Assistant, Associate or Professor of Nursing/Graduate Program Chair, Non-Tenure Track


Website Hardin-Simmons University

POSITION:  Assistant, Associate or Professor of Nursing/Graduate Program Chair, Non-Tenure Track (Exempt)

COLLEGE/DEPARTMENT:  Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing

SUPERVISOR TITLE:  Dean, Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing


EXEMPTION:  Teacher Exemption


TARGET HIRE DATE: As Soon As Possible

EMPLOYMENT – Candidate must profess a Christian Faith, maintain membership in a local congregation, and respect the values and distinctives central to the historically Baptist values of HSU.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Human Resources 325-670-1259 or 


The Graduate Nursing Program Chair will guide all aspects of the program through collaboration with team members, university representatives, and the Community of Interest (COI) to foster quality outcomes of graduate-level nursing students. This position participates in a broad range of activities that support the mission, vision, core values and purposes of PHSSN and its consortium partners. Successful performance of this role requires excellent classroom, clinical and professional proficiency, management, leadership, organizational aptitude, and excellent interpersonal communication. In addition, the Program Chair is accountable and responsible for ensuring program development and compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by the Texas Board of Nursing and other accrediting agencies.  Ultimately, the continued pursuit of academic excellence in all settings is central to this role.  This is a position of delegated responsibility and reports directly to the Dean of the School of Nursing.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: These examples do not include all possible tasks & do not limit the assignment of related tasks.

Supports the vision, mission, and goals of the Patty Hanks Shelton School of Nursing (PHSSN).

Functions within the parameters of conventions, conferences, and constituencies of the consortium institution members.

Supports diversity, inclusion, and equity in decision-making and actions.

Leads in the development of new and established graduate programs.

Provides oversight of all administrative aspects of the graduate programs.

Teaches at a workload allowed by governing agencies.

Supports the highest level of students, faculty, staff, and team morale through the development of professional, collegial, harmonious, and productive working relationships within the school, consortium universities, and Community of Interest (COI).

Demonstrates proficiency in the implementation and maintenance of the accreditation requirements of the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON rule 215.7 (c), Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) as it applies to nursing education and submits all required documentation to ensure accreditation standards are met.

Assist with the preparation and participation in all meetings and site visit with governing agencies and consortium universities as required by the Dean.

Knows and uphold the policies in the consortium universities’ Graduate Catalogs, PHSSN Nursing Student Handbook, and PHSSN Faculty Handbook.

Coordinates and maintains academic, regulatory, and clinical requirements.
Identifies interventions to support student recruitment, enrollment, advising, retention, and success.

Provides oversight for the admission of qualified applicants in collaboration with the PHSSN Admissions Committee.

Collaborates with the consortium universities’ enrollment management teams for increased enrollment through the implementation of recruitment strategies.

Assist with continuous review and updating of the websites and marketing materials.
Recruits and develops quality faculty through orientation plans, mentoring, provision of continuing education, and annual performance evaluation.

Encourage and identifies opportunities for faculty activities to maintain clinical expertise.
Develops workload and other duties to maintain, in so far as possible, equitable and mutually agreeable distribution of assignments.

Makes recommendations to the Dean regarding faculty retention, promotion, merit, dismissal, or non-renewal based on performance.

Demonstrates expertise in curricula management through continuous development, implementation, and evaluation based on curriculum mapping to current standards and evidenced-based practice.

Demonstrates proficiency and support of faculty in blueprint development, test development, and item analysis.

Supports maintenance of current test banks utilizing TXBON and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Demonstrates initiative in the identification of opportunities for continuous program improvement.

In collaboration with faculty, completes the systematic plan for evaluation (SPE) and implements interventions based on findings.

Develops a professional rapport with COI to support continued identification and development of clinical opportunities and interprofessional education (IPE) opportunities.

Supports recruitment of clinical sites and preceptors through ongoing outreach activities and communication with students and members of the COI. 

Supports maintenance of current affiliation agreements in collaboration with the Dean’s office.

Participates in budget development and maintenance.

Seeks opportunities for grant submissions and management.

Reviews and approves final syllabi, catalog revisions, program reports, and other legal documents as required.

Ensures that faculty are accountable and responsible for ensuring program compliance with the standards and guidelines set forth by TXBON and other accrediting and governing agencies.

Participates in PHSSN and consortium universities’ committees as identified through regular attendance and fulfillment of assigned responsibilities.

Assumes all duties as assigned. 


The faculty must meet the minimum requirements for employment in the Graduate Nursing Program as required by the Texas Board of Nursing (TXBON) [rule 215.7 (c)]; Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS)

Hold a current and unencumbered license or privilege to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

Hold a master’s degree in nursing and a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.

Show evidence of teaching abilities and maintaining current knowledge, clinical expertise, and safety in the subject areas of leadership and teaching responsibilities.

Experience in nursing education, program development, and leadership required.

Certified Nurse Educator – CNE certification required at time of hire or within 2 years of hire or other pertinent certification in relationship to job duties.

The faculty will also be expected to exhibit a high level of commitment to the Christian faith consistent with the mission and heritage of the university.


Hold a current and unencumbered license or eligibility for licensure to practice as a registered nurse in the State of Texas.

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