Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the overall management of the on-line nursing programs. Visionary leader who collaborates closely with university departments, faculty, and administration, as well as on-line partners, to maintain current programming and create new courses and programs. Counsels and guides students. Assists the department chair in meeting standards for on-line education, and participates as member of the departmental nursing faculty committee. This position is based out of the Leavenworth, KS campus location.

Essential Functions:

  • Oversee day-to-day operations of post-licensure nursing programs.

  • Works closely with Post-Licensure Program Coordinator and on-line partners.

  • Develop and maintain the relationship between the on-line nursing programs and the University.

  • Participate, and demonstrate leadership, in the implementation, and evaluation of the on-line curriculum and other nursing education program components.

  • Maintain current knowledge to ensure programs meet requirements of accrediting bodies

  • Prepare accreditation reports in conjunction with Chair, Nursing Department

  • Assist students toward successful program completion.

  • Recruit and mentor properly credentialed faculty, ensuring adequate faculty are available to meet program outcomes.

  • Participate in activities that promote the stature of the department.

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationships within the community, including fostering the nursing education program’s responsiveness to community/employer needs.

  • Affinity with the overall values and mission of the University of Saint Mary and Department of Nursing


  • MSN required, PhD or DNP preferred.

  • Experience with on line education

  • Prefer full-time higher education experience.

  • Licensed (or eligible for licensure) to practice nursing in Kansas.

  • This is a Tenure Track position; entry rank commensurate with experience and degree.

  • Active involvement in the nursing profession with an understanding of key issues in nursing education.

  • Experience in Family Nurse Practitioner administration/education preferred.

  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work well at all levels in a complex and diverse environment, fostering a spirit of collaboration with faculty, colleagues, staff, administrators, and students.

  • Ability to set, communicate, and complete established priorities.

  • Knowledge and experience with KSBN and CCNE accreditation preferred.

  • Record of successful leadership.

  • Experience with management of human and fiscal resources.

  • Understanding and experience with curriculum content, design, and assessment/evaluation.

  • Experience in strategic planning.


Based on experience and educational background.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit (electronic submissions preferred) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcripts for all college work (official transcripts will be required at hiring), and three references with contact information, including email addresses and telephone numbers to Dr. Michelle Metzinger, Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Provost, in care of:


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Saint Mary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.