Position Descriptions

School of Nursing Dean

The School of Nursing Dean serves as the Chief Nurse Administrator for the School of Nursing with responsibility for all aspects of SoN administration, operations, budget, personnel, and academic programs. Minimum credentials include the earned doctorate in Nursing or related field, a graduate degree in Nursing, and RN licensure in the State of Washington. Reports to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Dean’s responsibilities include the following:

  1. Leads the development, evaluation, and administration of the activities of the faculty, staff and of the academic programs of the School of Nursing, including curriculum, instruction, advising, and scholarship.
  2. Provides leadership within the School, University, and broader community, based on an in-depth knowledge and valuation of the integral relationship between liberal education and professional development.
  3. Advises the Provost on matters of academic programming, budget, facilities, personnel, and support services.
  4. Acts as a strong advocate for and representative of the School of Nursing.
  5. Encourages and maintains professional and academic standards, and administers professional and academic regulations within the School with vision for future direction.
  6. Seeks input, develops, and administers the School of Nursing budget.
  7. Organizes, represents, leads, supervises, and collaborates with the faculty and staff of the School of Nursing.
  8. Seeks gift and grant support for the School, working cooperatively and collaboratively with University Advancement.
  9. Promotes professional development, research and other scholarly and creative activities, including research collaboration between faculty and students.
  10. Fosters a climate of collaboration, participation, and collegiality within the School of Nursing and in relation to all areas of the University.
  11. Establishes and maintains appropriate records relating to programs, faculty, students, and alumni of the School.
  12. Recommends to the Provost all personnel matters relating to the appointment, evaluation, promotion, and tenure of School of Nursing faculty.
  13. Supports and expands partnerships within the School of Nursing, across the University, and within the broader health community, including those involving collaborative teaching, research, service, and practice.
  14. Fosters relationships with national and international nursing colleagues and organizations, promoting public service, leadership, and encouraging outreach activities that serve the community and the professions.
  15. Works cooperatively and collaboratively with the academic deans of other schools and divisions, the associate provosts, and other members of the University leadership team.
  16. Provides leadership in affirmative action, cultural diversity, international education, and interdisciplinary studies.
  17. Works closely with the Associate Provost for Graduate Programs and Continuing Education, to assist in providing leadership for lifelong learning through graduate studies and continuing education.
  18. Ensures consistency with the PLU dean responsibilities as outlined in the PLU Faculty Handbook:
  • Provide leadership for and supervise the academic programs of the School of Nursing.
  • Provide reports essential for effective administration of the School of Nursing and its academic programs.
  • Establish and recommend the budget of the School of Nursing.
  • Recommend and supervise department, program, and school budgets.
  • Make recommendations for faculty appointments, promotions, salaries, sabbatical and special leaves, and oversee or write required faculty evaluations.
  • Make recommendations for undergraduate and graduate student awards.
  • Encourage and facilitate the professional growth and teaching competency of the faculty.
  • Support academic leadership and collaboration among department, program and school administrators.
  • Support the development and competency of the staff of the school.
  • Advance the financial support base of the programs and facilities of the School of Nursing.
  • Work cooperatively with the other deans to foster the liberal arts and their integration with major and professional degree curricula.

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

The Associate Dean of Academic Affairs will report to the Dean of Nursing and provide overall administrative leadership for academic matters including new program development and approval; program quality; educational methods; national, regional and specialty accreditation; and policy development and implementation.

Specific Job Related Duties

  • Foster a climate of academic excellence, collaboration and interdisciplinary initiatives.
  • Execute an ongoing comprehensive assessment, planning and evaluation process of the academic programs that are linked to the SON mission, strategic goals, and objectives and consistent with SON policies, university policies, accreditation requirements, and other external regulatory bodies in collaboration with the Program Evaluation Committee.
  • Assumes administrative accountability for ensuring the quality of educational degree-granting programs (BSN, MSN, DNP).
  • Provide leadership in the accreditation process, including oversight of self-studies and site visits and the preparation of all administrative reports bearing on academic programs.
  • Provide leadership in overseeing the SON academic organizational effectiveness, evidence-based education practices, and the impact of innovations in education including the effective use of technology in the teaching/learning environment.
  • Monitor action plans for goal achievement in alliance with SON strategic plan.
  • Serve as a clearinghouse and data source for assessment reports and reports required by accrediting and regulatory bodies
  • Coordinates activities and resources of SON academic programs with university academic support systems.
  • Represents the SON’s interest internally which includes service on all SON related academic teams and committees and externally to university and community constituents on all matters related to academics.
  • Participate in recruiting and interviewing of prospective faculty candidates and makes recommendations to the Dean.
  • Conducts performance evaluations, recommend salary, and works collaboratively with PLU human resources to resolve issues for direct reports.
  • Collaborate with the leadership of the Clinical Learning and Simulation Center in overseeing all SON clinical simulation.
  • Collaborate with the leadership of the Center for Continued Nursing Learning in overseeing all Continuing Education offerings.
  • Responsible for the development and adherence to academic affairs budget.
  • Identify and obtain extramural funding to support innovations and advancements in existing and new academic programs.
  • Plans faculty teaching assignments in collaboration with program directors.
  • Participates in appropriate professional organizations/meetings.
  • Approve training and project grants related to academic programs.
  • Represent the Dean and School of Nursing at local, state, and national organizations, events, and meetings as needed.

Director of Nursing Professional Development

The Director of Nursing Professional Development provides SoN leadership in two major areas: 1) Director for student clinical placements, providing leadership for the planning, coordination, and implementation of student placements in the clinical practice sites. The director for student clinical placements collaborates with faculty, students, agencies and clinical placement consortia to assure appropriate educational experiences for undergraduate and graduate nursing students. Responsible for complex communications and problem solving to maintain positive working relationships with a variety of contacts inside and outside the University. The director operates from a solid understanding of nursing education and practice, combined with knowledge of the organizational environments where nurses practice and learn. Provides direction to SoN office staff regarding day-to-day operations. 2) Director of the Center for Continued Nursing Learning (CCNL), providing professional and Washington State Nurses Association required leadership for SoN nursing continuing education (CNE) operations, including planning, coordination, and implementation of CNE for the SoN. Serves as the formally designated Director of the SoN CCNL and as the primary CNE planner. Assesses the educational needs of the nurses in the State of Washington and surrounding areas. Assures appropriate educational experiences for undergraduate, graduate, and continuing education nursing students consistent with regulatory requirements and professional standards and guidelines. Provides fiscal oversight for continuing nursing education as a revenue center. Provides direct supervision for the CNE Coordinator.

The Director is responsible for complex communications and problem solving to maintain positive working relationships and deliverables with a variety of contacts inside and outside the University. Collaborates with the SoN Dean, Associate Dean(s), Associate Provost for Graduate Programs and Continuing Education, SoN faculty and staff, and professional administrative staff. Reports to School of Nursing Dean.

Responsibilities:

  • Reviews SoN program and student clinical site requests and available preceptors for the various undergraduate, graduate, and CNE clinical courses.
    Continually evaluates current clinical sites.
  • Works with SoN administration, faculty, and support staff and to proactively plan clinical placement needs.
  • Conducts needs assessments to develop new clinical sites, preceptors, and continuing education programming.
  • Arranges clinical placements for nursing students in a variety of areas and settings, e.g. hospitals, non-profit agencies, community health settings, clinics, schools, day care, long term care facilities, assisted living facilities, home care, and corporations.
  • Initiates and/or maintains Educational Experience Agreements (affiliation agreements/ clinical contracts) with clinical agencies.
  • Troubleshoots clinical placement conflicts.
  • Remains knowledgeable of, provides education on, and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements (e.g. NCQAC, CCNE, CPNW, clinical agencies, ANCC-COA/WSNA, A-CNE, QSEN)
  • Represents the Dean and School of Nursing to the Clinical Placements Northwest Consortium.
  • Ensures student/faculty clinical placement data is maintained.
  • Works with and provides direction to SoN office support staff as needed.
  • Serves on SoN and University committees as appropriate and needed.
  • Provides classroom and/or clinical teaching as assigned.
  • Identifies and provides timely programming in response to new and innovative areas of continuing nursing education need.
  • Maintains fiscal oversight of the CCNL budget, reporting and providing recommendations on budget matters to the SoN Dean.
  • Serves as the Primary Nurse Planner for the CCNL Provider Unit, ensuring that CNE course and program offerings meet WSNA and other CNE approver unit requirements.
  • Serves as lead contact with the accredited CNE approver unit.
  • Prepares reports on all continuing education offerings and ensures compliance with Provider Unit accreditation needs as required.
  • Provides supervision for the CNE coordinator.
  • Participates in professional organizations as a representative of CCNL and the SoN.
  • Ensures that all nurse planners are performing in a manner consistent with the policies, procedures, position descriptions, expectations, criteria and requirements of the Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Associate Director of Advising, Admissions, and Student Support

The Associate Director of Advising, Admissions, and Student Support recruits and advises current and prospective students in the highly competitive nursing environment. S/he also coordinates the admission evaluation process for undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and ensures enrollment targets are met. Provides administrative support for a variety of SoN student needs and concerns, including, but not limited to, program progression and scholarships. The Coordinator ensures due process is afforded to all parties for student issues of progression. Minimum preparation includes the Baccalaureate degree and two years of work-related experience. Reports to the Dean of the SoN.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for recruitment, admissions processes, and student retention.
  • Serves as the primary School of Nursing representative and liaison to the PLU offices of Admissions, Academic Advising, Financial Aid, and Career Connections.
  • Coordinates application evaluation process.
  • Maintains database of applicant files.
  • Composes routine correspondence.
  • Coordinates the SoN scholarship program.
  • Maintain statistics and completes reports.
  • Serves on the SoN Recruitment, Admission, and Progression (RAP) committee and other appropriate school and/or university committees, as assigned.
  • Supports RAP activities and facilitates due process for at-risk students.
  • Coordinates student recruitment visits and information sessions, and manages recruiting
    materials.
  • Coordinates visits from military/agency recruiters.
  • Conducts individual advising appointments with PLU pre-nursing students.
  • Organizes, coordinates, and facilitates new student orientation and prep meetings.
  • Works with other university offices to resolve student-related issues.
  • Participates in/presents at PLU recruiting events including but not limited to Fall Preview, Presidential Scholars Weekend, Lute OverKnight, and the Graduate Fair.
  • Provides direction to SoN administrative support staff and student workers in the areas of recruitment, admissions, scholarships, progressions, and database management.
  • Supports and serves as a resource for faculty advising activities.
  • Maintains a database of student petitions and grievances.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Lead Faculty

The FNP Lead Faculty member provides direct oversight for the family nurse practitioner track (Doctoral and Certificate). With support from the Associate Dean, the FNP lead Faculty coordinates staffing, scheduling, curriculum, and clinical/simulation in support of course and program delivery. Collaborates with PMHNP lead faculty and DNP project faculty to oversee core DNP Courses. Minimum credentials include the earned doctorate in Nursing or related field, a graduate degree in Nursing, national certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner with prescriptive privileges in the State of Washington, and RN licensure in the State of Washington.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides role and content expertise for the FNP & DNP programs.
  • Ensures that all didactic content in the FNP & DNP programs are current and evidence-based.
  • Participates in program and curricular review and revision for the FNP & DNP programs.
  • Ensures that the FNP & DNP programs remain congruent with national professional standards and guidelines for NP, FNP and Doctoral educational programs.
  • Works with the FNP & DNP faculty and Clinical Placement Coordinator to secure and negotiate clinical placements for FNP students.
  • Confirms clinical contracts are in place and current for all clinical sites.
  • Ensures that clinical preceptors are appropriately qualified and experienced and a current (within 2 years) CV is on file.
  • Coordinates and Participates in the orientation of clinical preceptors.
  • Collaborates with course lead faculty and placement coordinator to ensure student clinical placements are consistent with course and clinical objectives and to meet the learning needs of the student.
  • Validates that clinical faculty are performing clinical site visits every semester, with each student, to evaluate student progress.
  • Validates that evaluation of preceptors, clinical sites, and students are conducted at the end of each semester.
  • Reviews clinical, student, and preceptor feedback and evaluations at the end of the semester to determine areas for improvement and validate student learning outcomes met.
  • Communicates regularly and responsively with lead faculty, clinical faculty, preceptors and clinical sites.
  • Participates in the admissions process for FNP & DNP students by reading applications and interviewing when appropriate.
  • Ensures completion and filing of every-semester student clinical evaluations and clinical logs.
  • Serves as a professional role model for FNP & DNP students.
  • Serves as the lead for board certification predictor and prep activities.
  • Supports accreditation activities.
  • Provides ongoing support, development, and mentoring of faculty.

Psychiatric Mental health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) Lead Faculty

The PMHNP Lead Faculty member provides direct oversight for the psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner track (Doctoral and Certificate). With support from the Associate Dean, the PMHNP Lead Faculty coordinates staffing, scheduling, curriculum, and clinical/simulation in support of course and program delivery. Collaborates with FNP lead faculty and DNP project faculty to oversee core DNP Courses. Minimum credentials include the earned doctorate in Nursing or related field, a graduate degree in Nursing, national certification as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner or CNS with prescriptive privileges in the State of Washington, and RN licensure in the State of Washington.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides role and content expertise for the PMHNP & DNP programs.
  • Ensures that all didactic content in the PMHNP & DNP programs are current and evidence-based.
  • Participates in program and curricular review and revision for the PMHNP & DNP programs.
  • Ensures that the PMHNP & DNP programs remain congruent with national professional standards and guidelines for NP, PMHNP and Doctoral educational programs.
  • Works with the PMHNP & DNP faculty and Clinical Placement Coordinator to secure and negotiate clinical placements for PMHNP students.
    Confirms clinical contracts are in place and current for all clinical sites.
  • Ensures that clinical preceptors are appropriately qualified and experienced and a current (within 2 years) CV is on file.
  • Coordinates and Participates in the orientation of clinical preceptors.
  • Collaborates with course lead faculty and placement coordinator to ensure student clinical placements are consistent with course and clinical objectives and to meet the learning needs of the student.
  • Validates that clinical faculty are performing clinical site visits every semester, with each student, to evaluate student progress.
  • Validates that evaluation of preceptors, clinical sites, and students are conducted at the end of each semester.
  • Reviews clinical, student, and preceptor feedback and evaluations at the end of the semester to determine areas for improvement and validate student learning outcomes met.
  • Communicates regularly and responsively with lead faculty, clinical faculty, preceptors and clinical sites.
  • Participates in the admissions process for PMHNP & DNP students by reading applications and interviewing when appropriate.
  • Ensures completion and filing of every-semester student clinical evaluations and clinical logs.
  • Serves as a professional role model for PMHNP & DNP students.
  • Serves as the lead for board certification predictor and prep activities.
  • Supports accreditation activities.
  • Provides ongoing support, development, and mentoring of faculty.

ELMSN Coordinator

The MSN Coordinator provides direct oversight for all MSN producing programs within the school of nursing; including both the prelicensure and postlicensure ELMSN program. With support from the Associate Dean, the MSN coordinator coordinates staffing, scheduling, curriculum and clinical/simulation in support of MSN program and course delivery. The MSN coordinator collaborates with the BSN Junior and Senior level coordinators to facilitate staffing, scheduling, curriculum, and clinical/simulation in support of course and program delivery for the prelicensure portion of the ELMSN program. Minimum credentials include the earned master or doctorate in Nursing and unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Washington.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the lead for delivery of MSN programs (includes academic and advising issues).
  • Provides role and content expertise for the MSN programs.
  • Ensures that didactic content in the MSN programs are current and evidence-based.
  • Participates in program and curricular review and revision of the MSN programs.
  • Participates in program and curricular review and revision of the BSN (prelicensure ELMSN) program.
  • Ensures that the MSN programs remains congruent with national professional standards and guidelines for MSN educational programs.
  • Works with the Graduate Placement Coordinator to secure and negotiate clinical placements for MSN clinical rotations and project rotations.
  • Works with the BSN Junior and Senior level and Clinical Placement Coordinators to secure and negotiate clinical placements for prelicensure ELMSN students.
  • Provides ongoing support, development, and mentoring of faculty.
  • Participates in the support, development and mentoring of course lead and clinical faculty.
  • Validates, with course lead faculty, that clinical faculty are evaluating student progress and addressing any issues accordingly.
  • Participates in the admissions process for MSN students by reading applications and interviewing when appropriate.
  • Reviews clinical, student, and preceptor feedback and evaluations at the end of the semester to determine areas for improvement and validate student learning outcomes met.
  • Serves as the lead for CNL and other Master level certification prep activities as applicable.
  • Collaborates with the BSN Senior level coordinator for NCLEX predictor and prep activities in support of prelicensure ELMSN students.
  • Serves as a professional role model for faculty and students.
  • Supports accreditation activities.

BSN Senior Level Coordinator

The BSN Senior Level Coordinator provides direct oversight for the Senior level (1st year) BSN courses. With support from the Associate Dean, the Senior level coordinator works in conjunction with the junior level coordinator to coordinate staffing, scheduling, curriculum, and clinical/simulation in support of course and program delivery. Additionally, coordinates with the ELMSN coordinator to inform prelicensure course content, didactic, simulation and clinical faculty coverage/staffing. Minimum credentials include the earned master or doctorate in Nursing and unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Washington.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the lead for Senior level BSN program delivery (includes academic and advising issues).
  • Provides role and content expertise for the BSN program.
  • Ensures that didactic content in the BSN program is current and evidence-based.
  • Participates in program and curricular review and revision of the BSN program.
  • Ensures that the BSN program remains congruent with national professional standards and guidelines for BSN educational programs.
  • Works with the BSN Senior level faculty and Clinical Placement Coordinator to secure and negotiate clinical placements for BSN students.
  • Provides ongoing support, development, and mentoring of faculty.
  • Participates in the support, development and mentoring of course lead and clinical faculty.
  • Validates, with course lead faculty, that clinical faculty are evaluating student progress and addressing any issues accordingly.
  • Participates in the admissions process for BSN students by reading applications and interviewing when appropriate.
  • Reviews clinical, student, and preceptor feedback and evaluations at the end of the semester to determine areas for improvement and validate student learning outcomes met.
  • Serves as the lead for NCLEX prep activities.
  • Serves as a professional role model for faculty and students.
  • Supports accreditation activities.

BSN Junior Level Coordinator

The BSN Junior Level Coordinator provides direct oversight for the Junior level (1st year) BSN courses. With support from the Associate Dean, the junior level coordinator works in conjunction with the senior level coordinator to coordinate staffing, scheduling, curriculum, and clinical/Simulation in support of course and program delivery. Additionally, coordinates with the ELMSN coordinator to inform prelicensure course content, didactic, simulation and clinical faculty coverage/staffing. Minimum credentials include the earned master or doctorate in Nursing in Nursing and unencumbered RN licensure in the State of Washington.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the lead for Junior level BSN program delivery (includes academic and advising issues).
  • Provides role and content expertise for the BSN program.
  • Ensures that didactic content in the BSN program is current and evidence-based.
  • Participates in program and curricular review and revision of the BSN program.
  • Ensures that the BSN program remains congruent with national professional standards and guidelines for BSN educational programs.
  • Works with the BSN junior level faculty and Clinical Placement Coordinator to secure and negotiate clinical placements for BSN students.
  • Provides ongoing support, development, and mentoring of faculty.
  • Participates in the support, development and mentoring of course lead and clinical faculty.
  • Validates, with course lead faculty, that clinical faculty are evaluating student progress and addressing any issues accordingly.
  • Participates in the admissions process for BSN students by reading applications and interviewing when appropriate.
  • Reviews clinical, student, and preceptor feedback and evaluations at the end of the semester to determine areas for improvement and validate student learning outcomes met.
  • Works with the BSN Senior level coordinator to administer and evaluate NCLEX predictor activities.
  • Supports accreditation activities.
  • Serves as a professional role model for faculty and students.

Course Coordinator/Course Lead

The Course Coordinator/ Course Lead is responsible for providing course-specific leadership in team-taught courses and assumes responsibility for the administrative components of course planning, delivery, and evaluation. Faculty assigned as the sole course faculty have a similar array of course-related responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops the course syllabus, consistent with academic timelines and curricular guidelines, sequencing, and approved course descriptions, objectives, content outlines, and clinical experiences.
  • Schedules course meetings as required and as needed.
  • Develops, in collaboration with course faculty, the topical outline and online course materials.
  • Collaboratively assigns responsibilities of the teaching team based on course staffing as designated by the Dean.
  • Plans and facilitates course progression, teaching approaches, and evaluation of student progress in collaboration with the teaching team.
  • Ensures up-to-date course content and approaches, consistent with identified professional standards and guidelines.
  • Prepares and ensures appropriate administration of course exams and other measures of student performance evaluation.
  • Facilitates key assignment and portfolio needs of the course, consistent with program evaluation requirements.
  • Administers standardized testing and facilitates remediation consistent with School of Nursing policy.
  • Assures that required course materials are provided to the School of Nursing, including copies of the course syllabus, final examination, grading rubrics, key assignments, examples of student work, and course evaluations.
  • Coordinates with School of Nursing staff or committees to facilitate the acquisition of necessary teaching materials (equipment, software, library materials).
  • Orients new faculty to course and clinical requirements.
  • Mentors new faculty over the course of the academic term.
  • Confers with students and faculty about course concerns or performance problems in collaboration with course faculty, clinical preceptors, academic advisors, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, and Dean, as needed.
  • Maintains records of student attendance and grades.
  • Submits grades to the registrar.
  • Periodically informs the Graduate Program Coordinator and/or SoN Dean of course planning, implementation, and evaluation.
  • Participates in meetings with other faculty and course coordinators as needed and directed.
  • Completes the Annual Course Review and submits to the SoN Curriculum and Instruction (CIC) Committee, informing the CIC of necessary course updates or revisions.
  • Contributes to curriculum review, evaluation, and development as a representative of the course team.
  • Provides additional course and evaluation data consistent with the School of Nursing Evaluation Plan.

Additional Responsibilities for Clinical Course Coordinators:

  • Facilitates new faculty clinical planning and clinical agency orientation.
  • Provides the Dean and with incident reports or other data related to situations that have potential for public relations or legal consequences.
  • Assures that clinical faculty disseminate information regarding student clinical assignments and course materials to the agency staff at the clinical units/organizations.
  • Ensures that preceptor and clinical site evaluations are completed.
  • Facilitates open and responsive relationships and communications with clinical agency personnel.
  • Secures appropriate agency evaluation data/feedback as required.
  • Ensures that student clinical evaluations are completed and submitted for filing in the student academic files.

Director of Simulation

The director of simulation education is an innovative, full- time faculty member with deep expertise and experience in all dimensions of simulation as a pedagogical modality in nursing and health sciences education. The director leads and coordinates the integration, implementation, and evaluation of simulation in the undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula, in collaboration with the nursing faculty, facilitates the development of interprofessional simulation across the school, and engages with community partners. The director of simulation education is responsible to ensure that simulation experiences are strategically and effectively integrated into appropriate levels of the various curricula to support achievement of program outcomes, guided by best practice standards for simulation, and the mission and goals of Pacific Lutheran University School of Nursing. The director also works closely with the Deans, program directors, Clinical Learning and Simulation Center Staff, faculty, and non-nursing department leadership. The position reports to the Dean of the School of Nursing.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an expert resource to faculty in the strategic integration of simulation in undergraduate and graduate nursing curricula.
  • Develops, implements and evaluates simulation policies that promote effective learning experiences and safe clinical practice for students.
  • Provides leadership for, and collaborates with faculty to develop, plan, implement, and evaluate state- of -the -art simulation experiences in accordance with best practice standards for simulation education.
  • Provides oversight of simulation activities in the simulation center environment.
  • Models the use of instructional methods which promote students’ development of critical thinking, sound decision-making, and clinical competence.
  • Facilitates the development and implementation of interprofessional simulation activities.
  • Collaborates with faculty to track and evaluate student learning outcomes of simulation, provides relevant data to inform curricula, and makes recommendations for improvement to faculty, School of Nursing deans and program directors.
  • Provides continuing professional development to faculty and PLU CLSC staff related to simulation as an educational modality.
  • Participates in the development of the budget for simulation experiences across undergraduate and graduate curricula.
  • Collaborates with the Simulation Center Operations and Budget Manager for effective utilization of resources and staff for simulation activities.
  • Participates in personal professional development and networking to effectively advance simulation as an educational modality and to remain current with best practice standards.
  • Develops and implements a plan to achieve Society of Simulation in Healthcare Accreditation for the PLU CLASC.
  • Manages the simulation schedule for fall, spring and summer classes, in coordination with the program directors and course faculty.

Provides leadership for the planning, coordination, operations, and maintenance of School of Nursing lab facilities and activities. Includes the SoN skills lab and health assessment lab for the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs. Ensures up-to-date and effective laboratory learning environments. Collaborates with the SoN faculty, Dean, Associate Dean(s), SoN staff, and other constituents for effective laboratory operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborates in the development and implementation of educational resources, policies, and procedures for the SoN learning labs
  • Serves as a resource to faculty for laboratory teaching/learning experiences
  • Collaborates with the faculty to determine purchases and improvements necessary to maintain and enhance the SoN learning labs
  • Schedules and monitors learning lab experiences
  • Manages Lab Coordinator and oversees lab setup and activities, including assisting with lab set-up needs
  • Collaborates with lab faculty for adequate open labs and lab faculty manning throughout the calendar year to meet nursing program needs
  • Monitors and maintains all of the lab’s supplies and equipment, including equipment circulation processes, maintenance, servicing, and operational needs
  • Maintains an accurate, ongoing database/inventory of learning lab supplies, equipment, costs, expenditures, and purchases
  • Manages ordering of routine and recurring supplies and equipment
  • Projects annual supply and equipment needs, including per-item and per-student costs
  • Maintains the labs in a clean, safe, and well-organized state
  • Serves as a resource to SoN university safety committee
  • Coordinates lab activities with and serves as a resource for SoN, university, and community constituents for student recruitment, tours, demonstrations, community service events, research, or other purposes
  • Performs other duties as assigned