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Nevada State College ( invites applications, nominations and inquiries for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing to begin Fall 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual who aspires to lead the School by fostering a positive and productive work environment that assists students to develop and express caring as a fundamental human characteristic essential for professional nursing. The Dean leads the School in its mission to serve southern Nevada, the state of Nevada, and the larger community in meeting health care needs. About Nevada State College Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is the first and only four-year public college in the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE). NSC's developing 500-acre campus is located in Henderson, Nevada, just 15 miles from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. In 2017, the Chronicle of Higher Education listed NSC as the second-fastest growing public baccalaureate college from 2005-2015 and had its largest freshman class resulting in total enrollment of over 4,200 students. NSC's role in Nevada's state education system is to help strengthen and diversify the Southern Nevada economy by preparing a largely under-served student population-where a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students-to become productive members and leaders of the workforce. In this regard, the School of Nursing places special emphasis of the College's mission is placed on meeting the state's need for effective, highly educated and skilled nurses. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, impactful scholarship, and the development of innovative curricula. NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature "smart" classrooms and have class sizes of 32 or 48 students. To meet the unique needs of our student population, NSC offers courses year-round and in all modalities, including in-person and hybrid courses during the day and evening as well as online courses. At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada. Watch this video to learn more about student life at NSC. About the School of Nursing The central aim of the baccalaureate nursing program at the Nevada State College School of Nursing is to prepare individuals for professional nursing practice. Anchored in Jean Watson's Theory of Human Caring, the program assists students to develop and express caring as a fundamental human characteristic essential for professional nursing practice. The nursing program challenges and encourages students to focus on the heart of nursing and to develop into highly ethical, competent, caring and dedicated professionals ready for leadership in all areas and settings of health care. A total of 23 full-time and 39 part-time faculty serves 357 pre-licensure students and 183 RN to BSN students. The program is well respected for its high quality faculty, innovative curriculum, and excellent NCLEX pass rates. Fully approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing, our Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program offer three opportunities to earn a BSN: Traditional Full Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program: The traditional track is designed for new and transferring students who do not hold a bachelor's degree. Upon acceptance to NSC, students are classified as pre-nursing majors. After satisfactory completion of prerequisites courses, pre-nursing major students apply for admission to the School of Nursing which upon acceptance, become nursing majors. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the national RN licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), the gateway to a career as a registered nurse with public health agencies, schools, hospitals and other health care organizations. This track admits up to 48 students with entry points in the fall, spring, and summer. Part Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN): The part-time track is offered for an individual who has obligations of a job and family life that interferes with their ability to attend the academic schedule of the traditional full-time track. Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the national RN licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), the gateway to a career as a registered nurse with public health agencies, schools, hospitals and other health care organizations. This track admits up to 48 students with entry points in fall and spring with course and clinical programming commitments Thursday through Saturday. Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN): The Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion track is for licensed registered nurses who have graduated with an associate's degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program. The program is designed to support educational mobility and to strengthen community health and leadership abilities of the working, licensed registered nurse. This track admits students year round. Rank and Salary This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment and reports directly to the Provost of the College. Rank, tenure and compensation commensurate with experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, family educational benefits (applicable at all Nevada public colleges or universities), and health insurance plan that can be supplemented with flexible spending account or health savings account. Position Summary: As the chief academic officer of the School of Nursing, the Dean of Nursing provides vision and leadership while representing the interests of the School of Nursing. Ensures the School of Nursing operates according to appropriate professional, legal and ethical standards. Creates and maintains an environment conducive to faculty scholarship and practice. Facilitates nursing faculty professional development. Acts as a liaison to the Nevada Board of Nursing (NSBN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) to ensure compliance with required elements of NSBN regulations and CCNE standards. Evaluates the adequacy of preparation, experience and diversity of nursing faculty and staff members; recommends appropriate staffing levels in all areas. Recommends full-time nursing faculty appointments, promotion, tenure and retention. Primary Responsibilities Responsibilities include proficiency and innovation in: Leadership of faculty and staff. Curriculum and program development and evaluation. Promotion of student success. Collaborative resource development and management. Management of school budgets and contracts. Stewardship of accreditation processes, standards, and reports. Effective communication, advocacy and representation for Nursing with stakeholders at all levels - School, College, community, state. Minimum Qualifications An earned terminal degree in nursing (eg, PhD, DNP, DNS) or a related field (eg, EdD). Experience in curriculum and program development based on caring science philosophies and theories. Experience and accomplishments consistent with the requirements for academic rank of Professor or Associate Professor with tenure. A commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and scholarship which also includes prior administrative experience. Experience with program/curriculum development and evaluation. Eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Nevada. Preferred Qualifications Demonstrated interest and ability to seek external funding/grants and a demonstrated interest and ability to collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement for fundraising campaigns. Demonstrated ability to be innovative and entrepreneurial. 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