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Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Faculty and Specialty Program Director (Open Rank)

New Brunswick, NJ, USA | American Nurses Association

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Position Summary:

Rutgers School of Nursing invites applications for an inspiring and collaborative leader to serve as Director of our Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program. In this hybrid academic/administrative role, the successful candidate will oversee the direction and management of the program, work collaboratively with colleagues from nursing and other professions, role model high standards of clinical practice, teaching excellence, and scholarship, and actively participate in professional organizations and School of Nursing faculty governance. The position is primarily in the graduate program but the candidate may teach across programs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

The Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Program Director will:

Provide the vision for, and academic leadership of, the Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program

Facilitate student recruitment, advisement, progression, and remediation

Lead, plan, implement, revise, and evaluate curricula to meet and exceed accreditation standards of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

Maintain all program accreditation documents including reports

Perform formative and summative student and program outcome evaluation including certification pass rates

Assist in recruitment and ongoing advisement of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care students

Develop clinical partnerships, evaluate clinical sites/preceptors, and secure and provide oversight for student clinical placement process

Envision and teach didactic and clinical courses

Advise and chair student DNP projects

Recruit and mentor new faculty

Maintain an active clinical practice as an Acute Care APRN (may be part of teaching workload)

Overview of the School:

The School of Nursing is one of eight schools that make up the Rutgers biomedical and Health Sciences. As part of the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences division, the School of Nursing (Newark) offers unique opportunities in education, research, and practice at a leading national research university which is the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education.

Innovative academic offerings include bachelor’s, master’s, post-master’s, DNP, and PhD programs that are preparing nurse leaders of today and tomorrow at campus locations in Newark, New Brunswick, and Blackwood, NJ.

Rutgers School of Nursing DNP program is one of the largest in the United States, thus making Rutgers School of Nursing one of the most significant producers of DNP-prepared nurses in the world.

As one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive nursing schools, the Rutgers School of Nursing is dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in education, evidence-based research and health care delivery, and promotion of community health. The school is dedicated to meeting the educational needs of current and future students through innovative teaching and learning strategies in the undergraduate and graduate programs. Moreover the school has distance education offerings that include online hybrid options. Students have the opportunity to enroll in a variety of baccalaureate and graduate programs.


Minimum Qualifications and Experience:

Doctoral degree (PhD, DNP, EdD, or other)

Current licensure or eligibility for licensure as a Registered Nurse and APRN in New Jersey

Board Certification as an Adult or Adult-Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner

Current acute care clinical experience

Experience in higher education and a commitment to teaching excellence

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP Program Director and/or in APRN program accreditation

Experience in academic administration/leadership

Experience in high-fidelity simulation

Scholarship (e.g., publications, national presentations, grant funding) and active participation in community and/or professional organizations

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