Associate Dean of Nursing-Leadership Opportunity

Bergen Community College, the largest community college in New Jersey, serving a diverse student body on its suburban campus, has a leadership opportunity for the Associate Dean of Nursing. The Associate Dean of Nursing will be responsible for the administration, implementation and evaluation of the Nursing Program.  Provides supervision of the Associate degree Nursing program of the college including all accreditation activities.  In collaboration with the School Dean, provides leadership and direction to the faculty and supportive staff in planning, revision, implementation and all matters related to curriculum and instruction of the Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum; conducts orientation of new faculty; assists new faculty in development of teaching materials and methodology.  In collaboration with the Dean of the Division of Health Professions, approves faculty teaching assignments and is responsible for the evaluation, appointment, retention and promotion of faculty.  Develops program information for relevant College publications; facilitates textbook and media selection process; submits preliminary information for preparation of the annual operating and capital budgets; recommends the purchase of supplies and equipment for support of the Nursing Program; initiates facilities requisitions necessary for operation of the Nursing Program; chairs Curriculum Committee and monthly meetings of the Nursing faculty; serves as an ex-officio member of all Nursing Program committees; prepares and maintains statistics related to program outcomes; maintains liaison with agencies used for clinical experience, requests appropriate nursing units, resolves conflicts and coordinates all aspects of clinical affiliations; maintains liaison with approval/accrediting bodies specific to the Nursing Program; provides leadership to the faculty in preparation of accreditation self-studies; prepares annual reports for The New Jersey Board of Nursing and The National League for Nursing; represents the Nursing Program at meetings; coordinates activities related to student admission, retention, progression and graduation; provides advisement for students participating in day and evening programs, resolves student problems, monitors students’ compliance with health regulations and maintains liaison with Bergen Community College Health Office; maintains records relevant to the Program; liaison to other College constituencies which directly impact the Nursing Program; performs other duties as assigned.  This position reports to the Dean of the Division of Health Professions.


Doctorate degree and current NJ RN license. Must have three years demonstrated successful administrative experience in nursing education, six to eight years clinical experience and full-time teaching experience in an academic setting.  Must be familiar with curriculum design, simulation, collaborative partnerships with BSN programs and have experience with NLNAC accreditation.  Experience serving on committees of professional organizations and/or experience as an NLN Accreditation Visitor preferred. Must possess demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication skills, as well as, ability to work effectively with college and community constituencies. Must be proficient with computers.


Application materials will be accepted until position is filled.  All interested candidates should send a letter of intent (including the job code ASSOC DEAN-NURSE), curriculum vitae, transcripts and three professional references with current contact information. Send materials by email with the appropriate job code in the subject line to [email protected].

Bergen Community College
Department of Human Resources
400 Paramus Road, Room A316
Paramus, New Jersey 07652

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