Director of Nursing

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Orange County/Irvine, CA

Job Description:

Reporting to the Vice President of Instruction, the Director of Nursing is responsible for all activities related to academic leadership including planning, managing and evaluating all aspects of the Associate of Science degree in Nursing (ADN) program and Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) program, including responsibility for faculty, staff, curriculum development and implementation, and compliance with California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice per the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) requirements.

Employment Status:

salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

December 26th, 2018

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate all activities related to academic policies, personnel policies, curriculum, resources, facilities, services and program evaluation.
  • Evaluate the curriculum, instruction, and instructional resources of the program.
  • Interview and select staff members and provide in-service training and professional development for instructors as well as plan, assign, and direct work, appraise performance, reward and coach employees, address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Recommend class schedules, instructor assignments and resolution of personnel issues.
  • Direct the instructional staff to assure instruction is provided in accordance with the approved curriculum and program objectives, and that desired learning outcomes are achieved.
  • Coordinate activities related to academic policies, curriculum, resources, facilities, services and program evaluation including assisting in managing faculty schedules and arranging substitutions or in accordance with BRN and CCNE requirements.
  • Advocate for students and faculty.
  • Represent the institution at professional activities.
  • Provide substitute-teaching responsibilities as required.


  • An earned doctoral degree in nursing from an accredited college or university.
  • A minimum of two years' experience teaching in a pre- or post-licensure degree program.
  • A minimum of one year of postsecondary education administration experience, with validated performance of administrative responsibilities.
  • A minimum four years of continuous full-time experience as a registered nurse providing direct patient care in geriatrics, medical-surgical, mental health psychiatric nursing, obstetrics or pediatrics within the past five years; or equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the BRN.
  • Valid, active license issued by the BRN.
  • Knowledge BRN regulations for clinical learning is desired.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Advanced MS Office skills preferred.

Conditions of Employment:

  • The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those required of an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily and be physically present in the office.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Work Environment:

  • Standard office setting.
  • Typically, duties are performed in an office environment while sitting at a desk or computer workstation.
  • An incumbent is subject to contact with others, frequent interruptions, noise from talking or office equipment and demanding timelines.

Physical Demands:

  • The incumbent regularly sits for long periods, walks short distances on a regular basis.
  • Uses hands and fingers to operate an electronic keyboard or other office machines; reaches with hands and arms; speaks clearly and distinctly to answer telephones and to provide information; sees to read fine print and operate computer; hears and understands voices over telephone and in person; and lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 10 pounds.

We Offer:

  • Professional opportunities in a growing organization.
  • An organization that values and appreciates its employees.
  • A highly competitive pay and benefits package
  • A strong community service culture.

Stanbridge University is an equal opportunity employer with values and appreciation for its employees.