The South Dakota State University (SDSU) College of Nursing invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing. SDSU seeks an energetic academic leader with practical strategic vision, successful administrative experience, as well as outstanding academic credentials and strength in fostering diversity, who can facilitate SDSU’s intention to achieve high levels of excellence in academic programs, research, and service.
The Associate Dean, who reports to the Dean of the College, serves as the executive who leads and administers the development, implementation and evaluation of our outstanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) education program, and an undergraduate Health Science minor. The BSN program includes traditional eight semester undergraduate options, accelerated post- baccalaureate options, and an RN to BSN option. Undergraduate nursing programs in the College of Nursing are located in multiple communities, including the main campus in Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Aberdeen, South Dakota. The RN to BSN option is available on-line. The position is based on the beautiful main campus of South Dakota State University in the vibrant community of Brookings, SD.
The new Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Nursing, working along with other Associate and Assistant Deans, as well as the current Dean, Nancy Fahrenwald, will have a most unusual opportunity to manage day-to-day operations while also planning and implementing numerous strategic initiatives aimed at guiding the College to lead the preparation of professional nurses, both in breadth and depth of programming as well as geographic reach via blended learning modalities. In particular, the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs manages standard undergraduate, RN to BSN, and health science academic programs in all locations. This is a tenure track administrative appointment in the College of Nursing, which may include additional responsibilities as directed by the Dean. The next Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in the College of Nursing will be expected to add creative energy and skilled leadership aligned with the vision and mission of SDSU.
The position is a full time, 12-month appointment. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The academic programs offered by the SDSU College of Nursing are fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).
The ideal candidate must have effective verbal and written communication skills and knowledge of nursing education accreditation, compliance with clinical agency requirements, and regulation by state boards of nursing. The successful candidate will demonstrate a history of leadership in clinical and classroom settings, and ideally, a minimum of five years as a full time faculty member in a school or college of nursing that offers BSN education. Three prior years of service in nursing education administration is preferred. The candidate is expected to be qualified for appointment at the associate or full professor rank with consideration for tenure.
Earned doctoral degree in nursing or a related discipline with a Master's degree in
Licensed RN (or eligible to be licensed) in South
At least five years of experience in baccalaureate and/or graduate nursing
A demonstrated record of peer-reviewed scholarly and creative achievement.
Experience in program and resource development, implementation and
A demonstrated record of service to the profession and the
A portfolio of sponsored projects with a focus on nursing and related health
Experience in distance and continuing
Doctoral degree in nursing.
Effective communication, interpersonal and problem-solving
Integrity, creativity and discriminating
Cultural competence, approachability and a sense of
Entrepreneurial energy and
A proven capacity to attend to detail without losing sight of the big
National reputation as a nursing leader and scholar.
The College of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing, PhD in Nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice as well an RN Refresher Course and LPN Refresher Course designed to help inactive RNs and LPNs review and update their nursing knowledge and skills. With program options in Brookings, Rapid City, Sioux Falls, Aberdeen, and online, we provide accessible, high quality nursing education across the state of South Dakota and the nation.
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