Director of Licensed Practical Nursing Program

  • Sinte Gleska University
  • Mission, SD, USA
  • Feb 26, 2024
Full time Education

Job Description

Job Summary:

Responsible for leading, coordinating, and managing the nursing program. This includes
overseeing the academic, administrative, and clinical aspects of the nursing program, ensuring
compliance with accreditation standards, developing and implementing curriculum, managing
faculty and staff, and fostering a positive learning environment for nursing students.


Duties and Responsibilities:


Developing, implementing, evaluating and updating the purpose, philosophy, objectives and
organizational framework of the Nursing program.
Design and implementing the curriculum.
Evaluating the curriculum using a written plan.
Developing, evaluating, and revising student admission, progression, retention, and graduation
policies within the framework of SGU policies.
Participating in academic advising and guidance of students.
Providing students theoretical instruction and clinical or practicum experiences. Clinical and
practicum time will not exceed 10% of time.
Clinical, labs, and practicum to be maintained at a 1:8 student to teacher ratio.
Monitoring the instruction provided by preceptors.
Evaluating student achievement of curricular objectives related to nursing knowledge and
practice. The evaluation process will provide opportunity for student progress and improvement.
Providing student and peer evaluation of teaching effectiveness.
Participating in activities which facilitate the faculty members’ own nursing competence and
professional expertise in the area of teaching responsibilities and maintaining clinical
competence through clinical experience, workshops and in-service training.
Preparation and administration of the LPN budget.
Maintain a log of all equipment, including, but not limited to computers, printer/scanners,
furniture, medical equipment, manikins and simulation equipment, etc. This audit will be
updated yearly.
Notification to the Board of any major changes in the program of its administration.
Maintains required office hours.
Ensures there is representation of the department in university committees.
Work with local community on projects such as health fairs, point of distribution or emergency
disaster drills and involve students within their level of knowledge and ability.
Encourage trust, respect and cooperation among team members by maintaining a positive
attitude.
Other duties as assigned in the performance of his/her responsibilities and as mutually agreed
upon for the benefit of Sinte Gleska University.


Qualifications:


Master’s degree in Nursing; Doctorate preferred. Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, if currently
in the process of achieving a Master’s in Nursing.


Experience:


7 years of full-time work experience as a Registered Nurse in clinical nursing, nursing
administration or nursing education or a combination of these required.
Experience working with Native American students and/or non-traditional students and students
with diverse backgrounds is preferred.


Computer Skills:


Strong computer skills and the ability to learn new software relative to the instructional field.
Ability to navigate and learn multiple electronic medical record systems. Familiar with online
communication tools. Ability to conduct internet research and enter data into related software
tools.


Physical Demands:


Job requires moderate to long periods of standing or sitting. Possible exposure to communicable
diseases. Possible exposure to medical equipment injuries, human tissue and body fluids.


Confidentiality:


SGU employees agree to maintain strict confidentiality regarding FERPA,HIPAA, Title IX, and the
contents of all Sinte Gleska University correspondence, student records, personnel files and
fiscal data.


Additional Information:


Sinte Gleska University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex,
religious preference, age, handicap, marital status, political preference, or membership or nonmembership in an employee organization, except as allowed by the Indian preference provision
of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended.


SGU employees are responsible for ensuring that his/her personnel file is current with regard
to official evidence of educational qualifications (e.g., resume, transcripts) and other
qualifications (e.g., valid driver’s license) Failure to do so prior to the start of the contract year
may result in not receiving compensation commensurate with personnel actions and
advancement in promotional steps.


To apply submit a completed SGU job application with a copy of your HS Diploma or equivalent,
Resume’, Transcripts, verification of College Degree(s), Certificates, Driver’s license, Tribal ID or
abstract. Submit completed application with attachments to the HR Department. For further
information contact Vijayakumar Chebrolu, Human Resource Director @SGU Administration
Bldg. or call 605.856.8261 Vijayakumar.chebrolu@sintegleska.edu. Applications are available on
the SGU website under job opportunities. A position description is available upon request. This
position is open until filled. Incomplete applications will not be considered.