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Education Director, Tukwila, WA


Washington State Nurses Association

Nurse Educator

Tukwila, WA

October 4, 2019


The Education Director is responsible for coordination of all WSNA provided continuing nursing education (CNE) in accordance with American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC) requirements. Facilitates production of internal and external education, resource materials and improvement activities. Collaborates with the Director of Nursing Practice to serve as a WSNA liaison to the Council of Nurse Educators for Washington State, Nursing Students of Washington State and other designated organizations. Provides leadership to the Washington State Nurses Foundation including facilitating the scholarship application review process and collaborating with its Board on various fund-raising events.

Duties and Responsibilities Common to All Positions

  • Supports WSNA Purpose, Mission, Vision, Goals
  • Works with others, role modeling collaboration, communication and team work
  • Strives for excellence in work performance
  • Remains current in field of expertise
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet association needs including participation in staff teams and committees
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of Microsoft Office

Duties and Responsibilities of the Education Director

  1. Oversees the WSNA application and renewal process for maintaining continuing education provider unit status with ANCC and ensures adherence to ANCC provider unit criteria.
  2. Acts as the Lead Nurse Planner/Reviewer for WSNA Continuing Education Provider Program (CNEPP) ensuring WSNA’s compliance with ANCC requirements as continuing nursing education events are executed including WSNA’s biennial convention, union leadership conference, regional educational programs, legislative advocacy camp, on-line educational offerings, and other CNE programs offered by WSNA.
  3. Collaborates with WSNA stakeholders, councils and the cabinet to facilitate the identification, development and evaluation of continuing education programs and assists with the production of designated materials and documents including position papers, tool kits, palm cards, and educational booklets.
  4. Maintains policies, procedures and nurse planner orientation materials for the provision of continuing education in accordance with ANCC Accreditation Standards.
  5. Provides leadership to the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the WSNA Learning Management System and serves as an expert user
  6. Develops and maintains a WSNA Speaker’s Bureau; identifies resources provided by the Bureau and ensures communication about such resources.
  7. Develops and disseminates continuing nursing education information in WSNA publications and the WSNA website.
  8. Maintains liaison relationship with education personnel in health care agencies/academia including the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, the Washington Center for Nursing, and CNEWS.
  9. Attends Nursing Students of Washington State Board meetings assisting with convention planning, board transition orientation process, and other activities as requested.
  10. Attends the Washington State Nurses Foundation Board meetings providing support to the nursing scholarship application review process and consultation on fund-raising events. Provides coverage support for other WSNA committees/councils as requested.
  11. Promotes WSNA membership and retention by articulating benefits of WSNA membership in relation to provision of quality continuing nursing education.
  12. Assists with workload of other departments as assigned by the Director of Nursing Practice.
  13. Encourages two-way communication with all WSNA staff to ensure consistency with respect to WSNA goals, strategies, and day-to-day operating procedures.

Education/Experience

  • Licensure as a registered nurse in the State of Washington.
  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing and an advanced degree in nursing (or a closely related field) required.
  • Minimum of ten years of experience as a registered nurse required.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in teaching/education delivery required.
  • Knowledge of ANCC requirements related to continuing nursing education preferred.

Essential Skills/Competencies

  • Knowledge of principles and standards relevant to nursing practice as well as the Washington State Nurse Practice Act required.
  • Expertise in principles of adult education and education technology. Proficient in writing, teaching and public speaking. Demonstrated effectiveness in program development and organizational management.
  • Effective interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, organize work, manage multiple projects, and attend to detail, accuracy and thoroughness of work required.
  • Proficient in use of Outlook, e-mail, and presentation graphics applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and education technology.

Please email a copy of cover letter and CV to GBrigham@wsna.org


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