Dean of Nursing
St. Vincent’s College
St. Vincent’s College (www.stvincentscollege.edu) invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Nursing. St. Vincent’s is a community-based college, faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church, providing education in nursing, allied health, and the liberal arts and sciences. A subsidiary of St. Vincent’s Medical Center, St. Vincent’s is the only College in the State of Connecticut committed solely to the preparation of nurses and allied health professionals. The College offers associate and baccalaureate healthcare degrees and general studies as well as specialized certificate programs in healthcare careers. The educational environment provides low student/teacher ratios, accessible faculty and administrators, and quality academic programs. The College’s affiliation with a major medical teaching center affords students a variety of clinical learning opportunities. St. Vincent’s is conveniently located in the Eastern Fairfield County region of Connecticut, with easy access from both Interstate 95 and the Merritt Parkway. Located on Main Street, the College is adjacent to the St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
Position: Reporting to the VP Academic Affairs/Dean of Faculty, the Dean of Nursing is responsible for the quality management of the nursing academic unit, including faculty workloads, annual faculty and staff performance appraisals, and oversight of the nursing curricula. S/He will collaborate with the VPAA, the Nursing chairs, and faculty to define and maintain accreditation requirements, and promote the College in various internal and external activities. The successful candidate will support the core values and standards of excellence through teamwork, caring, and commitment to St. Vincent’s College’s mission and vision.
St. Vincent’s currently offers two nursing programs, the associate of science in nursing and a RN to BSN completion program. A BSN pre-licensure program is under development and the institution is currently seeking licensure of the program by the state of Connecticut. The Dean of Nursing will serve as the founding director of this program of study.
Requirements: an earned doctorate from an accredited institution with a masters and/or doctorate in nursing and eligible for licensure in the state of Connecticut, and a minimum of five years’ progressive experience in a nursing administrative position in a higher education setting. St. Vincent’s College offers a competitive salary and an enjoyable work environment.
St. Vincent’s College is being assisted by Hyatt-Fennell, Executive Search. Submit nominations and applications to: Cheryl Hyatt at StVincentsCollege@Hyatt-Fennell.com. Applications include a letter of interest, a current résumé, and contact information for five professional references. All applications and nominations will be considered highly confidential.
St. Vincent’s College is an equal opportunity employer.