Nevada State College (www.nsc.edu) invites applications, nominations and
inquiries for the position of Dean of the School of Nursing to
begin Fall 2018. This is an exciting opportunity for a
dynamic individual who aspires to lead the School by fostering a
positive and productive work environment that assists students to
develop and express caring as a fundamental human characteristic
essential for professional nursing. The Dean leads the School in
its mission to serve southern Nevada, the state of Nevada, and the
larger community in meeting health care needs.
About Nevada State College
Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is the
first and only four-year public college in the Nevada System of
Higher Education (NSHE). NSC’s developing 500-acre campus is
located in Henderson, Nevada, just 15 miles from the world-famous
Las Vegas Strip. In 2017, the Chronicle of Higher
Education listed NSC as the second-fastest growing public
baccalaureate college from 2005-2015 and had its largest freshman
class resulting in total enrollment of over 4,200 students.
NSC’s role in Nevada’s state education system is to
help strengthen and diversify the Southern Nevada economy by
preparing a largely under-served student population—where a
majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic
minorities, parents, and/or returning students—to become productive
members and leaders of the workforce. In this regard, the School of
Nursing places special emphasis of the College’s mission is placed
on meeting the state’s need for effective, highly educated and
As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus
on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences,
impactful scholarship, and the development of innovative curricula.
NSC faculty work in state-of-the-art facilities that feature
“smart” classrooms and have class sizes of 32 or 48 students.
To meet the unique needs of our student population, NSC offers
courses year-round and in all modalities, including in-person and
hybrid courses during the day and evening as well as online
At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied
backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared
commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada
and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the
lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a
culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live
authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the
college and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to
intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs
of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.
Watch this video to learn more about student life
About the School of Nursing
The central aim of the baccalaureate nursing program
at the Nevada State College School of Nursing is to prepare
individuals for professional nursing practice. Anchored in Jean
Watson’s Theory of Human Caring, the program assists students to
develop and express caring as a fundamental human characteristic
essential for professional nursing practice. The nursing program
challenges and encourages students to focus on the heart of nursing
and to develop into highly ethical, competent, caring and dedicated
professionals ready for leadership in all areas and settings of
A total of 23 full-time and 39 part-time faculty
serves 357 pre-licensure students and 183 RN to BSN students. The
program is well respected for its high quality faculty, innovative
curriculum, and excellent NCLEX pass rates. Fully approved by the
Nevada State Board of Nursing, our Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) accredited Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
program offer three opportunities to earn a BSN:
Traditional Full Time Bachelor of Science in
Nursing (BSN) Program: The traditional track is designed
for new and transferring students who do not hold a bachelor’s
degree. Upon acceptance to NSC, students are classified as
pre-nursing majors. After satisfactory completion of prerequisites
courses, pre-nursing major students apply for admission to the
School of Nursing which upon acceptance, become nursing majors.
Upon graduation, students are eligible to take the national RN
licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), the gateway to a career as a
registered nurse with public health agencies, schools, hospitals
and other health care organizations. This track admits up to 48
students with entry points in the fall, spring, and summer.
Part Time Bachelor of Science in Nursing
(BSN): The part-time track is offered for an individual
who has obligations of a job and family life that interferes with
their ability to attend the academic schedule of the traditional
full-time track. Upon graduation, students are eligible to
take the national RN licensing examination (NCLEX-RN), the gateway
to a career as a registered nurse with public health agencies,
schools, hospitals and other health care organizations. This track
admits up to 48 students with entry points in fall and spring with
course and clinical programming commitments Thursday through
Registered Nurse (RN) to Bachelors of Science
in Nursing (BSN): The Registered Nurse (RN) to
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) completion track is for
licensed registered nurses who have graduated with an associate’s
degree or diploma from an accredited nursing program. The
program is designed to support educational mobility and to
strengthen community health and leadership abilities of the
working, licensed registered nurse. This track admits students year
Rank and Salary
- This position is a full-time, 12-month appointment and reports
directly to the Provost of the College.
- Rank, tenure and compensation commensurate with experience and
- Excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 11 paid
holidays, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, family
educational benefits (applicable at all Nevada public colleges or
universities), and health insurance plan that can be supplemented
with flexible spending account or health savings account.
As the chief academic officer of the School of
Nursing, the Dean of Nursing provides vision and leadership while
representing the interests of the School of Nursing. Ensures the
School of Nursing operates according to appropriate professional,
legal and ethical standards. Creates and maintains an environment
conducive to faculty scholarship and practice. Facilitates nursing
faculty professional development. Acts as a liaison to the Nevada
Board of Nursing (NSBN) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing
Education (CCNE) to ensure compliance with required elements of
NSBN regulations and CCNE standards. Evaluates the adequacy of
preparation, experience and diversity of nursing faculty and staff
members; recommends appropriate staffing levels in all areas.
Recommends full-time nursing faculty appointments, promotion,
tenure and retention.
Responsibilities include proficiency and innovation
- Leadership of faculty and staff.
- Curriculum and program development and evaluation.
- Promotion of student success.
- Collaborative resource development and management.
- Management of school budgets and contracts.
- Stewardship of accreditation processes, standards, and
- Effective communication, advocacy and representation for
Nursing with stakeholders at all levels – School, College,
- An earned terminal degree in nursing (e.g., PhD, DNP, DNS) or a
related field (e.g., EdD).
- Experience in curriculum and program development based on
caring science philosophies and theories.
- Experience and accomplishments consistent with the requirements
for academic rank of Professor or Associate Professor with
- A commitment to excellence in teaching, service, and
scholarship which also includes prior administrative
- Experience with program/curriculum development and
- Eligible for licensure as a registered nurse in Nevada.
- Demonstrated interest and ability to seek external
funding/grants and a demonstrated interest and ability to
collaborate with the Office of Institutional Advancement for
- Demonstrated ability to be innovative and entrepreneurial.