Assistant Dean Undergraduate Nursing Programs | Thomas Edison State University - Military Veterans

at HERC - New Jersey/Eastern PA/Delaware

Trenton, New Jersey

Assistant Dean Undergraduate Nursing Programs D29 W.Cary Edwards School of Nursing and Health Professions

Thomas Edison State University was founded in 1972 to break down barriers to degree completion.  Nearly fifty years later, we proudly serve a diverse body of adult students with innovative and professionally relevant academic programming.  Our team of high-energy student- focused professionals is welcoming new members who are ready to make their mark in education and help change the lives of thousands of adult students across New Jersey and around the world. 

If you are excited by changing lives, committed to the success of all, appreciate collaborating with your colleagues, and want to be challenged by new and innovative opportunities, we look forward to receiving your application.

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, the Assistant Dean organizes, plans, and manages the Accelerated BSN (BSNA) program, including course implementation, clinical placement planning and implementation, and staffing. The Assistant Dean also participates in the student admission process, recruitment, hiring and supervision of educators and clinical instructors as needed, as well as curriculum and examination development and assessment of student performance and program outcomes using best practices. 


•    Master of Science Degree in Nursing 

•    Doctorate Degree preferred

•    Current unencumbered New Jersey Registered Nursing license 

•    At least four years teaching experience in a baccalaureate nursing program

•    Administrative and supervisory experience preferred

•    Familiarity with issues and trends in professional nursing practice and nursing education

•    Ability to organize assigned work, analyze problems, and develop effective work methods

•    Program planning as well as curriculum and course development experience preferred

•    Ability to work cooperatively and effectively as a team member

•    Professional and effective communication skills

•    Effective interpersonal and conflict resolution skills

•    Professional appearance and attire

•    Punctual

•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

•    Strong foundation and computer software

NOTE: As a condition of employment, you are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. If you are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for medical or religious reasons, you will be required to submit a waiver request.

Major Responsibilities:

•    Participates in the BSNA admission process according to University and School of Nursing policy.

•    Participates in development, revision, implementation, and evaluation of the BSNA orientation program. 

•    Oversees student health and clinical requirement compliances.

•    Participates in development, revision, and outcomes evaluation of the Undergraduate Nursing Programs.

•    Participates in development and implementation of best practices for testing and evaluation of student performance in collaboration with course educators, simulation coordinator, clinical instructors, and the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Programs.

•    Works with clinical agencies, educators, and staff to develop and implement appropriate and meaningful clinical experiences for students in the BSNA program. 

•    Develops new clinical experiences to meet program and student learning outcomes. 

•    Coordinates the assignment of clinical instructors to clinical courses and clinical agencies as appropriate and in consultation with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing, the course educators and clinical education coordinator.

•    Assigns students to clinical experiences as appropriate in consultation with the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Nursing and the course educators.

•    Monitors clinical instructor performance in coordination with clinical education coordinator. 

Committees and Reports:

•    Participates in School of Nursing and University committees as assigned.

•    Provides reports relevant to the School of Nursing, its students, and its functions as required by the Associate Dean and the Dean of the School of Nursing.

Professional Currency:

•    Participates in continuing education required for continued registered nurse licensure in New Jersey.

•    Participates in continuing education experiences necessary for maintaining current in professional nursing practice and nursing education.

Other Duties as Assigned

  How to Apply:

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Thomas Edison State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Trenton, New Jersey

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