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Director of the Nursing Program

Manchester University, Health Science Initiatives

Job Title: Director of the Nursing Program
Job Location: Fort Wayne , IN
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Health sciences, nursing, kinesiology
Deans, directors, registrar
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Date Posted: 2019-02-17
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Director of the Nursing Program
Manchester University

Position overview: You will work in collaboration with our hospital clinical partner to develop a futuristic nursing program that addresses the critical nursing needs of Indiana—with a balance between both rural and urban health. Starting with programs at the baccalaureate level, we believe the right person will be in a position to make a major impact on the future direction of nursing in the Northeast Indiana region.

The Nursing Program Director reports to the Vice President for Health Science Initiatives. The Director holds responsibility for the development of Manchester’s new nursing program, providing strategic leadership while working in support of the university mission.

Essential job functions: Work with the Indiana Board of Nursing and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to ensure compliance with all statutes and regulations pertaining to new program development.

Develop, oversee and administer all aspects of the new baccalaureate nursing program. These responsibilities include:

  • Developing the annual budget
  • Overseeing curriculum development and implementation on both our Fort Wayne and North Manchester campuses
  • Building new partnerships with hospital and community leaders
  • Scheduling classes
  • Teaching
  • Advising
  • Hiring and building a dynamic faculty
  • Encouraging faculty professional development
  • Creating a collegial and supportive departmental culture that promotes teamwork, a highly engaged faculty and a positive esprit de corps.
  • Developing a culture of student success throughout the program, culminating in graduates confident as they prepare to take the NCLEX.

Work schedule: This is a full time, 12 month, exempt, staff position with faculty rank, with a weekly work schedule that will regularly exceed 40 hours and often include evening and weekend responsibilities as well as occasional travel.

Salary range: $120,000 - $130,000

Job Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Nursing
  • Registered Nurse (RN) with an active Indiana nursing license, or eligibility for licensure as an RN in Indiana
  • Experience in clinical nursing
  • Minimum of three years in academic nursing at the baccalaureate level
  • A commitment to interdisciplinary education in health sciences
  • Two years of experience in academic nursing administration
  • Evidence of an active research and scholarly agenda
  • Strong communication skills
  • Adept at networking with healthcare leadership on a local, regional, and state level

Information and Application Process Instructions

To apply: Review of applications begins immediately. The application deadline is April 15, 2019; however, review will continue until the position is filled.

Apply online via ADP and upload a cover letter and resume with your completed employment application. Questions can be emailed to Jenny Steele, employment coordinator.

Application link:

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at Manchester University and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

To obtain more information or to submit your resume you can contact Jenny Steele as shown below. If you apply for this position, please say you saw it first on Thank you.

Jenny Steele
Please Apply as Included Above
604 E College Ave
North Manchester , IN 46962
United States
Phone: 2609825559

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