Assistant/Associate Professor of Nursing and Program Director of Graduate Nursing Education



Job description

Hire Type:

Division: Academic Affairs

Department: College of Health and Wellness Professions

Unit: Nursing

Location: SCSU Main Campus, 720 4th Avenue South, St. Cloud MN 56301

FLSA: Exempt

Full/Part Time: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Employment Condition: Probationary

Work Shift: Varies

Work Schedule/Hours/Days: Varies

Posting Details:

The Department of Nursing Science is developing and will offer a graduate program in Nursing. The department will seek accreditation/approval through the Minnesota Board of Nursing and Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The Master’s degree in Nursing program will prepare graduates for certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner. This innovative program will be supported, in part, by a $1.5M gift from CentraCare Health, one of the largest health systems in Minnesota.

The Department of Nursing Science offers an undergraduate program within the nursing discipline and is a fully accredited member of the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

The four-year Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Nursing (BS), a traditional pre-licensure program, is a 68-credit major preparing caring professional clinicians for practice in contemporary health care settings.

The RN-BS completion program is fully online and includes 30 upper division Nursing credits. Students with a previous AA, BS, or BA degree may complete the traditional program in less than four years.

The mission of the College of Health and Wellness Professions is to prepare students to be leaders, scholars, and professionals in promoting and providing lifelong optimal health and wellness. We are looking for a diverse group of applicants that are excited to unleash Husky spirit and student success!

Please see here for more information about the school and department:

In order to be considered for tenure, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to: 1) teach and/or perform assignment effectively; 2) conduct scholarly achievement or research; 3) continue preparation and study in discipline; 4) contribute to student growth and development;
and 5) provide service to the university and community. (IFO Article 22, Section B)

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State’s commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU’s It’s Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system’s Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found here.

Salary Minimum: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Salary Maximum: Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Salary Type: Annual

Bargaining Unit/Plan: 209, IFO

Job Description:

  • Lead the design, development, and approvals of the graduate Family Nurse Practitioner Track in collaboration with CentraCare.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the graduate program through St. Cloud State University’s curriculum process and the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system that meet national standards.
  • Prepare documents and facilitate graduate nursing accreditation through the Minnesota Board of Nursing, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), and other approving bodies.
  • Teach didactic and clinical/laboratory courses on campus and/or online in the graduate Family Nurse Practitioner program and undergraduate program.
  • Perform periodic and ongoing program evaluation.
  • Actively market the program and recruit students.
  • Facilitate processes to prepare graduates for national credentialing and application to respective state boards of nursing for authority to practice.
  • Fulfill responsibilities of faculty membership within the department, school, and University.
  • Advise graduate students.
  • Engage in community and professional service associated within area of expertise.
  • Engage in extensive community and university collaboration to build an effective innovative program.

Required Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in Nursing (DNP or PhD) from an accredited program
  • Leadership experience in the development of a Family Nurse Practice program of study
  • Demonstrated experience working with graduate students in a higher education setting
  • Demonstrated experience with scholarship and research
  • Evidence of active practice as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work cooperatively with students, faculty and community, including community agencies
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with people from culturally diverse backgrounds

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Current National certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Current or eligible for Minnesota licensure as a RN/APRN that has never been encumbered
  • Demonstrated success in teaching in or development of a graduate nursing education program
  • Demonstrated experience with supervision of advanced practice nurses
  • Experience with applicable Nursing technology, online, informatics, and simulation
  • Demonstrated ability with team-teaching
  • Demonstrated continued education and professional development
  • Strong organization and communication skills

Other Requirements:

Only complete applications will be considered. A complete application will include the following:

  • Cover Letter that addresses the qualifications and experiences described
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for three (3) current, professional references, one of which must be a supervisor, including name, phone number, and email address
  • Copies of Transcript(s) (undergraduate/graduate); if advanced to finalist, official transcripts will be required.
  • Copies of Professional Licenses


Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor’s degrees were first offered in 1925. Master’s degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here.

Why Work For Us:
Help students achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals

Benefits Info:

The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year.

Posting Number: 23-00122

Number of Vacancies: 1

Re-posting: Yes

Desired Start Date: 08/14/2023

Close Date: 06/20/2023

Open Until Filled: No

Accept Applications: Yes

Posting Contact: Jane Bagley, PhD, RN Search Committee Chair for Nursing Faculty Assistant Professor of Nursing Phone: (320) 308-5780 E-mail: [email protected]

How to apply

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at St. Cloud State University is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121

SCSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity educator and employer.

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St. Cloud State prepares students for life, work and citizenship in the 21st century. In our rigorous academic programs, students apply their knowledge in real-world settings. Our 200 academic programs, 60 graduate degrees and education abroad choices on six continents emphasize hands-on learning through community engagement and close interaction with professors. Couple that with support from the Career Services Center and you have a clear path to a career.