University of Charleston

Posted March 2, 2020

Director of Graduate Nursing Education

Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences

Capito Department of Nursing

 University of Charleston



The Director of Graduate Nursing Education provides leadership for graduate nursing education in the School of Health Sciences, including the development of a new Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner which is scheduled to begin in 2021. This is a twelve-month faculty position, with administrative responsibilities.  Travel between the University’s main campus in Charleston, WV, the Beckley, WV campus, throughout the state and the region is required. It is the responsibility of the Director of Graduate Nursing Education to abide by the policies, guidelines, and accreditation standards set forth by the West Virginia Board of Examiners for Registered Professional Nursing, the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the University of Charleston, the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences, and the Capito Department of Nursing.  The Director of Graduate Nursing Education will provide leadership and guidance to the faculty, staff, and students. This position will report to the Chair Capito Department of Nursing.



Be able and willing to commit and adhere to the policies of the University of Charleston, Bert Bradford School of Health Science, and the Capito Department of Nursing. but not limited to the following:

  • Provides administrative oversight of graduate nursing education ensuring continued program updates including modifications to old courses, and maintaining vitality and relevance of the education
  • Supervises the development of the MSN/FNP program and serves as liaison to external accrediting bodies
  • Assists in the recruiting and admission of students into the MSN/FNP program
  • Documents and performs frequent graduation audits of student records
  • Works with the Chair of the Capito Department of Nursing and Dean of Health Sciences to establish schedules and faculty workloads for faculty and staff
  • Participates on University committees, schedules and chairs regular program meetings, and sub-committees
  • Ensures quality advising for students currently enrolled nursing Education and students wanting to apply to the program
  • Prepares annual reports to the state and national accrediting agencies, providing leadership in all program accreditation and re-accreditation activities
  • Ensures that syllabi are prepared by the primary course faculty and is placed online for each course taught within the program, conducting periodic evaluation of clinical sites when appropriate, and ensures the mentoring of new faculty members in the art of student advising
  • Observes classroom presentations as necessary and provides feedback to ensure quality instruction across the Capito Department of Nursing, and makes informed recommendations for or against promotions and contract renewals for department personnel
  • Advances the mission of the University of Charleston and outcomes-based learning
  • Manages the graduate nursing department budget in accordance to the guidelines set by the Dean of Health Sciences
  • Determines the teaching assignments of the faculty, as well as the scheduling of the curriculum courses and assisting faculty in writing their annual performance goals
  • Works collaboratively with administration and other governing bodies; and communicates successfully with a variety of constituencies in order to advance the mission of the University and outcomes-based learning
  • Mediates program faculty issues, and participates in the student grievance process
  • Works effectively with local, state, regional, and national agencies and organizations
  • Participates in the hiring and evaluation of faculty
  • Coordinates acquisition of equipment, space allocation, and use of clinical facilities in conjunction with the Clinical Coordinators for the Capito Department of Nursing
  • Responsible for determining class coverage in the event of faculty absence, and serves as the faculty liaison to the program faculty
  • Updates the University Academic Catalog and Webpage as it relates to the Capito Department of Nursing Graduate Education on an annual basis, and completes an annual assessment report of the program
  • Assures the effective development and operation of the graduate and other assigned nursing Education
  • Ensures that all evaluation and assessment data points for graduate education are collected and analyzed, with data outcomes shared with appropriate stakeholders
  • Maintain a systematic evaluation plan that validates the achievement of student and departmental outcomes
  • Teaches courses as needed
  • Communicates program changes to administration, faculty, students, staff, and the public
  • Collaborates with other members of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences
  • Incorporates innovation and interprofessional collaboration throughout the department of nursing
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Possess a graduate degree with a major in nursing (MSN)
  • Earned doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
  • Meet all Registered Nurse licensure requirements as set forth by the West Virginia Board for Registered Professional nurses
  • Hold national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP); and have evidence of expertise in current clinical practice
  • Must have a current unencumbered license, or be eligible for licensure, in West Virginia as a registered professional nurse and must have current national certification as an FNP
  • The individual must have a minimum of five years professional nursing experience with at least two years of teaching in a nationally accredited nursing program
  • Must have experience in leadership; program organization and administration; curriculum development; budget administration; teambuilding; program assessment and evaluation; faculty evaluation; and accreditation
  • Possess excellent written and oral communication skills; have the ability to meet competing deadlines; be self-motivated; work collaboratively with other members of the Bert Bradford School of Health Sciences; be open to change and respond quickly to internal and external demands
  • Incorporate innovation and interprofessional education throughout the nursing graduate nursing education and have the ability to work independently


Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names of three professional references with contact information (including email address if available) to:

University of Charleston
Anita Angel, Administrative Assistant to the Dean
2300 MacCorkle Ave. S.E.
Charleston, WV  25304



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