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Assistant Program Dean, APRN Nursing Programs (Remote)

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Reporting directly to the Associate Dean of Post Licensure Nursing Online, the Assistant Program Director of the APRN Nursing Nursing Programs, assists with providing leadership in managing and implementing a comprehensive nurse practitioner and post-licensure nursing programs 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. Provides professional leadership and support for teaching faculty; serves as a mentor and facilitator for faculty assigned; and enables an environment, which fosters creativity, responsiveness, and self-responsibility. Focuses extensively on ensuring the implementation of the academic program that leads to outstanding student learning outcomes, including national board exam passage rates and certification requirements that meet or exceed institutional goals. Works closely with the Associate Dean of Post Licensure Online and APNR Program Deans with overseeing student clinical placements, auditing clinical hours, providing student and faculty orientation and onboarding and assisting with improving the overall student experience in the nurse practitioner programs, as well as evaluation of student outcomes and progression throughout the nurse practitioner programs. Vigorously upholds a culture of academic integrity.


Two-years of academic leadership experience.

Four or more years of full-time documented teaching experience in a University setting (a minimum of 60 units; e.g. 20 3-unit courses or their equivalent) with a preference for one or more years of teaching for West Coast University. Instructional experience preferred at institutions which are Title IV funding eligible.


Six or more years (adjunct, full- or part-time) teaching in a University (or College) setting.

Faculty should hold a doctorate in their discipline; must have current certification and/or licensure as specified by the department of appointment; and be able to show promise of excellence in teaching and in clinical supervision and/or direction.

Demonstrable evidence of four years of clinical experience in a related field.

Knowledge of state, federal and local laws/regulations relating to programs, governmental compliance and other regulatory standards set by accreditation bodies such as Board of Registered Nursing (BRN, Texas BON, Florida BON), CAPTE, ACPE, ACOTE, ARC-PA, and CCNE.

Licensing & Certification:

National board certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required. Various APRN board certification specialties will be considered.

Must meet and maintain the qualifications and standards set forth by any accreditation body that West Coast University is accredited by or in process of obtaining accreditation from, for area of expertise and expectations of faculty member as set forth in regulatory documents.

Must maintain any professional certifications deemed necessary to meet the requirements of the teaching role.

Current certification in basic life support procedures including healthcare provide CPR with an Automated External Defibrillator.

Health certifications for an OSHA Category I classified position (potential for exposure to infectious diseases at work). As an essential component of the West Coast University infection-control program immunizations and tuberculosis clearance documentation is required in accordance with current CDC and OSHA recommendations and guidelines for Health-Care

Personnel. Below are health certification details which are subject to change as required by OSHA and CDC.

Immunizations – based on the CDC Recommended Immunizations for Health-Care Personnel (HCP), all HCPs must submit documentation of immunization to Hepatitis B (series of three doses with anti-HBs serologic testing 1-2 months after dose #3), proof of immunity to Hepatitis B, or a signed declination; Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR); Varicella (chickenpox); and Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (booster every 10 years). Highly recommended immunizations for the HCP include Influenza (yearly), Hepatitis A, and Pneumonia. For some individuals, a titer test will be indicated vs. vaccinations. Titer tests showing immunity to listed pathogens are acceptable. Titer tests showing a negative response require appropriate immunizations and follow-up titers must be completed and submitted.

If one or more of the listed immunizations are contraindicated, documentation must be submitted clearly identifying the reason(s). Clinical laboratory reports with facility stamp and medical doctor’s signature are required.

Tuberculosis Clearance – the CDC Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings are intended to protect the HCP and patients. The TB screening program consists of two major components: (1) baseline single test for M. tuberculosis infection and (2) serial testing/screening for M. tuberculosis infection. The HCP must have a baseline single test followed by serial skin testing every 6 months. If the HCP has a baseline positive result or has previously had a positive result, a chest radiograph must be completed to exclude a diagnosis of TB disease. Thereafter, every 6 months the HCP must receive a symptom screen. Documentation of positive skin test and negative chest x-ray must be submitted.


Doctorate in nursing required.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN), board certified, various specialties will be considered.

California APRN unencumbered license, Florida and compact state preferred or willing to obtain.

Current in APRN practice.

If applicable, certification(s) in area(s) of specialization required. Psychiatric Mental Health NP

Should provide a documented background in educational methodology consistent with teaching assignments including but not limited to education theory and practice, or current concepts relative to specific subjects he or she will be teaching, or current clinical practice experience, or distance education techniques and delivery.




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: Campus: WCU Online California 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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