Nursing Student Advisor/Support Coordinator

Reports To: Dean of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing
Status: Nursing Student Advisor/Support Coordinator - 0.75 FT, 12 month position
(This is a grant-funded position.)

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in an appropriate field (Social Work preferred; Counseling, Education, Nursing or relevant considered) and 2-4 years of related experience. Preferred: Background in nursing, excellent writing/communications/critical thinking skills, working knowledge of the university and school of nursing policies relating to degree programs and course development, ability to organize, manage confidential information, oversee special projects through to completion, and demonstrate professional behavior as well as flexibility to deal with frequent variations in activity level, travel, and adjustment to changing expectations.

Responsibilities: The Advisor will provide support services for BSN nursing students to promote higher retention and academic success. Hours and days may vary; can include some evenings and weekends. The Advisor coordinates, schedules, and implements regional and statewide recruitment activities inclusive of marketing materials. Admissions counseling, resource referring, and academic advising are integral parts of this position. A Holistic Review is applied to every pre-nursing student admission file and anticipatory guidance instituted where applicable, particularly for at-risk students. This individual will develop and coordinate new student activities such as JMSON Orientation Sessions, Student Nurses' Association (SNA), Peer Mentoring, Transitioning Peer Support. He/she will develop and manage a database. This individual will teach one class each year. Requirements include active participation and leadership with the Nursing Workforce Inclusion (NWIN) Committee, on the Advisory Council, in commencement, on committees as assigned by the Dean, and in nursing ceremonies.

Required and Must Embrace: Training after hire on: Holistic Review, Rapid Cycle Quality Inspection, Cultural Competence, Appalachia Cultures, Anticipatory Guidance, First Generation Student Demographics and Success Models, Evidence-base Practice, HRSA Workforce Diversity Grant, Collaborations with Campus and Community Partners.

Submit: Completed application; philosophy of and experience in advisement/counseling of nursing students; teaching/learning philosophy; Curriculum Vitae; letters of recommendation (3).

Deadline for applications is September 15, 2017.

To apply, submit a letter naming the position, a completed college application, and your resume via email to:

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