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Assistant Dean for RN to BSN Track

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Position Details

Title Assistant Dean for RN to BSN Track
Appointment Status Non-Tenure Track
Department IU Kokomo School of Nursing
Position Summary

The Assistant Dean for the RN to BSN Track is a nurse educator who is responsible to work collaboratively with School of Nursing (SON) administrators, staff, faculty and students to manage the day-to-day aspects of the RN to BSN Track and to support the School of Nursing. The position is a 12 month/year position and carries a 25% reduction in teaching load. The position is appointed by the Dean and reports to the Dean.

Faculty Responsibilities:
Performs duties assigned to tenured/clinical track faculty members appropriate to reduced teaching load.

Administrative Responsibilities:
• Plan, develop, facilitate, monitor and evaluate curricular outcomes in the RN to BSN track in collaboration with faculty.
• Lead program evaluation and continuous quality improvement activities.
• Participate in decision making, communication and implementation of program policies and procedures.
• Co-Lead (with Assistant Dean of the pre-licensure track) program and accreditation efforts.
• Co-Create (with Assistant Dean of the pre-licensure track) final reports for program approval and accreditation.
• Communicate and collaborate with other administrators and the Dean, internal and external constituencies, faculty and students regarding program needs and resources.
• Create relationships with facilities for off-site programming including obtaining necessary approvals, including securing necessary approvals (dean, faculty, campus, HLC) and maintaining a close connections with students at those sites.
• Collaborates with IU Schools of Nursing to offer the on-line RN to BSN track and to establish other venues for offering transitional tracks.
o Responsible for faculty assignments and evaluations related to these tracks.
• Serve as scheduling officer for RN to BSN courses to establish course schedules. Create course schedules in collaboration with other Assistant Deans approximately 1 year in advance. Review and edit course offerings per the Registrar’s schedule (approximately 6 times per year) and submit each schedule proof to Dean’s Assistant to be forwarded to the Registrar’s office.
• Communicate and collaborate with other Assistant Deans to schedule and staff RN to BSN courses to maximize use of resources and match program needs during the schedule proof process.
• Partner with SON other administrators and staff to support all SON programs, including teaching across tracks/programs as appropriate to benefit the School.
• Participate in inter-department activities to facilitate the admission, progression, and graduation of all BSN students.
• Collaborate with faculty and students to adjudicate student issues according to School of Nursing policies.
• Lead marketing efforts to facilitate enrollment.
o Participate in program marketing, student recruitment, and student progression activities.
o Create marketing flyers, admission packets, and all marketing materials as appropriate; as well as, work with marketing to create marketing ads, video’s etc.
o Attend education fairs to promote graduate program.
o Meet with prospective students as necessary for recruitment efforts.
• Provide feedback to the other Assistant Deans and Dean and accept feedback from Assistant Deans and Dean regarding performance of full time faculty teaching in program, as indicated.
• Evaluate faculty (including any adjunct) teaching in RN to BSN courses in collaboration with Dean and other Assistant Deans.
• Oversee work of the Coordinator of Student Services (in terms of facilitating the Student Nurse Leader group- finding faculty advisors and verifies elections in each cohort, arranges meetings, luncheons and recognition of SNLs).
• Serve as Faculty advisor for the RN to BSN Student Nurse Leaders.
• Represent the program to the University, School of Nursing, the local community, and the professional community.
• Assist with other activities at the discretion of the Dean including but not limited to:
o Assist in VIP days and other on-campus and off-campus recruitment efforts for campus and all programs in the School of Nursing.
o Provide tours of and assist in recruitment activities in the simulation center.
o Participate in major campus and school ceremonies such as graduations, honors ceremonies, graduate hooding, expanded deans meetings, nursing inductions and recognitions, etc.

Basic Qualifications

• Current unencumbered RN license in Indiana
• A graduate degree in nursing is required. An earned doctorate in Nursing or related field is preferred.
• Long-term contract or tenure track is required.
• Previous experience in nursing education administration is desirable.
• Must be able to meet physical requirements pertinent to teaching assignments.

Department Contact for Questions

Mary Bourke
Interim Dean of Nursing

Additional Qualifications
Salary and Rank
Special Instructions
For Best Consideration Date 01/22/2018
Expected Start Date
OAA # KO2817

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of Application
Optional Documents