and entertainment
venues, historical attractions, as well as the
Virginia Beach ocean front. Additionally,
Washington, DC and the beaches of the
North Carolina Outer Banks are relatively
short drives from Norfolk.
The School of Nursing is the largest
of five professional schools in the College
of Health Sciences, and has an average
enrollment of 700 students including
14% African American, 4% Asian, and 3%
Latino. Master’s degree offerings in the
graduate nursing program currently include
nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner,
adult gerontology clinical nurse specialist/
nurse educator, and nurse administrator
with future plans for acute/critical care/
primary care pediatric nurse practitioner
and a master’s specializing in informatics/
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telehealth. The post-masters Doctor of
Nursing Practice program offers tracks
for advanced practice nurses and nurse
executives. The School of Nursing is also
currently in the process of transitioning the
advance practice nursing programs from the
Master’s degree to the Doctor of Nursing
Practice. Our online graduate programs are
consistently ranked in the top 25 percent
of programs nationwide in annual surveys
conducted by U.S. News and World Report.
Further information about the School of
Nursing is available online at http://www.
odu.edu/nursing.
Required qualifications include: 1) A
doctoral degree in nursing, or related field
from a regionally accredited institution; 2)
master’s degree in nursing or related field;
3) possession or eligibility for Virginia RN
license; and, 4) advance practice certification
or nurse executive experience. Either a
doctorate or master’s degree must be in
nursing. Previous experience providing
online and web-enhanced instruction and
guiding doctoral dissertations or capstone
projects is highly desirable. Expertise in family,
adult/gerontology, pediatric acute/critical
care, nurse anesthesia advanced practice or
nurse executive practice is preferred.
Applicants seeking a non-tenure
appointment should provide evidence of
effective teaching at the graduate level and
practice expertise. Applicants seeking a
tenure-track appointment should provide
evidence of effective teaching at the graduate
level, practice expertise, and the ability to
sustain a program of scholarship including
refereed journal publications, focused area
of research with actual/potential external
funding, and professional service.
Interested applicants should submit a
letter of application, curriculum vitae, and
contact information for three professional
references (names, email addresses and
phone numbers) to: https://jobs.odu.edu/.
The letter of application should address
qualifications for either a non-tenure or
tenure-track position. Questions may be
directed to: Adrienne Hartgerink, DNP,
Search Committee Chair: [email protected].
Review of applications will begin
January 15, 2015 and will continue until the
positions are filled. The anticipated start
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date for all positions is July 25, 2015. A highly
competitive salary commensurate with rank
and experience is offered, with a start-up
package available to support a continued
program of research for tenure-track
candidates.
Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action institution. Minorities, women,
veterans and individuals with disabilities are
strongly encouraged to apply.
PACE UNIVERSITY
Pace University’s College of Health
Professions, Lienhard School of
Nursing seeks full-time tenure track faculty
members to teach on the Pleasantville and
New York City campuses.
We are seeking:
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A Chair, Department of Undergraduate
Studies
A Chair, Department of Graduate
Studies
An undergraduate tenure track faculty
member in psychiatric-mental health
nursing
A graduate tenure track faculty
member in Adult Acute Care Nurse
Practitioner
The ideal candidates for the chair
positions will be experienced in curriculum
development, accreditation and professional
guidelines, enrollment management and
strategic planning. More info at: http://
www.pace.edu/lienhard/chair-positions.
Credentials appropriate to rank of Associate
Professor or Professor required for tenure
eligibility in the chair role.
Candidates for all positions should
have a PhD, EdD, or other research
doctorate. Academic rank and salary is
commensurate with educational preparation
and experience. These include teaching
experience, an active program of research,
and a track record of publications and grant
activity. The ideal candidates for the faculty
(non-chair) positions will have current
national certification in the clinical specialty
noted above, teaching and current clinical
experience, and a background in evidencebased practice and cultural competence. Candidates with a proven track record of
externally funded research are preferred.
E-mail cover letter and CV to
[email protected]. Application
reviews will continue until the positions
are filled; faculty appointments commence on
9/1/15. Chair positions commence on 7/1/15.
Details for all positions can be found at
http://www.pace.edu/lienhard/jobs.
PENN STATE — HARRISBURG
Simulation Lab Coordinator and Instructor,
Nursing Program
School of Behavioral Sciences and Education
The successful candidate will coordinate
the management of the Nursing Simulation
Lab at Penn State Harrisburg and will hold
a faculty appointment in the Accelerated
Second Degree and RN to BS Nursing
Programs. The Nursing Simulation Lab
Coordinator is responsible for ensuring
the effectiveness and efficiency of nursing
lab operations and resource utilization to
meet academic standards. This includes
development, implementation, and
oversight of lab and simulation procedures,
instructional techniques, faculty training
in the use of equipment, inventory,
and scheduling. The Coordinator will
also develop, administer, and evaluate
assessment tools utilized before, during,
and after simulation experiences. Teaching
responsibilities may include clinical and/
or classroom instruction in acute care,
community care, or other areas based on
experience. Other responsibilities include
advising students and participating in service.
The nursing programs are fully accredited
by the ACEN and CCNE. Candidates
must have a Master’s degree in Nursing, a
current PA nursing license, and experience
in program development and utilization of a
nursing simulation lab. A doctoral degree is
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highly preferred. This is a 12 month FixedTerm I position with full benefits and high
likelihood of annual renewal.
Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Candidates should submit a letter
of application that describes preparation for
and interest in this position, a curriculum
vitae, and three letters of reference to
http://psu.jobs, job number # 55085.
Supplemental materials, including copies of
graduate transcripts, statement of teaching
and research interests, samples of recently
published work, and additional reference
letters, should be mailed to ATTN: Simulation
Lab Coordinator Search Committee, Job
# 55085, Penn State Harrisburg, School of
Behavioral Sciences and Education, W319
Olmsted, Middletown, PA 17057.
CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME
STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn
State, and to review the Annual Security
Report which contains information about
crime statistics and other safety and security
matters, please go to http://www.police.psu.
edu/clery/, which will also provide you with
detail on how to request a hard copy of the
Annual Security Report.
Penn State is an equal opportunity,
affirmative action employer, and is
committed to providing employment
opportunities to minorities, women,
veterans, disabled individuals, and other
protected groups.
PENNSYLVANIA COLLEGE OF
HEALTH SCIENCES
“Dynamic. Collaborative. Nationally
recognized.”
Pennsylvania College of Health
Sciences is recruiting innovative, creative
and experienced educators for its graduate
and undergraduate nursing programs. The
ideal candidate is passionate about teaching
and thrives in an academically rigorous,
learner-centered environment. Experience
in nursing curriculum and online course
development (Blackboard experience a
plus) highly desired. PA College offers its
faculty a rewarding, collaborative workplace
experience.
For more information, visit www.
PAcollege.edu/about/careers
Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is an
Equal Opportunity Employer
PLYMOUTH STATE UNIVERSITY
Assistant or Associate Professor – Nursing –
Tenure Track
Plymouth State University (PSU)
located in the beautiful White Mountains
in Plymouth, New Hampshire, is a regional
comprehensive university with an enrollment
of approximately 4,238 undergraduate
students and 2,500 graduate students. The
school was founded as Plymouth Normal
School in 1871. Since that time it has evolved
to a teachers college, a state college, and
finally to a state university in 2003.
The CCNE accredited Bachelor of
Science Nursing Program is one of the
newest programs offered at PSU. The
forward-thinking program curriculum is
based on Quality and Safety Education
in Nursing (QSEN) and the Institute of
Medicine’s (IOM) Nurse of the Future
concepts and competencies.
PSU invites dynamic applicants who
are committed to academic excellence and
devoted to teaching in a vibrant learning
environment. Applications are being
accepted for two full-time, tenure-track (12
month) Nursing faculty positions teaching
undergraduate students in the classroom
and clinical areas and in the planning and
development of a Graduate program.
To view a full description of the position
and/or to apply, please visit: https://jobs.usnh.
edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=54611.
Plymouth State University is an Equal
Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative
Action institution. The University is
committed to creating an environment
that values and supports diversity, equity
and inclusiveness across our campus
community and encourages applications
from qualified individuals who will help us
achieve this mission. The university does
not discriminate against qualified individuals
based on their status as protected veterans
or individuals with disabilities, and prohibits
discrimination against all individuals on the
basis of their race, color, religion, sex, age,
national origin, sexual orientation, gender
identity or expression, protected veteran
status or disability, or marital status. Hiring
is contingent upon eligibility to work in U.S.
RASMUSSEN COLLEGE
Dean of Nursing – Eagan, MN campus
We are currently seeking a Dean of
Nursing for our Eagan, MN campus. This role
was created for a leader who is passionate
about nursing education and about creating
an environment that drives quality, safety,
and innovation. The role provides the
opportunity to lead and impact the lives of
aspiring students and their communities. The
Dean of Nursing will play an integral role in
the success and overall positive experience
for students of Rasmussen College, ensuring
high quality instruction in a creative and
engaging learning environment. The ideal
candidate must possess a Master’s degree
in Nursing from an accredited institution,
be licensed (or have ability to obtain) in the
state of WI, have 2-5 years full time teaching
experience in a nursing program and prior
leadership experience in an academic or
clinical setting. To Apply: send resume
to [email protected]
Dean of Nursing – Green Bay,WI campus
We are currently seeking a Dean of
Nursing for our Green Bay, WI campus.
This role was created for a leader who
is passionate about nursing education
and about creating an environment that
drives quality, safety, and innovation. The
role provides the opportunity to lead and
impact the lives of aspiring students and
their communities. The Dean of Nursing
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will play an integral role in the success and
overall positive experience for students of
Rasmussen College, ensuring high quality
instruction in a creative and engaging
learning environment. The ideal candidate
must possess a Master’s degree in Nursing
from an accredited institution, be licensed
(or have ability to obtain) in the state of WI,
have 2-5 years full time teaching experience
in a nursing program and prior leadership
experience in an academic or clinical setting.
To Apply: send resume to audrey.
[email protected]
THE COLLEGE OF ST.
SCHOLASTICA
The College of St. Scholastica is seeking
to fill two faculty positions at the graduate
level. Positions begin Summer or Fall
Semester 2015. Candidates will collaborate,
contribute to and participate in fostering
a culture of inclusion in support of college
diversity goals.
Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing, Duluth
Full-time, ten-month tenure track
faculty position in the Graduate Nursing
Program.
The Assistant or Associate Professor
of Nursing will teach, mentor, and
advise DNP students; work collaboratively
with nursing colleagues and colleagues
from other disciplines; maintain a clinical
practice; maintain active involvement in
state and national professional organizations;
collaborate with Graduate Nursing faculty
and other Nursing programs to contribute
to and participate in fostering a culture of
inclusion in support of College diversity
goals; and perform scholarly activity and
service.
Doctoral degree in Nursing or a
related field; certification as a Family
Nurse Practitioner (FNP); eligibility for
RN and APRN licensure in Minnesota
and Wisconsin; demonstrated crosscultural communication skills, multicultural
competency and experience interacting
effectively with diverse students, faculty
and staff are required. NP experience in
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family primary care and online teaching
experience is preferred.
Nursing Faculty, Post-Baccalaureate/Graduate
Department/APRN, St. Cloud
Full-time faculty position, certified NP,
rank and tenure status commensurate with
qualifications.
Faculty Responsibilities include 90%
teaching of clinical, lab, and online specialty
courses for graduate and post-baccalaureate
programs, academic advising, preceptor
selection and orientation. In addition,
responsibilities include 10% networking and
outreach to area health care organizations.
Will contribute to and participate in
fostering a culture of inclusion in support of
College diversity goals.
APRN certification as NP; Master’s
degree in Nursing (DNP or PhD preferred
or ability to complete DNP or PhD within
5 years of hire); experience with curriculum
development and teaching (clinical, lab
and online). Demonstrated cross-cultural
communications skills and competency;
competence in working with diverse
populations.
For more information and to apply,
visit www.csshrjobs.com. The College of St.
Scholastica is an equal opportunity employer
committed to enriching education and
promoting opportunity through a culturally
diverse faculty, staff and student body.
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND
Associate Dean of Research
The University of Maryland School of
Nursing (UMSON) is seeking a dynamic
leader and researcher as their next
Associate Dean for Research. UMSON
shares a 61-acre campus with five other
professional schools – Dentistry, Law,
Medicine, Pharmacy and Social Work.
Close by are the University of Maryland
Medical Center, University of Maryland
Biotechnology Institute, and the Baltimore
VA Medical Center. The resources and
collegial atmosphere present unlimited
opportunities for interdisciplinary research
collaborations. The close proximity
to Washington, DC promotes active
participation in policy initiatives and
professional conferences.
The Associate Dean will:
• Direct the UMSON’s research and
scholarship strategies
• Provide oversight for research and
scholarship, including compliance with
university procedures and Federal
regulatory procedures
• Facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration
• Promote the development,
implementation, and evaluation of
research mentoring initiatives
• Maintain an active research presence,
representing UMSON in the local,
national and international scientific
communities
For more information, visit: http://www.
nursing.umaryland.edu/hr/edr/
The University of Maryland is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA Employer.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE,
KNOXVILLE
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
(UTK) College of Nursing invites
applications for a full-time, 9-month faculty
positions and Chair of the DNP Program.
As the state’s flagship school, UTK provides
a research-intensive environment for
interdisciplinary collaboration, with state-ofthe-art technology and research resources.
Located near the Great Smoky Mountains
and numerous lakes, Knoxville offers
abundant recreational attractions, cultural
attractions such as opera and symphony,
low cost of living, and high quality residential
neighborhoods.
For more information on these
positions, please see https://nursing.utk.edu/
wwa/Pages/JobOpportunities.aspx
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UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA
Director of Center for Nursing Scholarship Limited 1 year position for Academic Year 20152016 with continued employment subject to
funding
The Director of the Center for Nursing
Scholarship will be a visiting professor
faculty position. PhD in nursing or relevant
discipline and eligibility for RN licensure in
Georgia required. Please view the full
announcement for all qualification
required and full list of job duties
on University of West Georgia’s
Human Resources website at:
http://facjobs.westga.edu/.
Review of applications will begin
immediately and continue until the position
is filled. Please be advised that should
you be recommended for a position, the
University System of Georgia Board of
Regents policy requires the completion of
background checks as a prior condition of
employment.
Please send your letter of application,
three letters of recommendation, and
curriculum vitae to: Jo Hite, Business
Operations Director - University of West
Georgia School of Nursing, 1601 Maple
Street, Carrollton, Georgia 30118 or email:
[email protected]
Rank and salary are commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
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Tenure-Track Nurse Faculty Positions
“Educational Excellence in a Caring
Environment”
Tenure-track academic-year faculty
appointments are available in 2015-2016 in
the areas of Adult Health Nursing, Mental
Health Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Oncology,
Informatics, Nursing Education, and Health
Systems Leadership/Clinical Nurse Leader.
Responsibilities include classroom and
clinical teaching with face-to-face and online
opportunities in the undergraduate and
graduate programs on two campuses –
Carrollton and Newnan.
Applicants are required to hold a Master’s
degree in nursing with clinical background
in specialty area(s), an earned doctorate in
Nursing or a related field, and have an active
RN license to practice nursing in the state of
Georgia (or eligible). Teaching experience is
preferred. Rank and salary are commensurate
with qualifications and experience.
Please view the full job
announcement on University of West
Georgia’s Human Resources website at:
http://facjobs.westga.edu/
Please send your letter of application,
three letters of recommendation, and
curriculum vitae to:
Jo Hite, Business Operations Director
University of West Georgia, Tanner Health
System School of Nursing
1601 Maple Street, Carrollton, GA 30118
[email protected]
programs and global awareness initiatives
are well established and new, innovative
partnerships are supported through the
university strategic plan and community
agencies. Faculty and staff foster studentcentered learning, leadership skill
development, and shared governance. Priority
areas of expertise sought: Nurse Practitioner
(NP): Gerontology, Adult-Gerontology, Adult,
or Family Primary Care with certification
and prescriptive authority; Clinical Nurse
Specialist (CNS): Gerontology or Adult/
Gerontology with certification; NP or CNS:
Psychiatric/Mental Health with certification.
Applicants with other clinical practice and
or scholarship expertise may be considered
depending on departmental need. For a
complete list of qualifications and to apply,
please visit our website at http://www.uwec.
edu/Employment/NursingFacultyF-648.htm.
The University of West Georgia is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please be advised that should you
be recommended for a position,
University System of Georgia Board
of Regents policy requires the
completion of a background check as
a prior condition of employment.
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN —
EAU CLAIRE
The Department of Nursing in the College of
Nursing and Health Sciences invites applications
for Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor
positions.
Tenure-track positions are available at
all ranks. Appointments are nine months
with possibilities for summer appointments.
Excellent opportunities exist for leadership,
clinical and professional development,
and research. Engaged teams of students
and faculty conduct research through the
University student-faculty collaborative
research program. Interdisciplinary teaching
and scholarship opportunities are readily
available and supported. Collaborative
community exchanges, cultural immersion
VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY
The College of Nursing at Villanova
University invites nominations and
applications for three tenure track faculty
positions in the areas of:
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Mid-Career Researcher
Maternal-Infant Health Nursing
Adult Health/Acute Care Nursing
Successful candidates will teach, advise,
participate in guiding student projects and
research, engage in research and scholarly
work in area of expertise and maintain
active involvement in the College, University
and professional community.
Qualifications include: PhD in nursing
or related field; master’s degree in nursing
with appropriate specialty preparation,
previous teaching experience, evidence of
scholarly productivity, grantsmanship and
publications required. Record of external
research funding preferred. Expertise in
quantitative and mixed methods research
highly desirable. Teaching philosophy
commensurate with Villanova University’s
mission and values. Licensure or eligibility
for licensure as a registered nurse in
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Pennsylvania required.
The Villanova University College of
Nursing is a nationally recognized premier
nursing program and is designated as a
Center of Excellence in Nursing Education
by the National League for Nursing. The
College has a full complement of academic
programs, including BSN, MSN, DNP and
PhD programs. Further information about
the College of Nursing can be found at
www.villanova.edu/nursing
Villanova University is a Catholic
institution of higher learning sponsored
by the Augustinian Order. Diversity and
inclusion have been and will continue to be
an integral component of the university’s
mission.Villanova University is an AA/
EEO employer who seeks candidates who
understand, respect and can contribute to
its mission and values.
To apply, please visit https://jobs.
villanova.edu and click on Faculty Positions.
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ABOUT SYLLABUS
Nursing Program Coordinator
and Professional Practice Assistant
or Associate Professor
Utah State University seeks a dynamic individual to serve as a
Nursing Program Coordinator and member of the faculty at the
USU Eastern Price Campus. The Program Coordinator has the
responsibility to oversee and manage the wide range of day-to-day
teaching and administrative activities for the USU Nursing Program
at the USU Eastern Price campus. The Program Coordinator serves
as an important interface between faculty, students, the local
healthcare community, and the Director of Nursing Programs. This
is a 12-month benefited position. The primary duties are teaching
(60%), program leadership (30%) and service (10%). Teaching will
be at the undergraduate level and is based on the expertise of the
individual. The Program Coordinator at the Price campus is a vital
member of the USU Nursing Program leadership team.
See http://jobs.usu.edu (Req. ID 055081)
for more information and to
apply online.
EEO Employer/Veterans/Disabled
Professional Practice Assistant
Professor of Nursing - Price Campus
The Department of Nursing and Health Professions at Utah State
University (USU) seeks a Professional Practice Assistant Professor of
Nursing at the USU Eastern, Price Campus. This is a 9-month
benefited position.
USU Eastern is a comprehensive regional college (community college
mission plus selected baccalaureate and graduate degrees) in the USU
system. The town of Price is a small, safe, and diverse community in the
high plateau region of eastern Utah. A drive of an hour or more north leads
to the cities of the Wasatch Front, Salt Lake City International Airport,
and some of the country’s best ski resorts and mountain scenery. A similar
drive to the south leads to Utah’s famous national parks and access to some
of the best outdoor recreational resources in the American West.
A Master’s degree in nursing required. A doctoral degree with a graduate
degree in nursing preferred.
See http://jobs.usu.edu (Req. ID 055080)
for more information and to
apply online.
EEO Employer/Veterans/Disabled
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