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           THE NEWSLETTER OF THE
                                     Syllabus     AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF COLLEGES OF NURSING
                                                                                                                    Month-Month
                                                                                                         November-December
                                                                                                                      2010 2009




                                            AACN Data Confirm that Nurses with Bachelor’s Degrees More Likely
                                            to Secure Jobs Sooner after Graduation

                                                 New data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) show that
                                            graduates of entry-level baccalaureate (BSN) and master’s nursing programs are much
                                            more likely to receive job offers at the time of graduation or soon after than are graduates
                                            from other fields. A national survey of deans and directors from U.S. nursing schools
                                            found that 65% of new BSN graduates had job offers at the time of graduation, which is
                                            substantially higher than the national average across all professions (24.4%). At four to six
                                            months after graduation, the survey found that 89% of new BSN graduates had secured
                                            job offers.
                                                 “Despite concerns about new college graduates finding employment in today’s
Andrea Lindell Receives Sister              tight job market, graduates of baccalaureate nursing programs are securing positions at
Bernadette Armiger Award                    a significantly higher rate than the national average,” said AACN President Kathleen
                                            Potempa. “As more practice settings move to require higher levels of education for their
      At AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting,    registered nurses, we expect the demand for BSN-prepared nurses to remain strong as
Andrea Lindell, PhD, RN, ANEF (left)        nurse employers seek to raise quality standards and meet consumer expectations for safe
receives the association’s Sr. Bernadette   patient care.”
Armiger Award from AACN President                In August 2010, AACN conducted an online survey of nursing schools offering
Kathleen Potempa, PhD, RN, FAAN. The        entry-level baccalaureate and graduate programs in the U.S. to better assess the experience
award–established in 1982 to honor the      of new graduates seeking employment. The survey found that the average job offer rate at
distinguished service of AACN’s third       the time of graduation was 65% for new nurses based on data collected from 402 schools.
president–is presented annually to an       By comparison, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) conducted
individual who has made outstanding         a national survey of 35,000 new college graduates across disciplines and found that only
contributions to AACN and its goals, to     19.7% of new graduates in 2009 had a job offer at graduation. In 2010, NACE reported
nursing education, and to the advancement   that this job-offer rate improved to 24.4%, which is still markedly lower than the 65%
of the nursing profession.                  identified for nursing school graduates.
                                                 Other key findings from the AACN survey include:
                                            •	 The percentage of BSN graduates with job offers at graduation varied by region of the
 Highlights                                      country, from 74% in the South, to 64% in the Midwest, to 59% in the Northeast,
                                                 to 54% in the West.
                                            •	 At 4 to 6 months after graduation, the average job offer rate climbed to 89%
   Michael Bleich Delivers                       nationally for graduates of entry-level BSN and master’s nursing programs.
   McGovern Award Lecture at Fall           •	 The job offer rate for new nurses at the 4-6 month mark also varied by region from 94%
   Meeting                                       in the South, to 89% in the Midwest, to 88% in the Northeast, to 78% in the West.
                                                 Despite high unemployment rates and job losses in other sectors of the economy, the
   Innovations in Professional              U.S. healthcare workforce continues to expand. On November 5, 2010, the Bureau of
   Nursing Education Awards                 Labor Statistics reported that healthcare employers added 24,100 new jobs in October,
   Presented at Fall Meeting                which brings the total of new jobs created in this sector to 239,300 in the past 12 months.
                                            As the largest group of health professionals, RNs likely will be recruited to fill many of
   CertifiedBackground.com Joins            these new positions. In addition, the Conference Board’s Help Wanted Online Data Series,
   with AACN to Launch New                  which tracks more than 1,000 online job boards across the U.S., recently reported that ads
   Scholarship                              for healthcare positions increased by 26,800 listings in October 2010 to 543,100, thereby
                                            ending three consecutive months of declines. This increase was attributed primarily to an
   NursingCAS Session Held at Fall          increase in advertised vacancies for registered nurses, occupational therapists, and physical
   Meeting                                  therapists. The Conference Board found that vacancies continue to outnumber healthcare
                                            job seekers by more than 2 to 1 nationwide.
   Clinical Nurse Leader News                    The entire AACN Research Brief, including state-by-state data on job-offer rates for
                                            new nurse graduates, is available to download for free from http://www.aacn.nche.edu/
   Opportunities                            IDS/pdf/ResBriefEmpl.pdf.



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Innovations in Professional Nursing Education Awards Presented at Fall Meeting

     The 2010 Innovations in Professional                 Private Schools without an
Nursing Education Awards were presented                   Academic Health Center —
at AACN’s Fall Semiannual Meeting in                      The Catholic University of
Washington, DC, November 1st.                             America
     The Innovations Award was developed                                                   Small Schools — Nazareth College
to recognize pioneering educational                The Bridge to Practice Clinical
initiatives launched by AACN member           Model (BPM) is an innovative curricular           Nazareth College of Rochester,
institutions. The awards recognize schools    approach to improving the quality of         NY was the Small Schools winner
that are doing creative work around re-       the adult health experience (i.e. medical-   for its work on the FIPSE-Atlantis
envisioning traditional models for nursing    surgical) for BSN students. This model,      Transatlantic Curriculum in Nursing
education and embracing programmatic          which places the student in one acute        (TCN)* project. Jointly funded the
change. Awards were presented in four         care setting for all medical/surgical        United States Department of Education
institutional categories: Academic Health     nursing experiences, combines the best of    and the European Commission on
Center (AHC), Private Schools without an      classroom education and comprehensive        Higher Education, the overarching
AHC, Public Schools without an AHC,           hospital-based internships. Students         goal of the project is to improve higher
and Small Schools. This year’s award          greatly benefit by the strong partnership    education in health. The partners in an
winners are:                                  created by The Catholic University of        existing collaborative initiative between
                                              America faculty and their hospital-based     Laurea University of Applied Sciences in
                                              nurse colleagues to create a supportive      Finland, Nazareth College in the United
                                              environment for clinical instruction in      States, and Semmelweis University in
                                              medical/surgical nursing.                    Hungary shared a common concern for
                                                                                           preparing and retaining a well-educated
Academic Health Centers — The University                                                   nursing workforce. The funding provided
of Maryland                                                                                by external agencies ($1.2 million)
                                                                                           enabled expansion to improve higher
     Evidence-based practice (EBP)            Public Schools without an Academic Health    education and health by preparing nurses
student learning outcomes have been           Center — The University of Hawaii-Manoa      with a global perspective to provide
enhanced in the University of Maryland’s                                                   culturally competent care through the
undergraduate and graduate curriculum              Hawaii’s School of Nursing and          development of a transatlantic dual-
through an innovative approach involving      Dental Hygiene was recognized for its        degree program. Specifically, the major
faculty and community stakeholders.           programmatic innovation, known as            goals of the program were to prepare
The process includes a comprehensive          ‘IKE AO PONO, the cultural meaning           a culturally competent international
assessment of all program curricula by        of its mission is reflected in the name      nursing workforce and globalize the
faculty experts, linking student learning     given by the founding director, Nalani       nursing workforce through educational
outcomes with employer stakeholder            Milton, MA. ‘IKE is a shared vision held     experiences; create mechanisms for the
expectations for practice after graduation,   and nurtured by all; AO is the everlasting   exchange of undergraduate students
working with faculty groups to revise         quality of continuation; and PONO is         majoring in nursing; develop a dual-
curricula, and implementing and               the harmony in life sustained by integrity   degree model to facilitate the growth
evaluating the changes. Not only are          (right relationship, right intention and     of the nursing workforce by developing
student learning outcomes improved,           right action). Together, these concepts      international nursing leadership with
but a need identified for a new 12-credit     present the collective vision of lasting     a global, transcultural perspective; and
EBP certificate that focuses on the           health and wellness for the whole            share evidence-based practice standards
EBP process, translation strategies, and      community. The primary purposes are to       for education that cross international
measuring outcomes.                           improve the health of Native Hawaiian/       boundaries.
                                              Pacific Islander (NH/PI) peoples through
                                              culturally sensitive care, to increase the
                                              number of NH/PI health professionals,            For more detailed descriptions of
                                              and to provide inspiration to younger           all Innovation Award winners, visit
                                              generations of NH/PI in form of positive        http://www.aacn.nche.edu/Faculty/
                                              role models.                                            innovwinners.htm.




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 AACN Conferences                           Michael Bleich Delivers McGovern Award Lecture at Fall Meeting

      To register for an AACN                     AACN President Kathleen Potempa,
 conference, please visit our Web site:     PhD, RN, FAAN (left) presents the John
 www.aacn.nche.edu/Conferences/             P. McGovern Award to Michael Bleich,
 confsche.htm                               PhD, RN, MPH, FAAN at AACN’s Fall
 January 20-22, 2011                        Semiannual Meeting.
 CNL Summit                                       Dr. Bleich was honored by AACN for
 Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay                his work with the Robert Wood Johnson
 Miami, FL                                  Foundation Initiative on the Future of
                                            Nursing, at the Institute of Medicine, and
 January 26-29, 2011                        its report, The Future of Nursing: Leading
 Doctoral Education Conference
 Hotel del Coronado | San Diego, CA
                                            Change, Advancing Health. Dr. Bleich was an
                                            active member of this national committee during its two years of intense work. This
 February 11-13, 2011                       year’s McGovern award presentation was a bit different from AACN’s usual practice
 Faculty Development Conference             in that Dr. Bleich accepted the award and delivered the traditional lecture. The
 Sheraton Austin at the Capitol             award was shared with the entire committee.
 Austin, TX                                       The John P. McGovern Award is a long-standing and prestigious award made
 February 24-26, 2011                       by AACN each fall. The award is an annual invitational lectureship bestowed
 Masters Education Conference               upon individuals who have made outstanding contributions in the health care or
 Doubletree Paradise Valley                 education arenas. It is named for John P. McGovern, a physician, humanitarian,
 Scottsdale, AZ                             teacher, historian, and philanthropist best known for his work in the field of
 March 18-19, 2011                          alcoholism and drug abuse. Dr. McGovern died in May of 2007, and this award
 Executive Development Series               honors his legacy.
 Fairmont Washington Hotel                        Dr. Bleich is dean and Dr. Carol A. Lindeman Distinguished Professor for
 Washington, DC                             the School of Nursing and vice provost for inter-professional education and
                                            development at Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of expertise and
 March 19-22, 2011                          scholarship focus on inter-professional leadership development, academic-service
 Spring Annual Meeting                      workforce development, strategic alignment of academic clinical enterprises,
 Fairmont Washington Hotel                  and analytics related to quality improvement to enhance practice and academic
 Washington, DC                             outcomes. In 2009, Dr. Bleich began his two-year appointment to serve as a
 March 20-22, 2011                          committee member of the RWFJ Initiative on the Future of Nursing at the Institute
 Nursing Advancement Professionals          of Medicine. Dr. Bleich has served on several AACN task forces and committees,
 (NAP) Meeting                              including the Clinical Nurse Leader Steering Committee, and has been a regular
 Westin Michigan Avenue | Chicago, IL       presenter at AACN conferences.
 April 5-6, 2011
 Graduate Nursing Admissions
 Professional (GNAP) Meeting
 Salt Lake City, UT                       AACN Honors Heidi Taylor at Fall Meeting
 April 14-16, 2011                                                                     At AACN’s Fall SemiannualMeeting,
 Hot Issues Conference                                                         President Kathleen Potempa presented an
 Sheraton Inner Harbor | Baltimore, MD                                         Honorary Membership Award to Heidi Taylor,
 April 27-29, 2011                                                             PhD, RN, dean of the College of Nursing and
 Business Officers of Nursing Schools                                          Health Sciences at West Texas A&M University.
 (BONUS) Meeting                                                                       Dr. Taylor has been an active member
 Buena Vista Palace | Orlando, FL                                              and a visible leader in AACN, eager to
                                                                               serve throughout her time as an AACN
                                                                               institutional dean representative. She served
                                                                               on the Baccalaureate Education Conference
      Photos from AACN’s                                                       Subcommittee in 2001-2002 and served on the
     Fall Meeting Now Online              AACN Program Committee from 2002–2003 and again in 2008-2009, most recently
                                          as chair of the Faculty Development Conference Subcommittee.
 Please visit the AACN Web site to view        In 2009-2010, Dr. Taylor chaired the Faculty Development Working Group
  photos from the 2010 Fall Semiannual    charged with identifying innovative ways the association can increase responsiveness
   Meeting: http://www.aacn.nche.edu/     to faculty members. She speaks regularly at AACN conferences and has been a tireless
     Conferences/10FallPhotos.htm         supporter of AACN.




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CertifiedBackground.com Joins with AACN to Launch a New
Scholarship

      CertifiedBackground.com, a leading provider of background checks to health
professions students, is partnering with AACN to launch a new scholarship
program for nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs.
CertifiedBackground.com is committing $200,000 over five years to this new program
that will distribute eight scholarships in the amount of $5,000 each year from 2011
through 2015.
      “We have enjoyed partnering with AACN for the past five years to provide services
that meet the needs and support the mission of nursing schools nationwide,” said Joe
Finley, CertifiedBackground.com President. “The opportunity to provide scholarships       NursingCAS Session Held at
to students, to help enhance their educational experience, represents an exciting next    Fall Meeting
step in our commitment to nursing education.”
      The new scholarship program will provide $5,000 in support to outstanding                 Registrar Vicki Brewer (left)
nursing students in baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral programs at AACN member         and Nursing School Dean Pamela
institutions. Eligible applicants must be admitted or enrolled in a nursing school        Watson from the University of
affiliated with CertifiedBackground.com or have submitted an application through          Texas Medical Branch pose with
nursing’s centralized application service, NursingCAS (see https://portal.nursingcas.     NursingCAS Advisor Group Chair
org). To apply for scholarship funding, students must complete an application that        Timothy Gaspar. Dr. Gaspar, dean
requires a brief 250-word essay on their goals and career aspirations in nursing.         of the College of Nursing at the
Winners will be announced within 60 days of each submission deadline, which are           University of Toledo and AACN
set for January 31, April 30, July 31, and October 31 each year. This scholarship is      Board Member, facilitated a panel
non-recurring and will be awarded to individual students for one semester only. Visit     discussion on Implementing
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/MemberServices/CertifiedBackground.htm to review the             NursingCAS, the centralized
scholarship award criteria and download an application.                                   application service developed by
      “AACN welcomes the opportunity to expand our long-term partnership with             AACN and Liason International.
CertifiedBackground.com by creating this new scholarship opportunity for students         For information on NursingCAS,
at member schools of nursing,” said AACN President Kathleen Potempa.  “Given              visit AACN’s Web site: http://
the nation’s projected nursing shortage and the calls for more highly educated nurses,    www.aacn.nche.edu/CAS/index.
we hope this new partnership will serve as a model for other businesses and agencies      htm.
looking to join with AACN to support the next generation of professional registered
nurses.”
      For more details on AACN’s partnership with CertifiedBackground.com to
provide discounted criminal background checks to nursing students and a student
immunization tracker service for schools of nursing, visit the AACN Web site: http://
www.aacn.nche.edu/MemberServices/CertifiedBackground.htm.




                      Don’t Miss the GANES Conference!

         The second annual international conference for The Global Alliance for
    Leadership in Nursing Education and Science (GANES) will take place
    December 9-11, 2010 in Washington, DC.
         Register online at  https://www.aacn.nche.edu/Registration.
         For more information or if you require any special access in order to take
    part in this meeting please contact Laura Petri at AACN: 202/463-6930; e-mail -
    lpetri@aacn.nche.edu).




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Clinical Nurse Leader News
CNC Activities and Resources                   Online CNL Network                             CNL® Certification Examination
                                                                                              Schedule and Resources
    The Commission on Nurse                         CNC has launched the Online
Certification (CNC) is the autonomous          CNL Network for CNL faculty and                     The next testing periods and
arm of AACN responsible for the Clinical       partners. This discussion board includes       registration deadlines for the Clinical
Nurse Leader (CNL®) Certification              announcements, news and events, and            Nurse Leader (CNL) Certification
Program. CNC has several volunteer             allows you to learn answers to your                 Examination are as follows:
opportunities for certified CNLs and new       questions. The discussion board will be        •	 April 18-May 20, 2011
resources for the CNL Certification Exam.      monitored by Linda Rusch, MS, RN,                   Registration Deadline:
                                               AACN’s new CNL Resource Coach, and                  March 18, 2011
Call for Volunteers                            Tracy Lofty, MSA, CAE, CNC Director.           •	 July 18-August 12, 2011
                                               To join the discussion board, go to http://         Registration Deadline:
CNC Board of Commissioners                     community.nurseslounge.com/join/                    June 17, 2011
    CNC is recruiting for a volunteer          cnc.                                           •	 December 5-16, 2011
from the practice setting to serve on the           For more information about the CNL             Registration Deadline:
CNC Board of Commissioners during a            Certification Program, go to www.aacn.              October 28, 2011
three-year term beginning July 1, 2011.        nche.edu/CNC or contact Tracy Lofty,           •	 January 9-27, 2012
The deadline to apply is February 18,          CNC’s Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.            Registration Deadline:
2011. To access the application, go to                                                             December 2, 2011
http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CNC/pdf/              CNC Launches CNL Career
CFV_BOC_2011.pdf.                              Services                                             CNL Program Directors are
                                                                                              responsible for setting the testing date
Job Analysis                                   CNC is pleased to announce career              within the testing period and registering
     In 2011, CNC will begin the process       services that focus on the CNL.                with the Commission on Nurse
of conducting a job analysis study for                                                        Certification (CNC). Students in their
the purpose of identifying knowledge,          Online Portfolio Service                       last term of a CNL education program
skills, and abilities (KSAs) of the CNL        An online portfolio service is now             may sit for the exam. To register as an
profession to be used for the CNL              available! CNC has partnered with              exam site, complete and submit the Site
Certification Exam. As such, CNC is            Decision Critical to bring you Critical        Registration Form (http://www.aacn.nche.
seeking subject matter experts to work         Portfolio, an electronic web-based             edu/CNC/pdf/SiteReg.pdf ). To assist
with the testing agency, Schroeder             portfolio service. Designed to track           Program Directors, a program checklist
Measurement Technologies, Inc. (SMT).          professional development activities, the       and a list of resources are available at
To volunteer and for more information,         online portfolio is an excellent method        http://www.aacn.nche.edu/CNC/register.
go to www.aacn.nche.edu/CNC. The               for maintaining a record of continuing         htm.
deadline to apply is January 14, 2011.         education, employment history, licensure,            For more information about the
                                               etc. You may also include supporting           CNL Certification Program, go to www.
Item Writing Committee                         documents such as copies of educational        aacn.nche.edu/CNC or contact Tracy
     Interested in serving as an item writer   transcripts, letters of recommendation,        Lofty, CNC’s Director, at tlofty@aacn.
for the CNL Certification Exam? For            and certificates. The portfolio service may    nche.edu.
more information, go to http://www.aacn.       be used by students, faculty, and practicing
nche.edu/CNC/pdf/ItemWriters.pdf.              nurses – participation is not limited to
                                               individuals affiliated with the CNL.
CNL Course Review Materials
                                               CNL Job Bank
Does your institution offer a CNL study        The CNL Job Bank is designed for job
guide or course review material? Or, did       seekers, employers, and recruiters. The
your students organize their materials to      job bank is updated monthly as positions
study for the CNL Certification Exam?          become available. If your institution is
The Commission on Nurse Certification          seeking to hire a CNL, post a position
(CNC) is currently collecting sample           with CNC. Several CNL positions are
CNL study guide materials. Submissions         currently posted. To access CNC’s career
will be reviewed and considered to post        services, go to http://www.aacn.nche.
on CNC’s website. Sample study guides          edu/CNC/careerservices.htm. For more
should be emailed to Tracy Lofty, CNC’s        information, contact Tracy Lofty, CNC
Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu. For         Director, at tlofty@aacn.nche.edu.
more information, visit to http://www.
aacn.nche.edu/CNC/reviewcourses.html.




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                MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
                   COLLEGE OF NURSING                                                                    Associate Dean, McAuley
                                                                                                         School of Nursing
Director of the Undergraduate Program
Responsible for assuring the quality and delivery of the                                                 The University: For over 125 years,
Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. (traditional,                                                    the University of Detroit Mercy
accelerated second degree and BSN for registered nurses) For
a full job description and application instructions visit nursing.                                       (UDM), a Catholic University in
msu.edu.                                                                                                 the Jesuit and Mercy traditions, has
                                                                            been providing student-centered undergraduate and graduate
Associate Dean for Research                                                 education in an urban setting. UDM is consistently ranked in the
Responsible for creating and maintaining an environment                     top tier of Midwestern master’s universities.
that supports the ethical conduct of research and provides
administrative oversight to all activities related to obtaining             The College of Health Professions (CHP) and the McAuley
funding, including management of the College of Nursing                     School of Nursing: As one of seven colleges or schools, CHP
Research Center. For a full job description and application                 offers undergraduate and graduate programs across a broad
instructions visit nursing.msu.edu.                                         spectrum. The McAuley School of Nursing enjoys a strong
Director for the PhD Program                                                reputation for excellence in clinical education and service to
Responsible for providing administrative, educational and                   Metropolitan Detroit, Grand Rapids and surrounding areas.
curricular leadership for the PhD Program and assuring                      The CHP is the largest college within the university in terms of
appropriate student, faculty and program evaluation. The                    enrollment and the McAuley School of Nursing (MSON) is the
ideal candidate will have a strong, funded research program                 largest segment of the CHP. Currently, the MSON has over 650
and significant experience teaching graduate students and                   students enrolled in the undergraduate pre-licensure programs
mentoring doctoral students. For a full job description and                 and over 300 students enrolled in the RN to BSN program. With
application instructions visit nursing.msu.edu.                             CCNE accredited undergraduate pre-licensure and completion
                                                                            programs as well as graduate programs, the school is well
                                                                            positioned to meet the current and future needs of the greater
                                                                            health care community. Candidates are encouraged to consult
                                                                            the University’s website for additional information at www.
                                                                            udmercy.edu.

                                                                            The Associate Dean: The Associate Dean of the McAuley
                                 Careers with Mass Appeal                   School of Nursing has accountability for the articulation
                                                                            and achievement of the goals and objectives of the school of
                                                                            nursing, which are supportive of both the college goals and the
                       Nursing                                              university mission. This position reports directly to the Dean
                  Faculty Positions                                         of the College of Health Professions and McAuley School of
                                                                            Nursing. The individual applying for this position must have
       School of Health and Environment                                     an earned doctorate in nursing or a related field. An MSN is
                                                                            required. Experience in administration in an academic setting is
     UMass Lowell invites applications for several full-time nursing        desired. Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Michigan
     faculty positions: nontenure-track Lecturer, tenure-track
     Assistant Professor and Associate/Full Professor. Requirements:        and demonstrate excellence in teaching and clinical competence.
     Master’s degree in a related Nursing specialty area and a doctorate
     in Nursing or related field.                                           Nominations and Applications: Applications should include
     Applications will be evaluated as they are received.                   a letter outlining the applicant’s background, qualifications
                                                                            and vision for the position, curriculum vitae/resume, and
     Applicants can find more information about the University’s
     School of Health and Environment at http://www.uml.edu/college/she.    contact information for five professional references. Review of
                                                                            applications will begin immediately and will continue until the
     How to apply: Interested applicants should apply online at
     https://jobs.uml.edu and search “Nursing” under Department.
                                                                            position is filled. Submit applications to walterka@udmercy.edu.
     Thank you for considering the University of Massachusetts              Contact person: Dr. Kate Walters, 313-993-3272.
     Lowell as an employer of choice. We look forward to receiving
     your application.                                                      Michigan’s largest, most comprehensive private university, the
     The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing      University of Detroit Mercy is an independent Catholic institution
     diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as   of higher education sponsored by the Religious Sisters of Mercy
     curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive
     environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal        and the Society of Jesus. The University seeks qualified candidates
     and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this      who will contribute to the University’s mission, diversity, and
     area. The University of Massachusetts is an Equal Opportunity/         academic excellence. The University of Detroit Mercy is an Equal
     Affirmative Action Title IX, H/V, ADA 1990 Employer, and
     Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR60-741 4, 41 CRF60-250 4, 41              Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer with a diverse faculty
     CRF60-1 40 and 41 CFR60-1,4 are hereby incorporated.




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   Applications and nominations are invited for the full-time tenure track 12 month position of
   Chairperson of the Department of Nursing to begin August 15, 2011. The position offers
   an exciting opportunity to establish an innovative vision for this global transcultural nursing
   department which currently includes an accredited 4-year nursing major, a RN-BS program, a
   developing Master’s of Science Degree in Nurse Leadership, and a Nurse Educator Post-Masters
   Certification Program.

   There are cutting edge opportunities to lead in an interprofessional education initiative with our
   Doctorate in Physical Therapy, Master’s in Speech-Language Pathology, Master’s in Social Work,
   Master’s in Creative Arts Therapy with specializations in Art Therapy and Music Therapy and soon
   to be added 5-year BS-MS degree in Occupational Therapy.

   Qualifications include a master’s degree in nursing and an earned doctorate in nursing or related
   field. Candidates should have evidence of a distinguished record of practice, teaching, and
   scholarship. Nazareth seeks to hire teacher-scholars with an understanding of the educational
   benefits of ethnic and racial diversity in the campus community and a strong interest in
   international programming.

   Nazareth College, an independent, comprehensive institution with 2000 undergraduate and 1200
   graduate students, prepares its graduates to serve local and global communities through integrated
   liberal arts and professional programs Nazareth has been ranked by the US News & World Report
   as a top tier master’s university in the North Region, by the Princeton Review as one of the nation’s
   best institutions for undergraduate education 2008-09, and by The Chronicle of Higher Education
   as a “great place to work” 2009. The college is located minutes from downtown Rochester, New
   York - a city noted for its rich arts and cultural community. Applications from candidates from
   diverse backgrounds are encouraged.

   Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Forward letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
   and names/addressed/phone numbers of three professional references to:

        Shirley F. Szekeres, Ph.D.
        Dean of Health and Human Services
        Nazareth College of Rochester
        4245 East Avenue
        Rochester, NY 14618
        sszeker3@naz.edu




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                                                                                                     Director, School of Nursing, Associate/Full Professor – Req #1289

                                                                                                   The College of Health Professions is seeking a Director, School of Nursing,
                                                                                                   Associate/Full Professor beginning July 2011. The successful candidate should
                                                                                                   have an earned doctorate from an accredited institution or equivalent accreditation,
                                                                                    successful and relevant clinical, teaching, and leadership experience in a nursing academic
                                                                                    program. The candidate must be licensed in the State of Florida or eligible to obtain. The
                                                                                    position requires performance in the traditional faculty roles of teaching, scholarship, service and
                                                                                    a significant scholarly record.
    Azusa Pacific University School of Nursing
                                                                                    Florida Gulf Coast University is a young and rapidly-growing university in the State of Florida
    invites applications for full and part-time                                     system, established to meet the higher education needs of the Southwest Florida region. As a
                                                                                    progressive university, it was established as a non-tenure-granting institution and operates on
    faculty positions for the Azusa and Victorville                                 continuing multi-year contracts in lieu of tenure. The University currently enrolls over 12,000
                                                                                    students and is expected to reach 20,000 by 2018.
    campus, simulation coordinator, and for                                         The School of Nursing is situated in the College of Health Professions. Other programs in the
                                                                                    College include, Athletic Training, Human Performance, Physical Therapy, Occupational
    Department Chair of Entry Level MSN                                             Therapy, Community Health, and Clinical Laboratory Science. The School of Nursing offers a
                                                                                    Baccalaureate in Nursing Degree and a Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MSN). The majors
    Programs. Positions subject to final funding.                                   in the MSN Program are Primary Health Care (Family and Adult/Gerontology Nurse
                                                                                    Practitioners), Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Anesthesia. The School is in the
    For more information please visit http://www.                                   planning phase for a Doctor of Nursing Practice Degree with an anticipated start date of fall
                                                                                    2012.
    apu.edu/provost/employment/. Azusa Pacific                                      FGCU is situated on 760 lush acres in the heart of coastal Southwest Florida, where the climate
                                                                                    is mild, the air is clean and the sunshine is abundant. The University has carefully preserved its
    University, in compliance with federal laws                                     natural setting, providing a living laboratory and a campus rich in wooded trails and tranquil
                                                                                    lakes. It’s also convenient to shopping, restaurants, movie theaters and sporting events, all of
    and regulations, does not discriminate on the                                   which can be found within a couple of miles of the campus. Downtown Fort Myers and Naples
                                                                                    as well as the shimmering beaches of the Gulf of Mexico are within a 30-minute drive.
    basis of race, color, gender, age, disability,
                                                                                    How to Apply: Visit http://jobs.fgcu.edu and access REQ #1289. ALL applications MUST BE
    national origin, status as a veteran, or any                                    submitted electronically through the University's online system "SOAR". No paper or email
                                                                                    applications will be accepted. Review of materials will begin on 02-01-2011 and will continue
    other characteristic protected by law in any of                                 until the position is filled. To receive full consideration, please submit your materials by 02-01-
                                                                                    2011.

    its policies, practices, or procedures.                                         FGCU is an EOE, which has a commitment to cultural, racial, & ethnic communities &
                                                                                    encourages women & minorities to apply. It is expected that successful candidates share this
                                                                                    commitment. The search is being conducted under the Public Records Act & the Government
                                                                                    in the Sunshine laws of the State of FL, which also applies to electronic submissions.




              Fortis College is owned by Education Affiliates, Inc. an emerging
              leader in nursing education with over 29 nursing programs located
              in 11 states. We are currently seeking qualified candidate for the       DEAN
              following positions:                                                     School of Nursing
              Dean of Nursing:
 We are currently recruiting Deans of Nursing for various programs throughout                            Regis University is seeking applicants for the position of the
 country. She is responsible for the overall academic operations of the nursing                                Dean of the Loretto Heights School of Nursing.
 program. A doctorate in nursing or similar area, MSN, and at least three years         The School of Nursing resides in the Rueckert-Hartman           programs. A DNP program, consistent with the Loretto
 of experience in academic administration in nursing is preferred.                      College for Health Professions and is engaged in
                                                                                        interprofessional collaboration with pharmacy, physical
                                                                                                                                                        Heights School of Nursing’s mission of service to vulner-
                                                                                                                                                        able and underserved populations, began in fall 2010.
                                                                                        therapy, health services administration, and health care
 Director of Nursing:                                                                   ethics. Established in 1945, the School of Nursing achieved     The Dean upholds the mission of Regis University and
                                                                                        10-year accreditation from AACN-CCNE in 2009 for its            provides leadership in all school activities. An earned
 Fortis College is currently seeking qualified Director of Nursing applicants for       bachelor’s and master’s programs with no recommenda-            doctorate, a graduate degree in nursing and eligibility for
 various campus located throughout the country. S/he is responsible for providing       tions or concerns.                                              professional nursing licensure by the Colorado State
                                                                                                                                                        Board of Nursing is required.
 leadership in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of the          The School has a robust student applicant pool and
                                                                                        graduates are highly sought by health care employers. The       Successful candidates will have strategic vision to lead a
 nursing program and organizational culture that supports collegiality personal         School is the largest provider of undergraduate nursing         large, complex school; the ability to engage with multiple
                                                                                        education in Colorado, graduating more than 500 students        learning models and delivery systems; the ability to sustain
 well being and professional development of student, faculty and staff. MSN             and 210 new registered nurses this past year. It is known as    strong community partnerships; experience in academic
 required, with a minimum of three years of academic nursing administration             a leader in distance education with more than 1,200 of the
                                                                                        total student body of 1,900 enrolled in its online nursing
                                                                                                                                                        leadership and fiscal management; and evidence of profes-
                                                                                                                                                        sional scholarship and service.
 experience.
 Nursing Faculty:
 An extraordinary opportunity is being offered to MSN and doctoral prepared
 nurses to become nurse educators in one of the nation’s fastest growing schools
 of nursing. A variety of teaching positions are available for experienced nurse
 educators or expert clinicians ready to move into academia. Nursing faculty are
 professionals with the education and practice skills necessary to prepare the
 next generation of nurses.
 For immediate consideration, please email your CV and letter of interest to
 Mocha Biles, Nurse Recruiter at mbiles@edaff.com or call (443) 517-3332 for
 additional information.

                                                                                        For information on this position and to apply online, visit the
                                                                                        Regis University job website at https://jobs.regis.edu.
                                                                                        Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Dr. Rita Axford, Assistant



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                                                                                        Dean, at raxford@regis.edu.                                                                                                    ®




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    Full-time Nursing Faculty Position Available:                                            School of Nursing Faculty
    Adult Health or Mental Health/Behavioral                                                 The University of Nevada, Las Vegas
    Health                                                                                   School of Nursing is seeking full-time
                                                                                             9-month OR 12-month (3-semester), tenure and non-tenure track
    The Department of Nursing at Salve Regina University is                                  nursing faculty for:
    a historic leader in nursing education with a reputation                                 Maternal Child Nursing: Lecturer, Assistant or Associate Professor
    for graduating exceptional professional nurses. Currently,                               Salary range: $90,000-120,000 (12 month, 3-semester)
    Salve Regina University is seeking qualified applicants                                  Medical Surgical Nursing: Assistant or Associate Professor
    for a full-time position in Adult Health or Mental Health.                               (2 positions available)
    Candidates with a specialty in Adult Health or Mental                                    Salary range: $105,000-120,000 (12 month, 3-semester)
    Health/Behavior Health, a Doctorate in Nursing and                                       Researcher in Nursing: Associate or Full Professor
    eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in RI and MA                             Salary range: $120,000-140,000 (12 month, 3-semester)
    are encouraged to apply.                                                                 The positions are available for Spring or Summer 2011 and salaries for
                                                                                             9 month appointments are approximately 1/3 less.
    Applicants must apply online only at www.salve.edu/                                      Review of applications will begin immediately.
    offices/hr/employment.cfm                                                                Complete position announcement and application details may be ob-
                                                                                             tained by visiting http://jobs.unlv.edu. Click on Current Openings, then
    Salve Regina University offers competitive salaries,                                     Faculty Applicants.
    generous benefits to eligible employees including: health
    and dental coverage, life insurance, long-term disability,                               UNLV is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action educator and employer
    403B plan, tuition benefits and more. Minorities                                         committed to excellence through diversity.
    are encouraged to apply. AA/EOE. Pre-employment
                                                                                                4505 Maryland Parkway Box 453018 | Las Vegas, NV 89154-3018
    background checks are required of successful candidates.                                                Main 602-895-3906 | Fax 702-895-5050




             FACULTY POSITION: RANK OPEN #1908
                    University of Southern Maine                                              DEAN OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES: The University
               Anticipated start date is fall semester, 2011                                  of Wisconsin - Green Bay seeks a Dean of Professional
 The University of Southern Maine’s School of Nursing invites applications for a              Studies to support the pursuit of excellence in instruction,
 full-time, nine month faculty appointment within the School of Nursing (SON).
 Successful candidate must be able to teach across the undergraduate and graduate             scholarship, and service activities in the areas of business,
 curriculums within the candidate’s area of expertise. Expertise in advance practice,         education, nursing, and social work. The Dean of
 adult, pediatrics, or women’s health is preferred. Selected candidate will participate in
 scholarly activities and engage in service to the University, community, and profession.     Professional Studies will provide leadership, promote
 Appointment at the assistant or associate professor rank will be a tenure-track position.    academic excellence, evaluate and develop academic and
 A candidate completing his/her dissertation may be hired at the instructor level in a
 non-tenure track line until completion of their doctorate at an agreed upon date. Upon
                                                                                              accreditation potentials and advance the institution’s mission.
 completion of the doctorate the position will convert to a tenure-track line. The            A completed Doctorate is required with a record of teaching,
 University has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity, multiculturalism,
 and community. The position is contingent upon funding.
                                                                                              scholarship and service appropriate for appointment as a
                                                                                              tenured full professor at UW-Green Bay in the College of
 Qualifications: Required: A completed doctorate or near completion (dissertation
 phase) of doctoral education and Masters Degree in Nursing. Licensed or eligible             Professional Studies. Competitive salary commensurate
 for RN licensure in the state of Maine. Preferred: Certification (or eligible for            with experience, including an excellent benefits package and
 certification) as an Adult or Family Nurse Practitioner or Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
 with clinical experience. Experience in acute care with doctorate (or near completion)       participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System. For
 will be considered. Evidence of scholarly productivity and university level teaching         further details about this exciting opportunity, a complete
 experience. The university has an institution-wide commitment to inclusion, diversity,
 multiculturalism and community.                                                              list of qualifications and application instructions please visit
 Please email (as Word or PDF attachments) letter of application and curriculum vitae         http://www.uwgb.edu/hr/jobs/position569.html. Applicant
 to Valerie Hart, EdD, PMHCNS, BC at kyerxa@usm.maine.edu. Questions may be                   Screening will begin on December 15, 2010. UW-Green Bay
 directed to Dr. Hart via email above or 207-780-8748 or fax 207-228-8177. (Three
 written references and educational transcripts will be required if an offer of employment    is an EO/AA Employer.
 is made). Review of applicants will begin immediately.



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      Assistant/Associate Professor - Nursing                                                 School of Nursing
     The School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science at The
     College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a full time,
                                                                             Tenure Track Nursing
     tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor position in Nursing
     beginning August 2011.                                                    Faculty Positions
     The successful candidate will be responsible for effective teaching
     (classroom and clinical), scholarship, professional development,
     service, and advising. The typical teaching load is three courses      Fairfield University, School of Nursing, invites applications
     per semester. The ideal candidate will seek an academic career         for full-time tenure track faculty positions for the fall, 2011
     in a comprehensive college that emphasizes teaching and
     learning in a teacher-scholar model. Qualifications include an         academic year. The School of Nursing offers Commission
     earned doctorate in nursing or related field, a master’s degree        on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) accredited
     in nursing, and expertise in a clinical population area, preferably    baccalaureate and graduate degrees in nursing, with
     adult health or gerontology. Preference will be given to certified     specialization in nurse anesthesia, family nurse practitioner,
     Family or Adult Nurse Practitioners and/or certified Clinical          psychiatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse leader, and
     Nurse Leaders and candidates with faculty experience, a                healthcare management. The graduate program began
     beginning track record of scholarship, and experience with RN
                                                                            admitting students to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
     to BSN/MSN education. Experience in clinical simulation, genetics/
     genomics, student-faculty research and innovative pedagogies           program in fall 2010.
     is also valued. Candidates must be eligible for licensure through
     the New Jersey Board of Nursing. Please also see the                   Responsibilities:
     position posting #8841 on the college website with
     additional information regarding faculty requirements.                      Scope of responsibility includes teaching, scholarship
                                                                                 and service at the undergraduate and graduate level.
     Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution
                                                                                 Applicants should be prepared to teach various day
     that has earned national recognition for its commitment to
     excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly             and evening courses.
     6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron’s 75 “Most
     Competitive” American colleges, and U.S. News & World                  Qualifications:
     Report’s No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region
     of the country. The College also offers focused graduate                    • A doctorate in nursing or a master’s degree in
     programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded,                nursing with a doctorate in a related field
     in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter—an honor shared by less                   • Eligibility for Connecticut RN and/or APRN licensure
     than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong
     liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered                 • Demonstrated record of research scholarship
     through TCNJ’s seven schools—Arts & Communication;
     Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing,            Salary is commensurate with rank and experience.
     Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty
     members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to                 Candidates should send a letter of interest and complete
     liberal learning. TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC     curriculum vitae to: Meredith Wallace Kazer, PhD,
     and Philadelphia. The College’s campus is set on 289 tree-lined        APRN, A/GNP-BC, Chair, Search Committee, Fairfield
     acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural          University, School of Nursing, 1073 North Benson Road,
     beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including the 4th-best            Fairfield, CT 06824. Review of applications will begin
     college library in the nation, according to the Princeton Review.      immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
     The School of Nursing, Health and Exercise Science enrolls
     about 600 undergraduate majors across two nationally accredited
     programs, and offers the degrees of BSN, MSN, and BS.                  Fairfield University, founded in 1942, is an independent
                                                                            Jesuit comprehensive university with an active, collegial,
     There are 12 full-time nursing faculty lines, approximately 300        and pluralistic faculty. We are located on the Connecticut
     undergraduate students, and 40 graduate students. Aspirant
     goals for nursing include developing enhanced learning                 coast about an hour from New York City and thirty minutes
     experiences through faculty-student research, global experiences,      from New Haven. Salary, benefits, and faculty development
     and interdisciplinary coursework. Nursing programs offered at          resources are highly competitive. Fairfield is an EO/AA
     TCNJ include: BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, and Post-MSN certificate.           employer, committed to excellence through diversity,
     Masters options include Clinical Nurse Leader and Nurse                and in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from
     Practitioner tracks in adult, family, and neonatal. For more           women, persons of color, and members of historically
     information, visit www.tcnj.edu.
                                                                            underrepresented groups. The University will provide
     To apply, please send a letter of interest; detailed curriculum        reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with
     vitae; three letters of reference; and names, addresses and            a disability. More information is available at www.fairfield.edu
     telephone numbers of three professional references to: Search
     Committee, School of Nursing, The College of New Jersey, P.O.
     Box 7718, Ewing, NJ 08628-0718 or e-mail: sgarcia@tcnj.edu.
     Applications are due by January 15, 2011. Late submissions
     will be considered if a suitable candidate pool is not identified
     by the deadline. The College of New Jersey is an Affirmative
     Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.




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                                                               DIRECTOR OF THE
                                                           UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM
                                                      The Director of the Undergraduate Program will be
                                                      responsible for assuring the quality and delivery of the
                                                      Bachelor of Science in Nursing program (traditional,
                                                      accelerated second degree and BSN for registered nurses) in
                                                      the context of the strategic goals of the College of Nursing.
                                                      The Director reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and
                                                      Clinical Affairs and works collaboratively with the faculty
                                                      and administration and health system partners.
                                                      Position Responsibilities Include:
                                                      1. Maintain operations of the program, including scheduling,
                                                         teaching assignments, faculty and student issues, student
                                                         and faculty recruitment, program evaluation and resource
                                                         management.
                                                      2. Assist in faculty development and quality improvement
                                                         related to the undergraduate program.
                                                      3. Represent the College of Nursing in university, community
                                                         and professional groups and advocate for the program.
                                                      Qualifications:
                                                      1. Ph.D. in Nursing or related field, Ph.D. in Nursing
                                                         preferred; Master of Nursing.
                                                      2. Eligible to obtain RN license in Michigan.
                                                      3. Record consistent with appointment as Associate or Full
                                                         Professor.
                                                      4. Excellent communication skills and ability to articulate
                                                         the vision, mission and strategic goals of the College to a
                                                         variety of audiences.
                                                      MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural
                                                       diversity. The university actively encourages applications
                                                       and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans
                                                                      and persons with disabilities.
                                                       APPLICATIONS: Send correspondence, curriculum vitae
                                                          and three references to: Mary Mundt, Ph.D., RN,
                                                        Professor and Dean, College of Nursing, A219 Life
                                                           Sciences Building, Michigan State University,
                                                                   East Lansing, MI 48824-1317.
                                                                 Email: mary.mundt@hc.msu.edu.
                                                       Salary and academic rank commensurate with credentials
                                                           and experience. Review of applications will begin
                                                          immediately and continue until the position is filled.
                                                                Visit our website at: nursing.msu.edu

                                                       MSU IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION, EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.



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                                                  WMU Bronson School of Nursing
                               Seeks Candidates for Faculty Positions (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)
 Qualifications: Earned research doctorate in nursing or related field; master’s degree in nursing; specialization in one or more of the
 following areas preferred, but not limited to, psychiatric/mental health nursing, adult health/gerontologic nursing, nursing
 management/leadership/informatics, community health nursing, health policy. Teaching experience in a nursing baccalaureate program
 preferred. Community-based, interdisciplinary, and inter-institutional experience/background preferred. For rank of associate professor:
 teaching in baccalaureate and graduate program required; a record of publication and presentation in professional venues and evidence of
 research. For rank of full professor: teaching in baccalaureate and graduate program required; a record of substantive publication and
 presentation in professional venues and extensive evidence of research.
 Responsibilities: Teach courses in undergraduate and/or graduate programs; assist with the implementation of the masters program in
 nursing; bring or secure external funding for research or special projects; demonstrate scholarly productivity through research and
 publications; contribute to the missions of the School, College and University; regional, national/international reputation in area of
 expertise; provide service appropriate to an academic appointment.
 Salary: Competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, with an excellent benefits package.
 Expected Start Date: August 8, 2011
 Application Deadline: Review of applications will begin January 1, 2011, and will continue until a suitable candidate is selected.
 To Apply: Please visit http://www.wmich.edu/hr/careers-at-wmu.html for detailed information and application procedures.
  Western Michigan University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer consistent with applicable federal and state law. All qualified
                                                       applicants are encouraged to apply.

                                        Nursing Faculty Tenure Track
                                        The Nursing Department at Misericordia University is currently seeking a candidate for a
                                        full-time tenure track position. Misericordia offers a variety of programs including Traditional
                                        undergraduate, Part time Accelerated Evening, Expressway RN - BSN, and Master’s in
                                        Nursing.
                                   Qualifications of the applicant for this tenure track position include a Masters degree in nursing
                                   and an earned doctorate in nursing, education, or a health related field. Preference will be given
                                   to candidates who have graduate level preparation in community health, medical-surgical
  nursing and/or licensure and national board certification as a family/adult or pediatric nurse practitioner. Candidates currently
  enrolled in doctoral programs will be considered.
  Teaching experience at the Baccalaureate level in traditional and non traditional formats is preferred. The candidate may be
  required to teach in the Traditional undergraduate, Part time Accelerated Evening, Expressway RN - BSN, and Master’s in
  Nursing.
  Responsibilities include teaching, involvement in student recruitment and advisement. All applicants must hold a current
  Pennsylvania nursing license or be eligible for PA licensure.
  For confidential consideration, please forward a letter of application, vitae, and names of three references to: Misericordia
  University, Office of Human Resources, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, PA 18612 or e-mail:hr@misericordia.edu. Review of applications
  will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.
  Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to
  campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.
  Misericordia University, an 86-year-old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, offering baccalaureate, master’s, and
  doctoral degrees, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours
  from New York City, and Philadelphia. The university’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional
  preparation and service leadership has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.



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  Program Director, Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice
 Named one the nation’s top ten “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother
 magazine, listed among America’s top hospitals by U.S. News and World
 Report, and designated as a Magnet® Hospital by the American Nurses
 Credentialing Center—University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics
 offers challenge, growth and a unique opportunity to use your knowledge
 and experience to the fullest. We are currently recruiting for a Program
 Director, Nursing Research & Evidence-Based Practice.                                                     Salaries are Competitive
 The Director of Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice (EBP)
 has broad expertise in research and EBP. This includes strong analytic,                           The School of Nursing at NAU seeks innovative,
 teaching, leadership and management skills. The Director is responsible                        enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for
 for developing a model for fostering nursing research and EBP at UWHC                          nursing and a desire to build strong nursing
 and will participate in the activities of the UW-Madison Institute for Clinical                education programs. Our vacancies are:
 and Translational Research.
 Qualifications include a Doctorate in Nursing or related; Bachelor of                          •	 1 Full-time Assistant or Associate Clinical
 Science in Nursing and Masters in Nursing required; experience as                                 Professor- Flagstaff Campus
 principal investigator of nursing research studies required; evidence                          •	 1 Full-time and 1 Part-Time Assistant Clinical
 of academic affiliation with a School of Nursing required with current                            Professor-Flagstaff Campus
 experience as a Director in a progressive academic medical center with
                                                                                                •	 1 Full-time Assistant or Associate Clinical
 a minimum of five years of practice development experience preferred.
                                                                                                   Professor- Tucson
 Our positions offer excellent benefit and compensation packages.                               •	 1 Full-time Assistant Clinical Professor- Yuma
 For more information and to apply online please visit our website at www.                      •	 2 Full-time Tenure Track Assistant or Associate
 uwhealth.org/careers                                                                              Professor positions on Flagstaff Campus
                                                                                                •	 1 Full-time Assistant Clinical Professor
                 AA/EOE
     UWHC requires Pre-Employment                                                                  with primary teaching responsibilities in
   Physical, Background Check and Drug                                                             the American Indian Program located in St.
                  Screen                                                                           Michaels (Window Rock), Arizona
                                                                                                •	 1 Full-time 12 month Assistant Clinical
                                                                                                   Professor – clinical simulation coordination for
                                                                                                   students, Flagstaff Campus based
                                                                                                •	 1 Part-time Assistant Clinical Professor -
                                 FACULTY POSITIONS
                                                                                                   Flagstaff Campus
 The University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire, College of Nursing and Health
 Sciences is seeking applicants for full-time tenure track faculty positions beginning              The nursing programs include traditional,
 in 2011. Excellent opportunities for research, leadership, clinical practice and               accelerated, RN to BSN and American Indian
 professional development are available. Engaged teams of students and faculty                  Reservation based students as well as master’s
 conduct research through the University student-faculty collaborative research                 degree programs with specialty in Family Nurse
 program. The nursing department offers CCNE-accredited BSN and MSN programs,                   Practitioner, Nursing Education, and Nurse
 an accelerated second degree program, and a statewide collaborative BSN                        Generalist. Faculty will have the opportunity
 completion program. A Doctorate in Nursing Practice program was launched the                   to address health care challenges of diverse
 summer of 2010. Expertise is preferred in the following areas: Behavioral Health,
                                                                                                populations in rural settings. The faculty position
 Leadership/Administration, Informatics, Acute Care, Advanced Clinical Practice with
 Adult and/or Gerontologic Nurse Practitioner Certification.
                                                                                                will support baccalaureate level students in the
                                                                                                classroom, clinical teaching and/or in graduate
 Master’s degree in nursing and doctorate or substantial progress toward a doctorate            courses in family health (NP) and nursing
 is required for faculty positions. Applicants must have RN licensure in the US and be          education. Teaching assignments are contingent
 eligible for RN licensure in WI, with WI RN license required by start of contract. For
                                                                                                upon	qualifications	and	experience	and	are	
 a complete list of requirements and full position description, please refer to website:
 http://www.uwec.edu/acadaff/jobs/faculty/.                                                     commensurate with rank.
                                                                                                    Northern Arizona University is a 25,000-student
 Completed applications will be reviewed beginning December 1, 2010 and continuing              institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a
 until the positions are filled. Send letter of application, official transcripts, curriculum
                                                                                                four-season community of about 62,000 at the
 vita, and contact information for three references to:
                                                                                                base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s
     Janice Berry, EdD, RN, FNP | Chair of Nursing Search and Screen Committee                  emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced
     College of Nursing and Health Sciences |University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire               by its graduate programs and research as well as
                   105 Garfield Avenue | Eau Claire, WI 54702-4004                              distance learning. The university is committed to a
        Phone: 715-387-7270 | Fax: 715-836-4319 | Email: berryjk@uwec.edu
                                                                                                diverse and civil working and learning environment.
                 UWEC is an EOE/AA employer | http://www.uwec.edu
                                                                                                Please visit the NAU recruitment website at http://
                                                                                                hr.nau.edu.




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                  Assistant or Associate Professor of Nursing                                     About Syllabus
                                 (2 Positions)
                            Department of Nursing                                                Syllabus is published bimonthly by the
          Full-time Tenure-Track (Position Numbers 0F0277, 0F0278)                               American Association of Colleges of
                                                                                                 Nursing (AACN). Address Changes: Send
 The Department of Nursing seeks applications for a full-time tenure-track Assistant             to Syllabus, AACN, One Dupont Circle,
 or Associate Professor for the new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program                 Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036.
 at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. The mission of Longwood’s BSN program is
 to promote excellence in nursing education and clinical competency; to promote the              Managing Editor: William O’Connor
 development of citizen leaders in the nursing profession; to promote partnerships to
 enhance health care and health care education in the region; to be one component of             Contributing Editor: Robert Rosseter,
 the solution to the nursing shortage; and to improve the health of local communities.
                                                                                                 Chief Communications Officer
 The successful candidate will teach courses in a four year pre-licensure BSN nursing
 program. Responsibilities will also include curriculum development and evaluation,
 academic advising, clinical teaching and oversight, scholarly activity, and service in the      Space in Opportunities is available for
 local community.                                                                                advertising position openings, availabilities,
                                                                                                 and consultant and other services.
 Requirements include a Master’s degree in nursing (doctorate preferred). Must be
 licensed as RN in Virginia or eligible for such licensure; have experience teaching in          All advertising is subject to the publisher’s
 a pre-licensure nursing program (BSN teaching experience preferred); and current                approval.
 clinical expertise. Medical / surgical, and psych / mental health experience preferred. A
 successful background check is required.                                                        Publications of the American Association
                                                                                                 of Colleges of Nursing serve to advance
 Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Commonwealth of Virginia
 benefits accompany this position. A satisfactory background check is required. Review of        the quality of baccalaureate and graduate
 applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please   nursing education, promote nursing
 submit a letter of interest, a current curriculum vita, and names and contact information       research, and develop academic leaders.
 for three (3) professional references. Submit inquiries and application materials to:           AACN therefore reserves the right to
                                                                                                 unilaterally reject, omit, or cancel any
                      Professor Gerald “Joe” Montoya, DNP, RN                                    advertisement that is not in the best
                           Nursing Search Committee Chair                                        interest of the objectives and policies of the
                      Human Resources, Longwood University                                       Association, or that is not in keeping with
                             201 High Street, Stevens 202                                        the generally scholarly and professional
                                 Farmville, VA 23909
                                                                                                 nature of AACN publications. The
               FAX: (434) 395-2666 / Email: montoyagm@longwood.edu
                                                                                                 publication of any advertisement by AACN
 In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University               is neither an endorsement of the advertiser
 will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of                  nor the product or services advertised.
 accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process.
 You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however,     AACN promotes equal employment
 you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process please contact           opportunity as required by law, and
 the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or humres@longwood.edu.                           accepts only advertisements that are not
                                                                                                 discriminatory on the basis of race, color,
   A diversified workforce is an important part of our strategic plan. EOE/AA (11/3/10)          religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap,
                                                                                                 sexual orientation, vetran status, or for any
                                                                                                 other reason not related to individal merit.

                                                                                                 Rates: The classified ad rate is $10 per
                                                                                                 line for AACN members; $12 per line for
                                                                                                 nonmembers (approximately 40 characters
                                                                                                 and spaces per line).

                                                                                                 Deadlines: Opportunities is published
                                                                                                 bimonthly beginning with the January
                                                                                                 issue. Deadline for including, changing, or
                                                                                                 cancelling ads is the 15th of the month
                                                                                                 preceding publication date. Advertisers are
                                                                                                 invoiced with proof of publication.

                                                                                                 Send Copy To: All copy must be submitted
                                                                                                 electronically, preferably in Word format
                                                                                                 (or PDFs for display ads) to Anna Kathryn
                                                                                                 Pierce (apierce@aacn.nche.edu).


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