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Program Chair, Family Nurse Practitioner Program

Position Type:

  • Full Time
  • Faculty


  • OH-Columbus

As a private, non-profit institution, Franklin University invites applicant for a full-time, year-round position of Program Chair, Family Nurse Practitioner Program, beginning immediately.  This position does not require that candidates work on campus, opportunities exist for a remote work assignment.Primary responsibilities include oversight of academic quality within the Program, guidance and support for Program faculty and related staff and acting as a key advisor to the Department. The Program Chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration and will have responsibility for program oversight/direction, curriculum oversight, assessment, program promotion in the community, and collaboratively working within a fast-paced changing environment, among other duties.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

Primary Responsibilities for Program Oversight/Direction:

  • Develop and adhere to a mission and vision for the Program in alignment with the University’s mission and vision
  • Develop and revise curriculum and Program objectives in alignment with standards of practice and certification requirements assuring quality and adherence to standards and requirements of relevant accreditation and certification bodies, State Board of Nursing, and other relevant curricular and program standards
  • Effectively communicate priorities, goals, intent, directions and information to faculty and staff working/assisting with the Program
  • Effectively manage program faculty, including adjuncts
  • Conduct annual adjunct faculty meetings (or more often as appropriate)
  • Develop and regularly convene Program Advisory Board(s)
  • Provide full-time faculty staffing recommendations to the Dean of the College of Health and Public Administration
  • Coordinate planning for Program in relationship to overall College and University planning efforts
  • Coordinate the appointment and orientation processes for all new full-time Program faculty members in cooperation with Department Chair where appropriate
  • Act as a focal point within the University and community for communications concerning the Program
  • Represent the interests of the Program, College and University in the community
  • Cultivate a relationship between the Program and appropriate groups and individuals in the community
  • Provide oversight for Transfer Credit and Student Services issues regarding Program affairs
  • Provide oversight for clinical practice policies, clinical agencies, preceptors, and student records
  • Oversee course scheduling process for the Program

Primary Responsibilities for Curriculum Oversight within the Program:

  • Recommend new curriculum proposals and course offering changes
  • Review Program curriculum for alignment, consistency and quality
  • Continuously improve/enhance the quality and effectiveness of both onsite and online courses
  • Ensure quality curriculum by scheduling and adhering to course design/development process in consultation with Department Chair and designers
  • Approve all course design/developments within the Program

Primary Responsibilities for Oversight of Assessment within the Program:

  • Work cooperatively with the Assessment Committee and faculty to assess the overall effectiveness of courses within the Program
  • Assure completion of the assessment cycle for Program on a timely basis
  • Complete Program Review on a timely basis in coordination with Department Chair
  • Collaboratively work with dean and faculty to implement relevant accreditation and/or certification for the College and the Program as appropriate

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach and develop courses
  • Collaboratively work with Department Chair and all other faculty and staff
  • Proactively communicate all initiatives, issues, concerns, etc. to dean of the College of Health and Public Administration
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Division in developing and executing Program marketing efforts in agreement with University communications
  • Participate in, and provide leadership for activities designed to implement the institution’s strategic initiatives
  • Attend and participate in graduation, University and faculty assemblies and other events as appropriate
  • Scholarship is encouraged
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Must have a terminal degree in Nursing/Nursing Science:  PhD, DNP, or DNSc
  • FNP-C is required and board certification must be maintained
  • Current, unencumbered RN and FNP licensure in the U.S. Must be eligible for RN and FNP licensure in the State of Ohio. Additional state licensure may be required with program growth
  • Minimum of five (5) years teaching experience
  • Minimum of 10 years of practical experience in a wide-variety of areas within the discipline, including practice as an FNP. Must maintain current practice requirements for licensure.
  • Demonstrated success in curriculum development, student engagement & leading others
  • A demonstrated commitment to collaborative & collegiate relationships
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment

Preferred Skills and Characteristics:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of constituent groups
  • Demonstrated experience with FNP program development, and certifying and regulatory agencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organization skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated leadership experience in the community

About Franklin University

Founded in 1902, Franklin University has built its reputation on removing barriers to higher education for ambitious adults who must balance their educational goals with other commitments. Accredited and nonprofit, Franklin has earned its long-standing reputation as an innovator in online education. The University offers applied, in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. From entrepreneurs to CEOs, more than 45,000 Franklin alumni can be found around the world contributing to the communities in which they live and work.

Franklin offers a competitive benefits package, incentive program and free parking. In addition, Franklin provides free undergraduate tuition for employees and immediate family members, graduate tuition assistance for full-time employees and immediate family members, and a discount on doctoral tuition for employees.

Franklin University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Franklin does not discriminate on the basis of age, religion, race, ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, immigration status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or familial status, disability, or veteran or military status.