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Associate Dean, Accreditation and Licensing

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Reporting to the Dean, College of Nursing, and working closely with multiple nursing degree programs and campus locations, the Associate Dean of Nursing, Accreditation and Licensing is responsible for the coordination of superior accreditation outcomes for the College of Nursing along with ensuring both the programmatic expansion and compliance with state academic requirements. 

Responsibilities include the interpretation of college of nursing programmatic accreditation as well as state-specific academic requirements. This role will guide the College of Nursing in developing, evaluating, and revising academic policy, program and operational processes that are compliant with accreditation standards and state regulations as they apply to Nursing degree-based programs.  Develops and maintains effective and positive relationships with accreditors and boards of nursing, as well as provides accurate and timely strategic and tactical recommendations to administration.    Maintains a schedule of accreditation visits and submissions, trains, and provides management tools to nursing leaders and provides management reporting on assigned functions as it pertains to nursing.  Develops and maintains programmatic heat map with degree and course specific requirements for accreditors and boards of nursing for both programmatic approvals as well as operational programmatic delivery. Collaborates with others to ensure superior outcomes respective to visit preparation, generating timely and accurate documents, correspondence and reports for submission, and other process reviews.  Provides assistance to nursing leaders on program development and delivery from an accreditation and regulatory perspective. 


Doctoral degree in Nursing required.

Greater than five years’ experience working in nursing accreditation preferred.

Greater than ten years’ experience in nursing higher education required.


Active unencumbered nursing license


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 Administration Function: Management Online (Non CA) Salary: $128,132 - $185,812 CA Salary: $145,951 - $211,665

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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