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Job Details: Director, RN to BSN Program

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Director, RN to BSN Program

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Full-time, 12 month


JOB SUMMARY: The Director of the RN to BSN Program is responsible for academic leadership and operational management for the online program. The Director is expected to provide visionary leadership in teaching, student success, recruitment, and curriculum development. This tenure-track, 12-month full-time position.


  • Demonstrate leadership skills, computer literacy, and competent administrative ability.
  • Active membership and participation in professional organizations.
  • Valid license to practice as a registered nurse in the state of Oklahoma or other participating compact licensure state.
  • Demonstrates ethical and professional behavior.
    The Director of the RN to BSN Program must demonstrate the following:
  • Strong work ethic and ability to lead by example.
  • Professionalism, acting as a credible and respected representative of the institution internally and in the community.
  • Willingness and ability to act ethically and socially responsible.
  • Ability to communicate in a courteous manner.
  • Academic merits, leadership ability, effective communication skills, and ability to be a contributing team member are desired.


  • Graduate degree with a major in nursing from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Earned doctorate from a regionally accredited institution required.
  • Three to five years teaching experience, preferably in an online and baccalaureate level nursing program.
  • Three to five years nursing practice experience.



  • Assume all professional responsibilities of a full-time faculty member.
  • Instruct six semester hours or the equivalent during the academic year.
  • Participate in scholarly activities, individually or collaboratively, which advance the state of knowledge or performance level of the discipline of nursing.
  • Ensure all accreditation criteria are achieved for programs within the department.
  • Provide academic advisement to prospective and current students.
  • Participate in institutional service activities.
  • Maintain membership in nursing professional organizations.
  • Prepare and administer the departmental budget.
  • Recruitment, orientation, and mentorship of departmental faculty and staff.
  • Complete evaluations of departmental faculty and staff for the purposes of retention, promotion, and merit increases as appropriate.
  • Develop and administer fall, spring, and summer course schedules.
  • Assign faculty for course instruction, maintaining a fair and equitable workload.
  • Solve problems and resolve conflicts between students and faculty.
  • Coordinate continuing education opportunities as appropriate.
  • Encourage the members of the department to improve teaching methods, work skills, processes, and procedures to establish a continuous improvement in the learning environment within the department.
  • With the members of the department, develop measurable criteria to recommend continuation, expansion, or dissolution of programs within the department.
  • Must be able to lift more than 50-lb. objects; frequent bending, stooping, and walking.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the VPASA or designee.

The omission of specific statement of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

Applicant Must Submit:

  • Letter of Application
  • Resume
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • Three References (current addresses and phone numbers)
  • Completed Consent & Disclosure form for pre-employment background check (available here)

If you are applying for more than one position, please submit a separate application packet for each position, being sure that your cover letter addresses the specific requirements for the position for which you are applying. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All OPSU applicants must also submit a completed Consent and Disclosure form for a pre-employment background check. Forms are available below.

OPSU is an AA/EE/E-Verify employer committed to diversity.

Oklahoma Panhandle State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, and veterans status in its programs and services.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

  • Michael Harris, Title IX (sex), Office: SUB 10, Telephone: 580.349.1362;
  • Rene Ramon, Section 504/ADA (disabilities), Office ML 107B, Telephone: 580.349.1556;
  • Dana Collins (race, color, national origin, age and veterans status), Office: SL 125, Telephone: 580.349.1574.

For additional information and/or to respond, contact:

Oklahoma Panhandle State Univ.
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 430
Goodwell, OK 73939
Telephone: 580-349-2611
Fax: 580-349-2302
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