Nursing Program Director

Nursing Program Director


Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: 336-342-4261


Commensurate with experience and education



Job Category

  • Instructional (Faculty)

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Closes: Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Target Start Date

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Expected Work Hours

M-Th 8 am-5 pm; F 8 am-3 pm; may vary depending on program needs

Employment Type

9 + 3 month Faculty

Minimum Qualifications

Master of Science in Nursing with a focus in nursing education from a regionally accredited institution or meet the education requirements for Nurse Educator as outlined by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. This preparation may be met by one of the following:

  1. Completion of 45 contact hours of continuing education courses;
  2. Completion of a certification program in nursing education;
  3. Nine semester hours of graduate course work;
  4. National certification in nursing education; or
  5. Documentation of successful completion of structured, individualized development activities of at least 45 contact hours approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing

Minimum five calendar years or the equivalent of full-time clinical experience as a registered nurse

Minimum five calendar years or the equivalent of full-time work experience as a faculty member in an approved nursing program at the highest degree offered by the College.

Active unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse (RN) by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 

Comprehensive knowledge of ATI testing products and professional development for faculty

Minimum Documentation: Official transcripts from a regionally accredited institution, copy of license, and resume


Preferred Qualifications

Experience and preparation in teaching and learning principles for adult education, including curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation appropriate to the discipline. Previous management experience in an educational or health care organization.  

Position Description

The Nursing Program Director position is responsible for coordinating all nursing education degree (Associate degree, LPN to RN Bridge, and Practical) and workforce development (Nurse Aide, Personal Home Companion) programs located on the campus of RCC and other locations as needed.

This position reports directly to the Dean for Health Sciences and Public Service Technologies.


  • Planning and organizing educational programs as approved by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
  • Identifying and/or developing instructional materials needed to teach the program competencies prescribed in the approved curriculum by Rockingham Community College, the North Carolina Community College System, and other accrediting entities.
  • Maintaining course materials and resources in a learning management system
  • Developing course syllabi and instructional materials that outline clear and appropriate learning outcomes and expectations that reflect program competencies.
  • Utilizing the course description set forth in the North Carolina Community College System common course library when developing or assessing student learning outcomes.
  • Developing appropriate assessments of established learning outcomes for all courses taught.
  • Reporting student progress in mastering established learning outcomes based on identified and approved assessments.
  • Implementing and providing effective instruction that demonstrates appropriate knowledge of his/her specialized field in accordance with best practice literature.
  • Administering appropriate assessment and/or testing to measure student learning outcomes in all courses.


  • Assisting with the administration of courses in classroom, lab and/or practical settings to meet program needs including day, evening, weekend, and online courses.
  • Evaluating student(s) and faculty progress and provides appropriate feedback
  • Assisting in the recruitment and orientation of new instructors.
  • Assisting in scheduling and set up of classes, scheduling and clinical coordination to include but not limited to scheduling of students and instructors to clinical sites
  • Participating in activities necessary to maintain program compliance with regulatory agencies
  • Assisting in the evaluation of courses and programs
  • Preparing and submitting instructional records, reports, and grades established by institutional policy
  • Working collaboratively with faculty, staff and external agencies
  • Assisting in student recruitment, orientation and retention
  • Maintaining appropriate office hours and accessibility for students, faculty and staff
  • Maintaining supplies and equipment relevant to educational and student needs
  • Performing other tasks as assigned which support the mission and initiatives of the College
  • Maintaining appropriate classroom standards that include the effective management of students in the classroom and the management of classroom and lab facilities.
  • Identifying and/or recommending equipment needed to teach the learning outcomes prescribed in the approved curriculum by the RCC Board of Trustees, the North Carolina Community College System, and accrediting entities.
  • Maintaining compliance with established North Carolina Community College System performance measures, national benchmarks, etc. for the appropriate curriculum as prescribed by the North Carolina Community College System and accrediting entities.
  • Providing timely and accurate reports including 10% reports, grade reports, and other required reports related to instruction.

Program Development

  • Interacting with the program advisory committee to determine state-of-the-art practices, procedures, and equipment related to maintaining an up-to-date instructional program
  • Monitoring professional information sources to determine trends and innovations in one’s field that lend themselves to integration into the instructional program.
  • Participating in professional development to enhance instructional and technical skills and to remain current with knowledge, changes, and new technology in the Nurse Aide field

Student Development Support

  • Being available to students for out-of-class tutorial support in the courses, he or she is assigned to teach.
  • Referring students to Student Development personnel for guidance, counseling, and resource assistance following prescribed procedures on an as needed basis.
  • Supporting retention strategies with the appropriate program faculty, Department Chair, Program Director, appropriate administration, and Student Services personnel to maximize student retention.
  • Providing placement assistance to completers of the assigned program.

Institutional Support

  • Assisting with the implementation and enforcement of all official policies and procedures of RCC.
  • Striving to exhibit a personal and professional deportment that reflects positively upon the individual and the public perception of the community college.
  • Participating in the activities to maintain programmatic and institutional accreditation.

Public Relations Support

  • Maintaining effective intra-institution relationships with members of the Board of Trustees, President’s Senior Staff, Administrative Staff, faculty, and support personnel of the service area.
  • Providing appropriate liaison support with the North Carolina Community College System and other relational entities.
  • Promoting Rockingham Community College with local, state, regional, and national citizenry.

How to Apply


Job Post Contact

Joy Chappell
Director of Human Resources
(336) 342-4261, ext. 2265