Joining AdventHealth is about being part of something bigger. It’s about belonging to a community that believes in the wholeness of each person, and serves to uplift others in body, mind and spirit. AdventHealth is a place where you can thrive professionally, and grow spiritually, by Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ. Where you will be valued for who you are and the unique experiences you bring to our purpose-minded team. All while understanding that together we are even better.
Schedule: Full Time
The community you’ll be caring for:
Our mission is to provide an environment where students can develop spiritually, intellectually, socially, and physically while pursuing professional expertise integrated with Christian values
The role you’ll contribute:
The Dean of Nursing is responsible for visionary leading throughout certificate, bachelor, master, and doctoral nursing programs, in addition to working collaboratively with academic administration and other academic departments for high quality program development and implementation. The Dean of Nursing will be a person of high integrity, a courageous and transformative leader, a change agent, builder, and risk taker. As a visionary leader, the Dean of Nursing will build on the current success of the University and its faculty and develop the department as a national leader in teaching, research, practice, and service. The Dean of Nursing will also work with other internal and external partners, including AdventHealth Chief Nursing Executives to align key organizational nursing needs, provide intellectual leadership, strategic direction, scholarship advancement, and change management for the dynamic future of nursing education.
The value you’ll bring to the team:
The Dean of Nursing will:
•Articulate a compelling vision and corresponding strategic plan that will guide the nursing department to become a national leader in education, research, and practice, and be committed to interdisciplinary academic and clinical excellence.
•Evaluate the nursing department's current organizational structure, resources, and management, making appropriate changes necessary to support its continued growth. The Dean of Nursing will engage faculty in the process of continuous improvement of the curriculum and the identification of changes, enhancements and additions that address both current and anticipated demand.
•Establish a strong partnership with senior leadership of the program's clinical partners, including AdventHealth, demonstrating entrepreneurship and innovation regarding how the nursing department can help to address the system's, region's, as well as the state's, health care needs. This will include establishing strong partnerships with the chief nursing officers and other senior leadership within the clinical partners and proactively identifying opportunities to expand the nursing department's programs that will address the region's workforce demands. The Dean of Nursing will be a member of various AdventHealth nursing councils related to workforce, strategy, and vision planning.
•Establish prominence to the nursing programs by actively participating in local, regional, state and national health care and academic organizations (e.g., local hospitals, health departments, CCNE, AACN and other accrediting bodies, professional nursing organizations at the state, national and international levels). The Dean of Nursing will participate in influencing health policy for the state and region in alignment with AHU goals.
•Collaborate with academic partners, board members, simulation operations team members, clinical partners, and other system functions to ensure an integrated approach to high quality nursing education.
•Create an environment that supports faculty in their research and scholarly efforts to foster scholarship and innovative research and build upon AHU's visibility as a research institution; work collaboratively with AdventHealth nursing leadership to establish a collaborative research agenda.
The expertise and experiences you'll need to succeed:
EDUCATION REQUIRED: •Doctoral degree in Nursing or related field •A non-nursing doctoral degree needs at minimum to have a graduate degree in nursing
•PhD in Nursing
•Evidence of successful leadership in academia and practice; as well as success in an educator role •Minimum five years in clinical practice or higher education •Experience in organizations where continuous improvement has been part of the organization's fabric •Experience with institutional and programmatic accreditation standards and regulatory requirements •Experience in pedagogical practices that facilitate student engagement and success in learning, such as online learning and curriculum design •Proven track record of success in leading an organization to consistent financial and operations success •Experience in human resources management at the departmental level •Strong clinical practice background
•Leading a team of health care providers and/or faculty Strategic planning for academic program or operations •Experience in change management •Experience as a leader in academics or practice •Experience in emerging educational technology •Experience obtaining grants/funding
LICENSURE, CERTIFICATION OR REGISTRATION REQUIRED: • Registered Nurse
At AdventHealth, Extending the Healing Ministry of Christ is our mission. It calls us to be His hands and feet in helping people feel whole. Our story is one of hope — one that strives to heal and restore the body, mind and spirit. Our more than 80,000 skilled and compassionate caregivers in hospitals, physician practices, outpatient clinics, urgent care centers, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice centers are committed to providing individualized, wholistic care.