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Nursing Program Director, Puyallup, WA

Organization: Pierce College District
Category: Director
Location: Puyallup, WA
Date Job Posted: February 4, 2021
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Are you passionate about serving at a college that is centering racial equity, social justice, and intercultural engagement to eliminate equity gaps and advance student success? Does your vision for nursing education actively confront the Covid-era while maintaining the commitment to championing our most marginalized and vulnerable students? Are you yearning for an opportunity to collaborate with an engaged nursing faculty committed to these outcomes? If these questions resonate with you, then we invite you to consider joining the team at Pierce College.

The Nursing Program Director manages the Associate Degree Nurse (ADN) and Nursing Assistant Certified (NAC) programs. Duties include leading and equity-minded and collaborative department to advance curriculum development, scheduling, staff development, grant management, enrollment management, budget planning, accreditation compliance, clinical compliance, marketing and special projects. The position requires the ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, administration from multiple colleges, and with vendors and state agencies regarding planning and implementation of the program. The Nursing Program Director reports to the Dean of Health and Technology. This position requires regular and consistent attendance. The anticipated start date is March 1, 2021.

About the Program:

The successful candidate will join our Nursing department that offers the Associate’s Degree in Nursing (ADN) through both a traditional program and through a part-time Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to ADN program. The program, consistently ranked as one of the best in the state, thrives on innovation and is purposefully designed to attract and serve marginalized and non-traditional students. The program also offers students the opportunity to matriculate seamlessly to the University of Washington's Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program or to St. Martins University completion program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Nursing, Nursing Education or related field.
  • Five (5) years of experience as a Registered Nurse.
  • Experience in nursing education.
  • Success using data to make decisions and guide change.
  • Demonstrated commitment to the success of historically marginalized and minoritized students and equitable student success and ability to disrupt practices that lead to inequitable outcomes.

Special Requirements and/or Conditions of Employment:

  • Registered Nurse (RN) in Washington State or eligible for licensure in WA State.
  • The successful candidate must consent to and pass a criminal background check after a conditional offer of employment. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will considered in determining the applicant's suitability to perform in this position.

Application Requirements:

To be considered for this position, applicants must:

Meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement.

Complete the online application profile at

Apply for the specific job opening.

Upload (attach) a cover letter that addresses how you meet the required qualifications as outlined in this announcement. At Pierce College, we value culturally competent and compassionate individuals who bridge diverse backgrounds and perspectives in support of academic equity and excellence. In your cover letter, please address how you will support the mission of Pierce College to create quality educational opportunities for a diverse community of learners to thrive in an evolving world. Please include in your response how your previous education and/or professional experience contribute to your effectiveness in promoting a climate of student success for a diverse community of learners. (Cover Letter)

Upload (attach) detailed résumé of all educational and professional experience. (Résumé)

Transcripts are not required in order to apply for this position; however, if you are selected for an interview, you will be asked to bring copies of unofficial transcripts showing completion of the required level of education. Please upload current copies of your transcripts, if available. Unofficial copies of all college and university transcripts must include degree received and conferral date. International transcripts must include a foreign transcript evaluation. For a list of approved credential evaluation services visit: (Unofficial transcripts acceptable for application process; official transcripts required upon hire). (Transcripts)

Upload (attach) a list of at least three professional references with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses. Letters of recommendation will not be accepted. (References)

Provide a response to the following question (Supplemental Questions):

Describe how you have worked in your previous or current positions to advance equity, diversity, and inclusion in your organizations and how you would do that in this position to achieve racial and social equity in pursuit of mission?

Special Note: To ensure consideration, application materials should be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on the closing date

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