The Director of Nursing is responsible for oversight of all educational and administrative aspects of the Associate Degree Nursing and Licensed Vocational Nursing Programs. This includes planning, development, and administration of the programs in accordance with state, national, and College policies and procedures. This individual leverages their applied nursing experience in an educational setting to sustain a program of exceptionally high quality.
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Provide academic leadership to faculty, students, and the institution that supports active teaching and learning community among students and faculty.
Provide leadership in planning and administration of the Nursing program.
Facilitate compliance with external regulatory agencies (i.e., The Texas Board of Nursing).
Develop, evaluate, and continuously improve the Nursing curricula.
Write periodic state, national, and institutional reports.
Collaborate with Nursing faculty to develop, implement, and coordinate the Nursing program admission policies and procedures.
Facilitate department activities in accomplishing all Nursing activities including recruitment, hiring, training, and evaluation of faculty and staff.
Develop and maintain contractual arrangements with clinical facilities.
Supervise the orientation processes for all incoming Nursing students.
Support recruitment and advisement of Nursing students, including student success planning.
Develop class and room utilization schedules in collaboration with Nursing faculty and the Dean of Applied Sciences.
Establish and maintain a process to ensure optimal communication with Nursing faculty, College administration, and support staff.
Promote department compliance with all College policies.
Teach no more than three (3) clock hours per week.
Additional duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Collaborate with the appropriate administrator in the preparation of the annual Nursing budget and monitor expenditures throughout the year.
Purchase and maintain equipment to meet student learning needs.
Develop department policies, procedures, and practices.
Consult with the Registrar in the review and approval of transfer credits.
Participate in the Nursing Advisory Committees.
Maintain currency in Nursing by participating in professional development activities, to include attendance at state and national regulatory agency meetings.
Serve as the contact for Nursing student complaint resolution and/or grievances.
Work cooperatively with the Center for Workforce and Continuing Education programming to ensure service to the needs of community health organizations.
Participate in Instructional Council and other voluntary and assigned college committees.
Assist in the marketing efforts of the Nursing programs.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Excellent college benefits accrue with this full-time position. This is a security sensitive position.
Lee College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, disability, race, color, age, religion, national origin, or veteran status.
Master's (or higher) degree in Nursing
Must hold a current license or privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas
Three (3) years of teaching experience in a professional nursing educational program
Three (3) years of work experience as a licensed nurse
Possess a working knowledge of computers and educational technology
Represent the College in a positive manner to employees, students, visitors, and the general public
Demonstrate creativity, energy, and self-motivation with strong organizational skills
Assume responsibility and effectively deal with problems, exercising good judgment when making decisions
Establish and maintain good working relationships with instructional faculty, students, support staff, colleagues, and administration
Read, understand, and express self clearly and effectively in oral and written communications
Possess strong leadership and human relations skills and the ability to effectively relate to diverse populations and personalities
Possess strong general knowledge of health occupations and the health industry
Must be willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and some weekends
Internal Number: 5776
About Lee College
Lee College, located in Baytown, Texas, serves as a focal point for the development of educated, gainfully employed, and socially aware residents of the local community. Lee serves more than 9,000 students in more than 60 academic, technical and non-credit continuing education programs.