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Dean Of The Mary Black School Of Nursing

Company: University of South Carolina Upstate
Location: Spartanburg
Posted on: December 9, 2018

Job Description:

Dean Of The Mary Black School Of Nursing Announcing a National Search forthe Dean of theMary Black School of Nursing at the University of SouthCarolina Upstate See complete information in the SearchProfile at The University of South Carolina Upstate,located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, seeks a transformative,collaborative, visionary, strategic, and academically accomplishedleader to serve as its next Dean of the Mary Black Schoolof Nursing. This is an outstanding opportunity for anexperienced and accomplished leader with significant potential toinfluence and shape the future of nursing education in the Upstateand throughout the state of South Carolina. The Opportunity Set in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Universityof South Carolina Upstate is a comprehensive public institutionserving more than 6,000 students across four colleges and schools.The University main campus is in Spartanburg, with classes alsotaught at the University Center in Greenville. USC Upstate is known for its excellent academic programs andstudent-centered practices and environment. U.S. News &World Report recently ranked USC Upstate the No. 2 Top PublicUniversity in the South and the No. 4 Best College in the South forVeterans. Additionally, the University has been designated aCollege of Distinction. Since its founding in 1967, USC Upstate has made the nursingprogram a central part of its mission. The Mary Black School ofNursing is essential to its mission as a regional comprehensiveuniversity dedicated to providing rigorous, career-relevant, andaccessible education and enhancing the quality of life in UpstateSouth Carolina. The Mary Black School of Nursing is one of the Southeast'shighly regarded nursing institutions offering a four-year degree.The School aims to produce graduates who are the hires of choicebased on the ongoing relationship with academic medical centers andSchool of Nursing leadership. The School of Nursing consists of 37 full-time and 38 part-timefaculty members, with 12 holding doctoral degrees in nursing,including PhD, EdD, and DNP. Faculty members are passionate aboutimproving health globally through educating the next generation ofnurses. Home to nearly 600 undergraduate and graduate students, theSchool offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree, RN-BSNdegree (online and face-to-face formats), and an online Master ofScience degree in Clinical Nurse Leader (CNL) preparation. Allprograms in the Mary Black School of Nursing are CCNE-accredited.The year-to-date first-time NCLEX pass rate is above the nationalaverage, and CNL graduates have a 100% pass rate on thecertification exam. USC Upstate has the largest RN-BSN program inthe state. On-campus students enroll at both Greenville and Spartanburgcampus locations. Clinicals are completed in hospitals, clinics,migrant camps, prisons, community-based and community-orientedfacilities, and physician offices to enable students to gainmedical, surgical, pediatric, psychiatric, public health, andemergency room experiences. Students also have a range ofhigh-impact educational opportunities, including experientiallearning in the state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab and servicelearning in community health programs. Well-established study abroad programs in South Africa andCentral America expose students to international clinical practicesin low-resource settings. The School recently partnered withBermuda College to provide the first RN-BSN opportunities fornurses on the island of Bermuda. Based on these experiences, MaryBlack School of Nursing alumni work in 35 countries worldwide. The School also partnered with North Greenville University tooffer a 5-year, dual-degree program in Biology from NorthGreenville and BSN from USC Upstate. The first two students willmatriculate at USC Upstate in January 2019. The Mary Black School of Nursing offers collaborativeexperiences with the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine andPresbyterian College of Pharmacy for interprofessional learningexperiences. The Position The Dean will report to the Provost and Vice President forAcademic Affairs. A transformational leader and inspiring educator,the Dean will have the ability to guide the continued success andgrowth of the School with a vision and strategy for addressing andresponding to the rapidly changing and evolving healthcarelandscape. As the chief administrative officer for the School, theDean will be responsible for developing, communicating,operationalizing, and achieving goals that align with USC Upstate'sstrategic vision and academic mission. The Dean will share USC Upstate's commitment to diversity,inclusion, and community engagement. This administrator will have aproven record of building community partnerships with academicmedical centers, nursing residency programs, and other externalstakeholders. ResponsibilitiesUphold and promote excellence within the School of Nursing'sacademic programs, maintaining accreditation in compliance with thestandards of CCNE Accreditation, regulations of the State of SouthCarolina, and the overall University's assessment measures.Foster and guide strategic scholarly activity and externallyfunded research and programmatic initiatives.Expand and develop academic programs in response to innovationsin nursing science, nursing education, and the healthcareindustry.Ensure efficient and effective administration of the School ofNursing's personnel, space, funding, resources, andtechnology.Ensure efficient and effective mentoring of faculty, students,and staff.Contribute to University Advancement and the growth ofrelationships and partnerships throughout the Upstate region.Foster a strong sense of community, shared purpose, andinclusivity within our richly diverse University community.Qualifications Candidates must possess a doctoral degree in nursing or relatedfield, with a minimum of an MSN degree if the doctoral degree is ina related field. Qualified candidates will be academically accomplished with aprogressive research agenda demonstrating growth and complexity inscholarship, publications, and grant-funding. The selectedcandidate will have scholarly accomplishments and academicexperience that warrant a tenured appointment at USC Upstate. TheDean will be a person of the highest integrity. Preferred QualificationPhD degree in nursing or related fieldOther RequirementsProven track record of providing academic and administrativeleadership within an organization of similar or larger sizeCollaborative leadership styleSuperior communication skillsAbility to work with senior leaders, faculty, staff, alumni,and external agencies to achieve goalsUnencumbered license as a registered nurse in South Carolina orany compact stateUSC Upstate The University of South Carolina Upstate was founded in 1967 toavert a serious healthcare labor shortage crisis when SpartanburgGeneral Hospital announced plans to eliminate its diploma programfor registered nurses. The Spartanburg Regional Campus of theUniversity of South Carolina system, as it was first known, openedits doors in the fall of 1967 to 177 students on the first floor ofthe Spartanburg General Hospital nursing residence. USC Upstate has grown from a small, two-year campus into one ofthe leading metropolitan universities in the Southeast. One of the most beautiful and high-tech campuses in the state,the institution is among the fastest growing universities in SouthCarolina. Academic programs have expanded well beyond nursing toinclude 40 bachelor's and master's programs in the liberal arts,sciences, business, information systems, teacher education, andnursing. The University has five colleges and schools: College ofArts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; College of Science andTechnology; Mary Black School of Nursing; George Dean Johnson, Jr.College of Business and Economics; and School of Education, HumanPerformance, and Health. The University offers challenging academic courses, small classsizes, personal experiences, remarkable diversity, an NCAA DivisionI athletic program, an expansive international community, and adynamic campus life. The faculty has 235 full-time members and 220part-time. The University has a 15:1 student/faculty ratio and anaverage class size of 25. USC Upstate has approximately 6,000 students and 30,000 alumnifrom across the world. With 26 states and 17 countries representedamong the student body, the University reflects the internationalcharacter of the Upstate region, which has the highest per capitaconcentration of international businesses in the U.S. USC Upstate serves the cities of Spartanburg and Greenville andtheir surrounding communities. Along with the enormous growth onthe Spartanburg campus, USC Upstate has developed a significantpresence in Greenville at the University Center Greenville (UCG).UCG is a nonprofit consortium of seven higher educationinstitutions dedicated to increasing access to educationalopportunities for the citizens of the Greater GreenvilleMetropolitan Area of South Carolina...... click apply for full job details

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