Associate Dean, Nursing Programs

Associate Dean, Nursing Programs


Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186


Commensurate with experience


State of NC

Job Category

  • Executive/Administrative/Managerial

Application Period

Opens: Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Closes: Monday, January 6, 2020

Target Start Date

Monday, January 6, 2020

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in nursing from a regionally accredited institution
Minimum of nine semester hours of Nursing Education coursework or equivalent
Current unrestricted license or multistate licensure privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina
Minimum of two calendar years of full-time employment or the equivalent in clinical nursing practice as a Registered Nurse
Minimum of two years' full-time experience teaching nursing at or above the associate degree level at a Board-approved nursing program
Skill in the use of computers and commitment to use of technology
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Ability to work effectively and collegially with others
Ability to provide leadership in anticipating and responding to change
Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies:

  • Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
  • Collaborating and facilitating
  • Creating and innovating
  • Anticipating and responding to change
  • Providing vision and leadership
  • Assessment of student learning
  • Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in nursing (or Master's Degree with a functional emphasis in nursing education)
Experience using problem-based learning as an instructional method
Experience in the instructional use of computers and non-traditional teaching methods

Position Description


Davidson County Community College (DCCC) is an award-winning institution known for a commitment to excellence and student success. The DCCC community is dedicated to providing a high quality education designed to prepare students to live and work in an increasingly interconnected world. To this end, DCCC celebrates the value of a diverse faculty and staff and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply. DCCC faculty and staff are passionate about equity and our responsibility to work with each unique student to support them in successfully attaining their goals.

DCCC's benefits and other resources make it possible to excel both professionally and personally. We are a dynamic community that supports and celebrates the success of all of its members. The future is here!


CCC is looking for an innovative leader who is enthusiastic about guiding and shaping future generations of nurses.  The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping students overcome barriers and change their lives through a variety of educational pathways.  If you are ready to give back to your profession and make a positive impact as an educational leader, consider applying to become part of the DCCC family. The Associate Dean, Nursing Programs functions as the Director of Nursing Programs for DCCC and has administrative responsibility for nursing and nurse aide programs.  The Associate Dean has responsibility for maintaining legal requirements and standards conforming to the General Statutes of North Carolina (NC), the NC Nursing Practice Act and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).  This position reports directly to the Associate Vice President, Academic Programs and Services. The Associate Dean, Nursing Programs has the following responsibilities:

  • Assists with identifying and supporting processes that foster student learning, effective teaching, and meaningful curriculums of study resulting in the achievement of identified outcomes
  • Involves faculty and staff members in actively participating in the evaluation and improvement of processes within the College
  • Supports faculty in data collection, analysis, and use to promote effective teaching and learning
  • Facilitates processes to ensure that results of academic review and assessment of student learning outcomes are used to improve instruction
  • Supports faculty in implementation of guiding teaching principles and adoption of new instructional methods and innovative learning strategies
  • Collaborates with faculty and staff in recruiting, advising, orientation, and retention
  • Acts as a liaison with relevant community agencies, business and industry partners, senior colleges and universities, K-12 partners, and peer institutions in order to respond effectively to community and workforce needs
  • Identifies opportunities for partnerships with senior colleges and universities to provide career pathways for nursing program graduates
  • Coordinates curricula and catalog changes
  • Coordinates advisory board membership and meetings
  • Works with faculty and staff to address student issues and discipline problems using appropriate policy and procedures
  • Facilitates communication among members of the programs and other programs within the school and College
  • Direct responsibility for and supervision of recruitment, hiring, orientation, coaching, mentoring and evaluation of faculty and staff, both full time and part time
  • Maintains compliance with standards and legal requirements that conform to the General Statutes of North Carolina, the North Carolina Nursing Practice Act and the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
  • Coordinates the instructional process through appropriate planning, completion of scheduling activities, teaching assignments and ensuring adequacy of supplies, equipment, and facilities
  • Coordinates processes for syllabi, learning resources and textbooks
  • Prepares budget requests and administers budgeted funds for program 
  • Provides leadership in curriculum development and continuous improvement in nursing and nurse aide programs
  • Assists in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating the nursing curriculum for all nursing and nurse aide programs, including processes for external accreditation
  • Explores opportunities for additional clinical resources and coordinates processes for contract initiation and renewal.
  • Participates in College efforts to manage enrollment through strategic planning for marketing, recruitment and quality of student life and learning
  • Participates and involves faculty in public relations, recruitment, and the development of policies and procedures related to the programs including admission policies and procedures
  • Represents programs and Davidson County Community College at local, state and national events 
  • Prepares reports and responds to requests for information from students, faculty, staff, and members of the community 
  • Collaborates with other areas of the College in fulfilling the College's mission
  • Encourages faculty and staff to become engaged in the campus and community as appropriate
  • Participates in College and School meetings and events
  • Teaches courses as appropriate to support the academic mission of the College
  • Maintains licensure to practice as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina 
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the mission and initiatives of the College 

Job Post Contact

Davidson County Community College


Fax:  336-249-1933