Lead Faculty Graduate Nursing Programs - AGACNP


Position Title

Lead Faculty Graduate Nursing Programs - AGACNP


BRCHS/Keigwin School of Nursing

Position Reports to (Position Title)

Associate Dean KSON/ Dean of the BRCHS/Graduate Director


Full Time/Exempt

Job Summary

The Lead Faculty in Graduate Nursing is an appointed faculty position. Responsibilities include oversight for an AGACNP specialty track in the Master of Science in Nursing (includes groundbased NP, online, and cohorts), or the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. The Lead Faculty assists the Graduate Director with course-scheduling, faculty teaching assignments, program evaluation, and curriculum development. The Lead Faculty works with the Directors to collect and analyze metrics for quality measures and implement quality improvement measures as indicated. The Lead Faculty collaborates with the Graduate Director to develop
strategic plans and thoughtful program growth with emphasis on quality. The graduate lead faculty review the curriculum for adherence to published standards and competences prior to the fall semester each year.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None


  • Support the Graduate Director on general graduate education policy and program enhancements
  • Graduate student support and success initiatives
  • Oversee progression options and requirements for re-entry and/or out of progression students to maximize academic success
  • Collaborate with the Graduate Director to manage and monitor withdrawal and failure
    rates for all MSN and DNP programs
  • Analyze metrics related to but not limited to:
    • Applications, Enrollment, Attrition, Diversity, Graduation rates, Employment and
    • Recruit, Retain, and Evaluate quality adjunct faculty
  • With the Associate Dean of Nursing and Graduate Director, ensure all required documents and assessments are updated for CCNE reaccreditations for graduate nursing programs
  • Provide input on full-time faculty annual evaluations related to teaching in graduate programs
  • Evaluate and consistently seek improvement in graduate core and specialty nursing curricula
  • Teaching will include graduate students in ground-based, online, and hybrid models
  • Teaching also extends into the skills lab environment and clinical site visits
  • Scholarship to include clinical practice, attendance at professional meetings and chairing of UG research and/or doctoral projects
  • University service to include committee membership, special projects, community activities, mentoring, attendance and support for university events
  • Other duties as deemed necessary

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Highly organized with attention to detail
  • Able to clearly prioritize workload according to volume, urgency, etc.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Flexible and good problem solver
  • Dedicated to service and a strong university presence

Education, Certificates, Licenses, & Experience

  • Doctorate required. PhD in Nursing or DNP preferred
  • Certification or expert level experience in the specialty track for which they have responsibility
  • Minimum 2 years previous administrative/leadership experience, preferably in the academic setting
  • Licensed to practice nursing in the state of Florida and/or eligible to obtain licensure

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and other business machines
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit letter of interest, curriculum vitae, three current written
letters of recommendation, and a completed Jacksonville University Faculty Application to:
Keigwin School of Nursing
Email: KSONSearch@ju.edu