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DNP-FNP Program Director and NP Faculty

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $210,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. The salary range listed is for base compensation only and may be adjusted depending on qualifications and experience. The salary range does not include variable compensation and is subject to the individual department compensation plan.

Application Window

Open date: October 27, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Nov 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Oct 26, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis is actively recruiting dynamic and forward-thinking Family Nurse Practitioners (FNPs) with doctoral qualifications who are eager to join the School of Nursing as the Program Director of the DNP-FNP.

UC Davis Health, situated on a contemporary 140-acre campus in Sacramento, California, is offering non-tenured positions within the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) Series at the Assistant, Associate, and Full ranks, or full-time Clinical X Series. The Sacramento campus serves as the vibrant home to an array of institutions, including the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center (including a level-I trauma center and burn unit, and a comprehensive range of outpatient services), a fully accredited Children's Hospital, and an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. Practice locations encompass UC Davis Health Medical Center, UC Davis departmental and primary care network clinics, Sacramento County clinics, local FQHCs, and various other clinical sites.

The DNP-FNP program follows a hybrid format, seamlessly blending distance-based education with four in-person immersions on campus. Courses are primarily asynchronous, ensuring maximum flexibility for working nurses with diverse schedules. Faculty members in this program will follow a hybrid schedule, with requirements to be on-campus for set educational, administrative, and school obligations.

The salary range for this position is $150,000 to $210,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation. The salary range listed is for base compensation only and may be adjusted depending on qualifications and experience. The salary range does not include variable compensation and is subject to the individual department compensation plan.

TEACHING RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include working in collaboration with program directors and program faculty to ensure quality program curriculum and instruction in the didactic and clinical phases of the program. Duties include course management, teaching, skills and simulation labs, student advisement, and student formative and summative evaluation. Responsibilities may also include participation in clinical site visits, scholarly project committee work, student remediation, test writing and analysis, program admissions, accreditation processes and program assessment to include serving on committees essential to the Doctor of Nursing Practice — Family Nurse Practitioner program and school’s functioning.

ELIGIBILITY FOR DNP PROGRAM DIRECTOR:
This search primarily focuses on recruiting faculty members possessing leadership experience who meet the requisite qualifications and seek the responsibilities for the role of DNP Program Director. This pivotal position will work closely with the Associate Dean for Academics and fellow Program Directors to champion the school’s deep commitment to interprofessional education and active learning. The role of DNP Program Director is established as an appointment for one year with the option for renewal per regularly established university processes and includes additional compensation.

The DNP Program Director will contribute up to 75% effort to the role of Program Director. The Program Director is expected to be knowledgeable about nurse practitioner and DNP practice, education, accreditation standards, and regulations to ensure that the education of the DNP students is of high caliber and meets all accreditation standards and guidelines (including NONPF, CCNE and BRN), as well as be able to administer all aspects of the program.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

• Acting as a leader, ambassador and representative for the DNP program and the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis.
• Partnering with staff and faculty to execute all the operations of the DNP program.
• Providing leadership and oversight for DNP program administration and quality assurance and ensure continued program accreditation.
• In collaboration with Associate Dean for Academics, prepares annual teaching assignments and assures adequate faculty to cover program courses.
• Collaborating with faculty and curriculum and student affairs teams to monitor ongoing student progression and facilitate student success.
• Providing oversight for student matriculation and program completion in collaboration with curriculum, clinical, and student affairs teams.
• Leading curriculum improvements in collaboration with faculty and student representatives.
• Serving as the DNP Curriculum Lead for accrediting reports and accreditation to prepare for accreditation visits.
• Collaborating with the appropriate staff to arrange for periodic NP related activities.
• Overseeing the investigation of all clinical incidents that occur during simulations and clinical rotations in collaboration with the Instructor of Record and preceptor, and staff, as indicated.
• Assisting the Education Team to regularly assess and update policies, procedures, Handbooks and other Program materials and resources.
• Participating in student recruitment, admission, orientation and ongoing communications and program advising.
• Coordinating resources and related requests with the appropriate Associate or Assistant Dean, including collaboration with development team for program specific fundraising, as appropriate.

OVERALL CRITERIA:
A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series or Clinical X Series shall be evaluated by the following criteria, which is appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on teaching and according to the needs of the school and the individual’s responsibilities in the specific discipline. The four criteria are:

  1. Teaching
  2. Professional competence and activity
  3. Scholarly or creative activity
  4. University and public service

DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION:
All individuals in the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing are accountable for maintaining and fostering a culture of inclusion, as outlined in the School’s Diversity and Inclusion webpage at http://health.ucdavis.edu/nursing/diversity_inclusion/diversity_index.html.
All candidates will also be evaluated on their contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Academic rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience. The university offers a comprehensive benefits package.

Applicants should apply online at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06124.
If you have any questions about this recruitment, please email: hs-sonfacultyrecruitment@ucdavis.edu.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• A doctoral degree from an accredited program (such as: PhD, DNP or EdD).
• National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP).
• Possess (or be eligible for) current NP license and hold or be eligible for CA licensure as a NP.
• Possess (or be eligible for) a valid DEA certificate.
• Knowledge of curriculum and curriculum development.
• Experience in program management, including curriculum refinement and student progress.
• A current and valid license to practice professional nursing in the State of California.
• Two (2) years of experience teaching in pre- or post-licensure registered nursing programs; and
• One (1) year continuous, full-time or its equivalent experience providing direct patient care as a registered nurse or equivalent experience and/or education as determined by the California Board of Registered Nurses.

OVERALL CRITERIA:
A candidate for appointment in the HSCP Series or Clinical X Series shall be evaluated by the following criteria, which is appropriately weighted according to the primary emphasis on teaching and according to the needs of the school and the individual’s responsibilities in the specific discipline. The four criteria are:

  1. Teaching
  2. Professional competence and activity
  3. Scholarly or creative activity
  4. University and public service
Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Qualifications for Program Director Role:

• Strategic Planning: The ability to develop a clear vision for the academic program and set strategic goals.
• Communication: Effective communication skills, including both written and verbal communication, to convey program goals, expectations, and updates to faculty, staff, and students.
• Team Building: The skill to assemble and lead a diverse team of faculty and staff, fostering a collaborative and productive working environment.
• Conflict Resolution: The ability to handle conflicts and disputes within the program, resolving issues amicably and maintaining a harmonious work environment.
• Decision-Making: Sound decision-making skills, especially when it comes to curriculum changes, resource allocation, and program development.
• Adaptability: Flexibility and adaptability in response to changing educational trends, technologies, and student needs.
• Resource Management: Efficiently manage budgets, resources, and personnel to ensure the program's success.
• Mentoring and Coaching: The capacity to mentor and guide faculty and staff in their professional development and teaching practices.
• Advocacy and Fundraising: The ability to advocate for the program within the institution and externally to promote its success and secure necessary resources.
• Fiscal Oversight.
• Accreditation Experience.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • One Complete Set of Teaching Evaluations (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF06124

Help contact: fjramosjr@ucdavis.edu

About UC Davis

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals’ with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA/Hybrid