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The School of Nursing has an outstanding opportunity for a Associate Director Lead Nurse Planner at the Associate Director level. The ideal candidate will provide strategic leadership in planning, implementing, and evaluating specialty programs, conferences, and workshops.
Reporting to the Director of Continuing Nursing Education, this role will participate in general UWCNE operations, special projects, and new initiatives. The Lead Nurse Planner will deliver oversight in choosing, implementing, and evaluating jointly provided programs. This position will provide budgetary oversight for educational content creation and curation and direct the planning, implementing, and evaluating of online courses and programs. The Lead Nurse Planner will be responsible for assuring compliance of all certifying bodies of UWCNE offerings, e.g., the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Society (WOCN), American College of Nurse-Midwives, Washington State Clock hours, California State certification of CNE, etc. Additionally, this role will serve as an SoN liaison on UWCNE-related issues within the nursing community and other health and social service agencies and providers. ?The University of Washington School of Nursing is an internationally top-rated school and leader in improving the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. UWCNE has provided high-quality continuing education for nurses for 45 years, enrolling over 8000 health professionals annually in a variety of programs that are current, in-depth, and licensure-based. UWCNE is proud to be accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).
Provide strategic leadership •in planning, implementing, and evaluating specialty programs, conferences, and workshops •Ensure that appropriate educational design principles are used, and processes are consistent with the ANCC Primary Accreditation Program requirements for each program. •Provide leadership in program planning, implementation, and evaluation for each program offering. •Oversee the various steering committees/planning committees developed to run these programs, selecting and developing planners and presenters as needed.
Provide oversight in choosing, implementing, and evaluating jointly provided programs. •Evaluate Joint Provided program criteria in the provision of continuing nursing education. •Ensure that appropriate educational design principles are used, and processes are consistent with the ANCC Primary Accreditation Program requirements for each program. •Maintain accountability for resolving issues related to providing UWCNE, including but not limited to potential Conflict of Interest. •Collaborate with other CNE staff and SoN personnel to provide any logistical support for CNE Joint Provided courses as needed.
Provide budgetary oversight for educational content creation and curation. 10% •Demonstrate competency in budgetary matters. •Ensure that specialty programs, conferences, workshops adhere to prescribed budgets. •Provide feedback during annual budget review.
Direct the planning, implementing, and evaluating of online courses and programs. •Ensure that appropriate educational design principles are used, and processes are consistent with the ANCC Primary Accreditation Program requirements for each course. •Monitor for opportunities to expand the CNE online offerings and provide leadership in doing this as appropriate in meeting CNE strategic goals.
Serve as the Lead Nurse Planner Designate •Responsible for assuring compliance of all certifying bodies of UWCNE offerings, e.g., the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation (ANCC), the Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse Society (WOCN), American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM), American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN), Washington State Clock hours, California State certification of CNE, etc. •Demonstrate commitment to learner needs by evaluating UWCNE goals in response to data that may include but is not limited to aggregate individual educational activity evaluation results, stakeholder feedback, and learner/customer feedback. •Provide leadership through direction and guidance given key personnel involved in assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating UWCNE activities in compliance with accreditation criteria. •Advocate for and utilize available human, material, and financial resources to ensure that UWCNE achieves its goals related to quality outcome measures. •Identify and collaborate with planners and presenters for UWCNE offerings. •Maintain accountability for resolving issues related to providing UWCNE •Participate in orientations about accreditation criteria conducted by certifying organization. •Consult with the SoN to ensure that appropriate educational design principles are used and processes are consistent with the requirements of the certifying organization.
Serve as a SON liaison on UWCNE-related issues within the nursing community and other health and social service agencies and providers. 10% •Maintain and foster contact with the broader nursing community to facilitate positive relations with SON and UWCNE. •Collaborate on CE-related issues with administrators and educators in private, state, and federal health care agencies, nonprofit organizations, state and national agencies. •Represent SON on university-wide committees and groups related to continuing education as requested by the Lead Nurse Planner or Director. •Monitor other continuing education offerings in the community, analyze trends, and make recommendations for new course development and current course improvement.
Participate in general UWCNE operations, special projects, and new initiatives. •Advise and counsel individual nurses and nursing organizations in the community about continuing nursing education opportunities and requirements as well as about content and objectives of specific UWCNE courses and conferences related to their needs. •Foster involvement by appropriate members of the nursing community and SoN faculty on the UWCNE Advisory Committee and as UWCNE Faculty Coordinator. •Other duties as assigned.
Supervision: •This position reports to the Director for Continuing Nursing Education. •This position supervises the work of three (3) Nurse Planners to ensure that appropriate educational design principles are used and processes for educational activities are consistent with the requirements of the ANCC, WOCN, ACNM, and AACN Accreditation Programs.
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Requirements: •Master of Science degree in Nursing or a related field •Five years of experience in nursing education, continuing nursing education, or hospital in-service education OR curriculum development in continuing education in an academic nursing environment or other academic health sciences center. •Current and unrestricted license as a registered nurse (If hired, will need to acquire and maintain an RN license within the State of Washington.)
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
Desired Qualifications: •PhD in Nursing or a related field
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