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Nurse Anesthesia Program Director

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Categories: Education
Management / Administration

Position Type: Full Time

Date Posted: 12/22/2017

Company: The University of Tulsa

Location: OK

Description: The University is preparing to launch a Nurse Anesthesia program which leads to a DNP degree. The program recently completed a capability site visit with the COA. We are seeking applications for the Program Director to begin in January 2018 to continue to prepare the program for launch. Pending the award of initial accreditation by the COA, the program will launch in Fall 2018.

The Nurse Anesthesia Program Director will provide leadership in administering all aspects of the program, including curriculum, accreditation, student progression, clinical contracts, and evaluations. The director is appointed by and reports to the Director of the School of Nursing at the University of Tulsa. This position is a 12-month non-tenure track position beginning on January 1, 2018. Academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience related to the position.

Characteristic Duties:
• Provides administrative oversight and governance of the Nurse Anesthesia Program
• Coordinates Nurse Anesthesia curriculum development and review
• Monitors and ensures compliance with the Educational Standards, Policies, and Guidelines established by the Council on Accreditation of Nurse Anesthesia Programs (COA)
• Collaborates with other DNP Directors to coordinate activities between the programs
• Monitors, guides, counsels, and advises students in their progression through the program
• Coordinates the annual admission process for the Nurse Anesthesia Program
• Teaches courses within the Nurse Anesthesia and DNP programs
• Serves on program, school, college, and university committees

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduate of an accredited school of nursing; graduate of an accredited program of nurse anesthesia;
Doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline from an institution of higher education that was accredited by an agency officially recognized by the US Secretary of Education to accredit institutions at the time the degree was conferred; a minimum of 3 years of experience in administrative, clinical, and didactic activities; an unencumbered current license, or license eligible, to practice as a registered professional nurse and APRN in Oklahoma; current certification or recertification by the NBCRNA; formal instruction in curriculum, evaluation, and instruction; current knowledge of institutional and programmatic accreditation requirements for nurse anesthesia educational programs; a record of research, scholarship or achievement appropriate for the NA program.

Preferred Qualifications
Advance Practice Nursing credential. Five years of experience in an administrative or leadership position in an academic setting.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Tulsa is an Affirmative/Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristic including, but not limited to individuals on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

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Required Education: Doctorate

Level: Experienced

Number of Openings: 1

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How To Apply: Candidates should submit an application package that includes: (1) a letter of interest, (2) a curriculum vita, (3) copy of all transcripts, and (4) the names and contact information for three professional references. Application materials should be submitted to: Dr. Brandon King, Search Committee Chair Via email: Or mailed to: Dr. Brandon King Search Committee Chair School of Nursing, OHSF 214 The University of Tulsa 800 S Tucker Dr. Tulsa, OK 74104

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