Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates residential students, leading both military and civilian lifestyles, and working adults across the globe. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in baccalaureate and master's degrees, and graduate certificates. Founded in 1819 by U.S. Army Capt. Alden Partridge, Norwich is the oldest private military college in the country and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC).
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Director of the School of Nursing
Norwich University invites nominations and expressions of interest in the directorship of the School of Nursing. The program, accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), was elevated in July of 2012 from a department to a school and combined with three others to form the College of Professional Schools.
Founded in 1819 as the first private military college in the United States, Norwich University is the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) and the first college in the country to offer engineering studies. Today, the Norwich campus educates 2,300 residential undergraduate students, 70% cadets and 30% civilians, and 1,500 online graduate students. The culture is one of integrity, loyalty, and respect for self, for others, and for the uniform and all that it symbolizes. Norwich University is noted for its academic excellence, strong endowment, and fiscal health.
Norwich seeks an academic leader to bring the School of Nursing into the future, one who is a visionary and who will be a dynamic and inspirational mentor for faculty and students. The director has the opportunity to: advance creative and collaborative programmatic growth across the undergraduate and graduate programs; build on the effectiveness and strength of the School’s reputation; create and expand partnerships with urban and international programs; explore alliances with the military, the healthcare industry, and the business and academic communities; and initiate a re-certification program. The university is deeply committed to its nursing programs, having recently invested in its state-of-the-art facilities. NCLEX pass rates were 100% in 2011 and 97% in 2012.
The ideal candidate will be an outstanding leader demonstrating academic and administrative experience. S/he will have a commitment to the institution’s mission and goals, and the knowledge to lead a clinical program. Teaching and curriculum development experience are requisite; experience in distance education is desirable. The successful candidate will possess a doctoral degree in nursing or related discipline, an MSN in nursing, and eligibility for licensure in Vermont. In addition, s/he will possess qualities of character and values that resonate with Norwich’s mission and culture.
Consideration of nominees and candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
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Dec. 6, 2012
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