State College of Florida - Director of Nursing Programs

Location: Bradenton, FL
Date Posted: 05-29-2018
State College of Florida is seeking a Director of Nursing Programs
Location: Bradenton, Florida
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The Opportunity
Reporting to the Dean of Nursing and Health Professions, the Director of Nursing Programs is the chief academic nurse administrator responsible for planning, organizing, staffing and supervising the college’s nursing programs. The Director promotes instructional quality, organizational integrity and student success at the highest level, pursues continuing state of the art knowledge and professional development, and serves as a role model for the nursing programs.  The Director commits to the mission of SCF and serves in a variety of other functions in support of the nursing program, the College, and the community.
Essential Duties/Responsibilities:
  • Oversees the Associate degree and Baccalaureate degree nursing program pathways and their function under the auspices of the Nursing and Health Professions Division and the State College of Florida’s mission, vision, core values, policies and procedures.
  • Coordinates nursing program activities and delegates responsibilities to ASN and BSN Program Managers who direct faculty and support staff as appropriate.
  • Creates, reviews, and maintains nursing program faculty handbook in coordination with ASN and BSN Program Managers.
  • Serves as contact person/coordinator for nursing department(s) with regard to state, professional organizations, accrediting bodies, the community, and other external contacts.
  • Represents nursing programs at local, regional, state, national and international levels, and collaborates with community partners.
  • Prepares and administers the nursing budget, with approval of the Division Dean.
  • Supports the ASN and BSN Program Managers in the development and evaluation of policies and standards for the selection, admission, progression, and graduation of nursing students.
  • Develops and maintains student advising activities in coordination with the Office of Strategic Enrollment and ASN and BSN Program Managers and advisors.
  • Assures provision of timely and accurate information regarding program requirements and other information needed for pre-nursing and nursing students.
  • Works with ASN and BSN Program Managers, support staff, and/or nursing students to provide necessary documentation for professional licensure examination.
  • Coordinates, with ASN and BSN Program Managers, the hiring, supervision, and evaluation of full-time and part-time nurse faculty and departmental support staff.
  • Facilitates and coordinates Program Managers’ activities and, through them, faculty activities related to academic policies, workload, personnel policies, faculty development and evaluation, and planning, assessment, and accreditation. Coaches and evaluates staff who report to the Director position.
  • Promotes teaching excellence, professional development, and service to the college and community, remaining updated on current best practices in teaching/learning, current nursing accrediting body standards and college policies.
  • Supervises and supports Program Managers in regard to nurse faculty development and maintenance of nursing program curricula to meet local, state, regional, and national health care and accreditation needs.
  • Coordinates development and review of curriculum with Program Managers and nurse faculty as required to meet accrediting body standards.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • A Doctoral degree in Nursing or a related field from an accredited institution of higher education is required. If doctoral degree is in a related field, the master’s degree must be in nursing.
  • A minimum of five or more years of experience in a higher education setting is required, with a strong record of experience in teaching as well as in accreditation activities, and progressive advancement in administrative responsibilities.
  • A minimum of three years of direct supervisory experience including responsibility for hiring, firing, performance management, training and coaching is strongly preferred.
  • A current, valid license as a registered nurse in Florida or eligibility for licensure is required. Advanced practice nursing certification strongly preferred.
About State College of Florida
Established in 1957, State College of Florida (SCF) is an integral part of the community and a vital resource for students and their families in Manatee, Sarasota and surrounding counties. SCF is the region's first and largest public college, serving 27,000 college credit students annually at campuses in Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch and Venice, and via online classes. Another 14,000 noncredit participants annually attend professional development and personal enrichment classes. SCF also offers a complete college experience that includes athletics, more than 40 student clubs and organizations, honors programs and student-centered academics.
Formerly known as Manatee Junior College/Manatee Community College, SCF has expanded its mission to include workforce baccalaureate degrees while continuing to focus on highly respected associate degrees that prepare graduates for university transfer and professional careers. SCF’s flagship programs in health sciences are supported by state-of-the-art technology including patient simulators, electronic medical records, drug recognition system and medication-dispensing devices.
Consistent with the mission to provide quality learning to people of all ages through noncredit continuing education, community services and some credit-related activities, SCF’s Corporate and Community Development Division offers year-round noncredit classes in workforce training, small business development, professional development, personal enrichment and driving safety through workshops, seminars, online classes and on-site training programs at area businesses.
Broadening the continuum of education, State College of Florida Collegiate School (SCFCS) opened in the fall of 2010. This tuition-free, sixth- through twelfth-grade public charter school is an innovative model influenced by the Swedish international school, which nurtures motivation and independence and ensures student success while guiding students toward higher education. Every year since its opening, the SCFCS has been graded an "A" school by the Florida Department of Education and the program has been recognized by US News & World Report with a bronze ranking for Best High Schools. SCFCS provides students with the opportunity to graduate simultaneously with a high school diploma and associate college degree.
The College is a member of the Association of Florida Colleges, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, the American Association of Community Colleges and the Florida Association of Colleges and Universities.
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Nursing Programs
The Program for the Associate in Science in Nursing (ASN) combines course work on campus with guided clinical experiences in health care agencies. There are two methods for completion of this program: a basic approach for students who have no previous nursing course work, and a transition approach for the Licensed Practical Nurse.
The RN-BSN program at State College of Florida is designed for current Florida registered nurses who would like to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program incorporates prior nursing education and experience with nursing practice, theory, concepts, and leadership skills. This program was developed in response to requests from local hospitals and healthcare providers. The program started in January 2010 and is available on both the Bradenton and Venice campuses. To provide additional access to education for working RN's, the program is also offered in an online format.
The nursing program at State College of Florida was recently ranked fourth out of 136 programs in the state by
Both nursing programs are approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.
For more information about the nursing program at State College of Florida, click here:  

Application Instructions
Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue through June 29th, 2018. Applications submitted after that date will be reviewed on an as-needed basis. Be sure to include your resume and cover letter.
For nominations or further information:
Beth Baldino
Senior Consultant
Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
Direct: (828) 645-8967
State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota does not discriminate on the basis of sex (including pregnancy), race, religion, age, national origin/ethnicity, color, marital status, disability, genetic information and sexual orientation in any of its educational programs, services or activities, including admission and employment. Direct inquiries regarding nondiscrimination policies to: Equity Officer, 941-752-5599, PO Box 1849, Bradenton, FL 34206.
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 Beth Baldino
 Senior Consultant
 Summit Search Solutions, Inc.
 Direct: +1 (828) 645-8967
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