Overview:  Lourdes University, rooted in Catholic and Franciscan traditions, provides a values-centered education that enriches lives and advances academic excellence through the integration of the liberal arts and professional studies. In support of this mission, Lourdes University nurtures a diverse community that supports students in fulfilling their potential, commits to the engagement of faith and reason, inspired by our Catholic and Franciscan intellectual traditions, and provides a holistic, student-centered education rooted in the liberal arts.

Lourdes University invites applicants for the position of Dean of Nursing.  This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Reporting to the Provost, the successful candidate will work independently with nominal supervision, providing strategic leadership for curriculum oversight and evaluation; faculty recruitment, development, and evaluation; and student-centric support for the undergradaute and graduate nursing programs.



  • Provide leadership and management to the nursing programs by:
    • Ensuring the program maintains professional standards for licensure and accreditation;
    • Preparing program reports, including reports for CCNE;
    • Attending college, regional, and national meetings that are program-related;
    • Developing and maintaining community and educational partnerships regionally and nationally;
    • Participating in college, community and national activities to enhance the visibility of the programs;
  • Providing operational and management oversight of faculty workload, adjunct/ part-time faculty, and budget.
  • Recruit and maintain qualified faculty by:
    • Mentoring faculty;
    • Effectively monitoring and evaluating faculty performance and conduct annual review of program faculty and staff;
    • Coordinating faculty workload;
  • Conducting faculty/staff program meetings.
  • Maintain optimum student standards for admission, progression, and retention by:
    • Overseeing of facility agreements/contracts and documentation required for student clinical and practicum experiences;
    • Providing an active role in student recruitment and retention;
  • Providing strategic oversight of program marketing and student admissions.
  • Performs other duties to support the University as assigned;
  • Contributes to the ongoing culture of the College and University by supporting its mission and values; and work in collaboration with the other academic deans,
  • Consistently works collaboratively with co-workers within the department and across the campus by maintaining a positive problem solving attitude, listening and respecting the competing demands of others and working toward the best solution for the College
  • Oversees the enrollment goals for the College of Nursing.
  • Excellent relationships building skills.
  • Ensures an effective student-learning environment by developing and fostering a culture of effective and respectful relationships between students, faculty, staff and administrators.
  • An understanding of the role of information technology, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality in educating the next generation of nurses.
  • Ability to convey a collaborative, solutions-oriented style to help lead change.
  • An ability to advocate effectively for the Nursing profession, and education, within the college and at the local, state, national and global levels.
  • Strong grant, fiduciary and budget management skills.
  • Initiate and implement curricular changes in collaboration with program directors, college leadership, deans’ council and faculty senate committees.
  • Ensure quality of student advisement within the college of nursing.
  • Experience in promoting/facilitating diversity and inclusion with faculty, staff and students.
  • Future oriented views toward program development in the health sciences.
  • Leadership, guidance, integrity, visionary, energetic,
  • Creates and maintains the strategic plan for the college of nursing that aligns with the University strategic plan.


  • An earned doctorate (PhD in Nurse Education preferred, EdD, DNP w/ MSN-Educator) from an accredited college/university;
  • Eligible for an unencumbered license as an RN in Ohio;
  • At least 5 years experience in an academic faculty position;
  • Prior academic administration and curriculum development;
  • Prior experience with accreditation;
  • Online teaching experience;
  • Ability to travel and availability for potential evening and weekends;
  • Ability to use computer, including Microsoft Office Suite and learning management systems;
  • Effective stress management and ability to maintain professionalism

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