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Campus Dean, Nursing

Dallas, Texas Job ID: 202234
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SUMMARY: Reporting directly to the Executive Director, with an indirect reporting relationship to the Dean and Associate Deans, College of Nursing, is responsible for providing leadership in managing, planning, and implementing comprehensive pre- and post-licensure nursing programs (including graduate level programs) for delivery in support of University, campus, and/or departmental goals in order to assure compliance with programmatic accreditation and/or licensure, internal consistency, and graduate outcomes that meet workplace and placement expectations.  Leads programmatic budget preparation and fiscal administration, student-learning outcomes and participates in curriculum assessment, coordination and improvement, determination of teaching assignments, supervision and evaluation of faculty, design and operation of program facilities, and selection/coordination of program specific external facilities and instruction.Provides professional leadership and support for teaching faculty; serves as a mentor and facilitator for faculty assigned; and enables an environment that fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (Every effort has been made to identify the essential functions of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only duties you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential function of the position.)

Provides leadership on planning, organizing, directing, and actively communicating information with the campus and senior university-wide leadership to ensure university guidelines and goals are applied consistently on the campus

Ensures processes are in place to track, monitor and record student completion and/or program outcomes.

In collaboration with the Campus Associate Directors of Academics, Administration, Clinical Education, and Registrar ensures didactic and clinical classes are scheduled.

Ensures consistent usage of the University’s master syllabus template.

Ensures consistent utilization of University Deans and Chairs Guide, and Catalogfor operational effectiveness.

In collaboration with the campus Manager NCLEX Success monitors NCLEX scores and proactively creates, implements and communicates appropriate corrective action plans when outcomes do not meet institutional goals. 

Responsible for ensuring effective and efficient communication via e-mails, phone calls, returned messages addressing faculty and student concerns, faculty issues, student progress, educational vendors, clinical facilities, university issues and  Board of Registered Nursing (e.g. Texas Board of Nursing)

Ensures compliance with all accreditation and regulatory standards. 

Participates in professional development and organizations in order to maintain an understanding of current ideas, research and practices, attends meetings, workshops and seminars to enrich personal growth, knowledge and skill in management development.

Functions as a member of the Academic Council, and provides updates to campus personnel on basis of Academic Council activities.  Responsible in conjunction with campus Executive Director for ensuring the University policies that have been approved and conveyed at the Academic Council are fully communicated and implemented at the campus.

Collaborates with Campus Associate Directors of Academics, Administration, Clinical Education, and Skills Laboratory Coordinator to ensure availability of supplies, classrooms, and staffing required for the academic instruction of the program.

Reviews and develops action plan based on student and faculty feedback for improvement of program

In collaboration with Talent Acquisition, monitors recruitment and on-boarding of program staff and faculty; to ensure retention, morale and performance efficiencies.

Monitors and analyzes student attrition and retention data and works with other campus leaders to develop initiatives that can be implemented to maximize retention and optimal student outcomes.

Provides direction, motivation, informational support, technical/professional guidance, and coaching to program personnel.

Assures student course evaluations are administered each term, and that the feedback is provided to faculty in a timely fashion. Collaborates with the Campus Associate Directors of Academics and Clinical Education to analyze Faculty Course Evaluations results, follows up as necessary on identified performance trends

Ensures all faculty and associate performance reviews are completed according to schedule.  Ensures frequent feedback on performance is provided by the appropriate supervisor.

Develops budgets, plans, and staffing requirements for the operation of the program and manages daily operations, staffing and expenses to remain within budget guidelines inn collaboration with the Campus Associate Directors.

Holds regular faculty meetings to provide for subject matter correlation and curriculum evaluation, and to coordinate activities of importance to full-time and adjunct faculty.

Participates as part of Campus Leadership Team and College Nursing Leadership Committee, collaborating with colleagues to ensure positive student outcomes.

Works collaboratively with the Dean of the College of Nursing and Associate Dean of Nursing to ensure consistency in programming across all WCU locations.

Adheres to College/University policies and procedures and conducts job responsibilities in accordance with the standards set out in the College/University’s Code of Ethical Conduct, Compliance Agreement, Sexual Harassment Policy or any of its policies and procedures, applicable federal and state laws, and applicable professional standards.

Maintains regular and timely attendance, reports to work as scheduled and as required to meet the needs of the College/University and assures time worked and/or time-off is recorded properly.

Exercises care, proper use and maintenance of department equipment and supplies and identifies unsafe conditions and makes appropriate adjustments

Maintains order, cleanliness and safety at work.

Performs other duties as assigned.


Texas Board of Nursing Requirements:

Doctorate degree from an accredited college or university.  Master’s degree or higher in nursing.


Texas Board of Nursing Requirements:

Must hold an unencumbered current license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Texas.


Program Specific Requirements –  Must have demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in administration within a professional nursing education program.

Texas Board of Nursing:

Must have a minimum of two years’ teaching experience in a professional nursing education program.

General requirements:

Leadership knowledge in the program field to cultivate a learner-centered environment and to foster excellence.

Knowledge in technological support and delivery of program area and services.

Knowledge and evidence of strong leadership, supervisory and management skills as applicable to specialized program area. 

Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards such as Board of Registered Nursing (BRN) or other nursing accrediting agencies, e.g., CCNE,WSCUC, and other accreditation standards. 

Demonstrated ability to work independently, without need of significant support staff.

Experience with MS Office. 

Knowledge of applicable databases and computer application systems to supply the most accurate information, reports and projections.


(Every effort has been made to identify the essential skills/qualifications of this position.  However, it in no way states or implies that these are the only skills/qualifications you will be required to perform.  The omission of specific statements of skills/qualifications does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or is an essential skill/qualification of the position.)

Ability to demonstrate clear criminal background history.

Ability to demonstrate clinical competency.

Ability to maintain academic standards.

Ability to work independently with general supervision.

Ability to demonstrate a thorough, accurate and practical knowledge of their field or discipline.

Ability to interpret and evaluate the theories of their field or discipline.

Ability to effectively operate related equipment and machines for instructional purposes.

Ability to operate a variety of office equipment and machines such as computer terminal, calculator and copier.

Ability to manage and work effectively in a highly ethnic and culturally diverse student and associate community.

Ability to work effectively in a collaborative matrix-organizational environment.

Ability to use effective communication skills, both oral and written, including presentations and effective listening skills.

Ability to speak before public groups, committees and meetings.

Ability to effectively use interpersonal skills, follow through with duties, provide attention to detail, and demonstrate the ability to motivate others.

Ability to use creative facilitation and conflict resolution skills to resolve difficult and sensitive issues.

Ability to demonstrate excellent analytical and organizational skills.

Ability to self-direct, self-pace, multi-task and function well under pressure of deadlines and conflicting priorities.

Ability to work with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Ability to exercise good judgment.

Ability to interpret rules, regulations, policies and procedures and assure compliance.

Ability to demonstrate excellent customer service skills and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Willingness to work a flexible schedule.

Ability to travel/drive locally on a weekly, daily and/or on an as needed basis.




For over 100 years, West Coast University has been educating and preparing students for professional careers across our six campuses located in Southern California, Dallas, Miami, and Online. As part of our unique student-centric approach to advanced healthcare education you will be empowering future healthcare professionals. At West Coast University our students are Ahead of the Curve. Our Mission is to embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability.

Our benefited faculty and associates are offered a comprehensive benefit package including:

  • Health & Wellness
  • Financial & Retirement
  • Family & Parenting
  • Vacation & Time Off
  • Perks & Discount
  • Professional Development

West Coast University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we seek candidates who desire to work in and serve an ethnically-diverse population.

Primary Location: Dallas, Texas Campus: WCU Dallas Function: Management

My colleagues and coworkers are sincerely passionate about student success and have a strong team spirit. Our fundamental goal is to improve the quality in our education and service. WCU rewards people with strong team-spirit, a great vision, dedicated commitment, and a high ethical standard.


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