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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education

Texas A&M University College of Nursing
Bryan, Texas 77807
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Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education


The College of Nursing at Texas A&M University is seeking an accomplished nursing leader to serve as the Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Nursing Education. The individual in this distinguished role leads and administers the development, implementation and evaluation of an outstanding Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) education program, which includes traditional undergraduate options, accelerated post-baccalaureate options, and an online RN to BSN option. Undergraduate nursing program options in the College of Nursing are located in four communities, including both traditional and accelerated options at the main campus in Bryan/College Station and Round Rock, with expansion to McAllen planned. There are recruitment offices for the online RN to BSN option in both McAllen and Lufkin, TX. The position is based at the Health Science Center of Texas A&M University, in the vibrant communities of Bryan/College Station, TX.

The Assistant Dean collaborates with the Associate and Assistant Deans to achieve mutual goals or address common concerns. This administrative appointment is an appointment in the College of Nursing (CON). The Assistant Dean reports to the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the CON. The position will support the advancement of a diverse faculty, on both tenure and clinical tracks, and promote a diverse, welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The role is a 50% effort administrative appointment, 20% teaching, 20% scholarship, and 10% service.

Job Responsibilities

50%: Administrative Appointment Duties and Responsibilities

Assume a leadership role in undergraduate academic programs.

     Lead and manage the development, implementation, and evaluation of the BSN program in a collaborative approach with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, other leaders, and faculty.

     Lead and oversee operations that support the BSN program options and sites.

     Provide for faculty development in the area of curriculum, assessment, evaluation, and pedagogy.

     Assign faculty and staff workload in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and other College of Nursing leaders.

     Manage course schedules with course and program coordinators.

     Conduct annual reviews with faculty and staff and support their professional development.

     Oversee undergraduate academic policies for the College of Nursing.

     Assure adequacy of physical and fiscal resources that support the BSN programs.

     Provide educational consultation to faculty regarding the development of courses.

     Collaborate with other leaders in the CON, TAMU, the Health Science Center, and external stakeholders.

     Assist in the recruitment and retention of faculty.



Collaborate to assure quality student enrollment, retention, program completion, and licensure success initiatives.

     In partnership with Student Affairs, and faculty, assure that policies support high quality student recruitment, admissions, and progression in the BSN program options.

     Create academic reports such as those required for: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Texas Board of Nursing, and the Texas A&M System.

     Monitor program outcomes such as licensure exam pass rates, program completion rates, employment rates, former student satisfaction, and employer satisfaction.


Create a positive and supportive working and learning environment.

     Serve as a role model for innovation, collaboration, and consensus-building.

     Represent the College of Nursing on university committees and task forces related to academic issues.

     Chair undergraduate faculty meetings and serve as an ex-officio member of other College of Nursing standing committees.

     Serve on the College of Nursing leadership team.

     Address stakeholder concerns in a timely and professional manner.


Assume a leadership role in the University, the discipline, and the profession of nursing

     Promote and advance the nursing profession and the Texas A&M College of Nursing locally, regionally, and nationally.

     Participate in professional organizations at a level expected for an academic leader.

     Build and maintain professional working relations with College of Nursing stakeholders.

     Seek funding opportunities for academic programs.


49%: Faculty Duties and Responsibilities

Tripartite Role of Teaching, Scholarship and Service

  • Plans for professional development as a leader, scholar, and teacher.

  • Assumes a teaching assignment in consultation with the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.

  • Participates in scholarly activity as relevant to rank and role with peer-reviewed outcomes.

  • Represent the College of Nursing on University committees and other service as relevant to the role.


1%: Other Duties

Performs other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs or the Dean.



Since its founding in 2008, the College of Nursing has developed rapidly into an outstanding college of nursing. Enrollment has grown from an initial cohort of 40 undergraduates to 437 undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to offering traditional and second-degree BSN programs, the CON launched the online RN-to-BSN program in 2010, the MSN in Nursing Education program in 2014, the MSN Family Nurse Practitioner program in 2015, and plans to add new doctoral and master’s degree programs. The College was named a Center of Educational Excellence by the National League of Nursing in 2016—a designation of education excellence. Its graduates are among the best prepared baccalaureate and master’s level nurses, with 97 to 100 percent pass rates on the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) and nursing practitioner boards in most years. CON graduates seeking employment have a 95 percent job placement rate within three months of graduation.


Accreditation: The BSN and MSN programs at Texas A&M University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. The BSN received a full 10-year accreditation from CCNE in 2010. The MSN received a full 10-year accreditation in 2015. Our BSN NCLEX pass rate for 2018 was 100% and nurse practitioner certification pass rates were 100%.


Academic Undergraduate Nursing Programs:

  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program located in Bryan/College Station and Round Rock. McAllen location planned for fall 2019.

  • RN to BSN Program for Registered Nurses (online).

  • Accelerated 15-month post-baccalaureate to BSN Program (Bryan/College Station and Round Rock)



Part of Texas A&M University System (TAMUS), Texas A&M is the oldest and largest public university in Texas with three campuses, over 3,700 faculty, and an enrollment of 66,425 students. The University is a member of the Association of American Universities and a Tier 1 research university, ranking in the nation's top 20 for total research expenditures with $892 million in FY2016. The College of Nursing, one of nineteen colleges and schools at TAMU, became a part of TAMU in July 2013 when the CON’s former home, Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC), merged with TAMU.




Candidates must submit a letter of application; curriculum vitae; and the name,

address, and telephone number of at least three professional references. The position will remain open until filled. Application materials should be submitted online at https://tamus.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/TAMU_External/job/Bryan-TAMHSC/Professor--or-Associate-Professor--and-Assistant-Dean-for-Undergraduate-Nursing-Education_R-013406-2 if external to the Texas A&M University .


The Texas A&M System is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.




Required Education:

Doctoral degree in nursing or a doctorate in another field with a master’s degree in nursing.


Required Experience:

Six years related professional experience in academic nursing education. Leadership experience in nursing education, curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. Must have a program of research/scholarship. Five years as a full time faculty member in a school or college of nursing that offers traditional BSN education. Must have experience with nursing education accreditation, compliance with clinical agency requirements, and regulation by state boards of nursing. A history of leadership in nursing education that includes clinical and classroom settings. Must be qualified for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor rank with consideration for tenure.

Required Licenses and Certifications:

Current Registered Nurse license and eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of Texas.


Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Must demonstrate organizational skills and effective interpersonal skills including the ability to lead others collaboratively. Demonstrated ability to articulate and embody a vision for nursing education that is aligned with the mission of the College of Nursing and the mission of Texas A&M University, the state’s land grant institution. Evidence of academic scholarship, leadership capability, and ability to work effectively with inter professional groups. Effective verbal and written communication and strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.



Posted: 2019-02-11 Expires: 2019-03-13

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