BSN Prelicensure Nursing Program Director

Ottawa University

BSN Prelicensure Nursing Program Director

  • Institution: Ottawa University
  • Institution Type: Four-Year/Advanced Degree (B.A., M.A., Ph.D.)
  • Location: Overland Park, KS US
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BSN Prelicensure Nursing Program Director

  • Ottawa University | Overland Park, KS US
  • Hourglass IconDeadline: June 10, 2022
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Job TitleBSN Prelicensure Nursing Program Director

Position TypeFull Time

Job Category Administrator

Salary Range -

Location Overland Park, KS US

Deadline June 10, 2022

Contact Information

Contact Name Ruth Burkhart

Department Director of Nursing


Phone -

Job Description

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The Program Director, Prelicensure BSN Nursing Program, has both administrative and faculty responsibilities. The Program Director provides leadership and management for the BSN nursing education program, its faculty and students. The Program Director ensures program compliance with the Kansas Nurse Practice Act, the Kansas Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations, all other state and federal guidelines, and CCNE accreditation standards and requirements. The Program Director assures excellent curriculum, course sequencing, teaching methodology, and standards for professional nursing practice. The Program Director is responsible for program implementation including but not limited to curriculum development and revision, student admission, retention and progression, and the effective use of online technology in program implementation. The Program Director supports and promotes the vision, mission, and goals of Ottawa University and Ottawa University Nursing, and is a key link to stakeholders and community partners in all campus locations offering the prelicensure nursing program. This includes the state Boards of Nursing in those locations and MOU prelicensure partners. The Program Director has input into the annual budget planning process. The Program Director has teaching responsibilities as well as faculty responsibility for curriculum development, monitoring and evaluation. The Program Director serves as the organizational culture lead in planning, teaching, guiding, monitoring, and evaluating faculty toward excellence, as well as student learning and progression. Academic rank depends on credentials and experience.



·         Supports Ottawa University’s vision, mission and goals through effective leadership and management of the BSN Program

·         Provides leadership and management to assure quality and integrity of the academic program, curriculum, services, and operations.

·         Maintains administrative authority for the Prelicensure BSN Nursing program in coordination with the Director of Nursing.

·         Effectively serves as the BSN Prelicensure representative and Nursing partner to all stakeholders, internal and external to OU, to include state Boards of Nursing and MOU partners.

·         Functions in a faculty role for (3) BSN courses per calendar year, preferably in the Director’s area of expertise.



·         Develop and manage the implementation and evaluation of long and short-range BSN prelicensure program goals, student learning outcomes, in coordination with faculty, staff, students, and the Director of Nursing.

·         Oversee and manage the day-to-day operations of the BSN prelicensure academic operations and systems, printed material, and administrative reports.

·         Oversee and manage the development, implementation, evaluation, and revision of student admission, progression, retention, and graduation policies.

·         Participate in and oversee BSN prelicensure academic advising and guidance of nursing students and/or potential nursing students.

·         Oversee and manage the hire and orientation of new BSN prelicensure faculty.

·         Serve as a role model and mentor for BSN prelicensure faculty and participate in performance evaluations as assigned.

·         Provide oversight, support, and direction for BSN prelicensure clinical operations, in coordination with the Clinical Coordinator and Skills & SIMs Lab Coordinator.

·         Participate in the development and provide ongoing management of the annual BSN prelicensure budget.

·         Serve as a representative of OU Nursing and maintain positive relationships with all internal and external partners and stakeholders, upholding the vision, mission, and goals of the university.

·         Maintain BSN prelicensure program compliance with all professional standards in the Nurse Practice Act, The Board of Nursing Rules and Regulations, all other state and federal guidelines, and the CCNE (Collegiate Commission on Nursing Education).

·         In coordination with the Director of Nursing, lead BSN prelicensure faculty meetings and participate in the OU Nursing Advisory Board meetings, representing the BSN prelicensure program.

·         Attend regular meetings and committee meetings as directed by the Director of Nursing.



·         Provide recommendations to the Dean, Nursing and Sciences Division regarding the recruitment, appointment, promotion, retention, dismissal, and salary of nursing faculty.

·         Design, implement and evaluate the nursing curriculum and other program components.

·         Participate in developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating the philosophy, objectives, and organizing framework of the nursing program.

·         Develop, evaluate, and revise student policies including but not limited to admission, progression, retention, and graduation.

·         Participate in academic advising and guidance of students.

·         Provide instruction consistent with the programs’ curriculum.

·         Plan, monitor and evaluate instruction provided by course and clinical faculty and by ANIP

·         Evaluate student achievement



·         Teach in the BSN Prelicensure Nursing Program.

·         Revise nursing courses according to scope and standards of practice, the Kansas Articulation Model, BSN competencies, and the Nursing Assessment Plan.

·         Plan and maintain an environment conducive to the teaching and learning process.

·         Utilize a variety of appropriate teaching strategies, including technology, to correlate and enhance online learning for adults.

·         Identify learning needs of individual students and seek experiences to meet those needs.

·         Assess student achievement of curricular objectives/outcomes related to nursing knowledge and practice in the online learning environment.

·         Monitor student progression and manage student issues and concerns.

·         Assist students in their own self-evaluation, and career planning.

·         Plan, monitor, and evaluate the instruction provided by affiliate faculty and others as assigned.



·         Act as liaison with other nursing education programs.

·         Develop and maintain ongoing relationships within OU’s target communities.

·         Obtain MOUs from key stakeholders for partnership, support, and prelicensure clinical site affiliations.

·         Prepare, submit, and present the prelicensure nursing program proposal to the Board of Nursing, and coordinate/revise as required for program approval.

·         Foster the nursing program’s responsiveness to community and employer needs.



·         Participate in professional development activities that expand expertise in areas of administration, teaching, and maintenance of nursing competence.

·         Engage in scholarly activities including but not limited to research, publication, and professional presentations.

·         Demonstrate effective time management skills.

·         Demonstrate effective problem-solving and decision-making skills.

·         Demonstrate high attention to detail.

·         Work effectively with individuals of different backgrounds and levels of expertise.

·         Complete other duties and responsibilities as assigned or apparent.


Competencies (Qualifications, Experience, Education Certifications)

·         A master’s degree in nursing from an accredited college or university is required.  A doctorate degree in nursing or related field from an accredited college or university is preferred.

·         Knowledge and skills related to the teaching of adults and teaching methodology, as well as curriculum development and evaluation.

·         A current license in good standing to practice as a Registered Nurse in Kansas.

·         Two years of full-time experience in teaching nursing theory and clinical practice in a state-approved nursing education program at the baccalaureate degree level or higher.

·         Two years of full-time clinical experience as a practicing Registered Nurse.

·         Knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office Suite, in particular Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook required.

·         Experience with online education preferred.

·         Experience with eCollege or similar systems preferred.

·         Working irregular hours, including evenings and weekends, and travel throughout the state of Kansas may be expected.


Nature of Work Environment

·         Tasks involve the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work. This may involve some lifting, carrying, moving, pushing and/or pulling of objects/materials of light weight (15-20 pounds).

·         Work occasional irregular hours, including some nights and weekends.

·         Articulate verbal communication with students, faculty and staff expected.

·         Local and regional travel is expected.

·         Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.

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