Founding Program Director of Nursing

Los Angeles/Alhambra, CA

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Job Description:

Stanbridge University is seeking a Director of Nursing to oversee the Associate of Science - RN education program at our new campus in Alhambra, CA. 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 program including faculty and staff, curriculum development and implementation, compliance with California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) rules and regulations.

Employment Status:

salaried, exempt

Date Posted:

June 10th, 2019

Essential Functions:

  • Facilitate all activities related to academic policies, personnel policies, curriculum, resources, facilities, services and program evaluation.
  • 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 that it follows the approved curriculum, achieves program objectives and attains desired outcomes.
  • Coordinate activities related to academic policies, curriculum, resources, facilities, services and program evaluation including assisting in managing faculty schedules and arranging substitutions or substitutes in areas of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval.
  • Act as an advocate for the student and for the faculty.
  • Evaluate the curriculum, instruction, and instructional resources of the program.
  • Represent the institution at professional activities.
  • Substitute teaching responsibilities in areas of California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) approval.


  • A Masters Degree in Nursing or higher from an accredited college or university which includes course work in nursing, education or administration.
  • A minimum of two (2) years experience teaching as an instructor in pre- or post-licensure. programs (such as associate, baccalaureate, masters, or doctoral degree nursing programs)
  • A minimum of one year's experience as an administrator with validated performance of administrative responsibilities.
  • A minimum four (4) year of continuous full-time experience, or equivalent as a registered nurse providing direct patient care in geriatrics, medical-surgical, mental health psychiatric nursing, obstetrics or pediatrics within the past five (5) years; or equivalent experience and/or education, as determined by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
  • Hold a valid, active license issued by the California Board of Registered Nursing (BRN).
  • Knowledge of Board of Nursing regulations for clinical learning 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.