Director of Nursing Program – Health Sciences Division
Holyoke Community College
Follows the policies and regulations of the governing institutions, Holyoke Community College (HCC), Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MA-BORN), and the Accreditation Commission of Nursing Education (ACEN) standards. Under the general direction of the Dean of Health Sciences, provides academic and administrative leadership for the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) and Practical Nursing (LPN) certificate programs. Responsible for managing the overall operation of the ASN and PN programs. An innovative leader responsible for working collaboratively with faculty, staff and the Dean. The Director of Nursing facilitates operational efficiency by providing nursing faculty, staff and students with sufficient and sustainable fiscal, physical and learning resources as outlined in MA-BORN regulations and Standard Five of the Systematic Plan of Evaluation (SPE). Retains primary responsibility for the planning, implementation, evaluation and documentation of the following duties as outlined in MA-BORN Regulations and ACEN Standards of the SPE.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversees the regulations, accreditation, curriculum development, program planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing program policies.
Ensures the alignment of the HCC mission, philosophy and objectives with the Department of Nursing.
Participates in shared governance within the college and the Department of Nursing and promotes faculty and staff participation.
Provides supervision and evaluation of faculty and staff assigned solely to the Department of Nursing; coordination of course scheduling, and faculty teaching assignments.
Provides leadership and direction to program chairs and faculty in the development of initiatives, student activities and evaluation methods that promote student learning and meeting the end-of-program and program outcomes.
Provides leadership to the program chair and faculty in curriculum development to provide a variety of learning experiences consistent with the college and program’s mission, philosophy, vision and values.
Oversees faculty development and implementation of the written systematic evaluation of all components of the nursing programs. This evaluation includes measurement of the program outcomes.
Facilitates program data collection and analysis in order to implement evidence-based program changes.
Oversees the coordination of the nursing programs annual MA-BORN and ACEN reports, site surveys and accreditations reports and evaluations.
Collaborates with program dean, chairs, faculty and staff to determine priorities for budgetary expenditures based on departmental and program delivery needs; monitors budget, and provides initial approval of program expenditures.
Works collaboratively with college admissions, advising, marketing, student services and health services, affirmative action and disabilities services, to establish and promote college and program consistency in all published policies and material.
Maintains positive working relationships with representatives of the clinical practice sites and the review of clinical partner contracts and renewals.
Participates in advisory board meetings associated with advancing career pathways for the PN & ASN graduate and the design and implementation of other activities associated with maintaining strong HCC nursing programs and the contribution to new program development initiatives.
Maintains ongoing expertise appropriate to administrative responsibilities.
Oversees the allocation of resources appropriate in meeting the goals and outcomes of the Nursing programs.
Supports nursing faculty in meeting professional development and nursing-educator professional development expectations.
Remains knowledgeable of bargaining agreement changes and administers specific components of those agreements.
Promotes an inclusive learning and work environment built on mutual respect, collaboration, and productive communications.
Maintains positive communications and working relationships with members of health care agencies in the region and those engaged in nursing-education initiatives at the statewide level.
Maintains currency regarding nursing trends, practices, technologies, career pathways.
Participates in nursing program student activities and engages in the life of the college beyond program delivery.
Accepts other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree in nursing or an earned doctorate degree; Massachusetts Registered Nurse license in good standing; Minimum of five years of full-time nursing experience, or its equivalent within the last eight years with at least three years’ experience in nursing education; Expertise in maintaining compliance with the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (MA-BORN) and with the Accreditation Commission for Education for Nursing (ACEN); Strong leadership, organizational, project and time management skills.
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.
- All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa.
- Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.
TO APPLY: Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents online to: